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Uttar Pradesh government to organize India’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON Ramlila

The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government has decided to organise India’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON (???) Ramlila. The artists will get training from experts of Thailand as part of cultural exchange programme between two nations. Then, they will perform at Grand Deepotsav function which will be organised on 26th ..

Rajasthan becomes India’s third state to ban certain categories of pan masala

Under the Food Safety Act of 2006, the Rajasthan government has recently announced a ban on paan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’ in the state to reduce addiction among the youth. With this, Rajasthan has become the third State after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move.

Which Language does Indians Speak?

The idea proposed by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah that Hindi is the unifying language and must be made National language has created a lot of resentment especially in southern states. Below is the Hindi language profile in India (based on 2011 census). Languages of India 43% of Indians speak the Hindi language, which ..

14 September: Hindi Diwas 2019

Hindi is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is spoken by around 40% of the Indian population. September 14 is observed as Hindi Divas every year. The word Hindi is derived from the Persian word Hind which means land of the Indus River. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the ..

Hima Das becomes brand ambassador of PepsiCo’s sports drink brand Gatorade

Indian ace sprinter Hima Das from Assam has been named as the brand ambassador of PepsiCo India for its sports drink brand Gatorade. With this feat, she  joined ace badminton player PV Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as the brand’s ambassador in the country. Gatorade India will work with Hima Das during the ..

National Hindi Divas (NHD)

The National Hindi Divas (NHD) is celebrated every year on 14th of September in India. On this day, in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of the country. The Rajbhasha Hindi is spoken by around 40% people across the country & is the single largest ..

Pradeep Dash chosen for 40th Sarala Puraskar

Renowned Odia writer Dr Pradeep Dash will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar” for his poetry work ‘Charu Chibar O Charjya’ on October 26. The award is recognized as the foremost literary award of Odisha & is instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), which is a charitable wing of IMFA Ltd. The ..

Odisha celebrates Agrarian festival ‘Nuakhai’

The agrarian festival ‘Nuakhai’ has recently celebrated with great pomp and gaiety by the people of western Odisha districts. This major agrarian festival of this region is being celebrated in every nook and corner collectively with much fanfare and religious fervour. The Nuakhai Juhar is a major ritual of the festival. It is an exchange ..