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18 January Current Affairs

Losar Festival

  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal organized the Losar Festival in its premises.
  • The Tibetan New Year is referred to as Losar.
  • The Tibetan Calendar is based on the lunar calendar and consists of twelve (or thirteen) months.
  • Losar starts on the first day of the first month of the Tibetan Calendar when the new moon is sighted.
  • Oftentimes, Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, but sometimes they might have a difference of a day, or even a lunar month.
  • To mark the Losar, a three-day festival is celebrated by Tibetans worldwide with prayers, hanging prayer flags, ceremonies, folk dances, passing fire torches among gatherings, and friends and family reunions.
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, also known as National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is an anthropology museum located in Bhopal, India.
  • It represents an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India

Vulture and Raptor survey

  • The first-ever vulture and raptor survey was held in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS)
  • The survey that was concluded in the Wayanad landscape recently recorded 24 species of raptors and four species of vultures.
  • The three-day program was organized by the Forest and Wildlife Department, and two territorial forest divisions, including the South and North Wayanad Forest Divisions.
  • Raptors come under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and have apex predator status in an ecosystem.
  • Indian vulture, White-rumped vulture, Red headed vultures were spotted.