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  • New Changes in Qutub Minar

    4 days ago
    Steep stairways and Wooden ramps amongst other changes have been delivered at the World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar that will make the region available for disabled and the elderly. Highlights: ♦ Humayun’s Tomb (1993) and Red Fort Complex (2007) are other world heritage monuments in Delhi. ♦ It is a five-storeyed red sandstone ....

    Shankhalipi Script in Uttar Pradesh

    7 days ago
    Archeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India discovered the "Shankhalipi" inscription on the stairs of an ancient temple in the Etah district of Uttar Pradesh. Highlights: ♦ Bilsarh, in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, where the archeological remains have been discovered and protected site from the colonial times and is ....

    Renovation of Cheraman Juma Masjid

    10 days ago
    The Cheraman Juma Masjid located in Kerala, the oldest mosque in the Indian subcontinent. The Masjid dates back to 629 AD, and the Holy Cross Church at Chendamangalam built by Jesuit clergymen in 1577 AD, were renovated under the Muziris Heritage Project. Highlights: ♦ The Kerala Government has initiated the Muziris Heritage Project to reinstate ....

    Lord Shiva to the Shankaracharya Temple

    35 days ago
    As per the age-old culture related to the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, the holy mace (Chhari Mubarak) of Lord Shiva used to be introduced to the ancient Shankaracharya Temple. Highlights: ♦ It is additionally recognised as the Jyoteshwar temple or Pas-Pahar via Buddhists. Persians and Jews name it Bagh-i-sulaiman or the Garden of King Solomon. ....

    Dholavira in India - 40th World Heritage Site

    61 days ago
    India nominated the city of Harappa, Dholavira, in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This comes just a few days after Telangana State's Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) was designated as India's 39th World Heritage Site. About Dholavira: ♦ Dholavira is an outstanding ....

    World Heritage Site of India - Ramappa Temple

    63 days ago
    The Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) in Mulugu district, Telangana, has been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Ramappa Temple is the only nomination proposed by the government for the 2019 UNESCO World Heritage List. About Rudreswara (Ramappa) Temple: ♦ Recherla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati ....

    Rudreswara Temple in World Heritage List of UNESCO

    64 days ago
    The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. It is also called as the Ramappa Temple. With this latest addition, there are 39th World Heritage Sites located in India. Highlights: ♦ ....

    Historic Urban Landscape project of UNESCO

    66 days ago
    In Madhya Pradesh, Orchha and Gwalior cities have been selected by UNESCO under its Historic Urban Landscape Project. Highlights: The project was started in 2011. The historic Urban Landscape project of UNESCO for the cities of Orchha and Gwalior was launched by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.Six cities of South ....

    Liverpool not s UNESCO World Heritage Site

    68 days ago
    On 21st July 2021, Liverpool was removed from UNESCO World Heritage sites after being granted the title in 2004. The decision was taken after the UNESCO committee did a secret ballot. They voted in favour of stripping Liverpool of this status. Highlights: ♦ Liverpool gained its World Heritage status in the year 2004 in recognition of its maritime ....

    Celebration of Bonalu Festival

    73 days ago
    Bonalu is a traditional folk festival celebrated each and every year in the Telugu month of Ashadham (falling in June/July). Highlights: ♦ Bonalu is celebrated every year in the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and some other parts of Telangana state. The Bonalu festival was declared a ‘state festival’ ....

    Maharashtra Seeks World Heritage Site Tag for 14 Forts

    126 days ago
    The government of Maharashtra has prepared and submitted provisional nominations for 14 fortresses in the state to obtain the label of World Heritage. Highlights: ♦ Maharashtra lists 14 attractions, including Shivneri Fort, Raigad Fort, Torna Fort, Rajgad Fort, Lohagad, Mulher Fort, Ankai Tankai Fort, Salher Fort, Rangana Fort, Ankai Tankai ....

    The New Sites Has Been Added to The Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India

    130 days ago
    Six sites have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Highlights: ♦ The sites was submitted by the of Archaeological Survey of India. ♦ Six of the nine sites have been included in the tentative list by UNESCO. ♦ It must be added to the tentative list before any sites are finally nominated. The ....

    Climate Change is Causing the Oldest Rock Paintings to Deteriorate

    131 days ago
    Scientists have cautioned that environmental pollution is destroying one of the world's oldest and most valuable cultural treasures. Highlights: ♦ Pleistocene-era rock paintings, which date from 45,000 to 20,000 years ago, are deteriorating rapidly. ♦ Location: A cave site in the Maros-Pangkep area in southern Sulawesi Province, ....

    Mongolian Kanjur Culture Ministry

    136 days ago
    The Culture Ministry will finish reprinting about 100 sets of sacred Mongolian Kanjur next year for distribution in Mongolia's main Buddhist centres, according to the Culture Minister. About Mongolian Kanjur: ♦ It is a 108-volume Buddhist canonical text that is considered Mongolia's most significant religious text. It serves as a source ....

    Puppetry Art-form of Assam - Putola Nach

    146 days ago
    A have confidence primarily based in Assam currently made videos using the ordinary art known as “Putola Nach”. The art structure was once used to take the messages associated with COVID-19 to the public via social media. Highlights: ♦ The videos were produced in collaboration with UNICEF. The names of the videos had been COVID ....

    Jaapi, Xorai And Gamosa - Assam

    187 days ago
    Due to the upcoming parliamentary elections, decorative jaapis (field hats), hand-woven gamosas and bell-shaped metal xorais often appear in Assam. Highlights: ♦ Jaapi: It is a conical hat made of bamboo covered with dried tokou (a palm tree found in the upper rainforest of Assam). ♦ Today, most shawls in Assam are made by artisans ....

    Extension Of Project Mausam

    187 days ago
    The Mausam Project has now been extended to March 31, 2023. Highlights: ♦ The " Mausam " project is a project of the Ministry of Culture, with the Archaeological Society of India, New Delhi (ASI) as the nodal institution and the Indira Gandhi National Art Center (IGNCA) in New Delhi as its research department. ♦ The project ....

    Bhaona: A Traditional Form Of Entertainment

    194 days ago
    The Assam State Assembly has adjusted Bhaona’s political statement to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. Highlights: ♦ Bhaona is a traditional form of entertainment with religious information and is popular in Assam. ♦ It is the creation of Sankardeva, written in the early 16th century. ♦ ....

    Conservation Of Ancient Folk Cultures

    195 days ago
    In order to protect, preserve and promote various forms of folk art and ancient folk culture across the country, GOI has established seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCC). Some of the ancient folk cultures in India: ♦ Hodopathy, Turi Nritya, Paika Nritya, Faguwa Nritya, and tribal dance (Karam Nritya) are the ancient folk culture preserved in ....

    Bamiyan Buddhas-Taliban

    196 days ago
    In March 2001, the Taliban began to blow up two huge Buddha statues in the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. Now, 20 years later, the Bamiyan Buddhas have been brought back to life in the form of 3D projections in an event called “A Night With Buddha”. Highlights: ♦ Bamiyan Buddha is a model of the fusion of Gupta, Sassanian and Hellenistic ....

    Lingaraja Temple- Maha Shivaratri

    199 days ago
    Lingaraja Temple was in news in the view of Maha shivaratri About Lingaraja Temple: ♦ This is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. ♦ Built by Jajati Keshari, King Soma Vansh. ♦ It is built with red stone and is a classic example of Kalinga architectural style. ♦ Bindusagar Lake located in the north of the temple. ♦ ....

    Conservation of Konark Sun Temple

    201 days ago
    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is protecting Konark’s Sun Temple. About the temple: The Konark Temple, built in the 13th century, is considered a huge chariot of the sun god, led by 7 horses by 12 pairs of beautifully decorated wheels. It was built by King Narashimadeva I, the great ruler of the Ganges Dynasty. This temple was included ....

    UNESCO World Heritage Sites-Declaration

    201 days ago
    UNESCO World Heritage Sites Declaration. World heritage sites are classified as natural or man-made areas or structures of international importance, as well as spaces that require special protection. Highlights: ♦ Currently, 42 sites in India are included in the "Tentative List", which is a prerequisite for inclusion in the World ....

    Conservation Project of Singorgarh Fort

    203 days ago
    The President held a conservation project at Singorgarh Fort in Damoh District (MP). About Singorgarh Fort: ♦ It is an old hill fortress of the Gondwana dynasty, with hills all over the forested area. ♦ Singorgarh Fort is located in Damoh District, Madhya Pradesh. ♦ The fort is the residence of the ruler of Gond in Central India. ♦ ....

    Buddhist Monastery Founded in Jharkhand ASI

    213 days ago
    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a Buddhist monastery believed to be at least 900 years old in a village near Juljul Pahar in Sitagarhi Hills, Jharkhand. It was buried in a Under the mound. Earlier, an ancient Buddhist shrine buried under a similar mound was discovered near the site. Highlights: Unearthed Articrafts: ♦ ....

    Inscription of Vijayanagar King Krishnadevaraya Period Was Found

    213 days ago
    In Honnenahalli in the Tumakuru region of Karnataka, the first demographic reference (inscription) of the date of the death of Vijayanagar King Krishnadevaraya was discovered. Highlights: ♦ Normally, the death of the king is not recorded in the inscription, which is one of those rare records. ♦ According to the inscription, Krishnadevaraya ....

    Highlights of Khajuraho Dance Festival

    217 days ago
    The six-day Khajuraho Dance Festival begins on February 21, 2021. The dance festival will be held in Khajuraho Temple. Highlights: ♦ Khajuraho Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madhya Pradesh, and is famous for its ancient Hindu temples and Jain temples. This festival will be held at the temple site in 44 years. ♦ The Archaeological ....

    Kalaripayattu Martial Art in Kerala

    225 days ago
    Kalaripayattu is a martial art that originated in Kerala from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. Kalaripayattu: Kalaripayattu is a martial art that belongs to Kerala. The term kalari first appeared in Sangam literature to describe battlefields and battlefields. It is also considered to be one of the oldest combat systems in existence. This ....

    Tholpavakkoothu by Robot in Kerala

    225 days ago
    A shadow puppet in Tholpavakkoothu, a famous temple art in Kerala, was animated by a robot. It is the traditional temple art of Kerala, which has its roots in Palakkad and surrounding areas. Highlights: ♦ Tholpavakkoothu is mainly confined to the Pulavar family in the Shoranur area of Palakkad. Among the ancient artworks of Kerala, tholpavakkoothu ....

    Ratha Saptami Festival to be on 19th February

    232 days ago
    This year's Ratha Saptami Music Festival will be celebrated on February 19, 2021. Highlights: Ratha Saptami is an annual Hindu festival dedicated to the sun god Surya. It consists of two words-"Ratha" means chariot and "Saptami" means seventh. On this day, a one-day Brahma was held in Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh). Ratha Saptami ....

    Patronizing of Monpa Handmade Paper

    234 days ago
    After PM promoted Mann ki Baat, people patronized Tawang's Monpa Handmade Paper. About Monpa Handmade Paper: ♦ These are handcrafted by artisans in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. ♦ Monpa handmade paper is made from the bark of a Shung Sheng tree grown in Tawang, and is known for its unique translucent fiber texture. ♦ Paper has ....

    Highlights of Pattachitra Art

    237 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised a girl named Bhagyashree in Orissa on his Manki bat show. This girl has mastered the art of using soft gemstones to create Patakitra on various themes. The girl improved her skills during the lock-in and created Patakitra artwork on unused bottles, light bulbs, and various glass and plastic materials. Highlights: ♦ ....

    Kala Utsav Organized by Education Ministry

    241 days ago
    The Ministry of Education organized the Kala Utsav 2020 annual event to promote the development of arts in education. Highlights: ♦ Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to promote the development of arts in education. ♦ The programme was initiated by Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and has now been ....

    Risa - Tripura's Signature Garment

    244 days ago
    The aim of the Tripura State Government is to promote risa nationwide as Tripura’s signature garment. Highlights: ♦ Various initiatives have been taken, such as providing risa uniforms to Anganwadi and ASHA workers, and providing training to making risa at Tripura Handloom and Handicraft Development corporations. The risa is being branded ....

    Risa in the Tripura Culture

    248 days ago
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb wore "Risa" on Kokborok Day. The Chief Minister issued a style statement by Risa. The Tripura government will promote Risa at the national and international levels. Highlights: ♦ Risa is Tripura's traditional costume. Both men and women in Tripura wear Risa. ♦ There are two parts ....

    Avadh Shilpgram Organized Hunar Haat

    249 days ago
    Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow organized the 24th “Hunar Haat” of Indigenous Products of Artisans and Craftsmens. Highlights: ♦ The theme of the 24th "Hunar Haat" organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs is “Vocal for Local”. ♦ Approximately 500 craftsmen and artisans from 31 States/UTs of the country ....

    Kalaripayattu teach at Vellar Crafts Village in Kerala Tourism

    251 days ago
    With the establishment of a academy in the capital of Kerala, the popularity of Kalaripayattu will surge. Highlights: ♦ Now, on the way to Kovalam at Vellar Craft Village of the Kerala Tourism Authority, Kalaripayattu will be taught. ♦ 3,500 square feet of the village’s college is planned to be completed within two months. ♦ ....

    Surya Majjana in Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    253 days ago
    The cloudy sky affects the phenomenon called Surya Majjana in Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple (Karnataka) every year. Key Facts: ♦ This temple is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. ♦ The name of the temple derived from the combination of topographical features and mythology: gavi (cave) and Gangadhareswara (shiva) refer to the Lord who decorated ....

    Archaeologists Discovered the Worlds Oldest Cave Art

    253 days ago
    Archaeologists discovered the oldest cave art in the world. It is a life-size photo of a wild boar, which was painted in Indonesia at least 45,500 years ago. The photo was found in Leang Tedongnge cave in a remote valley in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Highlights: ♦ Sulawesi Warthog painting can be traced back at least 45,500 years ago. ♦ It ....

    Yakshagana Artiste Died While Performing On Stage

    264 days ago
    The Yakshagana artist died while performing on the stage. Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form in Karnataka. This is a temple art form depicting myths and Pune. Highlights: ♦ Performance performed with large headwear, exquisite facial makeup, and vibrant costumes and decorations. ♦ It is usually quoted in Kannada and is also used ....

    Vandalism Of The Idol Of Lord Rama

    265 days ago
    The 16th-century Ramateertham temple was seen in the news due to the vandalism of the idol of Lord Rama at the Kodandarama Swamy temple. Highlights: ♦ On December 29, Lord Rama’s idol was destroyed on the top of the historic Ramateertham Temple, which is 12 kilometres away from Vizianagaram. ♦ It is located in Andhra Pradesh. ♦ ....

    Dhokra Art Added to the Tribes India collection

    278 days ago
    Dhokra decorative pieces added to the Tribes India collection. Dhokra products reflect the simplicity and themes of tribal and folklife. Dhokra art: ♦ Dhokra is a non-ferrous metal casting style that uses the lost wax technique. ♦ For hundreds of years, this style of metal casting has been popular all over India. ♦ Dhokra products ....

    Gwalior & Orchha included in UNESCO World Heritage City list

    294 days ago
    Gwalior and Orchha of Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of World Heritage City by UNESCO. Highlights: ♦ The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization - UNESCO, an agency of the United Nations, aims at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. ♦ ....

    ASI Has Taken Steps To Protect Hampi Stone Chariot

    294 days ago
    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken steps to protect the stone carts in the Vittala Temple complex in Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) under the Ministry of Culture is the primary organization for archaeological research and protection of national cultural heritage. Hampi Chariot: It is ....

    Idol Annapurna to Be Brought Back From Canada

    299 days ago
    The ancient goddess Annapurna idol stolen from India about a century ago is being brought back from Canada. Annapurna Idol: Annapurna is the goddess of food. The 18th-century idols engraved in the style of Benares are part of the collection of the MacKenzie Art Museum at the University of Regina, Canada. A few weeks ago, the ancient 13th-century ....

    Remains of Kakatiyas Has Founded at Mamunoor

    312 days ago
    The Structural remains of an uncompleted grand shrine of Kakatiyas have been found at Mamunoor in Warangal Urban district. The character of the temple is identical with the Thousand Pillar temple built by Rudradeva Maharaja – the illustrious king of Kakatiya dynasty. Highlights: ♦ The 13th-century shrine found in the Warangal downtown ....

    Culture Minister Hands Over Idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana And Goddess Sita Dating Back To 13th Century

    313 days ago
    Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism handed over the Bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita to Idol Wing, Government of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony held today in ASI Headquarters, DharoharBhawan in New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ Previously, on September 15, 2020, these bronze idols were handed over to the Indian High Commission ....

    Warli Art is to Create Awareness Now

    322 days ago
    Specialists in Hyderabad are utilizing customary Warli craftsmanship (Maharashtra) structure to decorate Hyderabad, yet additionally to make mindfulness on significant issues. Highlights: ♦ Warli is a conventional artistic expression of Maharashtra. ♦ Its foundations can be followed to as ahead of schedule as the tenth century A.D. ♦ ....

    Miyas of Assam, and their char-chapori culture

    326 days ago
    A proposed Miya museum reflecting the culture and heritage of the people living in char-chaporis has stirred up a controversy in Assam. Highlights: ♦ The ‘Miya’ community comprises descendants of Muslim migrants from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to Assam. They came to be referred to as ‘Miya's,' often in a derogatory ....

    Kochi-Muziris Biennale - An Art exhibition and festival

    330 days ago
    Kochi-Muziris Biennale will be held annually. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Its 5th edition has been postponed to 2021. Highlights: ♦ Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an art exhibition & festival which is the largest of its kind in South Asia. ♦ Kochi Biennale Foundation organizes the festival at Kochi, Kerala. The Foundation is a ....

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