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Current Affairs 25 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Quad: its origins, goals and future plans
  2. Qutub Minar not a place of worship
  3. Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor Project
  4. Prithviraj Chauhan
  5. Xinjiang leak puts Uighurs in spotlight

Quad: Its Origins, Goals and Future Plans


Context:

The leaders of four countries — India, the U.S., Australia, and Japan — are meeting for the second in-person summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad in Tokyo.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About QUAD
  2. What were the objectives of the grouping?
  3. Quad Initiatives
  4. What are the future plans of the Quad?

Click Here To Read More: Quad: Its Origins, Goals and Future Plans


Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship


Context:

The Qutub Minar complex is not a place of worship and its character cannot be changed now, the Archaeological Survey of India submitted in a Delhi Court while opposing a plea challenging the dismissal of a civil suit seeking “restoration” of temples on the premises.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why is it making headlines now?
  2. What really is the situation?
  3. About Qutub Minar

Click Here To Read More: Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship


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 Odisha government’s ambitious temple corridor project in Puri has become a subject of intense political controversy in the State.

Relevance:

GS I- Art and Architecture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the controversy?
  2. About Shree Jagannath temple
  3. Architecture of Jagannath temple

Click Here To Read More: Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project


Prithviraj Chauhan


Context:

There is controversy around a new Akshay Kumar film called ‘Prithviraj’, with both the Gujjar and Rajput communities of Rajasthan laying claim over the 12th century king.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why in News?
  2. Prithviraj of legend
  3. History of Prithviraj
  4. How do medieval texts describe the reign of Prithviraj?
  5. Version of ‘Prithviraj Raso’

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Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight


Context:

A leak of thousands of photos and official documents from China’s Xinjiang has shed new light on the atrocious methods used to enforce mass internment in the region.

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the leak about?
  2. Who are Uyghurs?
  3. About China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

Click Here To Read More: Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight

 

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