Ramappa Temple for world heritage site: Telangana is expected to get its first site, the Ramappa Temple at Palampet, included in UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee. Background India has already got 37 sites inscribed in the World Heritage List. There are total 29 cultural sites, 7 Natural sites and 1 mixed siteRead more
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Madhubani which means ‘forest of honey’, is a style of folk painting old enough to find mention in some of the ancient Indian texts like the holy Ramayana. It is also known as Mithila, for its origin is said to be the Mithila region in Bihar. Traditionally, the Madhubani paintings are created using fingers and twigs, and items like matchsticksRead more
Once upon a time, there was a clever poor young man who lived in a city. His only resource was a dead rat. He started off by selling it for a coin to a hotel, for their cat. Then one day, there was a storm. The king’s garden was littered with branches and leaves, and the gardener was at aRead more
Taratarini Temple is located in which of the following states? a Madhya Pradesh b Odisha c Andhra Pradesh d Kerala Explanation: Solution (b) Taratarini Temple on the Kumari hills at the bank of the River Rushikulya near Brahmapur city in Ganjam District, Odisha, India is worshiped as the Breast Shrine (Sthana Peetha) and manifestations of AdiRead more
1. These are the “histories”, written in Persian language. 2. The authors of Tawarikh were learned men who were secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers. 3. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 and 2 only B.Read more
Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?
Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal? 1. Stone carvings in high and low relief on the walls. 2. Delicate carving of marble into jalis and graceful volute 3. Creation of arabesques with pietra dura 4. Art of calligraphy with the inlay of jasper to write Quranic verses. SelectRead more
Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas?
Quiz- Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas? 1. Name and profession of donors 2. Donations by the guilds 3. Name of the artisans Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 3 only D. 1,Read more
ISRO collaborates to build alternative to Google Maps Q. What is the news? A. The ISRO has joined hands with MapmyIndia to combine their geospatial expertise and build holistic solutions by leveraging their geoportals. Q. What is the Project? It combines the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data. Indian usersRead more
Pulikkali festival Pulikkali is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam, an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in Kerala. On the fourth day of Onam celebrations (Nalaam Onam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beatsRead more
It is a Parsi New Year festival. While the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle Easterns celebrate the festival on March 21, the first day of the Zoroastrian calendar, in India there is another version of the festival that is followed according to the Shahanshahi calendar and falls during the later months of the year. The dates change every year since the calendar doesn’t accountRead more
Muziris is the largest heritage conservation project in India and is a Kerala government’s initiative involving renovation of ancient places of worship, old markets, forts and the construction of museums. The ancient world’s greatest trading centre in the East, this legendary seaport traded in everything from spices to precious stones with the Greeks, Romans and the rest of the world.Read more