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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Print Biennale India 2018 Hosted by Lalit Kala Akademi [ Culture ]

    The country’s National Academy of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi hosted the first-ever International Print Biennale in the country with a record number of 17 countries taking part in it. An exhibition Eminent Printmakers of India showcasing master Indian printmakers was also held on

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 ASI Digs Deep into History of Kannada Language [ Culture ]

    The trial excavation at Karnataka’s Talagunda by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), about 80 km north of the ancient Shivamogga city could show that the language was in use at least seven decades earlier than believed.

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 13 Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements from India Inscribed on UNESCO’S List Till Date [ Culture ]

    Paying tribute to the legacy of diverse cultures, UNESCO has inscribed a list of Intangible Cultural Heritage that does not limit itself to monuments, collections of objects or a particular places; it also includes traditions that have been passed through generations as a way of

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 43 Lakh Manuscripts Documented, 2.85 Lakh Digitized by National Mission for Manuscripts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has documented 43 lakh manuscripts (including rare ones) and digitized 2.85 lakh manuscripts containing 2.95 crore pages which are stored in DVDs and hard disks.

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 President 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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  • 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
  • 1 What is Project ‘JATAN’? 6 Museums Under Ministry of Culture- 1 Lakh Art Objects Digitized [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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 for museums.

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  • Jul 7, 2018
  • 1 Madhavpur 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.

    • Purpose of this integration is t

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

    Activities in BIll

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  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 1 Petroleum 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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  • 2 President 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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  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 1 Indira 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.

    • Centre is

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  • 2 Print Biennale India 2018 -the First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints & Lithography [ Education, 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.

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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.

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 What 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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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Dara 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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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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 se

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  • May 15, 2018
  • 1 National Banana Festival 2018 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, 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
  • 1 President 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.

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  • 2 Mahamastak 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.

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 President 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
  • 1 Pelican Bird Festival at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology, 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.

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1 ASI Survey to Trace 50 Missing Monuments in the Country [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 What 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.

    About Professor Hiro

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 Aadi 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.

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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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