Parsis Current Affairs, GK & News

Parsis  Current Affairs, GK & News

Parsis Celebrate Navroz

Navroz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by several ethnolinguistic communities around the world irrespective of their religious background. In India Parsis who follow Zoroastrianism celebrate Navroz.  Navroz was celebrated on March 21st. Genesis of Navroz The Navroz celebrations can be traced back to 6th Century BC, back when the Iranian community was homogeneously Zoroastrians. ..

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Steps to Strengthen the functioning of the NMDFC

The following steps have been taken to assist the National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for effective implementation of its schemes: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is providing grant-in-aid assistance for strengthening the infrastructure & operational capability of State Channelising Agencies (SCAs), for effective implementation of NMDFC schemes. A new Annual Family Income eligibility criterion ..

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Manipur filmmaker to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Renowned Filmmaker from Manipur Aribam Syam Sharma has decided to return his 2006 Padma Shri award in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has become controversial? The citizenship amendment bill 2016 aims to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. The controversial features of the bill are The bill ..

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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha. The protests have erupted in Assam against the passage of the bill. The people of Assam fear that the amendment bill undermines the Assam Accord of 1985. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the citizenship Act, 1955.  The features of ..

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2nd edition of Iranshah Udvada Utsav (IUU-2017) started in Gujrat

The 2nd edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav, a cultural festival of Parsi community, has started in Gujarat on December 23, 2017. The festival is organized by Foundation for Development of Udvada along with Gujarat Tourism and the Udvada Samast Anjuman. The highlights of the festival include a screening of the new ‘Jiyo Parsi’ film, ..

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