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MHA Mother Tongue Survey

The Indian Government recently completed the Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) project. What is the MTSI project? The Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) project is implemented by the Central Government to conduct surveys of mother tongues that are returned consistently across 2 or more Census decades. It also records the linguistic features of ..

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The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill

The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill was tabled at the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Key facts The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill gives preference to Kannadigas in government jobs and provides reservations to locals in private jobs generated in the state. The Bill defines Kannadigas as individuals whose parents have resided in Karnataka for a minimum ..

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World Poetry Day observed on March 21

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 every year across the world. During the UNESCO’s session held in Paris, in 1999, it was decided that 21 March shall be celebrated as World Poetry Day. One of the prime objectives of the Poetry Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetry and to provide opportunity ..

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Tony Joseph wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

New Delhi based Journalist and English author, Tony Joseph won the 12th edition of Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Tony Joseph won the award for his book ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ which tells about the story of origins of the first humans who occupied the Indian subcontinent ..

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2019 edition of International Translation Day (ITD)

The International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated every year on 30th of September to pay tribute to the work of language professionals. The 2019 theme  “Translation and Indigenous Languages”, focuses on the indigenous languages that are in danger of disappearing. 

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Reviving the lost languages

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 ..

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