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Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Bharat Gaurav scheme: To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways has announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme. About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators. Key features of the scheme: Service providers, who can […]

Puri Heritage Corridor Project

Puri Heritage Corridor Project: The Odisha Government is expected to soon lay the foundation stone of the Puri heritage corridor, which is being developed at a cost of Rs 800 crore. The project is a part of the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme for developing Puri as a […]

Reopening of Kartarpur Corridor

Kartarpur Corridor: The government is considering reopening the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor to Pakistan this week to allow Sikh pilgrims to cross over, more than 20 months after it was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The plan is to open on November 19, the birth anniversary of the Sikh founder Guru Nanak, known […]

City Of Srinagar Now in UNESCO Network Of Creative Cities (UCCN)

City Of Srinagar Has Joined The UNESCO Network Of Creative Cities (UCCN): UNESCO announced that the city of Srinagar has joined the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities (UCCN). It has been designated aa a Creative City of Craft and Folk Arts. Srinagar joins Chennai and Varanasi – UNESCO Cities of music, Jaipur – UNESCO City […]

Bhasha Sangam Initiative

Bhasha Sangam Initiative: The Ministry of Education launched various initiatives under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) to commemorate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat was announced by the Prime Minister in 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated to mark the […]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2021

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award was recently presented to Rajinikanth. It is the country’s highest film honour conferred for “Outstanding contribution for the growth and development of Indian cinema”. Dadasaheb Phalke Award was introduced by the government in 1969 and it was awarded for the first time to Devika Rani, “the first lady […]

RK Laxman: 100th Birth Anniversary

RK Laxman: 100th Birth Anniversary The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to cartoonist RK Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. The Common Man is a cartoon character created by Indian author and cartoonist R. K. […]

52nd International Film Festival 2021

52nd International Film Festival: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur has announced that Mr. Istevan Szabo and Mr. Martin Scorsese will be conferred the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. Istvan Szabo is one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film directors of the […]