Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy   Context: Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Ministry of Culture held inaugural ceremony to commemorate the year long celebration of the 250th Birth Anniversary of  Raja Ram Mohan Roy recently in Kolkata. About: Raja Ram Mohan […]

Aurangzeb’s Tomb

Aurangzeb’s Tomb Context: Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s tomb in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad was on Thursday, 19 May, closed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for five days. What is the issue? It all started when a disagreement erupted in Varanasi over the Gyanvapi mosque, which was […]

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore Context: • Recently Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti was celebrated all round the world and also his name is making rounds due to many reasons. About: • Rabindra Nath Tagore was a renowned poet, composer and social reformer who wore many hats noted for his […]

El Niño

El Niño   Context:   • The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting a “normal” southwest monsoon for this year also, revised downwards the definition of what constitutes average rainfall. • The IMD does not expect an El Nino, a phenomenon associated with a warming […]

Madhavpur Mela

Madhavpur Mela Context: • PM calls Madhavpur Mela a unique celebration of India’s cultural diversity and vibrancy. • He has shared a clip from Mann Ki Baat where he elaborated on Madhavpur Mela as unique celebration of India’s cultural diversity and vibrancy.   About: • […]

Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma Context- Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings of Draupadi Vastrapaharanam is going on an auction which will fetch up to twenty crore rupees. About: Raja Ravi Varma who is widely referred to as The father of modern Indian art, he is famous for the […]

Ob – Irtysh River System

Ob – Irtysh River System Context: • The above mentioned river system is in news as Kazakhstan proposes to use the Ob-Irtysh river system to gain access to the Arctic. Background: • Kazakhstan aims to use the vast Ob-Irtysh river system to gain access the […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day   Context: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, in his message  on the eve of International Women’s Day, which is observed every year on March 8.   Background: International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate […]

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti   Context: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi presented a Chadar which shall be offered at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on the Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer in Rajasthan which commemorates the […]