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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 […]

About The Gorsam Kora Festival

Context: The Gorsam Kora festival, symbolised the enduring friendship between India and Bhutan commenced on 7th March and concluded on 10th March this year. Relevance: GS I: History Gorsam Kora Festival The Gorsam Kora Festival is a significant cultural event held in Arunachal Pradesh’s Zeminthang Valley along the Nyanmjang Chu River. Here are some key […]

Archaeological Discovery in Telangana

Context: Archaeologists from the Public Research Institute of History, Archaeology, and Heritage (PRIHAH) have made a significant discovery in Mudimanikyam village, Nalgonda district, Telangana. Unearthed during excavations are two ancient temples dating back to the Badami Chalukyan period. The discovery also includes a rare inscription, shedding light on the historical and cultural richness of the […]

About The Lahore Resolution

Context: Pakistan has decided to hold its National Day celebrations in New Delhi again this year, which is observed on March 23, the day the Lahore Resolution was adopted in 1940 by the Muslim League. Relevance: GS I: History Lahore Resolution: Lead-up to the Lahore Resolution: Early 1930s Agitation: Khaksar Tragedy Influence: -Source: The Hindu