Cultural Current Affairs - 2019

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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namaste Russia festival in Moscow

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namaste Russia, a festival of Indian culture in Moscow during the last leg of his tour in Russia. Namaste Russia will be six month long festival i.e. form May to November 2015. The festival seeks to enthrall the Russian audience with cultural events from India. The festival is being hosted under Read More…

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Nepal earthquake damages world’s oldest Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath Stupa

Nepal’s devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake on April 25 has partially damaged Swayambhunath Stupa located in Kathmandu which is believed to be the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. During this earthquake several other monuments situated in the vicinity of the 2,000 year-old Lichchhavi-era Buddhist shrine have been damaged but the main stupa has remained intact during the earthquake. Read More…

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India and Mauritius ink five MoUs to boost bilateral co-operation

India and Mauritius have inked 5 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation. These MoUs were signed in Port Luis, Mauritius during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to island nation as part of three-nation tour of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka for cementing strategic partnership with these island courtiers. Following MoUs were Read More…

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Copper and brass crafts of Punjab’s ‘Thatheras’ on UNESCO heritage list

The traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab is being inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, 2014. It was announced at UNESCO’s 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage in Paris, France. Key facts Read More…

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Kathak legend Sitara Devi Passes away

Kathak queen and legend Sitara Devi passed away. She was 94. She was living legend and a renowned exponent of the classical Indian dance Kathak and was well known for her own niche style of Kathak. About Sitara Devi Sitara Devi was born in Kolkata in 1920. After her birth she was named as Dhanalakshmi, Read More…

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Government to set up National Cultural Audio-Visual Archives at Jodhpur

The Ministry of Culture will be setting up a National Cultural Audio-Visual Archives in Jodhpur in an effort to preserve India’s cultural heritage. The project will involve collaboration between the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) under the Ministry of Culture and the Rupayan Sansthan. A MoU for the pilot project has been Read More…

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Bamiyan finalized as SAARC cultural capital for 2015-16, Dhaka for 2016-17

Bamiyan in Afghanistan is best known for two 6th century colossal statues of Buddhas , belonging to ancient Gandhara School of Art.  These colossal buddha images were destroyed by Taliban in 2001. In September 2014, Bamiyan has been given the honour of being the SAARC Cultural Capital for the year 2015-16. This was agreed upon Read More…

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