Cultural heritage: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

TATA group to construct New Parliament Building

Published: September 17, 2020

The TATA Group of Companies have won the bid to construct a new Parliament building. Total cost for the project is Rs 861.90 crores. It is expected to be completed in 21 months. Key Facts The TATA Group had the lowest bid. The L and T had a bid of Rs 865 crores. Construction Plan The ..

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GoI: More firearms for Indian Shooters and others should surrender excess guns

Published: February 25, 2020

On February 24, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notification under the Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016. The main aim of the notice is to facilitate the shooting practices of Indian Shooters. Highlights According to the new rules, the renowned shooters and international medalists shall hold 12 additional weapons. Earlier the ..

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February 21: International Mother Language Day

Published: February 21, 2020

On February 21, UNESCO is celebrating International Mother Language Day. It is important to celebrate the day as globalization process has put languages under threat and they are disappearing altogether. When languages fade away, the cultural diversity of the world fades away as well. Highlights Every year, UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day ..

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2nd BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 held in Odisha

Published: February 12, 2020

The 2nd Seven-nation BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 was recently inaugurated at Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha by its Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Exercise is hosted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the nodal agency. The theme of the exercise is- “Response to a cultural heritage site that suffers severe damage in an earthquake” ..

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GoI to regulate Vintage Vehicles with new policy

Published: December 15, 2019

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification on December 15, 2019, to regulate the registration of old vintage vehicles. The ministry has planned to provide a special number plate with letters VA to signify the vintage vehicles. Highlights The Ministry has launched Regulation of vintage motor vehicles order, 2019 in ..

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