religion: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

US launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

The United States recently launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance, which is aimed at protecting and preserving religious freedom across the world. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formal launch of the alliance. As many as 27 countries have joined the alliance and the prominent countries among them are Australia, Brazil, the ..

64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas

On December 6th 2019, the country observed the 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The day marks the death anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, who passed away in 1956. Ambedkar is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ or the ‘Chief Architect of the Constitution’ in recognition of his role in framing the Indian Constitution. He ..

Digital version of Gurbani released by I&B Minister

On 15 Nov, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the new state-of –the-art Auditorium of All India Radio,  Rang Bhavan in New Delhi. Digital Version of Gurbani and Shabad Kirtan from Prasar Bharti’s archives was also launched on the same day. To mark the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, ‘Bani Utsav’ ..

New President elected for Triplicane Culture Academy

On 14 Nov, R K Raghavan was elected as the President of the Triplicane Cultural Academy. The Academy runs a library of 40,000 books and conducts lectures and cultural programmes. He is a former diplomat whose latest position was that of India’s High Commissioner to Cypress. He was a police officer and Director of Central ..

Madhya Pradesh government to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur

To mark the 550th ‘Prakash Parv’ of Guru Nanak Dev, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up Sikh museum and research centre in Jabalpur  at the cost of Rs 20 crore. Chief Minister Kamal Nath hasalso decided to develop six Sikh places associated with the founder of Sikhism in the state as religious ..

Air India depicted ‘Ik Onkar’ on tail to mark 550th birth anniversary of Nanak Dev

In a unique gesture to mark 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, National carrier Air India has depicted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft . The aircraft will fly on October 31 from Amritsar to London. Ek Onkar, which means “God is One”, is the ..

BharatPe wins DigiDhan Mission Fintech Award 2018-2019

BharatPe, India’s largest merchant fintech company, has won the DigiDhan Mission Fintech Award 2018-2019 for ‘Innovation in Digital Payments through Emerging Technology’ at the MeitY Startup Summit 2019 held in Delhi. The award was presented by Chief Guest, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice.

India signs Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

To celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev, India and Pakistan have recently signed the landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, just about 4 km from the International Boundary.  It will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with the Gurdwara ..