Language: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar

Published: June 15, 2019

The Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar for the year 2019. Bal Sahitya Puraskar Bal Sahitya Puraskar is awarded to an author of the book which is an outstanding contribution to language and literature or Individual based on the overall contribution to Children Literature. Translated works are not eligible for ..


UN English Language Day

Published: April 24, 2019

The UN English Language Day is observed every year on 23rd of April to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization. These are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. For the English language, 23 April was chosen because it is the ..


Book On Jallianwala Bagh Poem ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ Released In UAE

Published: April 21, 2019

A book containing English translation of the 100-year-old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala Bagh massacre, ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ has been released in Abu Dhabi. India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri commended the launch of the book. The poem was translated by Mr. Suri and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala Bagh survivor, wrote it after ..


K Siva Reddy selected for 2018 Saraswati Samman

Published: April 11, 2019

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his collection of poetry titled Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down). It is the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature and carries a cash purse of Rs 15 lakh, apart from a citation and a plaque. Pakkaki ..


Reviving the lost languages

Published: March 23, 2019

Professor Zuckermann of Australia is preserving the linguistic diversity of Australia. Australia is said to have had 250 languages during the colonial. However due to its geographical isolation, many are unknown. One of the languages called the Guugu gave the word “Kangaroo”. Unfortunately, there are only 775 people speaking the language. The reason behind the ..