Places in News Current Affairs - 2019
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Namaste Thailand Film Festival, a two day event was held in Delhi from 15 June to 16 June 2019. This year was the 3rd edition of Thai film extravaganza event that celebrates Thai Culture’s Diversity.
Objective: The Namaste Thailand film festival is an annual festival that is held with the aim of celebrating uniqueness and diversity of Thai culture. It also seeks to continue the endeavour of bridging the gap between cultures of India and Thailand.
Organiser: It was organised by Royal Thai Embassy and was inaugurated by Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to India.
Features: The film festival featured 6 specially curated movies which displayed culture and tradition of Thailand in different ways. These films were chosen on basis of various age-groups and genre and were screened with English subtitles.
The film festival kick started with superhit Thai romantic comedy, Friend Zone at PVR Select Citywalk ine New Delhi. The film depicts a grey zone where relationships are trapped in between being friends and lovers.
Other movies showcased at event include- 2,215, Homestay, The Promise, and The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra and another romantic comedy Suddenly Twenty.
Facts about Thailand
Official Name– Kingdom of Thailand. The short form Thailand means Land of the Free. Until the year 1949, the country’s name used was “Siam”.
Geography: It is located in heart of mainland Southeast Asia (SEA). It is a country of mountains, hills, plains and a long coastline along Gulf of Thailand (1,875 km) and Andaman Sea (740 km). Thailand shares its borders with Lao PDR and Myanmar to north; Lao PDR and Cambodia to the east; Malaysia to the south and Myanmar to the west.
It is a Bi-cameral Parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy.
Tags: Andaman Sea • Chutintorn Gongsakdi • Constitutional Monarchy • Gulf of Thailand • Kingdom of Thailand • Namaste Thailand film festival • New Delhi • Royal Thai Embassy • Southeast Asia • Thai Culture's Diversity.
The second edition of India International Mega Trade fair (IIMTF) was inaugurated on 15 June at Bidhannagar (or Salt Lake) city in Kolkata. It is a 10-day-long event which will continue till June 23.
Objective: The event seeks to promote business and trade around the region as well as to encourage joint ventures, tie-ups and investment in the country.
It is Kolkata’s largest and most popular retail event. It also works as a platform to promote Indian brands for international markets.
Participants: IIMTF showcases foreign products and sees participation from Central Government, State Government, various other Ministries, Departments & Public Sector Units (PSU), Ministries of Foreign countries etc. Various countries have set up pavilions in fair including participants from Bangladesh, Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Organiser: The event is jointly organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I) and G S Marketing.
The fair supports variety of industries such as Food and Beverages, Home Supplies, Personal Care Products, Lifestyle, Electronics, Electricals, Food, Jute, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Cosmetics, Tourism, IT, Finance, International Products, furniture, etc.
Significance: Donning its multiple roles as service provider, catalyst, initiator, facilitator and business partner, Chamber has helped Governments (both at Centre and State) in crafting pioneering and significant legislations.
About India International Mega Trade Fair
Background: IIMTF was first founded in 1994. Since its inception it has evolved as a major event for business community throughout the country. From past 25 years the fair is organised by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and GS Associates.
It first took place at Kolkata but adapting to growth of visitors in fair the exhibition now takes place in different cities such as Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, etc.
It is a B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Customer) exhibition.