Art & Culture

इस श्रेणी में Art & Culture में प्रकाशित हिन्दी भाषा के करेंट अफेयर्स (समाचार सारांश) एवं समसामयिक घटनाक्रम का SSC, Railways, RAS/RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, JPSC, HPSC, UPPSC, UKPSC एवं अन्य प्रतियोगिता परीक्षाओं के लिए महत्वपूर्ण समाचारों का संग्रह किया गया है।

Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 Starts at Noida Haat

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 on February 26. The Mela is now underway at Noida Haat. Key Points The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 will conclude on March 14. The fair will be open from 11 AM to 8 PM daily. Over 300 rural self-help groups and craftsmen from 27 states are participating in the Mela. The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 is being organized by the Ministry of Rural Development. Approximately 150 stalls and 15 food stalls have been set up for the mela. The food stalls will serve regional cuisines. In addition to this, over 60 cultural performances will be performed in the mela. Various workshops on communication skills, product packaging, and design, Business 2 Business marketing, and social media publicity will be organizedRead More...
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Australia’s Oldest Aboriginal Rock Art Identified

A kangaroo painting created over 17,000 years ago by Aboriginal artists has been identified as the oldest intact rock art of Australia. Key Points As per research, the six-feet-long (2 metre) artwork on the sloped ceiling of a rock shelter in Western Australia's Kimberley region was painted in an early naturalistic style. This style often features life-sized renderings of animals. In to establish the age of original rock artworks, scientists worked with the local Aboriginal community, who can trace their heritage in the region back tens of thousands of years. The main challenge, globally, in dating ancient paintings, is that they very rarely employed a pigment that can be dated with any of the current, quantitative dating techniques. To get around this, the scientists identifiedRead More...
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Khajuraho Dance Festival- Key Facts

The annual Khajuraho Dance Festival began on February 20, 2021. The week-long annual event will end on February 26. Key Points The Khajuraho Dance Festival is an annual festival of classical dances held from February 20 to 26 every year. The festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. It is conducted beside the Khajuraho temples in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The festival sees various classical dance forms like Kuchipudi, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Bharathanatyam,  and Kathakali. This year, it is the 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival. Also, the most important thing is that this year almost after 44 years, the ceremony will be held once again in the temple complex of the Western Temple Group. The conduction of events in the temple complex wasRead More...
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Kerala to Set Up Mini Museums

Kerala is now aspiring to become the museum hub of India. The state plans to promote mini museums throughout the state under its new initiative. Key Points Venu V, the Additional Chief Secretary of Kerala who oversees the departments of Archaeology, Archives, and Museums, said that the old notion that museums are the places where history sleeps should be changed. Such museums should be able to engage visitors, converse with them, especially the youngsters. Thus, the state is starting a new initiative that will promote mini museums in the state. The new museum initiative is anchored by Keralam Museum, an organization formed to build and modernize museums. The new museum movement aims to change the old-fashioned norms about the conservation of cultures and putting together revolutionaryRead More...
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‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ in West Bengal

The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM), a flagship festival of the Union Culture Ministry, will be held in West Bengal. The Mahotsav has been inaugurated at Cooch Behar Palace on February 14. Key Points This is the 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM). The festival was inaugurated by the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar. After the inauguration, the festival will have events in Cooch Behar till February 16. After this, it will have events in Darjeeling from February 22 to February 24; and in Murshidabad on February 27 and February 28. The Mahotsav will increase bonding and mutual understanding between people from different cultures, thereby securing stronger unity and integrity of India. Local artists along with many renowned artists will be participating inRead More...
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First India Toy Fair

The first India Toy Fair will be organized from February 27 to March 2, 2021. The government on February 11 launched the website for this 1st Toy Fair. Key Points The website — www.theindiatoyfair.in — was jointly launched by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, and Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani. The platform will allow children, teachers, parents, and exhibitors to register themselves to participate in the virtual fair. Also, buyers will be able to use the platform for purchasing toys directly from more than 1,000 exhibitors across the country. Piyush Goyal highlighted that discovery-based, play-based, and activity-based learning plays an important role in bridging the gap between day-to-dayRead More...
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‘Prabuddha Bharata’ – Key Facts

The 125th Anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ will be organized on January 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address this anniversary celebration. Key Points Prabuddha Bharata is a monthly magazine of the Ramakrishna Order. This journal was started by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1896. The event of 125th Anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ will be organized by Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati. Prabuddha Bharata journal has served as a major medium for spreading the message of the country's ancient spiritual wisdom. The publication of the Prabuddha Bharata journal began from Madras (Now Chennai). The journal was published in Chennai for 2 years and after that its publication was moved to Almora. After this, the place of publication of the journalRead More...
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UN Resolution on Protecting Religious Sites

The U.N. General Assembly has recently adopted a resolution titled - Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites. The resolution calls for more efforts for protecting religious sites from acts of terrorism. Key Points The resolution- Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites also asks for a global conference to discuss the ways to protect religious sites. The resolution asks for implementing the United Nations Plan of Action for protecting and preserving religious Sites from terrorism and such acts. Religious sites represent the traditions, social fabric, and history of a place and community and this must be protected and respected. The increasing threat to cultural and historical sites has been highlighted in the resolutionRead More...
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Odisha: Toshali National Crafts Mela

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the annual Toshali National Crafts Mela in Bhubaneswar on January 21. The Crafts Mela was inaugurated virtually. Key Points All the visitors to the Toshali National Crafts Mela have been advised to follow the Covid-19 norms. The Toshali Crafts Mela has become one of the most popular handlooms and handicrafts fairs in Eastern India. Three artisans were also presented with the State Handicrafts Award-2019 in the event. Three winners are- Dilip Kumar Swain (palm leaf engraving), Divyajyoti Behera (stone sculpting)), and Priyanka Patra (terracotta). The award was presented by Padmini Dian, MoS, Handlooms, Textiles, and Handicrafts. Seven other artisans were awarded the State Kalakruti Award. State Kalakruti Award winnersRead More...
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“Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav” -India@75 Celebrations

The Central Government will launch Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav next month. Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav is the countdown to the 75th year of India’s independence. Key Points The Indian government has decided to start the celebration of 75 years of Indian independence 75 weeks before 15th August 2022. The idea behind this Mohatsav is to create a vision for India@2047. The Mahotsav will see various social and cultural events along with the showcase of technological and scientific achievements. The event will also highlight some unknown locations and contributions made by some freedom fighters. The government will dedicate various mega projects to the nation. Different ministries have been asked to identify different important projects and all the ministries have been asked to initiateRead More...
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