Author: Rashi Srivastava

Nagaland’s hornbill festival is set to take place after a gap of 2 years due to the COVID -19 pandemic. Image:www.wikimedia.org This festival would be celebrated in the Indian State of Nagaland from December 1 to December 10. This festival was first organized in 2000. This time it would be hosted at the naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. It is called the “festivals of the festival” and is a 10-day long annual cultural event showcasing Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisines, handicraft, art workshops, etc. It aims…

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December 1 is celebrated as World AIDS Day. The theme for World AIDS Day 2022 is”Equalize”. This day is recognized by the World Health Organization as an order to address the concerns regarding AIDS disease across the world. It seeks to provide equal access to essential HIV services for all victims, especially the children population. This day is also celebrated across the globe in order to spread awareness about the disease. It also talks about decreasing the inequality that drives in HIV infection and reaching people who are currently not receiving HIV services. Facts about AIDS- As per World Health…

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26 November is celebrated as the constitutional day of the Samvidhan Divas in India to commemorate the adoption of the Indian constitution on this day. Late back on 26 January 1950 the constitution was implemented and came into effect from this date. Image: The Times of India This day is a symbol of the work done by the drafting committee under the chairmanship of BR Ambedkar which played a key role in drafting the constitution of India. The Indian constitution was framed in almost 2 years 11 months and 18 days time period. This day was earlier celebrated as National…

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Udaipur, the city of lakes, is all set to host the first G20 Sherpa meeting in India from the 4th to the 7th of December. This meeting will showcase the rich Indian culture with wall painting and the illumination of heritage sites across the city of Udaipur. This meeting is expected to be held at the Darbar hall at the city palace of Udaipur. Source: Moneycontrol What is this G20 Sherpa meeting? The Sherpa meeting of the G20 summit is a type of preliminary meeting before the main G20 summit. India will be the host of G20 in 2023 and…

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India is currently celebrating the 400 birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan, an Assamese folk hero. It is being celebrated in New Delhi from 23rd to 25th November 2022. November 24th is observed as the birthday of Lachit Borphukan. Image: wikimedia.org Who is Lachit Borphukan? He was a commander in the Ahom kingdom, located in present-day Assam. He is known for his leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat. He was an excellent military leader who knew the Brahmaputra valley’s geography and nearby hills like the back of his hand. He is remembered for his skills in the Battle of Saraighat…

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Vice President Jaydeep Dhangar addressed the UNESCO India-Africa Hackathon as a chief guest at Gautam Buddha University in Uttar Pradesh today at 11:00 a.m. It was inaugurated by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 22. image: uia.mic.gov.in This event was inaugurated on the 22nd of November and is an annual 36 hours event that aims at cherishing the close relationship between India and Africa. This hackathon provides a platform allowing young innovators to find solutions for social, environmental, and technical problems. This hackathon has been organized by the Union Ministry of Education, and students from 22 African countries are…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a month-long Kashi Tamil sangamam today. It is a cultural event that aims at re-discovery, reforming, and celebrating the historical links between the state of Tamilnadu and Kashi (Varanasi). Image : orissadairy.com It would provide an opportunity for people from both the states and the surrounding regions to come together to assimilate and share their knowledge, practices, and traditions. It is launched under the notion of ” Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.” Cultural of Kashi- Kashi the present name is Varanasi and the ancient name was Banaras, all three are symbolic of the rich archaeological mythological geographical,…

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Prime minister Narendra Modi while addressing the third ‘No Money for Terror’ Ministerial Conference brought out his strong conviction towards curbing all forms of terrorism. India, for the first time, is hosting this “No Money for Terror” Ministerial Conference. This is the 3rd such meet and the first to take place in India, the earlier two being in Paris ( 2018 ) and Melbourne ( 2019 ). Image:pib.gov.in The Prime Minister of India highlighted in the meeting today that terrorism is a threat to the entire human race. He said the long-term impact of terrorism is particularly hard on the…

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Several political parties like Congress and Aam Aadmi party are providing the proposal of switching back to the old age pension scheme as an agenda to fight their elections. Several states like Rajasthan Chhattisgarh have already switched to the old annuity scheme. Source: knocksense.com What is this scheme? As the name suggests, it is a scheme that provides social security in the form of allowance payments to the old population. Under it, the annuity of the Government employees was fixed at 50% of the last drawn basic pay. It created a payment liability for the government. Thus, it was replaced…

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Amazon, Twitter, snapchat and other companies enforce significant job cuts . image from wikimedia.com What is this layoff crisis? The term lay of crisis is related to the silicon valley crisis under which it is expected that several large companies like Amazon would bring in job cuts in their organization. Close to 10,000 employees have already been removed from the company Amazon. While other major companies like meta Twitter and Microsoft are also coming up with the proposal to bring in job cuts and fire their employees. It has emerged as a major human resource challenge. Read More: Meta invests…

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