PLACES IN NEWS - 2018 MAY

May 3

Sikkim’s Pakyong airport to become 100th functional airport in India
The Pakyong airport in Sikkim is set to become the 100th operational airport in the country when it is commissioned in June.
Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong from Kolkata under the civil aviation ministry’s regional connectivity scheme.
Sikkim was the only state without an airport in the country. ''The state would enter the aviation map soon when Pakyong airport becomes operational''.
Twenty-five airports have been added to the aviation network under the regional connectivity scheme. The airports from where flights would start in May/June under the scheme are Jamshedpur, Cooch Behar, Durgapur, Kullu and Pantnagar, according to Airport Authority of India chairperson Guruprasad Mohapatra.

May 4

Maharashtra government nod to rename North Maharashtra University after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari
The Maharashtra government decided to recommend the promulgation of an ordinance to rename the Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari.
The decision was taken by the state cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The cabinet has decided to make a recommendation to the governor to promulgate an ordinance to rename the North Maharashtra University as 'Kaviyatri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University', an official in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

May 5

Delhi to host six-day Festival of Bharat
National capital Delhi will host a six-day-long Festival of Bharat as a 21st century tribute to the majesty and depth of India's civilization.
The event will be held at the Scheduled between 9th May and 14th May at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
It will include live evening music fest, a day time lit fest with talks and debates, nutritious Ayurvedic cuisines at the organic food festival, serene morning yoga sessions, meditation and a flea market and exhibition.
Scholars, Grammy award winning artistes, rising new stars and prominent public figures will also be in attendance.

May 7

China to organize film festival in Kolkata in July
China will organize a film festival at Kolkata’s Nandan in July this year, Consul General of the People Republic of China in Kolkata. The week-long film festival will be organized at Nandan, the film and cultural centre in Kolkata, in which seven Chinese films will be screened.
A series of cultural exchanges were on the cards this year between west Bengal and china one of them being folk art exchange, under which artists from west Bengal would visit china in the middle of june next.


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