Category: Art & Culture

UNESCO’s ‘creative cities network’

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Including Chennai, a total of 64 cities from 44 countries have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Jaipur and Varanasi are the other Indian cities that feature on the list. […]

New linguistic analysis- Dravidian language

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across southern and central India and surrounding countries, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago. This estimate is based on new linguistic analyses by an international team, […]

About Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus Under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana, Madhya Pradesh has been made partner of Manipur and Nagaland. Objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: To CELEBRATE the Unity in Diversity of our Nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people […]

UNESCO award for Srirangam temple

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam has bagged an award of merit from UNESCO for protecting and conserving cultural heritage, thus becoming the first temple from Tamil Nadu to grab the prestigious honour from the UN body. The old grandeur of the temple has been […]

Adopt a Heritage Scheme

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus Seven shortlisted companies were given ‘Letters of Intent’ for fourteen monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi. These companies will be the future ‘Monument Mitras’ who would associate pride with […]

India’s first World Heritage City

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus The commercial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, has been formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. The honour makes the walled city of Ahmedabad the first city in India, and the third in Asia, to be on the list. The other […]

About Padayani Dance

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus Padayani festival was recently celebrated in Kerala. About Padayani Dance Padayani dance is one of the popular traditional folk dances of Kerala state of India. Generally, padayani dance is associated with the festivals of certain temples in southern Kerala like Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam […]

What is Mahi Ink?

CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM ART & CULTURE SECTION News in Focus Researchers are planning to recreate the lost techniques of manuscript writing which is inked to the marketing of heritage tourism and the development of eco-friendly technologies in the digital age. This research is planned after researchers unravel the science behind Assam’s ancient herbal ink Mahi. […]

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