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Harvest Festival: Nuakhai Juhar celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and neighbouring states

‘Nuakhai Juhar’ festival has been celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and areas of other neighbouring states. On the occasion of this ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his good entreaty for the good health and prosperity of the farmers. What is the ‘Nuakhai Juhar’ festival? It is one of the most important ancient agricultural festivals, which ..

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Phool Dei celebrated in Uttarakhand

Phool Dei is the harvest festival celebrated in the state of Uttarakhand. The cultural festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring season. It is usually celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March-April) in the Hindu calendar. The people of the state decorate their houses with flowers as a part of the celebration. Children ..

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Current Affairs: January 15, 2012

137 foundation day of Indian Metrological Department observed In the year 1875, the Government of India established the India Meteorological Department, bringing all meteorological work in the country under a central authority. Mr. H. F. Blanford was appointed Meteorological Reporter to the Government of India. The first Director General of Observatories was Sir John Eliot ..

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Current Affairs : January 13-14, 2012

Government permits to prosecute 21 social networking sites The Government grants sanction to prosecute 21 social networking sites for allegedly promoting enmity between classes and causing prejudice to national integration. Department of Information Technology, in its report, tells a Delhi court that there is sufficient material to proceed against them. The sites which may be ..

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Meghalaya: Wangala dance festival

The Hundred Drums or Wangala Festival of the tribal Garos began at Asanang village in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district in the second week of December . The Wangala is the most important post-harvest festival of the Garos and is a thanksgiving ceremony to Misi Saljong and Minima Rokkime , also known as the Great ..

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