Art and Culture: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Jaipur Shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site [ Culture ]

    The Pink city of India Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, made an official entry into UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at 43rd session of UNESCO World Her

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  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 1 Translation of Vedas into Various Indian Languages [ Culture, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Vice President of India at Tirumala proposed to translate Vedas into various Indian languages so as to make its understandibility simple and easy for the common men. As per Vice President Vedas are veritable treasure house of knowledge and research programmes should be conducted

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 To Implement Recommendations of Committee for Promotion & Protection of Maithili Language [ Committees/Govt. Bodies, Culture ]

    A Committee in year 2018 for making report for Promotion & Protection of Maithili Language & its scripts constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development. To establish Script & Manuscript Centre at Darbhanga in any one of Universities viz. Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University

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  • May 23, 2019
  • 1 Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artists [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    A scheme namely “Scheme for Pension & Medical Aid to Artistes” implemented by Government to improve financial & socio-economic status of old aged artistes & scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. leading miserable life or are

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  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 1 Museum on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Yaad-E-Jallian Museum, Museum on 1857 and Drishyakala Museum [ Culture ]

    The Prime Minister, will inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort, New Delhi on 23 January 2019. Yaad-e-Jallian Museum is the museum on Jallianwala Bagh and World War I. Museum on 1857is on India’s first war of Independence and Drishyakala- Museum is on Indian Art

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  • 2 Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    The Prime Minister inaugurated Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi. PM unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of 55 outlets which would serve as Centers of Excellence at the Hastkala Sankul, which is a complex dedicated to the handicrafts of the r

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  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 1 Heritage Preservation in Indian Railways Explained [ Culture, Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways has initiated several measures to promote heritage preservation in the Railways. Most important heritage include: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005), Kalka Shimla Railway (2008) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai (2004

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  • Mar 12, 2019
  • 1 28 Indian Antiquities Retrieved from Abroad from 2015 to 2018 [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    The Archaeological Survey of India is constantly making its best efforts to retrieve the antiquities which have been taken away from the country in violation of the Antiquates and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

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    Image Of Under Threat

    Image Of Under Threat

    • The Archaeological Survey

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  • Mar 6, 2019
  • 1 ‘Dandi Yatra’ Exhibition to Propagate Gandhi’S Message of Peace [ Culture ]

    An exhibition titled ‘Dandi Yatra’, being organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), is part of the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to propagate his message of peace, the ministry of culture said Saturday.

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    Image of Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    Image of Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 1 National Integration Under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    The Government of India has launched an initiative Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) to foster national integration by a coordinated mutual engagement process between States, Union Territories, Central Ministries, Educational Institutions and general public through linguistic, li

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  • 2 National Level Kala Utsav to Promote Arts in Schools Launched [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    Union Minister of HRD, will inaugurate “Kala Utsav” (Festival of Arts) at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi on 12th December, 2018. • Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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    Image Of Kala Utsav

    Image Of Kala Utsav

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  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 The Dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ Submitted to UNESCO for 2019-20 Initiative [ Culture ]

    India’s Ministry of Culture has informed the Indian Parliament that, at present, India has 42 sites listed under UNESCO’s tentative list, which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Sites.

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    Image Of World Heritage Sites

    Image Of World Heritage Sites

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  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves Amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 [ Bills, Culture, Political Science ]

    Union Cabinet approved the Amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. Proposed amendment ensures representation of the Opposition Party in the Trust “The Leader of Opposition recognized as such in the House of the People, or where there is no such Leader of Op

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1 PM Inaugurates Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Rajkot [ Culture ]

    PM inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Museum in Rajkot. Museum is set up at Alfred High School, which was imp. part of formative years of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji studied in Alfred High School for 4 years & completed his matriculation.

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    Image of First English Medium School in Saurashtra

    Image of First English medium school in Saurashtra

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  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 Ayodhya Land Dispute: SC Declines to Revisit Its 1994 Judgment and Refer It to Larger Bench [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    SC declined to refer 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that mosques are not integral to Islam to larger constitution bench. Judgement was delivered by 3-judge bench w/2: 1 majority. Majority judgement was written by Justice Ashok Bhushan on behalf of himself & Chief Justice Deepak Mi

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Lays Foundation Stone for Prime Ministers’ Museum at Teen Murti Estate (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    Minister of state for culture & Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs jointly laid foundation stone for proposed Museum on Prime Ministers of India at Teen Murti Estate, New Delhi.

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

    Image of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Culture Releases National Museum Research Bulletin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has released National Museum Research Bulletin Number 10: Special issue. Bulletin was revived after gap of 16 years. It has released Sindhu Ghati Sabhyata: Ek Parichay, a Hindi version of An Introduction to Indus Valley Civilization which among bestsellers at

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  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1 26 Religious Cities/Sites in 19 States Identified for Development Under PRASHAD Scheme [ Economy, Culture, Geography ]

    Ministry of Tourism provides financial assistance to state Govt. / UT Administrations under schemes of Swadesh Darshan, National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation & Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) & Assistance to Central Agencies for development of tourism infra

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  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 1 Jaipur Likely to Become World Heritage City [ Culture ]

    Jaipur is next proposed site for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) world heritage recognition, as informed by Union Minister for Culture, Rajasthan, in Rajya Sabha recently.

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    Image of World Heritage City Status

    Image of World Heritage City status

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 First Project Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme the ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Culture, Geography ]

    1st project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur. Project covers 2 sites i. e Kangla Fort & Khongjom in Manipur. Project was sanctioned by Ministry of Tourism in September 2015 for Rs. 72.30 Cr.

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

    Image of Swadesh Darshan Scheme

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  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Culture Launches ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    Union Ministry of Culture launched scheme to reimburse central share of CGST & IGST on food, prasad, langar or bhandara offered by religious & charitable institutions on 1st August, 2018. Scheme, Seva Bhoj Yojna, has total outlay of Rs. 325.00 cr. for financial years 2018 - 19 &

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 🌟 ASI Discovers 254 Copper Coins Belonging to Medieval Period in Premises of Khirki Mosque (Imp.) [ Culture ]

    Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered collection of 254 Copper Coins n premises of Khirki Mosque during course of conservation of monument. This mosque lies on southern periphery of village Khirki, New Delhi.

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    Image of ASI Discovers 254 Copper Coins

    Image of ASI Discovers 254 Copper Coins

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  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 1 High Lvl. Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal-C.K.Mishra Committee [ Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Culture ]

    High level Inter ministerial meeting was held on 16th July 2018 to deliberate on various issues & actions to be taken to conserve Taj Mahal. Meeting focused on action points needed to overcome Air & Water pollution in & around Taj Mahal.

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    Image of High Level Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

    Image of High Level Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Second Century BCE Buddhist Site at Thotlakonda in Visakhapatnam [ Culture ]

    Heritage conservationists & members of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has expressed concerns over proposed construction of amphitheatre, rest rooms & information centre at 2nd century BCE Buddhist site, Thotlakonda in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Second Century BCE Buddhist Site at Thotlakonda

    Map of Second Century BCE Buddhist Site at Thotlakonda

    Map of Second Century BCE Buddhist Site at Thotlakonda

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  • 2 Ambubachi Mela: a Festival in Assam That Celebrates the Menstruation of Mother Earth [ Culture ]

    Ambubachi Mela is annual mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam, that celebrates menstruation course of Goddess Kamakhya. It is four-day fair. Festival is known as ‘Mahakumbh of the East’ as it draws lakhs of devotees from all over world.

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    Image of Ambubachi Mela: a Festival in Assam

    Image of Ambubachi Mela: a Festival in Assam

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  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 1 Inauguration of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at Dushanbe [ Culture ]

    Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre was opened at Indian Embassy in Dushanbe. Union Minister was on 2-day official visit to Tajikistan to represent India at high-level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.

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    Image of Inauguration of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

    Image of Inauguration of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

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  • Sep 9, 2018
  • 1 “Behdienkhlam” Festival at Jowai, Meghalaya [ Culture ]

    Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) attended famous 4-day Meghalaya Annual Cultural Festival, “Behdienkhlam”, held every year at small peripheral town of Jowai, Meghalaya.

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    Image of Behdienkhlam Festival in Jowai Town

    Image of Behdienkhlam Festival in Jowai Town

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 Victorian Gothic & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai Declared as a World Heritage Property [ Culture ]

    India’s ‘Victorian Gothic & Art Deco Enables’ of Mumbai was listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. This decision was taken in 42nd session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bahrain’s Manama.

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    Image of UNESCO in Manama

    Image of UNESCO in Manama

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ten New Swachh Iconic Places Launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Culture ]

    Govt. has added 10 new Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. 3rd phase of Swachh Iconic Places was launched at Mana villages which are situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

    Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 900-Year Drought Wiped Out Indus Civilisation: IIT-Kharagpur [ Culture, Geography ]

    In study conducted by researchers of IIT, Kharagpur, it is found that end of Indus Valley Civilization is due to severe drought of hundreds of years. Researchers have discovered drought period of approximately 4350 years ago due to end of Indus Valley Civilization.

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    Image of 900-year Drought Wiped Out Indus Civilisation

    Image of 900-year Drought Wiped out Indus Civilisation

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  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 1 India to Host European Union Film Festival [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    European Union Film Festival (EUFF) premiered in New Delhi on 18th June, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium. W/selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, this years’ film festival brought some unusual stories for world cinema enthusiasts.

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    Image of European Union Film Festival - 2018

    Image of European Union Film Festival - 2018

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 4 MoUs Signed Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    4 MoU are signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme & 6 more are at advanced stage- Ministry of Culture. Scheme, implemented by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture & Archaeological Survey of India, is reported to be making good progress. Around 31 more Adarsh Monuments are enli

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