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Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

GS-1 RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV-2021 Important points: The third and final edition of the RashtriyaSanskriti Mahotsav-2021 concluded with colourful cultural programmes. The two day Mahotsav was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India from 27th –  28th February 2021 at Murshidabad, West Bengal. A large number of people attended the closing …

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Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

GS-1 VIJAYANAGAR KING KRISHNADEVARAYA The first-ever epigraphical reference (an inscription) to the date of death of Vijayanagar king Krishnadevaraya has been discovered at Honnenahalli in Tumakuru district, Karnataka. Normally, the death of kings was not recorded in the inscriptions and this was one ofthose rare records. Findings: As per the …

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Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

GS-1 SWACHH ICONIC PLACES (SIP) Ministry of Jal Shakti announces selection of 12 sites for transforming them into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ under Phase-IV.       Details: The Swachch Iconic Places initiative, under the Swachch Bharat Mission, is a special clean-up initiative focused on select iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural …

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The Freedom Struggle

GS-1 MANNATHU PADMANABHAN PM pays tributes to Sri MannathuPadmanabhan Ji on his PunyaTithi.  About MannathuPadmanabhan: MannathuPadmanabhan (1878 – 1970) was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter from Kerala. He took part in anti-untouchability agitations and advocated opening temples for people of all castes. He also participated in the Vaikom …

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Important Geophysical phenomena

GS-1 SENKAKU ISLAND DISPUTE Recently, China called the Japan-USA mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following USA’s criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters. Important points: Th e 1960 Japan-USA mutual security treaty assures the USA would come to Japan’s aid …

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Important Geophysical phenomena

GS-1 SOLAR ROTATION Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Digitized Data probes Sun’s rotation over the century. Who conducted the study? Researchers led by a Ph.D. student from the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), an autonomous institute under Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Collaborators from Max Planck …

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Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

GS-1 DECLINING RAINFALL IN CHERRAPUNJI A recent study that looked at the rainfall pattern in the past 119 years found a decreasing trend at Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) and nearby areas. The village of Mawsynram in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya has beaten Cherrapunji to become the wettest place in the world. Mawsynram receives over 10,000 millimetres of …

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