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Karnataka acquires first position in SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’

The State of Karnataka has got the first position in the SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ that evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. The index has recently launched by the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC), RK Singh. Telangana has acquired the 2nd ..

Nepal invited as a partner country for Gita Jayanti Mahotsav 2019 of India

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Nepal to be the partner country for the ‘Gita Jayanti Mahotsav 2019’ scheduled to be held at Kurukshetra. He extended the invitation to Ambassador of Nepal to India Nilamber Acharya. The Geeta Jayanti falls on the Shukla Ekadashi of the waxing phase of Moon in the Hindu ..

2019 Kharchi Puja Festival celebrated in Tripura

On 11th July 2019, the centuries-old annual Kharchi Puja festival has started with great pomp & show at Puran Agartala in Tripura. The word ‘Kharchi’ is derived from the word Khya which means earth. Kharchi Puja is basically done to worship the earth. Originally a Hindu tribals’ festivity, it is now observed by all communities ..

NASA reveales that giant asteroid 99942 Apophis is expected to fly close to Earth in a decade

According to the latest data from US space agency NASA, the giant asteroid named 99942 Apophis is expected to approach dangerously close to the Earth on April 13, 2029. However, there is no need to worry as it will be about 31,000km away from the surface of the Earth. This is going to be a ..

The people of Kerala celebrates “Vishu” as their new year

In Kerala, people are celebrating the Malayalam New Year “Vishu” with traditional gaiety and fervor on 15th April 2019. The word Vishu means ‘equal’ in Sanskrit, and it marks the sun’s transit to the Mesha rashi (the first astrological sign in the zodiac). The day begins with people taking Kani darshanam (or Vishu kani) soon ..

Mauritius partner country at 2018 International Gita Festival

The International Gita Festival 2018 will be held at Kurukshetra in Haryana from December 7-23 to commemorate the birth of ‘Srimad Bhagwat Gita’, the sacred scripture containing invaluable advice of Lord Krishna that he proffered to Arjuna, the third Pandava in the battlefield of Kurukshetra on the first day of the famous 18-day battle in ..

Sujatha Gidla wins 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

US-based Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla has won the prestigious 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for her book “Ants Among Elephant: An Untouchable Family And The Making Of Modern India”. It is an account of growing up in an ‘untouchable’ family in modern India. The winner receives a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and ..

The 2018 Nallur Kantha Swamy festival started in Sri Lanka

On August 23, the annual festival at Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil has started in Jaffna, Sri Lanka with the sacred flag hoisting ceremony and is attracting thousands of Hindu pilgrims from within the country and abroad. During the 25-day festival, thousands of Tamil Hindu devotees will attend the rituals in worship of Lord Murugan, Valli and ..