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Prelims Prominence - February 5, 2018


The first ever International Kala Mela

  • he First ever International Kala Mela was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Organizing body –

  • The International Kala Mela has been organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi in partnership with IGNCA of the Ministry of Culture.

Enlighten about the Mela -

  • More than 800 artists from across the world are taking part in the Festival.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi - fostering cultural contacts within the country and also with other countries, through art exhibition and such Art Festivals.
  • The Ministry of Culture has also taken up the ambitious project of Cultural Mapping of India by registering artists across the country on a portal and 1.17 crore such artists have already been registered

State Specific

Advantage Assam Global Investors Summit 2018

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the inaugural session of Advantage Assam – Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati.
  • The Prime Minister recalled the recent ASEAN India Commemorative Summit celebrating 25 years of partnership between ASEAN and India.


International Conference on Demetrios Galanos

What –

  • The International Conference on ‘DemetriosGalanos and His Legacy’ was inaugurated
  • Bharat Vidya Prayojana is the principle host of this conference.”

Where –

  • Indira GandhiNational Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is organizing the 8-days International Conference on, ‘DemetriosGalanos and His Legacy’.
  • The 8-day long convention is being held in Delhi and Varanasi, in addition to organizing the exhibition and folk music of Greece.

Enlighten about DemetriosGalanos

  • DemetriosGalanos (1760–1833) was a foreign scholars who came to India to study in the nineteenth century.
  • He was the only one who stayed in India for 47 years, and except for the first seven years when he lived in Calcutta, for 40 years he lived in the city of Varanasi.
  • He translated the Bhagvad Gita into Greek among many other Sanskrit texts.
  • His major contribution was the compilation of a Sanskrit-English-Greek lexicon of about 9000 words.


CRISIL, SIDBI Launch India’s First MSE Sentiment Index CriSidEx

  • India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises ( MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI
  • CriSidEx is a composite index based on a diffusion index of 8 parameters and measures MSE business sentiment on a scale of 0 (extremely negative ) to 200 ( extremely positive)
  • The parametric feedback was captured through a survey of 1100 MSEs in November –December.

Enlighten about CriSidEx

  • CriSidEx will have 2 indices , one for the ‘survey quarter’ and another for the ‘next quarter’ once a trend emerges after few rounds of the survey , providing independent time series data.
  • The crucial benefit of CriSidEx is that its readings will flag potential headwinds and changes in production cycles and thus help improve market efficiencies. And by capturing the sentiment of exporters and importers

Pre. Facts

‘Exam Warriors' – book authored by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched

  • ‘Exam Warriors’. It seeks to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy.
  • ‘Exam Warriors’ is an inspiring book for the youth. It is a thought-provoking book and will be a handy guide for students in India and across the world.

Sources – pib,the hindu,Indian express