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First Global Buddhist Congregation begins in Delhi

  Around 900 eminent scholars, leaders and activists gathered for the first ever four-day Global Buddhist Congregation in India being held to commemorate the 2,600th year of Sambodhiprapti (the enlightenment of Buddha). This four-day Congregation has brought together Buddhist leaders, practitioners and scholars from all over the world to the land of Buddha dhamma. This ..

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Valmiki Jayanti or Pargat Diwas

The Yoga Vasistha is credited to Maharishi Valmiki. He is the author of the Hindu Epic Ramayana. He is believed to give shelter to Sita in his own ashram and Luv- Kush were also born and brought up here. Valmiki is honoured as the first poet, or Adi Kavi, and the Ramayana, the first kavya. ..

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Current Affairs: December 2, 2011

Jeevesh Nandan, new CEO of Noida Uttar Pradesh government posted Jeevesh Nandan as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida. Mr Nandan took charge from Mohinder Singh. Mr Mohinder Singh, however, will remain chairman of Noida, Export Corporation, Yamuna Expressway and investment comissioner. Congress moves ‘no-confidence motion’ against Speaker The Opposition Congress moved a no-confidence ..

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Buddhist Councils

Six Buddhist councils have been convened. Here is a short description: First Buddhist Council: 400 BC Held soon after the mahaparinirvana of the Buddha, around 400 BC under the patronage of king Ajatshatru with the monk Mahakasyapa presiding, at Rajgriha, in the Sattapani Cave. The idea was to preserve Buddha’s teachings (Sutta) and rules for ..

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Arthshastra

Arthshastra: It was written by Kautilya or Vishnugupta or Chanakya, who was a professor at Taxila University and later the prime minister of the Maurya Empire. The manuscript was discovered by Arya Sharma Shashtri in 1904. Arthshastra has been divided in 15 Adhikarans and 180 Prakarans. It is related to money and politics and contains ..

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