Culture Current Affairs - 2020

India attends BRICS Culture Ministers Meet

On September 4, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attended the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet. It was held under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation. Highlights During the meet, India proposed the following To explore options of hosting Digital Online Exhibition. To extend full cooperation of Read More…

“Dekho Apna Desh”: A Webinar launched by Tourism Ministry

On April 14, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism launched “Dekho Apna Desh”. It is a webinar that caters in-depth information about tourist destinations in the country. It also provides details about culture and heritage of India. Highlights The first webinar series is to explain long history of Delhi. It has been titled as “City of Read More…

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GoI: More firearms for Indian Shooters and others should surrender excess guns

On February 24, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notification under the Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016. The main aim of the notice is to facilitate the shooting practices of Indian Shooters. Highlights According to the new rules, the renowned shooters and international medalists shall hold 12 additional weapons. Earlier the Read More…

India-Portugal sign 7 agreements

The Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on a 4-day visit to India. During his visit, he held talks with PM Modi. After their meeting 4 agreements were signed between the countries Highlights The countries signed agreements on culture, transport, investment, industrial and intellectual property rights. Agreements were also signed on developing a world Read More…

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…