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Madhya Pradesh’s New Entries in UNESCO’s Tentative World Heritage Sites List

Context: Six new sites from Madhya Pradesh have been included in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS). This recognition underscores the cultural and historical significance of these sites, highlighting Madhya Pradesh’s rich heritage on the global stage. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Key Features of Sites Recently […]

About the Lalit Kala Akademi

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Culture has curtailed the powers of the Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) Chairman, barring him from taking any “administrative actions”. Relevance: GS I: Culture About the Lalit Kala Akademi:

The Enduring Resilience of the Puppetry World

Context: Every 21st of March marks a global celebration of the captivating craft of puppetry, uniting nations in recognition of its magical essence. This annual event honors the deep-rooted historical and cultural significance of puppetry, tracing its evolution from ancient civilizations to its present-day role as a potent means of communication. Across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the […]

About Pandavula Gutta

Context: Recently, Pandavula Gutta has been officially recognised as the sole Geo-heritage site in Telangana. Relevance: GS I: Culture Dimensions of the Article: About Pandavula Gutta Geological Marvel: Location: Discovery: Richness of the Site: Cave Paintings: Insight into Prehistoric Art: Depictions: What are geo-relics and geo-heritage sites? -Source: The Hindu

Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) Fellowships and Awards 

Context: Recently, the President of India presented Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) Fellowships and Awards for the years 2022 and 2023 in New Delhi. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship: Prestigious Honour: Eligibility Criteria: Fellowship Benefits: Recommendation Process: Seat Expansion: Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards: Rich History: Inception: Award Components: Annual […]

Ram Temple Combines Ancient Art with Modern Engineering

Context: The recently erected Ram Temple stands as a remarkable testament to architectural ingenuity and engineering innovation, seamlessly blending ancient design principles with contemporary techniques to create a structure of unparalleled significance. The visionary behind this magnificent creation is Chandrakant Sompura, an architectural designer from a family boasting a heritage of temple design spanning 15 generations. […]

About Alanganallur Jallikattu

Context: Recently, Alanganallur Jallikattu was inaugurated in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is Jallikattu? Why is Jallikattu important in Tamil culture? Why has Jallikattu been the subject of legal battles? So, is it legal or banned now? -Source: The Hindu

Kateel Yakshagana Mela

Context: A century-old Yakshagana mela in Dakshina Kannada will resume its all-night performances following approval from the Karnataka High Court. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Kateel Yakshagana Mela: Preserving Tradition and Devotion Key Facts about Yakshagana: Elements of Yakshagana: -Source: The Hindu

About The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

Context: PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Varanasi where he addressed a Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra event. He is also scheduled to inaugurate the second edition of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam during this visit. Relevance: GS I: Culture Dimensions of the Article: Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra: Aims: Implementation: Achievements: About Kashi Tamil Sangamam […]

About Channapatna Toys

Context: Channapatna toys have now become part of children’s academic activities in Afghanistan. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Channapatna Toys: Wooden Craftsmanship from Gombegala Ooru History: Tipu Sultan’s Influence: Distinct Features: Handmade Craftsmanship: Material Composition: Safe Designs: Geographical Indication (GI) Tag: -Source: Indian Express