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BEGUM SULTAN

Recently, the death anniversary of Begum Sultan Jahan was observed. She was a Philanthropist, Prolific writer, Feminist, Symbol of Women Empowerment, First female Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Important points Birth: In 1858 (Bhopal). She was the last Begum of Bhopal. Ruled from 1909 to 1926 after which she was succeeded by her …

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VIRTUAL VESAK GLOBAL CELEBRATIONS

The Prime Minister addressed “Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations” on Buddha Purnima. The event is being organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) and will witness the participation of all the supreme heads of the Buddhist Sanghas from around the world. Important points: It is celebrated to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It …

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KHARIF

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has formulated Kharif Strategy 2021 to achieve self-sufficiency in edible oils. Kharif Season Crops are sown from June to July and Harvesting is done in between September-October. Crops are: Rice, maize, jowar, bajra, tur, moong, urad, cotton, jute, groundnut, soyabean etc. States are: Assam, West Bengal, coastal regions of …

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MALERKOTLA

Recently, the Punjab government has announced the formation of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of the state. Section 5 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887 says the “State government may, by notification, vary the limits and alter the numbers of tehsils, districts and divisions into which the State is divided.” History of Malerkotla: The Malerkoltla …

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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY

International Museum Day is observed on 18th May every year to raise awareness among people about the museums. 2021 Theme: The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine. Important points: The Day was instituted in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) ICOM is a membership association and a non-governmental organisation which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities. …

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CYCLONE TAUKTAE

Recently, Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat. The cyclone has left a trail of destruction as it swept through the coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. Important points: It is a tropical cyclone, named by Myanmar. It means ‘gecko’, a highly vocal lizard, in the Burmese language. Typically, tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean region (Bay …

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URANIUM

Two people were arrested under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 for possessing uranium without licence and selling it illegally. On testing, the sample was confirmed as natural uranium by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Important points: Uranium occurs naturally in low concentrations in soil, rock and water. It is a hard, dense, malleable, ductile, silver-white, …

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GOPAL KRISHNA GOKHALE

The Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his Jayanti. Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a great social reformer and educationist who provided exemplary leadership to India’s freedom movement. Important points: Birth: 9th May, 1866 in Kotluk village in present-day Maharashtra (then part of the Bombay Presidency). Gokhale worked …

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MAHARANA PRATAP

The Prime Minister of India paid tributes to Maharana Pratap on his Jayanti. Important points: Rana Pratap Singh also known as Maharana Pratap was born on 9th May 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. He was the 13th King of Mewar and was the eldest son of Udai Singh II Maharana Udai Singh II ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his capital at …

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RABINDRANATH TAGORE

The Prime Minister paid tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on 160th Jayanti on 7th May, 2021. Important points: He was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1861. He was also referred to as ‘Gurudev’, ‘Kabiguru’, and ‘Biswakabi’ He is regarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern India and hailed by W.B Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, novelist, and painter, who …

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