Anita Desai awarded Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • One of India's best-selling authors, Anita Desai, gets Tata Literature Live! 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his long literary career, which spans over 50 years.
  • Meanwhile, Indian poet Adil Jusawala has been honored with the Poetry Award for 2021.
  • Both these awards are presented to recognize exceptional work that has made a significant impact in the Indian literary field.
  • The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest was organised from November 18th to 21st 2021.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches the Center for Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati.

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated two new state-of-the-art centers at IIT, Guwahati in Assam on November 21, 2021.
  • These are: Center for Nanotechnology (CNT) and Center for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS).
  • CNT will work towards meeting the challenges of the future and enhance academic partnerships with industry in nanotechnology.
  • The Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS) will focus on preserving, documenting and sustaining the knowledge that is unique to India, such as Indian classical music, Yoga, Sanskrit, traditional medicines, temple architecture, ceramic tradition and special agricultural practices of North-East India, among other things.
  • The funding for the Centre came from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Pratham NGO won Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021.

  • The first NGO to be awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 for its work in expanding the scope of education in India.
  • Its pioneering work for more than a quarter century is to ensure that every child has access to quality education.
  • Its innovative use of digital technology to deliver education.
  • Its regular assessment of the quality of education.
  • Its timely response in helping children learn amidst COVID-19 restrictions.

Odisha celebrated "Boita Bandan" festival on Kartik Purnima.

  • On Kartik Purnima, also known as Boita Bandana, is celebrated in various water bodies of Odisha.
  • The festival is the maritime tradition that is celebrated as a testament to the maritime trade history of Kalinga, tradesmen and mariners known as sadhabas travelled on boitas (boats) to trade with distant island nations that share borders with the Bay of Bengal like Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Bali.

El Salvador plans to build the world's 1st "Bitcoin City".

  • El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country is planning to build the world's first Bitcoin City.
  • The new city is planned to be developed in the eastern area of La Union and will initially be funded by bitcoin-backed bonds.
  • It will receive geothermal power from the volcano.
  • Bitcoin City will not levy any taxes except Value Added Tax (VAT).
  • Half of this levied VAT will be used for bonds issued for the construction of the city and the next half will be used to pay for services like garbage collection.

Post a Comment

Please do not add any SPAM links or unrelated text in comments.

Previous Post Next Post