At the recently concluded 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language. Classical languages and their classification Currently, six languages enjoy the ‘Classical’ status: Tamil (declared in 2004), Sanskrit (2005), Kannada (2008), Telugu (2008), Malayalam (2013), and Odia (2014). According to information provided by the Ministry of ... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
According to data from the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) of the 926 deaths inside sewers in the country (from 1993 till December 31, 2019) families of 172 victims were yet to receive compensation. With Gujarat having the highest number of cases where the amount was not paid or the payment was unconfirmed, while Maharashtra was yet to pay or confirm payment of compensation. Important findings During a meeting of the Ce... .
Updated on 14 January, 2020
A study of inscriptions on clay tablets recovered from recent excavations at Moghalmari has confirmed the presence of two monasteries - Mugalayikaviharika and Yajñapindikamahavihara. Moghalmari is a Buddhist monastic site of the early medieval period in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district. Importance of findings The monasteries at Moghalmari date from the 6th century CE and were functional until the 12th century CE. The presence of two m... .
Updated on 14 January, 2020
January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the famous Hindu spiritual leader and intellectual from the late 19th century. In his honor, the government of India in 1984 declared his birthday as National Youth Day. About Swami Vivekanand Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, as Narendra Nath Datta. From an early age, he nurtured an interest in Western philosophy, history, and theology, and went on to meet the rel... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
Recently World Health Organization announced that polio will continue to remain a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for three months. Background: Polio was declared as PHEIC in 2014 and has continued to remain. There were 156 cases of wild polio type-1 cases in 2019 compared with 28 in 2018. In order to declare a PHEIC, the WHO Director-General is required to take into account factors that include the risk to human healt... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved a proposal to set aside Rs 234 crore for a zoological garden spread across 121 acres in Gorakhpur, to be named after the freedom fighter and revolutionary Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan. About Ashfaqullah Khan: Khan was born on October 22, 1900, in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He grew up at a time when Mahatma Gandhi had launched the non-cooperation movement and urged Indians not to pay taxes to the government or c... .
Updated on 9 January, 2020