Official Language Status for “Tulu Language” Demanded

What is the News?  Several organizations have initiated a campaign in Karnataka and Kerala. They are demanding the official language status for Tulu. About Tulu Language: Tulu is a Dravidian language. It is mainly spoken in two coastal districts, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. Kasaragod district is called the… Continue reading Official Language Status for “Tulu Language” Demanded

What is “Shigmotsav Festival” of Goa?

What is the news? There is a rise in Covid-19 cases across a number of states in the country. However, the Goa government permitted the celebrations of the Shigmotsav Festival. Questions are being raised over the scale of celebrations of the festival in Goa. About Shigmotsav Festival: Shigmotsav festival also known as Shigmo is a… Continue reading What is “Shigmotsav Festival” of Goa?

‘Jaapi’|’xorai’ |’gamosa’ in Assam

What is the News? Decorative jaapi (field hats), hand-woven gamosa, and bell-metal xorais are making frequent appearances in Assam as the election is coming closer. About Jaapi: Jaapi is a conical hat. It is made of bamboo and covered with dried tokou leaves (Tokou is a palm tree found in the rainforests of Upper Assam).… Continue reading ‘Jaapi’|’xorai’ |’gamosa’ in Assam

11th edition of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav”

What is the news? The 11th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is being held in West Bengal this year. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav: Nodal Ministry: It is a festival started by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015. Objective: It enhances mutual understanding and bonding between people of diverse cultures. Thereby it secures stronger… Continue reading 11th edition of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav”

National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav”

What is the News? The Vice President of India has inaugurated “Aadi Mahotsav”, a National Tribal Festival. Aadi Mahotsav: It is an annual Tribal Festival that was started in the year 2017. Organized by: It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of… Continue reading National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav”

Kalrav festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar 

Why in News?   ‘Kalrav’, Bihar’s 1st state–level festival started at the Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuaries in the Jamui district, Bihar.  About the festival:  About the Festival: The festival is hosted by the department of forest, environment and climate change.  Aim: The event is intended to create awareness about the conservation of birds and their habitat, the wetlands.  Importance of Birds:   Those who can understand a bird’s behavior can understand that… Continue reading Kalrav festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar 

1000-yrs Old Monpa Handmade Paper Industry revived

Source: PIB News: Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) has revived the 1000 year old Monpa Handmade Paper of Arunachal Pradesh by commissioning a Monpa handmade paper making unit in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The paper unit will also serve as a training center for the local youths to sustain the tradition. Facts: Monpa Handmade Paper: It is an… Continue reading 1000-yrs Old Monpa Handmade Paper Industry revived

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Singapore’s beloved street hawker culture, now a Unesco ‘Intangible Heritage’

Source: The Indian Express News: Singapore’s vibrant street hawker culture has been designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. street hawker centres are representative of Singapore’s multiculturalism with stalls selling cheap, delicious food of Chinese, Malay, Indian origins among others. Facts: Intangible cultural heritage: It means the traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors… Continue reading Singapore’s beloved street hawker culture, now a Unesco ‘Intangible Heritage’