The International Booker Prize

Context: Author Geetanjali Shree’s translated Hindi novel, Tomb of Sand, became the first Indian language book to win the International Booker Prize. Relevance: GS I- Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is the Booker Prize? What about the International Booker Prize? Why is it called the ‘Booker’? Who have been some prominent winners? […]

Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project

Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project

Context: Recently, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said that a sculpture of a lion, which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This is the third such lion sculpture found during the excavation work. The […]

Devasahayam Pillai

Devasahayam Pillai

Context: Devasahayam Pillai, who was born a Hindu in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu and converted to Christianity in the 18th century, became the first Indian layman to be declared a saint by the Vatican. Besides Devasahayam, the Pope proclaimed five other men and four women as saints. Relevance: GS I- Art and Culture About […]

National Gallery of Modern Art

Focus: GS I- Art and culture Why in News? National Gallery of Modern Art to organize a host of educational activities and programs under the theme of ‘Power of Museums’ during week long celebrations of International Museum Day from 16th-20th May About National Gallery of Modern Art Founded in 1954, as the premier museum of modern art […]

Arunachal Apatani textile: GI Tag sought

Context: An application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the Arunachal Pradesh Apatani textile product has been filed by a firm. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Art and Culture, GS-III: Intellectual Property Rights Dimensions of the Article: Apatani Textile Geographical indication in textile industry GI Tag Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) Apatani Textile The Apatani weave comes from […]

Culture Mapping of 80 Villages Kicks ff

Context: Culture mapping of 80 villages associated with noted personalities in history, in particular the freedom movement, unique crafts and festivals had been started as a pilot project, which is expected to be completed in the 2021 financial year. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture, GS-II: Governance (Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors, […]

PIB – 3 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) HORNBILL FESTIVAL RAJYA SABHA PASSES THE LANDMARK ‘DAM SAFETY BILL (2019)’ NON- FOSSIL FUEL SOURCES OF ENERGY PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) Focus: GS Paper – 3: Buffer Stocks & Food Security, Public Distribution System (PDS) Why in News? In State of Uttar Pradesh about 14.72 Crore […]

Kartarpur Corridor To Reopen

Context: The government is considering reopening the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor to Pakistan to allow Sikh pilgrims to cross over, more than 20 months after it was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: About the Kartarpur Corridor About the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur About […]

Chola Inscriptions Detail Qualifications for Civic officials

Context: Chola-era inscriptions are found to bear testimony to the qualifications required for members of the village administrative council. Chola inscriptions at Thenneri village in Kancheepuram district also shed light on how farm produce was taxed. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: History (Indian History – Ancient, Sources of History), GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: […]

Dravidian Languages Spoken In IVC

Context: A recent publication has provided crucial evidence that Ancestral Dravidian languages were possibly spoken by a significant population in the Indus Valley civilisation. Relevance: GS-I: History (Ancient Indian History), Prelims, GS-I: Art and Culture (Languages) Dimensions of the Article: About Indus Valley Civilization What is the relevance of Harappa in today’s world? Proto-Dravidian language […]