French Current Affairs - 2020
23 April is observed as English Language Day every year. 23rd April was chosen as the English Language Day to commemorate both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.
The English Language Day was the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information which had sought to establish language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages.
UN Languages Day
The purpose of the UN’s language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.
Under the initiative of UN Language Days, UN celebrates six separate days, each dedicated to one of the Organization’s six official languages viz.
- Arabic: 18 December
- Chinese: 20 April
- English: 23 April
- French: 20 March
- Russian: 6 June
- Spanish: 23 April
Language Days were instituted by the UN with an aim to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community.
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The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019.
The promotional films/television commercials produced as part of its Incredible India 2.0 Campaign by the Ministry of Tourism have received the awards:
- Yogi of the Racetrack.
- The Reincarnation of Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
- Sanctuary in Paris.
- Maharani of Manhattan.
- The Masala Master Chef.
Golden City Gate Tourism Multi-media Awards
Golden City Gate Tourism Multi-media Awards are the annual awards for the various categories related to the Tourism and Hospitality sectors. The patron of the award is the Federal Association of German Film and Av Producers e.V. in Wiesbaden. The awards would be presented at the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading tourism trade show. The awards are given to countries, cities, regions and hotels in various categories.
Incredible India 2.0 Campaign
Incredible India 2.0 Campaign is a campaign of the Ministry of Tourism to promote Indian Tourism. The 2.0 campaign marked a shift from generic promotions across the world to market specific promotional plans and content creation.
Thematic promotions on different Niche tourism products have been produced and are being used in the Campaign, to cater to diverse consumer interests. These thematic promotions include Commercials on Yoga, Wellness, Wildlife, Luxury and Cuisine. The thematic commercials are produced in English with voice-overs in 9 international languages, viz. German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.