Eighth Schedule: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

September 30: International Translation Day

Every year the International Translation Day is celebrated by the United Nations on September 30. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to the works of language professionals who have played an important role in bringing nations together, understand and cooperate, contribute to the development and strengthening of world peace and security. Why September 30? ..

Hindi Diwas is being observed across the country

Hindi Diwas is being celebrated across the country today, September 14, 2020. The constituent assembly had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of the country in 1949. Presently, Hindi is among the world most spoken languages. It is the first language of more than 520 million people across the world. Background Constituent ..

Campaign to include “Koya” language in Eighth Schedule

The online campaign to include Gondi (Koya) language in the Eighth Schedule of constitution has become long standing. The campaign is gaining prominence especially in the states of Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Highlights The online campaign intends to mobilize Adivasis to observe Koya Language Day or Vishwa Koya Basha Dinotsavam. The campaign is to ..

Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour, which is conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi annually to writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 listed languages(22 languages as listed under the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution and 2 other languages recognized by ..

First time Santhali used in Parliament

Earlier the facility of the simultaneous interpretation of Parliament’s proceedings was available for 17 languages given under the Eight Schedule of our Constitution. On 10 August 2018, Speaker of the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha announced that the members of both the houses of the parliament can now speak in any of the ..