GK Update In English 24th April 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary
1. Winners of ‘1st Print Biennale India 2018’ Given Away Awards in New Delhi

i. Lalit Kala Akademi, organised the award ceremony of the ‘1st Print Biennale India 2018 (PBI)’ in New Delhi. The Chief Guest of the programme was Ms Sujata Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture.

ii. Arup Kumar Kuity (Andhra Pradesh), Satya Narayana Gavara (Andhra Pradesh), Preya Bhagat (Uttar Pradesh), Purvi Parmar (Gujrat) and Sonal Varshneya (Uttar Pradesh) were given the award in the 1st PBI.
  • M.L. Srivastava is the Protem Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi.
2. Bengal’s Digambarpur, India’s Best Gram Panchayat
i. West Bengal has once again topped in the country with Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) bagging the Centre’s award for the best Gram Panchayat in the country.
ii. The survey was conducted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Digambarpur GP at Patharpratima block in South 24-Parganas has come up as the best out of 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country.
  • West Bengal CM- Mamata Banerjee, Governor- Keshri Nath Tripathi.
  • Sunderban tiger reserve and Buxa tiger reserves are situated in West Bengal.
  • Hanumata Dam is in West Bengal built over Ganga River.
3. Nitish Kumar Launches 3 Books On Champaran Movement
i. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released three books based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran movement of 1917.
ii. Nitish Kumar released the books titled- ‘Mister M K Gandhi Ki Champaran Diary’ written by Arvind Mohan, ‘Champaran Andolan 1917’ edited by Ashutosh Partheshwar and ‘Pir Muhammad Munis: Kalam Ka Satyagrahi’ collected and edited by Srikant.
  • The Champaran movement is acknowledged as the first Satyagraha movement inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.
4. AFSPA Removed From Meghalaya
i. The Union Home Ministry completely revoked the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya while diluting it in other regions of Arunachal Pradesh.
ii. Until September 2017, 40% of Meghalaya was under AFSPA.  It is now applicable only in 8 police stations in Arunachal, down from 16 police stations in 2017.
  • Rajnath Singh is the Home Minister of India.
  • Meghalaya CM- Conrad Sangma, Governor- Ganga Prasad.
  • Balphakram National Park is located in Meghalaya.

5. World Book and Copyright Day: 23 April
i. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated globally this year on 23 April to provide the people with many ideas and plans to make them aware of the situation and condition in the World. The World Book Capital for 2018 is Athens, Greece.
ii. 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.
  • 23 April was first proclaimed as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO in 1995.

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