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Buddha Purnima 2024

Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The President of India greets the nation on the eve of Buddha Purnima. Buddha Purnima: It is a celebration of Buddha’s birthday and, for some Buddhists, marks his enlightenment (when he discovered life’s meaning). Buddha Purnima is also known as Wesak (Vesak) or Buddha Day. Vesak is celebrated once […]

About Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Ji

Context: PM has paid tribute to Gurudev RabindranathTagore on Tagore Jayanti (May 9th). Relevance: GS I- History About Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Ji Contributions of Gurudev Ji

50th Anniversary of Chipko Movement

Context: Recently marked the completion of 50 years for the Chipko Movement, a landmark environmental movement initiated in Uttarakhand in 1973. Relevance: What Was the Essence of the Chipko Movement? About: Philosophy Behind the Movement: Impact: Relevance of Chipko Movement in 2024: Key Figures and Leaders: Chandi Prasad Bhatt: A Gandhian Social Activist and Environmentalist, pivotal […]

NCERT Revises Textbooks with New Findings 

Context: The latest revisions by NCERT in its textbooks incorporate DNA analysis findings from Rakhigarhi to emphasize ancient Indian continuity. Other notable changes include highlighting Ahom victories, using honorifics for Shivaji, and modifying terms like “rebel” to “revolt” in historical contexts to present a more accurate and inclusive representation of India’s history and culture. Relevance: […]

Overview of the Iron Age

Context: A team of archaeologists claimed to have discovered a unique Iron Age megalithic site at Ooragutta near Bandala village in SS Tadvai mandal of Mulugu district, Telangana. Relevance: GS I: History Overview of the Iron Age Definition and Timeline Geographical Spread Introduction and Impact of Iron Technological Advancements End of the Iron Age -Source: […]

Film on Usha Mehta Highlights Her Significant Role in the Quit India Movement

Context: The recent release of a film portraying the life of freedom fighter Usha Mehta serves to underscore the importance of her historical contributions and sacrifices during the Quit India Movement. This cinematic tribute brings renewed attention to Mehta’s pivotal role in India’s struggle for independence, emphasizing her courage, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the […]

Birth Anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? The President of India has greeted fellow-citizens on the eve of the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. About B R Ambedkar Contributions Election Shift to Buddhism He authored several books and essays, some of them are as follows;-

Vaikom Satyagraha: An Overview

Context: Recently, India commemorated the centenary of Vaikom satyagraha, a pivotal movement in India’s history that challenged untouchability and caste oppression. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Vaikom Satyagraha: An Overview Location and Duration: Purpose and Trigger: Negotiations with Authorities: Significance in Indian History: Key Figures: Strategies and Methods: Outcomes: Aftermath and Legacy: -Source: Indian Express

About Monuments of National Importance

Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) recently decided to delist 18 protected monuments as they have ceased to be of “national importance”. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Monuments of National Importance (MNI) Legislative Framework: Statistical Overview: Declaration Process: Responsibilities Post Declaration: Delisting Mechanism: About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Sabarmati Ashram Redevelopment Project Launched on 94th Anniversary of Dandi March

Context On the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the Dandi March, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Sabarmati Ashram Redevelopment Project in Ahmedabad. Valued at Rs 1,200 crore, this project aims to refurbish, preserve, and reconstruct the historic Sabarmati Ashram, established by Mahatma Gandhi. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Historical […]