Current Affairs search results for: "MANIPUR"
By admin: April 29, 2022

1. Centre keen on lifting AFSPA from northeast

Tags: National News

PM Narendra Modi said that AFSPA may be partially withdrawn from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland (from 1st April) due to peaceful conditions since 2014.

  • AFSPA will now be applicable only in 31 districts and partially in 12 districts in four states of Northeast Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • These four states together have 90 districts.

  • AFSPA was withdrawn completely in Meghalaya in 2018, Tripura in 2015 and Mizoram in the 1980s.

  • What is AFSPA?

  • Armed Forces Special Powers Act, (AFSPA), gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas.”

  • It came into force decades ago in the context of insurgency in the northeastern states.

  • It provides "special powers" to the army, air force and central paramilitary forces.

  • The Act provides that if "reasonable suspicion exists", the armed forces may also arrest any person without warrant; May enter or search premises without warrant and prohibit possession of firearms.

  • AFSPA is presently in force in areas falling under the jurisdiction of 3 districts of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and 8 police stations of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam.

  • What are the Disturbed Areas?

  • A disturbed area means which is declared by notification under Section 3 of the AFSPA.

  • A region may be disturbed because of differences or disputes between members of different, racial, religious, language or regional groups or castes or communities.

  • The Central Government or the Governor of the State or administrator of the Union Territory have power to declare the whole or part of the State or Union Territory as a disturbed area.

By admin: April 23, 2022

2. Manipur celebrates Khongjom Day at Khongjom War Memorial Complex

Tags: State News

Khongjom Day was celebrated on 23rd April at Khongjom War Memorial Complex at Khebaching in Thoubal District of Manipur.

  • Khongjom Day is celebrated every year on 23 April in Manipur.

  • This day is observed in the memory of the brave Manipur warriors who made the supreme sacrifice against the British in the battle of Khongjom during the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891.

  • The day is celebrated annually by the Government of Manipur at Khongjom War Memorial Complex located in Thoubal district.

  • The Khongjom War Memorial Complex, a historic war memorial site, houses the world's tallest sword statue built in memory of the soldiers who fought in the war.

  • Anglo-Manipur War 

  • The Anglo-Manipur War was an armed conflict between the British Empire and the Kingdom of Manipur, which was fought from 31 March to 27 April 1891.

  • This historic war started due to jealousy, discontent, distrust and discord among the princes of Manipur.

  • This war was fought at Kheba hills of Khongjom in Manipur and hence the name of this day is Khongjom Day.

  • After the war ended on 27 April 1891, Manipur was under direct control of the British.

  • After this war, the British government prosecuted many people and sentenced them to death.

By admin: April 12, 2022

3. NITI Aayog's Energy Climate Index

Tags: National

NITI Aayog has released the State Energy and Climate Index - Cycle 1 (SECI) in which Gujarat has topped the list of large states while Goa has topped the list of smaller states.

  • The index compares states and union territories based on several indicators and will encourage them to transition to energy.

  • This index by NITI Aayog aims to rank the states and union territories on the basis of performance on six parameters, which include the performance of power distribution companies, energy efficiency and access to energy.

  • According to the commission report, Gujarat is followed by Kerala and Punjab respectively. In this list, states like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have been placed at the last position.

  • Goa tops the index among smaller states. It is followed by Tripura and Manipur respectively.

  • The objective of SECI Round-I is to rank the states and union territories on six parameters. These six parameters can be seen in the following points:

  • Performance of Electricity Distribution Companies (Discoms),

  • access, affordability and reliability of energy,

  • clean energy initiative

  • energy efficiency,

  • sustainable environment and

  • New initiatives are included.

  • A total of 27 indicators are included in these standards.

  • States and Union Territories will be able to compare their benchmarks using the index and will be able to develop better policy regimes.

  • Chandigarh tops the Union Territories (UTs). This is followed by Delhi and Daman and Diu/Dadra and Nagar Haveli respectively.

  • Punjab has been ranked first among large states as per DISCOM performance, while Kerala topped in energy access, affordability and reliability categories.

  • Similarly, Haryana in the Clean Energy Initiative category and Tamil Nadu in the Energy Efficiency category has been the best among large states. This index is based on the figures of 2019-20.

Administrative Structure of NITI Aayog

Chairman: Prime Minister

Vice President: Rajiv Kumar at present appointed by the Prime Minister

Governing Council: Chief Ministers of all States and Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories.

Regional Council: The Prime Minister or a person nominated by him presides over the meeting of Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors to address specific regional issues.

Ad-hoc Membership: 2 ex-officio members on rotation from leading research institutes.

Ex-officio Membership: A maximum of four members of the Union Council of Ministers nominated by the Prime Minister.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Secretary to the Government of India who is appointed by the Prime Minister for a fixed term.

Special Invitees: Experts from various fields nominated by the Prime Minister.

By admin: March 25, 2022

4. Yogi Adityanath sworn in second time as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Tags: Popular State News

The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP ) leader  Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the  22nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by the Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel on 25 March 2022. Yogi Aditya nath who was made Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 was sworn in for the second time as the Chief Minister.

  • The swearing in ceremony was held at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana cricket stadium , Lucknow. The ceremony  was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders and Ministers.
  • The swearing-in ceremony was attended by the Chief Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the center . Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ,Assam Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma , Uttarakhand Chief Minister  Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan , Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Das , Manipur Chief Minister  N.Biren Singh, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Karnataka Chief Minister  Basavraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Prema Khandu, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur were present during the ceremony.
  •  52 ministers were sworn in including Brajesh Pathak and Keshav Prasad Maurya as Deputy Chief Minister
  • The BJP won 255 seats in the 403 Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly which went to the polls in 2022. The alliance partner Apna Dal won 12 seats and the NISHAD party won 6. The total seats won by BJP and its alliances are 273.
    The election to constitute the 18th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly was held in seven phases from 10 February to 7 March 2022.

About Yogi Aditya Nath 

  • Yogi Adityanath contested the assembly election from Gorakhpur Urban seat and won it by defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Sabhawati Shukla by a margin of 1,03,390 votes.

  • He is a five time Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur constituencies (in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 )

  • Yogi Adityanath has become the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to return to power after completing a full tenure of five years. 

  • The last chief minister to win consecutive terms in Uttar Pradesh (undivided) was Narayan Dutt Tiwari in 1985. This makes Yogi Adityanath the first chief minister to retain power in 37 years.

  • He was born as Ajay Singh Bisht in Pauri Garhwal in Uttrakhand .

  • In 2014 he became the head mahant of the Gorakhnath Math located  in Gorakhpur  after the death of mahant  Aavaidyanath. 

  • The first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was Gobind Ballabh Pant (1950-1952) of the Congress party. 

By admin: March 22, 2022

5. N Biren Singh sworn as Manipur CM

Tags: Popular State News

Nongthombam Biren Singh of Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) was sworn in for the second term as the Chief Minister of Manipur on 21 March 2022. He was administered the oath of office by the Manipur Governor La Ganeshan .

  • N. Biren Singh was the Chief Minister of Manipur from 2017-22 and  was reelected form his assembly constituency of  Heingang  at the recently held Manipur  legislative assembly election  2022.

  • BJP won 32 seats in the 60 member Manipur Legislative Assembly election held  in two phases on 28 February and 5 March 2022.

  • N.Biren Singh before joining politics was a footballer and a journalist . He played for the Border Security Force (BSF) football team.

  • He is the 12th Person to be the Chief Minister of Manipur . The first Chief Minister was M.Koireng Singh.

By admin: March 11, 2022

6. BJP poised to form government in 4 states and AAP sweeps Punjab polls

Tags: National Popular

Bharatiya Janata Party is set to form governments in Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa while the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) swept away Punjab.

The general election to constitute a new legislative Assembly in the states of Manipur, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab  was held by the Election Commission of India  from 14 February 2022 to March 7 ,2022.

  • Uttar Pradesh voted in 7 phases from February 10 to March 7 to elect 403 vidhan sabha members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

  •  The 40-member assembly of Goa went to polls in a single phase on February 14.

  • The 70 member assembly of Uttarakhand went to polls in a single phase on February 14. 

  • The 117 member assembly of  Punjab went to polls in a single phase on February 20. 

  • The 60 member assembly of  Manipur  went to polls in  two phases on 28 February and  5 March 2022.


Total Seats

Majority seats 

Second place 




Aam Aadmi Party  -92 seats 

Congress(I)- 18 seats

 Shiromani Akali Dal-3 seats

Uttar Pradesh


BJP-255 seats

Samajwadi party-111 seats

Congress-2 seats



BJP-47 seats

Congress-19 seats

Others - 2 seats 



BJP-32 seats

National People’s Party -7 seats

Congress-5 seats



BJP-20 seats


AAP-2 seats

In Uttar  Pradesh,the alliance partners of BJP were Apna Dal(Sonelal) and NISHAD Party(Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal") .The alliance partner Apna Dal won 12 seats and the NISHAD party won 6. The total seats won by BJP and its alliances are 273.

Notable winners of the Poll

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of BJP  won from Gorakhpur Urban seat by defeating Samajwadi Party’s Subhawati Upendra Dutt Shukla. This was the first time he contested an Assembly poll. 

  • Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav  won the Karhal seat  by defeating the Union Minister of State for Law and Justice Satya Pal Singh Baghel.

  • Manipur Chief Minister N.Biren Singh of BJP defeated Congress's P Sharatchandra from Heingang seat.

  • Goa Chief Minister Pramod  Sawant  won the  Sanquelim assembly constituency seat  as he defeated Congress leader Dharmesh Saglani. 

Notable losers

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister and BJP leader, Pushkar Singh Dhamilost the election from Khatima to the Congress candidate Bhuwan Chandra Kapri.
  • Punjab Chief Ministerand Congress Party (I) candidate  Charanjit Singh Channi contested from two constituencies and lost both . He was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) candidate Labh Singh Ugoke in the Bahadaur assembly seat. He also lost his traditional Chamkaur singh sahib seat to  his name sake ,Chanranjit singh Channi  of Aam Aadmi Party.
  • Former Chief Minister of Punjab ,Captain Amrinder Singh who formed a new party, Punjab Lok Congress lost his Patiala Urban constituency to AAP's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli.
  • Congress Party Punjab chief , Navjot Singh Sidhu lost the Amritsar East seat to AAP candidate Jeevanjyot Kaur
  • Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya  was defeated by Pallavi Patel of Samajwadi Party in Sirathu constituency .

Pushkar Singh Dhami and Charanjit Singh Channi have resigned from their post .

Chief Election Commissioner of India : Sushil Chandra .

By admin: Jan. 26, 2022

7. Padma Awards 2022

Tags: Awards National News

Ahead of Republic Day 2022, the Government of India on 25th January 2022 announced the Padma Awards. Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards of the country which is conferred in three categories, i.e. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

  • A total of 4 Padma Vibhushans, 17 Padma Bhushans and 107 Padma Shri awards have been conferred this year. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 Posthumous awardees.
  • These awards are conferred by the President of India at the ceremonial functions which are held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March / April every year.

Padma Vibhushan (4):

This award is awarded for exceptional and distinguished services.

  • Former Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat, Hindustani Classical vocalist Prabha Atre and Radheshyam Khemka of Gita Press have been named for the Padma Vibhushan.
  • Apart from Gen. Rawat, Singh and Khemka have been conferred the award posthumously.

Padma Bhushan (17):

This award is awarded for distinguished service of a high order.


Field - State/Country

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

Public Affairs - Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Victor Banerjee

Art - West Bengal

Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)

Art - Punjab

Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Public Affairs - West Bengal

Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran 

Trade and Industry - Maharashtra

Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo) 

Trade and Industry - Telangana 

Ms. Madhur Jaffery

Others-Culinary - United States of America

Shri Devendra Jhajharia

Sports - Rajasthan 

Shri Rashid Khan 

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Rajiv Mehrishi

Civil Service - Rajasthan 

Shri Satya Narayana Nadella 

Trade and Industry - United States of America

Shri Sundararajan Pichai

Trade and Industry - United States of America

Shri Cyrus Poonawalla

Trade and Industry -Maharashtra

Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous)

Science and Engineering - Mexico

Ms. Pratibha Ray 

Literature and Education - Odisha

Swami Sachidanand

Literature and Education - Gujarat

Shri Vashishth Tripathi

Literature and Education - Uttar Pradesh

Padma Shri (107):

This award is awarded for distinguished service in any field.


Field - State/Country

Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala

Trade and Industry - West Bengal

Prof. Najma Akhtar

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Sumit Antil

Sports - Haryana 

Shri T Senka Ao

Literature and Education - Nagaland

Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)

Art - Uttar Pradesh 

Shri Subbanna Ayyappan

Science and Engineering - Karnataka 

Shri J K Bajaj

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam

Literature and Education - Tamil Nadu 

Srimad Baba Balia

Social Work - Odisha 

Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Science and Engineering - West Bengal

Ms. Madhuri Barthwal

Art - Uttarakhand 

Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat

Literature and Education - Ladakh

Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi

Literature and Education - Punjab

Shri Pramod Bhagat

Sports - Odisha

Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri

Art - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia 

Art - Sikkim 

Shri Maria Christopher Byrski

Literature and Education - Poland 

Acharya Chandanaji

Social Work - Bihar

Ms. Sulochana Chavan

Art - Maharashtra 

Shri Neeraj Chopra

Sports - Haryana

Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary

Social Work - Assam 

Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil

Sports - Kerala

Shri S Damodaran 

Social Work - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Faisal Ali Dar

Sports - Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi

Trade and Industry - Chandigarh

Dr. Prokar Dasgupta

Medicine - United Kingdom

Shri Aditya Prasad Dash

Science and Engineering - Odisha

Dr. Lata Desai

Medicine - Gujarat

Shri Malji bhai Desai

Public Affairs - Gujarat

Ms. Basanti Devi

Social Work - Uttarakhand 

Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi

Art - Manipur

Ms. Muktamani Devi 

Trade and Industry - Manipur

Ms. Shyamamani Devi

Art - Odisha

Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Gujarat

Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia

Social Work - Gujarat

Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi

Art - Rajasthan

Shri Dhaneswar Engti

Literature and Education - Assam

Shri Om Prakash Gandhi

Social Work - Haryana

Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati

Literature and Education - Andhra Pradesh

Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Jharkhand

Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)

Literature and Education - Bihar

Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru

Literature and Education - Odisha

Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)

Art - Andhra Pradesh 

Shri Ryuko Hira

Trade and Industry - Japan 

Ms. Sosamma Iype

Others - Animal Husbandry - Kerala

Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia

Literature and Education - Madhya Pradesh

Ms. Sowcar Janaki

Art - Tamil Nadu

Ms. Tara Jauhar

Literature and Education - Delhi

Ms. Vandana Kataria

Sports - Uttarakhand

Shri H R Keshavamurthy

Art - Karnataka

Shri Rutger Kortenhorst

Literature and Education - Ireland

Shri P Narayana Kurup

Literature and Education - Kerala

Ms. Avani Lekhara

Sports - Rajasthan

Shri Moti Lal Madan

Science and Engineering - Haryana

Shri Shivnath Mishra

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous)

Medicine - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah

Art - Telangana 

Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)

Civil Service - Delhi

Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan

Art - Puducherry

Ms. R Muthukannammal 

Art - Tamil Nadu 

Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin

Others - Grassroots Innovation - Karnataka

Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik

Others - Agriculture - Karnataka

Shri Tsering Namgyal

Art - Ladakh

Shri A K C Natarajan

Art - Tamil Nadu

Shri V L Nghaka

Literature and Education - Mizoram 

Shri Sonu Nigam

Art - Maharashtra

Shri Ram Sahay Panday 

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya 

Literature and Education - Thailand

Ms. K V Rabiya

Social Work - Kerala

Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi

Science and Engineering - Maharashtra

Shri Sheesh Ram

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ramachandraiah 

Art - Telangana

Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao

Medicine - Andhra Pradesh

Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai

Social Work - Gujarat

Ms. Padmaja Reddy 

Art - Telangana 

Guru Tulku Rinpoche

Others - Spiritualism - Arunachal Pradesh 

Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar

Sports - Goa

Shri Vidyanand Sarek

Literature and Education - Himachal Pradesh

Shri Kali Pada Saren

Literature and Education - West Bengal

Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah

Medicine - Tamil Nadu

Ms. Prabhaben Shah

Social Work - Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Shri Dilip Shahani

Literature and Education - Delhi

Shri Ram Dayal Sharma 

Art - Rajasthan 

Shri Vishwamurti Shastri

Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir

Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan

Literature and Education - Russia

Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)

Literature and Education Karnataka

Shri Kaajee Singh

Art - West Bengal

Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh

Art - Manipur

Shri Prem Singh

Social Work - Punjab

Shri Seth Pal Singh

Others - Agriculture - Uttar Pradesh 

Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh

Literature and Education - Uttar Pradesh

Baba Iqbal Singh Ji

Social Work - Punjab

Dr. Bhimsen Singhal

Medicine - Maharashtra

Shri Sivananda

Others - Yoga - Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar

Science and Engineering - Uttar Pradesh 

Ms. Ajita Srivastava 

Art - Uttar Pradesh

Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami

Others - Spiritualism - Goa

Dr. Balaji Tambe (Posthumous)

Medicine - Maharashtra 

Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar

Literature and Education - Haryana

Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi

Medicine - Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Lalita Vakil

Art - Himachal Pradesh

Ms. Durga Bai Vyam

Art - Madhya Pradesh

Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas

Science and Engineering - Gujarat

Ms. Badaplin War

Literature and Education - Meghalaya


  • Former West Bengal Chief Minister buddhadeb Bhattacharjee turned down the Padma Bhushan.
  • Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee refused to accept the Padma Shri.

By admin: Jan. 21, 2022

8. Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura celebrate their 50th Statehood Day

Tags: State News

All three states received their full statehood on 21st January 1972 as per the provisions of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.

From November 1956 till January 1972, Manipur and Tripura were Union Territories whereas Meghalaya was an autonomous part of the state of Assam.

The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, also created separate High Courts for Meghalaya, Manipur, and Tripura.




  • Capital - Shillong
  • Governor - Satya Pal Malik
  • CM - Conrad Sangma
  • Unicameral Legislature
  • Anthem - Meghalaya Geet
  • State Mammal - Clouded leopard 
  • State Bird - Hill myna
  • State Flower - Lady's Slipper Orchid
  • State Tree - Gamhar
  • Capital - Imphal
  • Governor - La Ganesan
  • CM - N Biren Singh
  • Unicameral Legislature
  • Anthem - Sana Leibak Manipur
  • State Mammal - Sangai 
  • State Bird - Nongyeen
  • State Flower - Shirui Lily
  • State Tree - Uningthou
  • Capital - Agartala
  • Governor - Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • CM - Biplab Kumar Deb
  • Unicameral Legislature
  • State Mammal - Phayre's Langur
  • State Bird - Green Imperial Pigeon
  • State Flower - Nageshwar
  • State Tree - Agar 

By admin: Jan. 17, 2022

9. Birju Maharaj, the legendary Kathak dancer, dies at 83

Tags: National News

Pandit Birju Maharaj, the torchbearer of Lucknow's Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Kathak, passed away at the age of 83.

  • He was a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, which includes his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj, who served as court dancer in Raigarh princely state. 
  • He also practiced Hindustani classical music and was a vocalist
  • In 1964, he received the honorary Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and in 1986 he received Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian honor.
  • He has choreographed for several films like Shatranj Ke Khiladi by Satyajit Ray till Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, and many others.

Classical Dance form of India 

According to the government of India there are Eight classical dance form in India 

Dance  Origin /State 

Bharatnatyam:  Tamil Nadu 

Manipuri Dance : Manipur 

Kathak: North India, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Delhi, Madhya Pradesh.

Odissi : Odisha 

Kathakali : Kerala 

Mohiniattam : Kerala 

Kuchipudi: Mainly Andhra Pradesh 

Sattriya : Assam 

By admin: Jan. 15, 2022

10. Election Commission double the broadcast time for Parties

Tags: National News

Election Commission of India has decided to double the broadcast  time allotted to each National Party and recognized State Parties in poll bound states.

  • The election commission order states that a base time of 90 minutes will be given to each national party and recognized state party of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The facilities will be available from the regional kendras of All India Radio and Doordarshan.
  • The earlier allotted time was 45 minutes.
  • The time allotted to the recognized political parties in these states has been increased as due to the corona pandemic the emphasis is on avoiding rallies and maintaining  non physical contacts for campaigning