Category Archives: Cultural

Defence Minister lights Victory Flame to mark 20 Yrs of Kargil War

Raksha Mantri Lights Victory Flame to Mark 20 Years of Kargil War

This year marks the 20thanniversary of the successful culmination of Operation Vijay wherein brave soldiers of the Indian Army overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, hostile terrain, weather, and a determined enemy occupying dominating heights, to win the Kargil war.On this momentous occasion, the Indian Army is celebrating this victory in memory … Read More

IFFI | 2019 makes the Golden Jubilee Edition

IFFI , 2019 makes the Golden Jubilee Edition

IFFI is India’s pride; this year’s IFFI is especially significant since it marks the Golden Jubilee Edition, said Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar while interacting with media post the First Steering Committee Meeting for IFFI, 2019 which is set to take place from 20th to 28th November in Goa. The Steering Committee Meeting was held earlier today to ensure… Read More

Five day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon – 2019 (Hardware Edition) inaugurated

Five day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon - 2019

The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (SIH) -2019 (Hardware Edition) was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi today. The Grand Finale of second part of Smart India Hackathon-2019, Hardware edition is being conducted from 8th to 12th July, 2019 across the country. Minister of State… Read More

Savour Singapore’s food culture, cuisine and history at the Singapore Food Festival 2019

Food Festival

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2019 is back for its 26th edition, showcasing the top chefs, culinary innovation and unique flavours of the vibrant food capital.

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF), Singapore’s only event dedicated to local cuisine and local talent, celebrates the country’s multicultural heritage with a reprisal of the theme, “Savour … Read More

Ministry of Tourism organizing Road Shows in several countries to attract Buddhist tourists

Ministry of Tourism

Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel has informed that The Ministry of Tourism undertakes various promotional activities on an ongoing basis in the international markets including those with a Buddhist population. These promotions are undertaken with the objective of showcasing the various… Read More

Two lakh Indian Muslims will go to Haj this year, see full details


Union Minority Affairs Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated a two days ‘orientation-cum-training programme’ for Haj 2019 deputationists in New Delhi Today. He said that the Centre Government has ended “deceit of Haj subsidy” with decisive honesty and transparency and for the first time since Independence, a record number of 2 lakh Indian Muslims… Read More

Seven Zonal Cultural Centres to promote Indian Culture

Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres to Promote Indian culture

To protect, promote & preserve various forms of folk art and culture throughout the country including Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand & Odisha, the Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) with headquarters at Patiala, Nagpur, Udaipur, Prayagraj, Kolkata, Dimapur and Thanjavur. These ZCCs organize various cultural activities… Read More

Ayush | PM Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga -2019

Ayush | PM Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga -2019

On the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations at Chandigarh on 21st June, 2016, the Hon’ble Prime Minister had announced the institution of awards for the promotion and development of Yoga. The Ministry of AYUSH developed the guidelines for the awards. Two committees were constituted, viz., Screening Committee (for preliminary evaluation)… Read More

Arjun Munda launches ‘E-Governance Initiatives for ST Welfare Schemes’

Arjun Munda Launches ‘E-Governance Initiatives

Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” at a function organized by Ministry of Tribal Affairs here today. Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Ms. AnusuiyaUikey, Vice Chairperson, NCST, Shri Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairperson, TRIFED and Shri Deepak … Read More

IIHR ,Hesarghatta Campus organises Mango and Jack fruit Diversity Fair-2019

Mango and Jack fruit Diversity Fair-2019

The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) Bengaluru has organised a two day Mango and Jackfruit Diversity Fair -2019 on 28th and 29th May, 2019 at its Hesaraghatta campus to showcase and sell the generic diversity of Mango and Jackfruit .    The fair has been inaugurated today by Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bangalore.

Around … Read More

Now Open | Nominations open for Padma Awards-2020

Padma Awards-2020

Online nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2020 have started from 1st May, 2019. The last date for nominations for Padma Awards is 15th September, 2019.

The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are amongst the highest civilian awards of the country. Instituted … Read More