By: D.K Choudhary
Bihar Government Prohibits State Officials from Consuming Liquor Anywhere In The World
i. The Bihar Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out a new rule under which the no officials of the state government would be allowed to consume liquor either in the state or outside the state and not even abroad.
ii. This makes Bihar the first state to have such restrictions for officials and judges.
iii. The cabinet amended the Bihar Government Servants’ Conduct Rules 1976 and approved the Bihar Judicial Officers Conduct Rules, 2017.
iv. From now the bureaucrats, judges or magistrates caught drinking anywhere in the world will be punished.
v. Any officer found guilty would be liable to face dismissal, suspension or even salary cuts.
vi. The drinking ban will also apply to Bihar officials on deputation outside the state.
♦ Capital: Patna ♦ Bird: Sparrow
♦ Governor: Ram Nath Kovind ♦ Flower: Marigold
♦ Animal: Ox ♦ Tree: Peepal
Khajuraho Dance Festival Starts in Madhya Pradesh
i. The Khajuraho Dance Festival kicked off at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh from February 20, 2017. The seven day festival will conclude on February 26, 2017.
ii. The dance festival is conducted every year by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad.
iii. This cultural festival showcases various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field.
Khajuraho Dance Festivaliv .The dances are performed in an open-air auditorium, usually in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to Surya (the Sun God) and the Vishvanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
v. Some of the activities to be undertaken as a part of the festival include, international art conclave, dialogue on art, documentaries, short films among others
State Festival of Madhya Pradesh :
Tejaji Fair, Khajuraho Dance Festival and Lokrang festival