Indian languages Current Affairs - 2020

Union Cabinet approves Hindi, Dogri and Kashmiri to become official languages of Jammu and Kashmir

On September 2, 2020, the Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved the Jammu and Kashmir Language Bill, 2020 to make five languages namely Urudu, Hindi, Dogri, English and Kashmiri as the official language of the Union Territory. Highlights Earlier, that is, before the abrogation of Article 370, Urudu and English were the official language Read More…

Alternative Academic Calendar released by Ministry of HRD

On April 23, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development has released an alternative academic calendar for the primary and upper primary classes, that is till Class VIII. Highlights The calendar has been prepared by the NCERT guided by the Ministry of HRD. The aim of the calendar is to keep students engaged meaningfully Read More…

“Stay Home India with Books” initiative launched by GoI

On March 25, 2020, the National Book Trust functioning under Ministry of Human Resources and Development launched Stay Home India with Books initiative. Under the initiative more than 100 books can be downloaded from the NBT website. Highlights With Lock Down ruled by GoI to contain the spread of Corona Virus, the Ministry of HRD Read More…

Assam Cabinet nod to make Assamese the state language

On December 23, 2019, the Assam Cabinet nodded to make Assamese language the state language of Assam. This will exclude BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts), Barak Valley and Hill districts of Assam. Highlights The cabinet has also suggested that Assamese will be made compulsory in all schools of Assam. The move comes in the wake Read More…

Santhali used in Rajya Sabha for the first time

On December 6, 2019, MP Sarojni Hembram from Odisha for the first time spoke in a tribal language called Santhali. She raised the matter of public importance during the zero hour. Also, Srimati Sarojini demanded Bharat Ratna for Pundit Raghunath Murmu, the Santhali scholar who introduced Ol Chiki script for the language in 1925. Santhali Read More…