Indian Embassy organised Indian Film Festival in Korea.

  • The 10th Indian Film Festival in Busan was held from Nov 18-20, 2022 in South Korea.
  • It was organized by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Seoul and supported by the Directorate of Film Festival, Ministry of I&B.
  • This Film Festival is a part of the ongoing annual flagship cultural programme of Embassy of India (Seoul) SARANG– The Festival of India in Republic of Korea.
  • The first was screened on this platform was Padmavat (Hindi movie).

Tamil Nadu announced its first biodiversity heritage site.

  • Tamil Nadu govt has declared the Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram villages near Melur in Madurai district as a biodiversity heritage site under Section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
  • The site is situated in an area of 193.21 hectare.
  • It is the first Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS) to be notified in the state.
  • The Arittapatti village is surrounded by a chain of seven barren granite hillocks.
  • The site also features various megalithic structures.

4th edition of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue begins in New Delhi.

  • The fourth edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) is being organised in New Delhi, India from 23rd-25th November 2022.
  • IPRD is an apex level international annual conference of the Indian Navy.
  • The theme of IPRD-2022 is the Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.
  • The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is the Navy’s knowledge partner and chief organiser of each edition of the event.
  • The initial conception of an IPRD was created in 2018.

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched "53-Hour Challenge".

  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated 53 Hours Challenge for 75 Creative Minds Tomorrow.
  • This is the second edition of 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow.
  • The competition will challenge the winners of 75 Creative Minds for Tomorrow to produce a short film on their idea of India@100, all in 53 hours.
  • This is powered by National Film Development Corporation (NDFC).
  • NDFC Founded: 1975; HQ: Mumbai

Ayush Ministry setting up of Academic Chair at Western Sydney University.

  • The Ministry of Ayush has established the Ayurveda Academic Chair at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute for a period of three years.
  • The Ministry has selected All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi’s Associate Professor Dr. Rajagopala S. for the post of Academic Chair in Ayurvedic Science at Western Sydney University.
  • Aim: To strengthen India’s collaborations in promoting academic and collaborative research activities in Australia.

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