Mekedatu Project

Mekedatu Project

Central Water Commission (CWC) has approved the feasibility report of the Rs. 6,000 crore Mekedatu project. About: • Mekedatu Project is a proposed Rs. 6000 crore Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Karnataka across the river Cauvery that envisages supplying drinking water to Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts, besides generation of 400 megawatts power. • Recently, the Central…

Statue of Unity

Recently, Indian Prime Minister has inaugurated a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel- Statue of Unity, on the Narmada river in Gujarat as a tribute to the country’s ‘Iron Man’. About: • PM Modi has dedicated the ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary. • It is built at a cost…

Sir Chhotu Ram

Sir Chhotu Ram

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Jat leader Sir Chhotu Ram (1881-1945) in Haryana   Contributions of Sir Chhotu Ram: • British Army Recruitments: Chhotu Ram helped in the British Army recruitment effort in both the World Wars. For example, he was instrumental in the recruitment of 22,144 Jats from Rohtak area.…

Pampa Valley Civilization Artefacts Discovered

Pampa Valley Civilization Artefacts Discovered

The excavation of Terracotta artefacts unearthed on the banks of river Pampa in Kerala  provides the evidence to the presence of, Pampa Valley Civilization.   About: • The sighting of the terracotta works hints at ancient civilisation in the Pampa Valley, somewhat similar to the Indus Valley Civilization. • The broken terracotta pieces were of…

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Bhakti Saint Dnyaneshwar

Bhakti Saint Dnyaneshwar

Vice-President inaugurates ‘World Peace Monument’ on October 2, 2018, which is named after Bhakti Saint Dnyaneshwar.   About: • Vice-President of India inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. • The structure, ‘World Peace…

ADOPT A HERITAGE SCHEME

Adopt a Heritage Scheme is a recently launched scheme to improve the present state of the national monuments. About: • Bodies involved: The ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India. • Background: It was launched in…