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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 20, Jan 2022
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Guru Ravidas

Reference News:-The postponement of the Assembly elections in Punjab to February 20 underlines the importance of the Ravidassia community in the state.What’s the issue?Several political parties had urged the Election Commission for a postponement as the ear

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 11, Jan 2022
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Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu

Reference News:With a steep rise in the daily cases of COVID-19, the district administration in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet and Tirupattur, have banned the conduct of Jallikattu events, ahead of Pongal festival, as part of safety measures.What is Jallikattu?The bull-tamin

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  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 22, Dec 2021
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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Why in News:Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor connecting the ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi to the Ghats of the Ganga.About Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most revered and famous Hindu tem

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 16, Dec 2021
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UNESCO’S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE LIST

Why in News?The 16th Committee of UNESCO for safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in its meeting held in Paris has inscribed DURGA PUJA in KOLKATA on the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.This is the 1st festival in Asia to achieve

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 13, Dec 2021
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KASHI VISHWANATH CORRIDOR

Why in News?Indian Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project on December 13 in Varanasi, alongside families of those displaced by the project.About the projectAt least 400 families were asked to vacate the area and many of the encroachments ar

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 29, Nov 2021
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Ramappa temple: Telangana’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Context:Telangana’s Ramappa Temple is receiving massive focus after it received UNESCO tag recently.About the Temple:Situated in Telangana’s Warangal, the temple stands on a six-feet high star-shaped platform with walls, pillars and ceilings adorned with

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 22, Nov 2021
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Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti

Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak.Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day of Kartik month, also known as Kartik Poornima.T

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 17, Nov 2021
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Birth anniversary of Birsa Munda

Reference News:Birth anniversary of Birsa Munda was observed on November 15th.In recognition of his impact on the national movement, the state of Jharkhand was created on his birth anniversary in 2000.Who was he?Bisra Munda was a folk hero and a tribal freedo

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 09, Nov 2021
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12-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Kedarnath

Reference News:A 12-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya has been unveiled at Kedarnath, where the acharya is believed to have attained samadhi at the age of 32 in the ninth century.About Adi Shankaracharya:Born in Kaladi village on the bank of the Periya

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 18, Oct 2021
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Nihang Sikh: Who are Nihangs?

Last year, a group of Nihangs had chopped off the hand of a policeman in Patiala with a sword after he asked them to show ‘movement passes’ during the Covid lockdown.This year, they have again killed a man near Singhu border in New Delhi, allegedly for desecr

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