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Thiruvalluvar Day

The Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated annually on January 15th or January 16th in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal (or Sankranti) celebrations. This year, it falls on January 15th. The day is so named to honour the contribution of the 4th century AD Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, who is best known for his li ...

Lohri:Traditional harvest festival

 Lohri is one of the most important festivals bringing joy and celebrations giving a great start to the New Year.  Lohri is usually celebrated on January 13 every year in north India and especially in Punjab and North India with much enthusiasm and zeal. Lohri celebrates the pas ...

RRR's Naatu Naatu wins the Golden Globe for the Best Original Song

The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards have taken place in Los Angeles, with RRR winning Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, a first for India. The film's catchy musical number beat pop heavyweights Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The song was filmed in front of Ukraine president Volodymyr ...

Hampi, Mysuru selected for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0

Hampi and Mysuru  in Karnataka have been selected for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0. scheme.   Mysuru and Hampi are among the 19 places identified across the eight states and UTs in India to be promoted under the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 Scheme. Ministry of Tourism has revamp ...

Aamantran Invitation Management Portal Launched

 As part of the Government’s e-governance initiative, an online Invitation Management Portal (www.aamantran.mod.gov.in) was launched by Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt in New Delhi on January 06, 2023 to extend e-Invitations to dignitaries/guests and online sale of tickets to general publi ...

Thiruvananthapuram houses World's only palm-leaf manuscript museum

Located in the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram, the recently opened Palm Leaf Manuscript Museum is the world’s first of its kind and deals exclusively with both obscure and celebrated tales of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom that comes lauded as Asia's first to defeat any European po ...

Startup India Innovation Week from 10-16 Jan

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is all set to organize the Startup India Innovation Week from January 10th to January 16th, 2023 to celebrate the Indian Startup Ecosystem and National Startup Day. This event is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and ...

Legacy of Savitribai Phule

January 3rd marks the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule. Born on January 3, 1831 in Naigaon in a lowly Mali (family in Maharashtra she was married off at the tender age of 10. Critical of the prevailing Hindu religion and custom she along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, established several ...

Fierce fighting rages in Ukraine Donetsk, Russia says avoid confrontation with nuclear powers

Fierce fighting rages in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Russia says ‘avoid confrontation with nuclear powers’ Heavy fighting is underway in Ukraine’s east as Russian forces attempt to make advances after an ignominious retreat weeks ago. Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Minister Serg ...

Odisha unveils India's first tribal community-based encyclopaedia i

Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha: The Chief Minister of Odisha Navin Patnaik recently unveiled the “Encyclopedia of Tribes in Odisha”. With this, Odisha has become the first state to publish an encyclopedia based on tribal communities. About the encyclopedia: The encyclo ...

The state floral festival known as Bathukamma begins in Telangana

Bathukamma: Bathukamma, a floral festival of Telangana is being celebrated in Telangana from September 25 to October 3 this year. This festival is being observed as the state festival of Telangana since the state’s inception in 2014. Key Points: The state’s nine-day official ...

India’s Largest Museum Of Harappan Culture Is Being Built In Rakhigarhi Village

World’s Largest Museum of Harappan Culture: The world’s largest museum of Harappan culture is being set up in Rakhigarhi in Haryana. Key Points about the museum: This museum in Rakhigarhi will showcase about 5,000-year-old artefacts belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. ...

US Open Tennis Tournament 2022-Complete List of Winners

US Open Tennis Tournament 2022: The 2022 US Open was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Key Highlights: It was the 142nd edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final tennis major (Grand Slam event) of the year. The ...

29 अगस्त : राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस

राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस : राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस भारत में हर साल 29 अठ...

World Photography Day - History, Significance

World Photography Day: World Photography Day is celebrated on 19 August every year. Highlights: This day is observed to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world. The day commemorates the importance of ...

August 16: Parsi New year 2022

Parsi New Year: The Parsi New Year commonly known as Navroz is observed in the month of July or August. Key Highlights President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar greeted the people on the occasion.  This day is celebrated by Parsi community according to dates of Shahen ...

68th National Film Awards 2022 Announced

National Film Awards 2022: The winners of the 68th National Film Awards were announced at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. Key Highlights: The winners were announced by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur on 22 July 2022. The event was organized by the ...

Kerala and Ahmedabad on TIME magazine’s list of World’s Greatest Places of 2022

TIME magazine’s list of World’s Greatest Places of 2022: Kerala and Ahmedabad have been named by TIME magazine among the 50 extraordinary destinations to explore in its list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022. Key Highlights: These are two major tourist destinations in ...

Mangarh Hillock to be declared monument of national importance

Mangarh Hills: National Monuments Authority(NMA) Chairman Shri Tarun Vijay recently submitted a report to the Minister of Culture on declaring Mangarh hillock in Rajasthan as a monument of National Importance as a tribute to 1500 Bhil tribal freedom fighters. Key Highlights: The report was ...

A three-day international literary festival “Unmesh” held at Gaiety Theatre in Shimla

Unmesh: A three-day international literary festival called “Unmesh” was held on June 16, 2022, at Gaiety Theatre in Shimla. Key Highlights: It was officially started, by the Union Minister of State for Culture, Arjun Ram Mehjawal. Unmesh Festival was attended by approximately ...

Singer KK Dies After Concert In Kolkata

Singer KK, 53, collapsed at the hotel where he was staying after a concert in Kolkata's Nazrul Mancha auditorium. Doctor at CMRI hospital said the singer was brought dead. Who is KK? Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, was an Indian playback singer. He recorded songs in Hindi, T ...

Equity Firm General Atlantic To Invest $2 Billion In India, Southeast Asia

The market for startups, especially in India, is going through a rough patch. But a global private equity firm General Atlantic plans to plough $2 billion into India and Southeast Asia. Equity Firm General Atlantic General Atlantic (also known as "GA") is an American growth equity ...

India's Heatwaves Are Testing The Limits Of Human Survival

India's Heatwaves Are Testing The Limits Of Human Survival   New Delhi feels like it is on fire. The heat comes off the road in blistering waves, and the water that flows from the cold tap is too hot to touch. Daytime temperatures have hit 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) and often ...

After faulty valves, fuel leak stops dress rehearsals for Artemis moon rocket

After faulty valves, fuel leak stops dress rehearsals for Artemis moon rocket   The Space Launch System (SLS), which is poised to usher a new era in space travel, has undergone another fault as engineers detected liquid hydrogen (LH2) leak on the tail service mast umbilical of the rocket ...

Vimal Sumbly joins TVS Motor Company to head premium two wheeler business

Vimal Sumbly joins TVS Motor Company to head premium two wheeler business TVS Motor Company has roped in Vimal Sumbly, previously APAC region head of Royal Enfield and former head of Triumph India, as head of its premium two-wheeler business. Sumbly will drive TVS’ new range of premium m ...

Taliban Now Preserve Buddha Statues To Intice Chinese Investments

Mes Aynak Site: The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has stated that it will safeguard the ancient Buddha statues in Mes Aynak, which is also home to a copper mine that the Taliban is attempting to attract Chinese investment. Key Points: The Taliban's current posture contrasts sharply with ...