Page-24 of South Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

Jammu & Kashmir: Jhiri Mela

Famous Jhiri Mela commenced near village Kalyanpur in the Kanhachak area in Jammu on occasion of Gurupurab, the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The fair is held to commemorate the martyrdom of the Baba Jitto, who fought against exploitation of the feudal Lord or Jagirdar Bir Singh and died fighting for the rights of ..

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Seventeenth SAARC Summit & Addu Declaration

Recently, the Seventeenth SAARC Summit was concluded in Maldives with the release of the Addu Declaration. Here is a brief discussion: What is SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was founded in December 1985 by Ziaur Rahman and dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasising collective self-reliance. The 7 founding members ..

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Current Affairs : November 20, 2011

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed The International Road Federation (IRF) observed the World Day for Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The United Nations had endorsed it in 2005 as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic ..

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Current Affairs : November 2, 2011

Odisha Government prepares Rs 20 crore Plan to protect elephant from electrocution After some 100 elephants lost their lives, Orissa government has formulated a Rs 20 crore action plan to protect the wild elephants from electrocution in elephant corridors. It will be first implemented in Dhenkanal, Angul and Keonjar elephant corridors. Under the plan, the ..

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Only Bengal campaign

Only Bengal campaign has been recently launched by Times Of India to catalyse the process of dropping the “West” from the name of the state. They point out – Residents of West Bengal are called Bengalis and not West Bengalis; there language is Bangla not “West Bangla”; Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ ..

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