What is the Mahakal Corridor?

What is the Mahakal Corridor?

Context: Prime Minister to inaugurate the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain at a cost of Rs 350 crore. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: What is the Mahakal corridor? Significance of Mahakaleshwar temple What is the Mahakal corridor? Mahakal Maharaj Mandir Parisar Vistar Yojna is a plan for the expansion, beautification, […]

Bhagat Singh Birth Anniversary

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? The Prime Minister has bowed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.  Who is Bhagat Singh? Background: In 1907, Bhagat Singh was born into a Sikh family in Lyallpur District, Pakistan. Singh was lured to the Indian independence movement from a young age since his family members […]

Birth Anniversary Maharaja Hari Singh

Context: After 75 years, Jammu and Kashmir observed a holiday on the birth anniversary of Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh  and was marked by cake-cutting and street celebrations in parts of the Jammu region. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Maharaja Hari Singh Accession of J&K to India Delhi Agreement About Maharaja […]

Acharya Vinoba Bhave Jayanti

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his Jayanti, 11th September. Acharya Vinoba Bhave Original name: Vinayak Narahari Bhave Birth: September 11, 1895, in a Chitpavan Brahmin family at Gagoda village of the Konkan area of Maharashtra. Along with reading the texts, he studied […]

About Mohenjo-Daro

About Mohenjo-Daro

Context: Pakistan’s Department of Archaeology has said that Mohenjo-daro might be removed from the world heritage list, if urgent attention towards its conservation and restoration is not given. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Mohenjo-daro Other Indus Valley sites What next for the site? Losing world heritage tag About Mohenjo-daro Mohenjo-daro, a […]

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti.

Focus: GS I- Modern History Why in News? The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti. About Chidambaram Pillai: Chidambaram Pillai was born on 5 September 1872 to Olaganathan Pillai and Paramyee  Ammai in Ottapidaram, District Tirunelveli in modern Tamil Nadu. He was popularly known by his initials, V O.C. also […]

Guru Granth Sahib

Focus: GS I- Medieval History Why in News? The Prime Minister has greeted the people on the sacred occasion of the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. About Guru Granth Sahib The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev, in 1604 in the city of Amritsar. Its […]

What is Manusmriti?

Context: The Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, recently criticised the Manusmriti, the ancient Sanskrit text, over its gender bias. Her remarks came while delivering the keynote address at the B R Ambedkar Lecture Series organised by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

Vannuramma

Vannuramma

Context: The fort of legendry Vannuramma in Nallamala forest in the present day Mydukur mandal of Kadapa district is trending due to its rundown condition. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Who was Vannuramma? Her death Who was Vannuramma? Between 1781 and 1796, Vannuramma controlled five “Durgams” (sub fiefdoms), with Sakarlapadu serving as […]

Pandurang Khankhoje

Pandurang Khankhoje

Context: Lok Sabha Speaker, who is currently in Canada for the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, will travel to Mexico where he will unveil statues of Swami Vivekananda and Maharashtra-born freedom fighter and agriculturalist Pandurang Khankhoje (1883-1967). Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Who was Pandurang Khankhoje? What was his association with the Indian […]