Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: ICCR

‘Window to the states’ — India’s culture council signs MoU with 23 states for ‘cultural diplomacy’

Signed at Azad Bhawan, the MoU aims at promoting traditional artisans and showcasing their heritage to the world. 

Can’t return to Taliban, can’t stay in uncertainty in India—Afghan students’ woes only rise

With the ICCR refusing scholarships to Afghan students, the latter are relying on personal funds to study in India. But friends can't guarantee jobs.

‘What about my future?’ — Afghan students on Indian grant caught between Taliban & visa rules

For the 2021-22 academic session, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has granted scholarships to 650 Afghan students. 

Bangladesh major engine of growth, India will continue to learn from it, says FS Shringla

At the MoU ceremony on setting up the Bangabandhu Chair at the Delhi University, Shringla also said bonds between the two nations are marked by closeness, substance & understanding.

RSS influence over govt institutions grows with new IIMC & Prasar Bharati appointments

New IIMC DG Sanjay Dwivedi and newly formed Prasar Bharati Recruitment board’s chief Jagdish Upasane have had Sangh Parivar connections for a long time.

ICCR to promote India’s heritage online in ‘soft diplomacy’ amid global Covid-19 lockdown

The ICCR is moving its classes online through which people can learn classical dance, music, painting, yoga, and even participate in a global competition.

India to showcase Deen Dayal Upadhyaya as cultural icon, to hold annual lecture

This is the first time that ICCR, India’s external cultural agency, is holding an event in the name of the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.