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  • 28-Nov-2016
  • Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ

    • Bollywood  cine actor Amitabh Bachchan’s film Pink, which dealt with crime against women, has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations head quarters in New York.
  • 07-Nov-2016
  • China to be theme country at Kolkata film festival

    • China will be the ‘Focus Country’ in the 22nd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival .
    • The Chinese films that are to be screened at the festival are Xuan ZangAmerican Dreams in ChinaBlack Coal Thin IceThe Monster HuntTo The ForeWolf Totem and Go Away Mr Tumor
  • 27-Oct-2016
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016 observed globally.

    27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

    World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2016. The theme for the day was It's Your Story - Don't Lose It.

  • 26-Oct-2016
    • The first National Tribal Carnival was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  in New Delhi.
    • Activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, cultural performances, demonstration of skills like sports, paintings, traditional healing practices etc. will be part of the four day event.
  • 23-Oct-2016
    • The fifth tawang festival started at Tawang town,Arunachal Pradesh.
    • US Ambassador Richard Verma was the state guest for the three day event
    • This is probably the first time a US ambassador to India has visited Arunachal Pradesh. 
    • MAMI(Mumbai Academy of moving image) began in the iconic and recently renovated Opera House in Mumbai on Oct 20,2016
    • Prominent persons from the film industry are Amitabh Bachchan,Jaya Bachchan,Aamir Khan among others.
    • Nita M. Ambani, founder and chairperson, Reliance Foundation, was announced as Co-chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).
  • 09-Oct-2016
  • Five-day long Durga Puja festival began in Nagaland
    i. The five-day long Durga Puja was celebrated by the Hindu community throughout the state of Nagaland
    ii. The Puja celebration began with Sasthi Puja, followed byMahasaptami,MahaashtamiMahanavami, and the Bijaya Dashami, when the celebration would culminate.

  • 03-Oct-2016
  • Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the 5th International Buddhist Conclave in Varanasi-Sarnath

    i. Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the 5th International Buddhist Conclave in Varanasi-Sarnath.

    ii. With a view to showcase and project the Buddhist heritage and pilgrim sites of India, the Ministry of Tourism is organising the ”5th International Buddhist Conclave” (from October 2 to 6) in collaboration with the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

  • 01-Oct-2016
  • Syed Shamsul Haq, one of Bangladesh’s best known writers, passed away on 27 September 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh following a brief illness. He was 81.

    About Syed Shamsul Haq 
    • He was Born on 27 December 1935 in Kurigram in then Bengal Presidency of British India. 
    • His notable works include Boishakhey Rochito Ponktimala, Ekoda Ek Rajjey, Birotihin Utsab, Protidhwonigon and Opor Purush. 
    • He also wrote innumerable patriotic songs of immense beauty which inspired the 1971 Liberation War fighters. 
    • He was also awarded with various awards including- Bangla Academy Literary Award (1966), Ekushey Padak (1984) and Swadhinata Padak (2000), the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.

  • Abhaneri’ Festival Began In Dausa 
    i.Abhaneri’ festival would be held at the Abhaneri village in Dausa district, Rajsthan to promote rural tourism in the area for two days.

    ii.The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with the Dausa District Administration organized the annual event.

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