PRELIMS FACTS February 18, 2021

1.Spring festival ‘Pahela Phagun’ celebrated in Bangladesh

‘Pohela Falgun’ was celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh despite the continued shadow of Corona pandemic in the country; it is also called by the first day of the spring.

2. .Across the Chenab valley region of Jammu and Kashmir Kanchoth festival celebrated

The Kanchoth festival, a symbol of ancient Nag culture who believe that on this day of Gouri Tritiya, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married and the latter insisted on a throne made of snow as her wedding gift.

3. e-Chhawani portal for online civic services to Cantt Boards launched by the defence minister

In order to facilitate ease of living’ and ‘ease of doing’ for the residents of the Cantonment Boards across the country.

About portal

eGov Foundation, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE), and National Informatics Centre (NIC) built this portal.

It takes care of mandatory duties such as the provision of public health, water supply, sanitation, primary education, and street lighting etc.

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