Culture: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1President Receives First Copy of Book “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’S Greatest Thinker” [ Culture ]

    President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind received 1st copy of book “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker”, from author Shri Pavan Sharma on 21st April, 2018. He established 4 Peethas – in north, south, east & west. Peethas.

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    Img President Receives First Copy of Book - Adi Shankaracharya

    Img President Receives First Copy of Book - Adi Shankaracharya

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  • Jul 10, 2018
  • 1📹 Monuments in North Eastern States Identified for Listing Under World Heritage Site [ Culture ]

    Few monuments in North Eastern States are identified for listing under World Heritage Site as below: World Heritage Site is landmarks are selected by UNESCO. Apatani Cultural Landscape, Arunachal Pradesh - Surrounded by blue rolling hills & cut off from rest of populated areas of…

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1What is Project ‘JATAN’? 6 Museums Under Ministry of Culture- 1 Lakh Art Objects Digitized [ Schemes & Proj., Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has taken up project named ‘JATAN’ in collaboration w/C-DAC, Pune for creating online digital repository of museum collections on national portal www.museumofindia.gov.in for museums.

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

    Image of Integrated Framework of Virtual Museum

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  • Jul 7, 2018
  • 1Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat - Cultural Integration with North-East [ Culture ]

    Famous Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat will see its 1st cultural integration w/North-East to share its roots. Mela is being held from 25th March to 28th March at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar dist. of Gujarat.

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

    Map of Madhavpur Ghed

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan Development of Tourism Infrastructure in the Country [ Eco., Culture ]

    Taking leaf from vibrant night markets in Asia that gives tourists close-up look of life there, GoI contemplating slew of measures providing gamut of experience to draw in travellers.

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    Image of Goals of Tourism Development

    Image of Goals of Tourism Development

    Activities in…

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  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 1President of India Receives Special Issue of ‘Think India’ Journal on Deen Dayal Upadhyay [ Culture, Speeches ]

    Philosopher-politician Deendayal Upadhyay was important national figure. He enriched Indian politics & public thought thru his writing & ideas. There is need for broader consciousness & need to rise above party politics to evaluate him & his work.

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    Image of Deen Dayal Upadhyay

    Image of Deen Dayal Upadhyay

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  • 2Petroleum Minister Inaugurates World-Class Interpretation Centre & Tourist Amenities at Sun Temple [ Culture ]

    World-class Interpretation Centre & tourist facilities at Konark Sun Temple was inaugurated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas w/Utkal Divas celebrations in Odisha. Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha is one of the important tourist attractions in the region.

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    Image of Odisha Day

    Image of Odisha Day

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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1Print Biennale India 2018 -the First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints & Lithography [ Edu., Culture ]

    1st ever Print Biennale India 2018, International Exhibition of Graphic Print was held in New Delhi. Exhibition was organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. People were introduced with lithography medium of printmaking.

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

    Image of Lalit Kala Akademi

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  • 2Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts to Set Up 6 New Regional Centres [ Culture ]

    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is premier govt. -funded arts organization established on November 1985 in memory of Indian PM Indira Gandhi by PM Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Trust was constituted at New Delhi on March 1987.

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Iconic Tourist Sites Project: Important Sites (Important) [ Culture ]

    Following are major Tourist Sites selected by Tourism Minister for Iconic Tourist Sites Project. Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri (UP) - One of the most beautiful monuments built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

    Map of Iconic Tourist Sites Project

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1What is Charkha Museum? [ Culture ]

    National Charkha Museum was inaugurated on 21st May, 2017. Located at Cannaught place in Delhi. Museum depicts history & evolution of Charkha, shows symbol of Nationalism, freedom movement by weaving Swadeshi cloth.

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    Image of National Charkha Museum

    Image of National Charkha Museum

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., Bills, Culture ]

    Tele - Law: In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. Government of India launched the ‘Tele - Law’. Available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network.

    • This will connect the citizens to legal ser…

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  • 2Dara Shukoh’S Writings [ Culture, Ethics ]

    Dara Shukoh, also known as Dara Shikoh (20 March 1615 – 30 August 1659), was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Vice President of India, said that Prince Dara Shukoh’s writings can come as a refreshing source for infusing peace and harmon…

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  • May 15, 2018
  • 1National Banana Festival 2018 [ Agri., Culture ]

    The National Banana Festival (NBF-2018) was held at Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from February 17 to 21. The festival was organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat and a host of National and Stat…

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1Mahamastak Abhisheka Mahotsav 2018: Inagurated by President [ Culture ]

    The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav 2018 of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola was inaugurated. The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

    Map of Location of Shravanabelagola

    Map of Location of Shravanabelagola

    Map of Location of Shravanabelagola

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  • 2President Inaugurates Mahamastak Abhisheka Mahotsav 2018 [ All Upd. ]

    The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav 2018 of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola was inaugurated. The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

    Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

    Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

    Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1President Opens Rashtrapati Bhavan’S Annual ‘Udyanotsav’ [ Culture ]

    Mughal gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan opened for the public after the inauguration by President Ram Nath Kovind on 5th Feb from February 6 to March 9. Visitors will also would be able to see other gardens including the Circular, Spiritual, Herbal, Bonsai, Tactile, and Musical …

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1Pelican Bird Festival at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh [ Env., Culture ]

    The first Pelican Festival was hosted by Andhra Pradesh Tourism department at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh. Recently, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary was recognised as one of the largest pelicanry in the world.

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1ASI Survey to Trace 50 Missing Monuments in the Country [ Schemes & Proj., Culture ]

    As many as 24 monuments have been declared “untraceable” by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these, 11 monuments are in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, while one each in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, …

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  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 4 Missions of Ministry of Culture- National Mission on Monuments (Important) [ Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has 4 important Missions namely, National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities (NMMA), National Mission on Manuscripts, National Mission on Libraries & Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission. Details are given below.

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    Image of national Mission on Monuments & Antiquities

    Image of national Mission on Monuments & Antiquities

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  • Jan 4, 2018
  • 1 What is Project Mausam? 39 Countries Identified Under Project ‘Mausam’ (Important) [ Culture ]

    Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies.

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    Image of Project Mausam

    Image of Project Mausam

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 Losar Festival in Ladakh (Important) [ Culture ]

    The traditional festival of Losar was celebrated in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the beginning of New Year. The 10-day festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.

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    Image of Losar Festival

    Image of Losar Festival

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • 1 Kumbh Mela Included in UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. (Important) [ Culture ]

    The Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO inscribed ´Kumbh Mela´ on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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    Image of UNESCO world heritage site info graphic

    Image of UNESCO world heritage site info graphic

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  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1What is Indology? Professor Hiroshi Marui Gets 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award [ Culture ]

    Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan won the third Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award for year 2017. Dravidology is separate branch dedicated to the Dravidian languages of South India.

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    Image of Indology

    Image of Indology

    About Professo…

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1Aadi Mahotsav-Fortnight Long Tribal Festival-’a Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture [ Culture ]

    Fortnight long tribal festival ’Aadi Mahotsav on theme ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’ will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jeweler and much more through about 200 stalls.

    Image of Fortnight Long Tribal Festival - Aadi Mahotsav

    Image of Fortnight Long Tribal Festival - Aadi Mahotsav

    Image of Fortnight Long Tribal Festival - Aadi Mahotsav

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre to Be Set Up in Delhi [ Culture ]

    North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up in Delhi soon in line with the priority of North East region. Centre to act as cultural and information hub of the North Eastern Region.

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    Image of North Eastern Culture india

    Image of North Eastern Culture india

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