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

Campaign to include “Koya” language in Eighth Schedule

Published: July 13, 2020

The online campaign to include Gondi (Koya) language in the Eighth Schedule of constitution has become long standing. The campaign is gaining prominence especially in the states of Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Highlights The online campaign intends to mobilize Adivasis to observe Koya Language Day or Vishwa Koya Basha Dinotsavam. The campaign is to ..

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‘French Language Day’ celebrated on March 20

Published: March 21, 2020

The United Nations introduced Language Days in 2010, to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity of various languages. The United Nations celebrates six Language Days each year, dedicated to the six official languages ​​of the UN, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Among them, the ‘French Language Day’ is celebrated on March 20, which marks ..

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February 21: International Mother Language Day

Published: February 21, 2020

On February 21, UNESCO is celebrating International Mother Language Day. It is important to celebrate the day as globalization process has put languages under threat and they are disappearing altogether. When languages fade away, the cultural diversity of the world fades away as well. Highlights Every year, UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day ..

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After English and Mandarin, Hindi-the third most spoken language in the world

Published: February 19, 2020

With 615 million speakers all over the world, Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. English is at the top with 1,132 million speakers followed by Mandarin with 1,117 million speakers. Highlights On February 18, 2020, the Ethnologue published its yearly database on living languages of the world. It covered more than ..

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Andhra Pradesh to make English the medium of instruction in state-run schools

Published: November 18, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh government is set to make all government elementary schools ‘English-medium’ from the next academic year. The decision of the government is mainly due to two reasons. First, there is a general belief that English-medium students can get good jobs as compare to Hindi medium. And secondly, economically constrained families are shifting their ..

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