Current Affairs - April, 2018
The multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission” will be held at the Ural mountains of Russia in September 2018, which will take place under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The purpose of the exercise will be to enhance counter-terror cooperation among the 8 SCO member countries. It will be for the first time since ..
Topics: Countries • International Relations • Kazakhstan • Landlocked countries • Member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States • Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation • Member states of the United Nations • Politics by country • Republics • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation • Tajikistan • Uzbekistan
On April 29, the 2018 International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha. It was organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations. The basic purpose of the conference was to disseminate teachings of Gautam Buddha and spread the messages of nonviolence, brotherhood, co-existence, love and peace to the international ..
Topics: Birthdays • Buddha's Birthday • Buddhism • Buddhism in Nepal • Buddhist holidays • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal • Calendars • Gautama Buddha • Lumbini • Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini • religion • Rupandehi District
The book “My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism” has been authored by C H Hanumantha Rao, who is former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member. Mr Rao is presently one of the most creative thinkers, social activist, and distinguished economist in India. The book has been launched by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A ..
Topics: Finance Ministers of India • Government of India • Hanumantha Rao • India • Indian Hindus • Indian nationalists • Indian people • Indira Gandhi • Jawaharlal Nehru • Kashmiri people • Manmohan Singh
The International Dance Day (IDD) is observed every year on April 29 to recognise the value of the art form across the world. It marks the birth anniversary of French dancer Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. The day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner ..
Singing legend Asha Bhosle has been honoured with the Lifetime 26th P C Chandra Puraskaar 2018at the Science City auditorium.in Mumbai, Maharashtra on April 29, 2018. The award is a tribute to the founding father of the P. C. Chandra Group, the late Shri Purna Chandra Chandra. It carries an honorarium of Rs 10 lakh ..
Maharashtra government signs MoU with British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation
The Maharashtra government has signed a MoU with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation. With this MoU, the British Council hopes to expand its existing work in the state, where in recent times, it has trained more than 100,000 teachers benefitting around five million learners. The areas of potential collaboration include developing ..