Festivals: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Kati Bihu festival celebrated in Assam: Key Facts

Kati Bihu is celebrated in Assam and is one of the three Bihu festivals. The Kati Bihu is also called as Kangali Bihu, the festival of the poor (the word “Kongal” means “poor”). It is celebrated in mid-October when the crops are at growing stage and the granaries of the farmers are empty. About Kati ..

Ugadi

The President and the Vice President greeted the nation on occasion of the Chaitra Sukladi or the Ugadi festival. About the Festival Ugadi is the New Year’s Day celebration for the Kannada and the Telugu people in South India. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra. The festival ..

Digital Art Fairs

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of the major international art fairs are cancelling. However, some of the festivals, like Art Dubai, are taking the digital approach. Art Dubai Art Dubai is the flagship art festival of UAE. The 2020 festival marks the 14th edition of the festival which draws tens of thousands ..

Navroz

March 20th 2020 marked the worldwide celebration of the Persian New Year by various Zoroastrian, Muslim and Bahais communities. About the Festival Navroz or Nowruz is the Iranian New Year/ the Persian New Year. It is celebrated on the Spring Equinox Day (either on March 20th or 21st) across the world by various ethno-linguistic groups. ..

PV Sindhu named as ambassador for PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative

Actor Deepika Padukone and shuttler PV Sindhu has been named the ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new initiative called ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ movement.  The aim of the initiative is to bring commendable work done by women across the nation to light ahead of the Diwali festival.