Daily News Analysis


14th July, 2021 Culture


  • Vice President of India received the book 'Urdu Poets and Writers - Gems of Deccan' authored by senior journalist, Shri J.S. Ifthekhar.
  • The book traces the rich literary and cultural traditions of Deccan, right from the time of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, to the present times.



  • Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in South Asia.
  • It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan.
  • In India, Urdu is an Eighth Schedule language whose status, function, and cultural heritage is recognized by the Constitution of India.
  • It is one of the official languages in states like Kashmir, Telangana, UP, Bihar, New Delhi and West Bengal.
  • The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education.
  • It was set up to promote, develop and propagate Urdu language. The Council started its operation in Delhi in 1996.
  • In Nepal, Urdu is a registered regional dialect.