Context: Ladakh, a cold, dry, high altitude territory with its extremely scarce vegetation is a point of disagreement between India and China. Background: In July 1958, an official monthly magazine in China named China pictorial published a map of the country that would in the next few months become a bone of contention between India and its East Asian neighbour. The map in question showed large parts of the North East Frontier Agency (N... .
Updated on 19 June, 2020
Context: The Kodumanal excavation of 10 pots and bowls, instead of the usual three or four pots, placed outside three-chambered burial cists and inside the cairn-circle, throw light on burial rituals and the concept of after life in megalithic culture. More on the news: A team from the State Department of Archaeology, Chennai has recently identified 250 cairn-circles at the village in Erode district. Earlier excavations revealed that the site ... .
Updated on 19 June, 2020
Context: The Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. About Pt Jawaharlal Nehru: An influential leader in the Indian independence movement and political heir of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru became the nation’s first prime minister in 1947. Although faced with the challenge of uniting a vast population diverse in culture, language and religion, he succ... .
Updated on 28 May, 2020
Context: National Gallery of Modern Art will organise the Virtual Tour titled “Gurudev – Journey of the Maestro through his visual vocabulary” to commemorate the 159th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore(7th May). About Rabindranath Tagore: Rabindranath Tagore - a poet, novelist and painter best known for being the first Indian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, for his novel 'Geetanjali'. Rabi... .
Updated on 8 May, 2020
Context: As per statistics on improved air quality ,the Lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 has reduced vehicular traffic across the country, leading to a drop in PM2.5, NOx levels. Factors leading improvement in air quality India is currently under the biggest nationwide lockdown for breaking the chain of COVID-19 outbreak. The indian government has also urged people to avoid unnecessary travel and this has significantly reduced the traffic moveme... .
Updated on 30 March, 2020
This Women’s Day remembering Bina Das, she was a revolutionary and a freedom fighter who shot Bengal Governor got Padma Shri. Life of Bina Das: She was a member of the Chatri Sangha revolutionary society. Her parents, Beni Madhab Das and Sarala Devi were idealistic and politically aware. After the 1928 session of the Congress Bina joined a circle of revolutionaries whose leader was Bhupal Bose. In 1932 she catapulted herself into his... .
Updated on 6 March, 2020