Abhyaas Newsboard – July 2020
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Some Highlights of GK NewsBoard July 2020
1. Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts
The Ministry of Culture had taken up the project of reprinting of 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under the
National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM). Now, the first set of five volumes of Mongolian Kanjur have been
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In the Mongolian language ‘Kanjur’ means ‘Concise Orders’- the words of Lord Buddha in particular.
It is held in high esteem by Mongolian Buddhists and they worship the Kanjur at temples and recite the lines
of Kanjur in daily life as a sacred ritual.
The Mongolian Kanjur has been translated from Tibetan. The language of the Kanjur is Classical Mongolian.
Buddhism was carried to Mongolia by Indian cultural and religious ambassadors during the early Christian
As a result, today, Buddhists form the single largest religious denomination in Mongolia.
2. PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020
Revamped PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been launched.
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The Scheme has been revamped to recognize the performance of the District Collectors towards the outcome
indicators, economic development, peoples’ participation, and redressal of public grievances.
Nominations have been called in four major categories – District Performance Indicators Programme,
Innovation General Category, Aspirational Districts Program, and Namami Gange Program.
The scheme for the very first time seeks to recognize the efforts of District level officials in the Namami
Gange Programme. Under this award category, one award shall be given to a district out of the 57 notified
District Ganga Committees under the Namami Gange Programme.