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  • 12 Jan 2023
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Indian Song wins Golden Globe Award

Recently, music composer M M Keeravani accepted the award for Best Original Song for Telugu film RRR (directed by SS Rajamouli) at the 80th Golden Globe Awards. ‘Naatu Naatu’ becomes the first Asian song to win the coveted award.

Golden Globe Award, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), is a recognition of outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television during the previous year. The Golden Globes are considered second in importance both to the Academy Awards (or Oscars) for films.

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Swami Vivekananda and National Youth Day 2023

Every year 12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day (NYD) to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. NYD was declared by GoI in 1984. Theme for 2023 - ‘Viksit Yuva - Viksit Bharat’.

Swami Vivekananda was a key figure in the introduction of the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and he is credited with bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.

He was also a strong advocate for social justice and worked to uplift the status of women and lower castes in Indian society. He was the chief disciple of the 19th-century mystic Ramakrishna Paramhansa and he established Ramakrishna Mission in 1897.

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Uganda's Worst Ebola Outbreak Ends: WHO

After 4 months and 55 deaths, the latest Ebola epidemic in Uganda (worst in 2 decades) was declared over by the WHO. The outbreak was caused by the Sudan strain of the virus.

Ebola virus disease is a hemorrhagic fever that is transmitted through body contact with sick or dead people or animals (a “viral hemorrhagic fever” is a condition that damages the overall cardiovascular system, and reduces the body's ability to function on its own). Its symptoms include fever, fatigue and headaches, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, and internal and external bleeding. Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in DRC.

While there are existing Ebola vaccines (Ervebo vaccine), they do not protect against the Sudan strain.

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Swadesh Darshan Project

Beypore and Kumarakom are the (only) two tourism destinations Kerala has included in the detailed project report (DPR) to be submitted to the Centre for Phase-2 of the Swadesh Darshan Project.

Beypore has historic importance as a port town. It is also globally famed for its Beypore Uru (boat) and the beautiful seashore, which could boost its tourism sector in a big way.

Swadesh Darshan Scheme was first launched in 2014-15 by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for the integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits. Swadesh Darshan 2.0 moves away from theme-based tourist circuits and focuses on reviving up destination tourism. The govt. has identified 15 States under this scheme to be promoted as part of India’s new domestic tourism policy.

Read More - Swadesh Darshan 2.0, GI Tag for Beypore Uru

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