Art and Culture Current Affairs - 2020

First Jerusalem-Mumbai festival held in Mumbai

The Jerusalem-Mumbai festival is to be held in Mumbai on February 15, 2020 to promote artistic and cultural ties between Israel and India. The festival is first of its kind. Highlights The aim of the festival is to establish links between the cities Jerusalem and Mumbai. The idea was mooted during PM Modi’s visit to Read More…

First-ever Ladakh Literature Festival

Ladakh administration is organizing the first-ever Ladakh Literature festival. The three day Literature Festival is being organized from 29 to 31 October 2019. At venues like historic Leh palace and Central Asian Museum the Ladakh Literature Festival will now be held annually. Ladakh Literature Festival Highlights Objective: To celebrate the uniqueness of the region in Read More…

Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree gets GI tag

The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) in Chennai has accorded coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree from Tamil Nadu. This takes total number of such indigenous products that have been accorded GI tag from Tamil Nadu to 31. Dindigul locks They are known throughout world for their superior quality and durability. Read More…

Tamil Nadu’s Panchamirtham prasadam granted GI tag

The famous Palani panchamirtham, given as ‘prasadam’ at Murugan temple in Palani, Tamil Nadu has been granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This is first temple ‘prasadam’ from Tamil Nadu that has been bestowed with coveted GI tag. It takes total number of such indigenous products from Tamil Nadu that have been accorded GI tag to Read More…

Lalit Kala Akademi celebrates 65th Foundation Day

Lalit Kala Akademi celebrated its 65th Foundation Day on August 5th, 2019. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Culture & Tourism inaugurated the celebrations in New Delhi. About Lalit Kala Akademi It is also known as National Academy of Art. It is India’s national academy of fine arts established by Central Government for promoting Read More…