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Thiruvalluvar

The state of Tamil Nadu celebrates Thiruvalluvar Day during Pongal celebrations. Every year, the Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated on the second day of Tamil month “thai”. Thiruvalluvar Thiruvalluvar is a Tamil poet and is best known as the author of Thirukkural. Thirukkural is a collection of couplets on political and economic matters, ethics and love. ..

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Nobel Prize in Literature, 2020

The Nobel Prize, 2020 was awarded to Louise Gluck for her poetry. She is the first female poet to win the prize since Wislawa Szymborska in 1996. Though Olga Tokarczuk and several other women have received the prize in literature category they were all writers and not a poet. Thus, Louis Gluck is the second ..

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Asia’s Nobel Prize-Ramon Magsaysay Awards cancelled

A Manila, Philippines based foundation that gives out Ramon Magsaysay Award announced that the awards are being cancelled due to COVID-19. Highlights The Ramon Magsaysay Award has been cancelled thrice in 6 decades. The awards were cancelled for the first time in 1970 due to financial crisis. It was cancelled again in 1990 due to ..

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Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

On March 17, 2020, the veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha member Patil Puttappa passed away at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). He died due to age related ailments. About Patil Puttappa Puttappa represented the state of Karnataka for two terms. He was a hardcore Kannada activist, popular writer and a journalist. He was ..

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Sahitya Akademi awards announced

On December 18, 2019, Sahitya Akademi announced its awardees for this year. It announced seven books of poetry, six short stories, four novels, three non-fiction books and three essays. Highlights Sashi Tharoor, the former external affairs minister has won the award for his book “An Era of Darkness”. The other awardees include Chinmoy Guha, a ..

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