Current Affairs News 2018Current Affairs 2018

Exam Warriors“:  Book written by Narendra Modi was released this february – The book highlights issues of importance to students such as coping with exam related stress.

Key Points:
  • The book “Exam Warriors” authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi s released by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a function in New Delhi.
  • The books aims to inspire youth to face the difficult moments of examinations and life with fresh and new energy. It gives stress on the  importance of play, sleep & even travel.
  • The book will be translated in multiple languages and will be made available across the country. The book is 208 pages thick  and consists of issues written  in fun, interactive manner with colourful illustration, activities, yoga exercises and helps youths in facing exams and also facing life .
  • It is published by Penguin India.
  • Currently, it is available in English and will soon be published in multiple languages. This book also contains a letter from the Prime Minister to the teachers and parents.
  • The book also consists of  “25 mantras” for  the students and urges them to treat examinations as “a festival” and “celebrate it”

 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugrated – 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Faridabad, Haryana.

The 15-day festival displayed the richness and diversity of handicrafts, hand looms and cultural heritage of the country.

Key points
  1. It is an annual cultural festival being organised since 1987 and aims to showcase and display the richness and diversity of the handicrafts and cultural heritage of India.
  2. This year the theme state is Uttar Pradesh and Kyrgyzstan acted as the partner nation.
  3. Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs Ministry Organises Mela Each Year.
  4. Surajkund fesival derives its name from ancient amphitheatre constructed in 10th century AD by Raja Suraj Pal, one of Tomar chieftains.
  5. This is an unique monument which was built to worship Sun God (Surya) and it also resembles a Greek amphitheatre.
  6. This year’s theme state Uttar Pradesh showcased its religious tourism, rural tourism and spiritual tourism apart from its art, culture and heritage. 29 countries also took part in this edition of the Mela.
  7. It also showcased religious tourism circuit — such as Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura apart from the art, culture, and heritage of UP.