Page-2 of Current Affairs - February, 2011

Acharya Lokesh Muni wins National Communal Harmony Award

Acharya Lokesh Muni has been conferred with the National Communal Harmony Award 2010 by the Jury headed by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India in the individual category. The National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organization set up by the Government of India under ..

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Tibetan Buddhism, Karmapa Controversy and Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Lamaism is another name of Tibetan Buddhism. It’s a body of Buddhist religious doctrine which is followed in Tibet and other Himalayan parts such as Bhutan, Nepal, India’s Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh as well as Sikkim. Tibetan Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan. There are 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism viz. Nyingmapa, Kagyupa,Sakyapa ..

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Egyptian Revolution of 2011

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. So, Egypt is a transcontinental country. This country is a major power in Africa, Mediterranean as well as in the Middle East. In the last week of January, protests began in Egypt ..

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New START Comes into Force

Formal name of the New START (for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is " Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms". It’s a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russia, signed on April 8, 2010 in Prague. Now after ratification from both the sides, the treaty has entered ..

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Jhala Nath Khanal – New Prime Minister of Nepal

  In Nepal, the position of Prime Minister was created in 1799 and as per the records, Damodar Pande is considred to be the First Prime Minister of Nepal. However, the first elected Prime Minister was Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, in 1959. He held the office for 18 months and then King Mahendra deposed and imprisoned ..

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