It was organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. Key facts The aim of weeklong National Tribal Festival was to bridge the gaps of social divide and promote tribal culture in India.... Continued.
India and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation during Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka has signed first such bilateral agreement on civil nuclear cooperation. Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy– It will facilitate the transfer and exchange of knowledge and expertise, resources in... Continued.
Sirisena, who is in India for a visit, accompanied Mr. Modi to the Vaichaarik Mahakumbh held in Ujjain, MP. Vaicharik Mahakumbh in Ujjain is an inter-faith event which has taken place on the sidelines of the Simhastha Kumbh. He will also visit Sanchi, where he will unveil a bust of Buddhist revivalist Anagarika Dharmapala.... Continued.
Play Kalikkunna Kuttikalkkayi Bharatham Kathirikkunnu (India Awaits Children Who Play) in which Ammu is featured as lead role. This play is about a mascot, which had been staged in most number of schools. The play promote sports among children and persuade them to take up sports along with academics. About Ammu- the Great Hornbill mascot... Continued.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been appointed as Chairman of African Union (AU). The position of chairman of the AU is a rotating one on yearly basis and largely ceremonial. Robert Mugabe: He has ruled Zimbabwe since independence. He is Zimbabwe’s longest serving President and had assumed office in December 1987. African Union (AU) It... Continued.
Sri Lanka’s new government led by President Maithiripala Sirisena has reinstated former Chief Justice Shirani Bhandaranayake to her former position. She was impeached by the previous government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With this move, country’s new government is attempting to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary. Shirani Bhandaranayake was 43rd and first... Continued.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away. Abdullah’s brother Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is his successor and new King of Saudi Arabia. Salman in turn, has named his half-brother Muqrin as the new crown prince and his heir. Earlier, king Salman was the Crown Prince and defence minister since 2012..... Continued.
President Mansour Hadi of Yemen along with Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and his cabinet have resigned. Yemen government’s resignation comes after the President agreed to the demands of Shia Houthi rebels, who had stormed his palace and private home in Sana’a (Capital of Yemen) earlier. However parliament speaker refused to accept the President’s resignation. Who... Continued.
Thailand’s military-appointed legislature has voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She was impeached for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars. More than three-fifths i.e. 190 legislatures voted against Yingluck in the legislature of 220 members. It should be noted that, for this impeachment more than... Continued.
In January 2015, during the US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, both nations had agreed to elevate their long-standing strategic partnership. In this regard both nations had signed Delhi Declaration of Friendship that strengthens and expands the relationship between the two countries.... Continued.