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

Minorities Rights Day in India

Published: December 18, 2019

Minorities Rights Day is observed every year on 18th December in India, with the aim that the normal individual rights as applied to members of a class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities are also accorded to minority groups in the country. The objective of the day is to remind about the ..

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Buddha Purnima

Published: May 18, 2019

Buddha Purnima observed on May 18th marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha and is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists both in the entire world. Even though every full moon day is auspicious, the most important one is the full moon in May as all three major events of the life of Buddha took place ..

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Sri Lankan President bans On Face-Covering in Public

Published: April 29, 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena used his emergency powers to issue an order to ban burqa, veil or covering of face in public places in any manner which prevents anyone from being identified. Key Highlights The order which came into immediate effect explicitly defines that any garment or item which obstructs identification of an individual’s ..

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Dalai Lama admitted to Delhi hospital with chest infection

Published: April 11, 2019

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. He had been diagnosed with a chest infection and will need to remain under medical supervision for the next two days. Although his condition is stable and there is nothing to worry about. The 14th Dalai Lama had attended a ..

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Steps to Strengthen the functioning of the NMDFC

Published: February 6, 2019

The following steps have been taken to assist the National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for effective implementation of its schemes: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is providing grant-in-aid assistance for strengthening the infrastructure & operational capability of State Channelising Agencies (SCAs), for effective implementation of NMDFC schemes. A new Annual Family Income eligibility criterion ..

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