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 […]

Lord Nataraj

Lord Nataraj: As many as 157 artefacts and antiquities were handed over to the Prime Minister by the United States including a bronze Nataraj figure. The list has a diverse set of items bas-relief panel of Revanta in sandstone made in the 10th century, 56 terracotta pieces, several bronze figurines and copper objects, among others […]

National Mission On Cultural Mapping

National Mission On Cultural Mapping: The National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM) has been handed over to the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), which will start a trial run in 75 villages in October 2021. IGNCA was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre […]

Shankhalipi Inscriptions

Shankhalipi Inscriptions On The stairs On An Ancient Temple:   Archeologists have found ‘shankhalipi’ inscriptions on the stairs on an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. The inscriptions mention ‘Sri Mahendraditya’, the title of Kumaragupta I of the Gupta dynasty. Two decorative pillars close to one another, with […]

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji

125th Birth Anniversary Of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special commemorative coin on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji. Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami (1896 – 1977) or Srila Prabhupada, born Abhay Charan De, was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-acharya of […]