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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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Indian Culture Will Cover the Salient Aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture From Ancient To Modern Times.

GS-1 3.PORTRAIT OF THYAGARAJA In the portrait, Thyagaraja is seated without a tambura, holding a jebamala. IMPORTANT POINTS:  It conjures up the faction-ridden days of the festival at Thiruvaiyaru  Saint Tyagaraja was a renowned composer of Carnatic music.  He has composed thousands of devotional compositions, mostly in Telugu in the …

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Important Geophysical Phenomena

GS-1 5.SEMERU VOLCANO OF INDONESIA Recently, Semeru volcano erupted in Indonesia’s East Java province. Other volcanoes, such as the Merapi volcano (Java) and Sinabung volcano (Sumatra), also erupted recently. SEMERU VOLCANO: Semeru – also k nown as “The Great Mountain” – is the highest volcano in Java and one of …

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