Context: The Ministry of Culture has taken up the project of reprinting 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under the National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM). More on the news: Recently, the first set of five volumes of Mongolian Kanjur published under the NMM was presented to the President of India on the occasion of Guru Purnima, also known as Dharma Chakra Day (on 4th July 2020). It is expected that all the 108 volumes of the Mongolian Kanjur ... .
Updated on 10 July, 2020
Context: The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, will celebrate the upcoming Asadha Poornima (on July 4, 2020) as Dharma Chakra Day. It will be the annual flagship event of IBC. More on the news: The celebrations will be in line with keeping the historical legacy of India being the land of Buddha’s enlightenment and awakening, his turning of the wheels of Dhamma, and Maha... .
Updated on 3 July, 2020
Context: The Supreme Court lifted its ban on the conduct of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra after ensuring a complete lack of public attendance for the festival to avoid spread of infection amid a pandemic. More about the news: The court had stopped the yatra for this year to avoid public gathering and risk of infection. The festival is scheduled to begin from June 23. The Centre made an urgent mention along with over a dozen other applicants seeking ... .
Updated on 23 June, 2020
Context: A performance talamaddale, a variant of Yakshagana theatre was streamed live on social media recently. More on the news: The episode titled ‘Paduka Pradhana’ was streamed live for more than two hours on social media platforms using a virtual meeting app COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have forced artists of different streams to explore digital platforms and social media to reach out to art lovers. Virtual live streaming is not ... .
Updated on 16 June, 2020
CONTEXT: Recently, the Department of Archeology,Heritage and Museum decided to commence field research work at Keshavpura in Araga Gram Panchayat (GP) of Thirthahalli taluk. Objective of the research: To explore definitive archaeological evidence regarding the birthplace of Purandara Dasa. Formation of committee: The committee formed by the university comprised R.K. Padmanabha, music expert; Leeladevi R. Prasad, former Minister of Kannada and ... .
Updated on 26 May, 2020
Context: After a gap of about 5 months due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, “Hunar Haat” will restart from September 2020. More about the news The theme of the event is “Local to Global” This time, people will also be able to buy “Hunar Haat” products digital and online. The Union Minority Affairs Ministry has started a process to register these artisans and their indigenous products on “GeM” (Government e Marketplace). The Go... .
Updated on 25 May, 2020