Art and Culture Current Affairs - 2020

National Hindi Divas: 14th September

National Hindi Divas (हिंदी दिवस) is observed every year on 14 September in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries with Hindi speaking population. Observance of this day aims to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. It also seeks to promote Hindi as matra bhasha (mother tongue) of India and show Read More…

ICOMOS launches Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) launched Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative to assess damage to rich cultural and built heritage sites in flood-devastated Kerala. ICOMOS is global monument conservation body. Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative The initiative aims at setting up platform for emergency response to cultural heritage damaged by the floods in Kerala. It Read More…

International Buddhist Conclave 2018 held in New Delhi

The International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018 was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. It was sixth edition of International Buddhist Conclave. Its theme was ‘Buddha Path – The Living Heritage”. Key Facts The Conclave was organized by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Read More…

Swadesh Darshan Scheme: First project North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom launched

The first project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme ‘North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur. The project covers two sites i.e. Kangla Fort and Khongjom in Manipur. Under this project, Union Tourism Ministry has carried out works such as restoration and improvement of outer and inner moat of old Govindajee Temple and rejuvenation Read More…

Rs. 904.80 Lakhs received as part of CSR under National Culture Fund

Ministry of Culture has announced that it has received Rs. 904.80 Lakhs for conservation and maintenance work of historical monuments as contributions part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under National Culture Fund (NCF). It also has revenue collected through various sources like ticketing, Parking, photography, filming, and from holding cultural events from selected centrally protected Read More…