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Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2020 begins: Know more about Chariot Festival, History and Significance

Jun 23, 2020
Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra has commenced as per the schedule on 23 June, 2020. The Supreme Court has allowed the state to celebrate the festival but with certain restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To pull the chariots only 500 people are allowed. Let us have a look at Jagannath Rath Yatra, history, procession, and significance.      

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients (1954-2019)

Jun 5, 2020
List of recipients of Bharat Ratna:- Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in the country. Bhupen Hazarika, Pranab Mukherjee, and Nanaji Deshmukh are the latest recipients of this prestigious Bharat Ratna award 2019. 

Buddha Jayanti 2020: Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

May 7, 2020
Buddha Jayanti 2020: The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through the iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. On Buddha Jayanti, let us have a look at Buddhist Mudras, hand gestures and their meaning.

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1969-2019) Winners

Apr 30, 2020
The father of Indian Cinema 'Dadasaheb Phalke' was born in Mumbai on 30 April 1870. He made the first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. In the memory of this legendary filmmaker, Dadasaheb Phalke Award was started in 1969.    

Holi 2019 Festival of Colors: History, Significance and Celebrations

Mar 7, 2020
Entire country wears a cheerful look when it is time for Holi festivity. Market places get abuzz with bustles as frenzied shoppers start making provisions for the festival.

Republic Day of India 2020:Chief Guest, Parade facts, Objectives, Celebrations

Jan 25, 2020
Republic Day is a National holiday and in 2020 it falls on Sunday. How is Republic day celebrated, what is the significance, who is the Chief Guest of Republic Day parade 2020? Let us find out!    

71st Republic Day 2020: Journey of Indian Republic

Jan 25, 2020
Republic Day of India is celebrated on 26 January and is a National holiday. On 26 January, 1950, India adopted its Constitution and celebrates as the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic. Let us read about the history and origin of Indian Republic Day.    

Diwali 2019: 13 Interesting and Unknown Facts

Oct 25, 2019
Diwali festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the world and is known as the festival of lights. The major Hindu festival is around the corner and the ambience is full of excitement.

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2019

Oct 1, 2019
Nobel Prize award was first conferred in 1901. It is based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. Let us find out the list of Noble Prize Laureates who received Nobel Prize in the year 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.  

Why India's highest Cinema award given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke?

Sep 25, 2019
Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the 'father of Indian Cinema'. He had made India's first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra (1913). Do you know why India's highest Cinema award is given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke? Let us find out!    

List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

May 18, 2019
The monastery is a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows. Buddhists believe that the spiritual quest of monks benefits the entire community and their rituals bring prosperity and protection. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Ramanujacharya Jayanti 2019: Birth Anniversary

May 9, 2019
Ramanujacharya was a great Hindu philosopher, scholar and worshiper of Lord Vishnu. The birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya is also known as Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi and is celebrated on Thiruvathirai Nakshatra say of Chithirai month every year. This day is decided on the basis of Tamil Solar Calendar.

What is Pagoda?

Apr 12, 2019
A Pagoda is an Asian temple which is usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof. It was used as the safe house for the Buddhist scriptures and statues of Buddha. In this article, we are giving the origin, features and the incredible pagodas around the world which will be helpful for the reader to enhance the general knowledge.

Traditional Textile Motifs of India

Apr 1, 2019
India is a land of diverse culture which also provided ample space for the evolution of diverse traditions of handicraft. In this article, we are giving short note on the famous traditional textile motifs of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture?

Mar 27, 2019
Architecture began when the artistic faculties of man awakened in the search for larger and better, which inherited the aesthetic sense. It is develop and accommodate the cultural, social and economic imprints of different times. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture?

Mar 25, 2019
Most of the art and architectural remains that survive from Ancient, Medieval and Modern India are religious in nature. The iconography is consists of identification of images based on certain symbols and mythologies associated with them.  In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Manuscripts?

Mar 15, 2019
India has an ancient civilisation with a deep historicity and possesses an estimate of ten million manuscripts, probably the largest collection in the world. In this article, we have discussed about the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Manuscripts which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art?

Mar 14, 2019
The Indian art form envisages the rich and complex history of India that is spanning thousands of years. Traditional Indian art usually had a religious character and Buddhism, Hinduism and later Islam. In this article, we are giving the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Libraries?

Mar 14, 2019
Reading books will introduce new views, ideas and concepts. The Government of India initiated the national Mission on Libraries to facilitate the internet savvy people in making maximum use of library resources. In this article, we are giving the salient features, components and objectives of the National Mission on Libraries which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Gandhi Heritage Site Mission?

Mar 13, 2019
The Governmental of India on the recommendation of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Panel launched the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to preservation, protection and dissemination of the tangible and the intangible heritage of Mahatma Gandhi. In this article, we have explained the objectives and purpose of the Gandhi Heritage Site Mission which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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