New Delhi Current Affairs - 2020

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Udyanotsav inaugurated by the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan

On February 4, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Udyanotsav at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Mughal Gardens will be opened to the public between February 5, 2020 and March 8, 2020.

Highlights

The main highlights of the Udyanotsav of 2020 are Exotic flowers, tulips and bulbous flowers. Online booking to visit the gardens has been availed for the citizens in the website of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mughal Gardens

The Mughal Gardens have been built in the Persian Style. It was influenced by the Charbagh structure. Charbagh is a quadrilateral layout of gardens that is mentioned in Quran. The most famous examples of this type of garden are the Chahrbagh-e-Abbasi in Iran and the Taj Mahal in India.

Rashtrapti Bhavan

Rashtrapti Bhavan is the largest residence of any head of the state in the world. The Construction was ordered by the Governor-General of Fort William. It was constructed between 1799 and 1803.

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World Book Fair, 2020 at New Delhi

The New Delhi World Book Fair organized by the National Book Trust is being held for 42 years now. The trust is an apex body of Government of India functioning under Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Highlights

The World Book Fair is to be held between January 4, 2020 and January 12, 2020. The fair is organized jointly by National Book Trust and India Trade Promotion Organization. More than 800 exhibitors and 40 foreign exhibitors are to participate in the fair. The fair also acts as a gateway to the intellectual world of South Asia. The theme of the fair is

Theme: Gandhi, the Writers’ Writer

Significance

The fair promotes readership policies and also supports the markets in neighboring countries. The fair is important for the Indian market as India is the third largest market for English publications with more than 12,000 publishers. The fair also attracts investors from other countries like USA, Japan, Bangladesh, France, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Singapore, Germany and Sri Lanka.

National Book Trust

The Indian Publishing House founded in 1957 functions under Ministry of Human Resource Development. It publishes reading material in several Indian languages that includes children books and new-literates. The Headquarters of the trust is located in New Delhi.

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