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Eid-Al Adha or Greater Eid is being celebrated across the world

Eid-Al Adha or Greater Eid is being celebrated by the Muslims worldwide today in order to commemorate the obedience of the Prophet Ibrahim when he submitted to the will of Allah and agreed to sacrifice his son Ismail. Millions of Muslims across the globe come together to celebrate this festival of sacrifice. Significance This is ..

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National Mission for Manuscripts: 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur to be reprinted

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of culture launched a project to reprint 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under the National Mission for Manuscripts. Highlights On the occasion of Dharma Chakra Day, five sets of Mongolian Kanjur was presented to President Ram Nath Kovind. The plan is to publish all the 108 volumes by March ..

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India to launch “Lighthouse Tourism”

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Shipping shri Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to develop 194 lighthouses into major tourist attractions. This will boost tourism activities and also will provide opportunities to learn about the enriched history of lighthouses. Highlights A detailed action plan was presented at the meeting. According ..

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First ever News Magazine Programme in Sanskrit

The All India Radio is to broadcast the first ever “News Magazine” programme in Sanskrit. The programme has been titled “Sanskrit Saptahiki”. Highlights The news programme is to be aired every Saturday for a duration of 20 minutes. Also, the programme is to be re-telecasted on Sunday. The programme will broadcast developments of the week. ..

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“Sankalp Parva” begins

On June 28, 2020, the initiative to plant trees called “Sankalp Parva” began, The initiative is to run between June 28, 2020 and July 12, 2020. Highlights The initiative was launched by Ministry of Culture. Under the initiative at least five trees are to be planted either in office campus or where ever possible in ..

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