Buddhism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Madhya Pradesh: Sanchi becomes first blind-friendly heritage site

Buddhist sites in Sanchi have recently become the first friendly world heritage monuments in country for the visually challenged. Special tactile walkways, signages in Braille, beepers and a Braille map would make the famed Buddhist monuments, including the Stupa, come alive for the visually challenged, who will also be also allowed to “feel” the grandeur ..

First Global Buddhist Congregation begins in Delhi

  Around 900 eminent scholars, leaders and activists gathered for the first ever four-day Global Buddhist Congregation in India being held to commemorate the 2,600th year of Sambodhiprapti (the enlightenment of Buddha). This four-day Congregation has brought together Buddhist leaders, practitioners and scholars from all over the world to the land of Buddha dhamma. This ..

Current Affairs: December 2, 2011

Jeevesh Nandan, new CEO of Noida Uttar Pradesh government posted Jeevesh Nandan as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida. Mr Nandan took charge from Mohinder Singh. Mr Mohinder Singh, however, will remain chairman of Noida, Export Corporation, Yamuna Expressway and investment comissioner. Congress moves ‘no-confidence motion’ against Speaker The Opposition Congress moved a no-confidence ..

Lobsang Sangay Takes oath as Kalon Tripa

Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay was elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile and would take over the political duties relinquished by spiritual leader the Dalai Lama . He had defeated his nearest rival Tethong Tenzin Namgyal by 8,646 votes. He succeeded Samdhong Rinpoche, who was in office for two terms of five years each. Sangay ..

Current Affairs : August 8, 2011

Lobsang Sangay: Tibet’s PM-in-exile Mr. Lobsang Sangay took oath as Kalon Tripa, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, at a ceremony held in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh Ceremony presided over by the spiritual leader Dalai Lama Dalai Lama also announced to hand over all political responsibilities to THE democratically-elected leadership of Lobsang Sangay Mr. ..