Culture

Delay in Nagaland Civic Polls

GS Paper II (Governance): It highlights the concept of special provisions for certain states and the rationale behind them. Essay Paper: Article 371A can be a relevant point for essays related to federalism, special rights for indigenous communities, or the history of the Naga Hills. Why in News ? On …

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The Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006

Introduction The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, popularly known as the Forest Rights Act (FRA), is a landmark legislation in India. It aims to address historical injustices faced by Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFDs) and empower them by …

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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

Introduction India has a rich history of co-existence with animals. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (PCA Act) serves as a cornerstone legislation for safeguarding animal welfare in the country. Enacted in 1960, it aims to minimize unnecessary pain and suffering inflicted upon animals. Objectives of the PCA …

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Dhimsa Dance

The Dhimsa dance is a vibrant and energetic tribal dance form originating from the Koraput district of Odisha, India. While traditionally performed by the Porja caste women, it has transcended boundaries and become a beloved cultural symbol across Andhra Pradesh, particularly in the regions around Araku Valley and Visakhapatnam. Meaning …

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Republic Day 2024 Tableaux

The Republic Day 2024 Parade at Kartavya Path promises a wide and lively show with themes ranging from education and empowerment to traditional arts and athletic achievements. Each tableau adds to the rich tapestry of India’s unity in diversity by capturing the distinct cultural, social, and technological characteristics of the …

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation refers to shifting of population from rural areas to urban areas. Urbanisation Primarily driven by Pull factor. Urbanisation gained pace Particularly after LPG Pull Factors Economic Opportunities Education Health Entertainment Skill Development Job Availability Unsustainability in Urbanisation often lead to various problems in the Society. To tackle this Problem …

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Ladakh stole, iconic pen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted German Chancellor Angela Merkel an exquisite handloom woollen khadi stole from Ladakh and a Ratnam pen. The stole, known as “Call of Ladakh”, has an intricate traditional Ladakhi border pattern and four corner motifs, in dark wool. The yarn is hand-spun using the finest …

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Assamese Bhaona to make an English debut in Abu Dhabi

Almost 500 years after saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva experimented with the literary language of Brajavali, Assam’s Bhaona has now reached foreign shores in an English avatar. Entertainment played a major role in the neo-Vaishnavite movement that Sankardeva started in Assam. He wrote his prose in Sanskrit but used Assamese and Brajavali …

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The Mahatma’s home in Kolkata opened to public

Govt. converts house into Gandhi Bhawan Museum Hyderi Manzil, a single storied house in north Kolkata where Mahatma Gandhi spent August 15, 1947 and a site that has emerged as a symbol of his fight against communalism was on Wednesday thrown open to the public as a full-fledged museum, depicting …

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