Bangla: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

22nd edition of Ethnologue released

Published: February 20, 2020

The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue was recently released. As per the list, Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019. The language is spoken by nearly 615 million speakers. English is placed at the top of the database with 1132 million speakers while Chinese Mandarin is at ..

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After English and Mandarin, Hindi-the third most spoken language in the world

Published: February 19, 2020

With 615 million speakers all over the world, Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. English is at the top with 1,132 million speakers followed by Mandarin with 1,117 million speakers. Highlights On February 18, 2020, the Ethnologue published its yearly database on living languages of the world. It covered more than ..

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129th death anniversary of mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah

Published: October 17, 2019

The 129th death anniversary of the mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah is observed in Bangladesh on October 17, 2019. The devotees of Lalon from across the country and the world have congregated at the shrine to participate in the 3-day-long programme which is being organised by the Lalon academy and the culture ministry of Bangladesh. ..

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Utkarsh Bangla of West Bengal government wins 2019 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) award in Capacity Building category

Published: April 24, 2019

The ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme of the West Bengal government has won the prestigious 2019 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award of the United Nations. The scheme aims to create a pool of skilled candidates industry ready. Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories from all over the world, Utkarsh Bangla emerged No 1 ..

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West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state as Bangla

Published: July 27, 2018

West Bengal state assembly dominated by Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government has unanimously passed resolution to change state’s name to ‘Bangla’ in all three languages – Bengali, Hindi and English. The name change will only become official when resolution gets approval from Union Home Ministry and Parliament passes Bill. Key Facts The main reason cited ..

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