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

GS-1 HUNAR HAAT Recently, the Governor of Maharashtra inaugurated a HunarHaat in Mumbai. HunarHaat is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the minority communities. These are organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme. The USTTAD scheme aims to promote …

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

GS-1 DICKINSONIA FOSSIL DISCOVERED IN BHIMBETKA Researchers have found the first-ever fossil in India of a Dickinsonia —the Earth’s ‘oldest animal’, dating back 570 million years — on the roof of what’s called the ‘Auditorium Cave’ at Bhimbetka. Dickinsonia Dickinsonia is an extinct genus of basal animal that lived during …

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Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

UTTARAKHAND FLASH FLOOD Recently, a glacial break in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhandled to massive Flash Flood in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers, damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. In June 2013, flash floods in Uttarakhand wiped out settlements and took lives. Important  points: It …

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