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Centrally Protected Monuments : Site-Specific Limits

Centrally Protected Monuments :Site-Specific Limits   The 100-metre radius around Centrally protected monuments where construction is prohibited could be replaced with site-specific limits to be decided by an expert committee, as the Union Culture Ministry was working on amendments to the relevant Act. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, 1958, was […]

World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023

World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023: The Union Ministry of Culture has nominated Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas temples for consideration as a World Heritage site for the year 2022-2023. The sacred ensembles of the Hoysalas, built in the 12th-13th centuries and represented by the three components of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka. All these three […]

Statue of Equality: World’s Second-Largest Statue

World’s Second-Largest Statue (Statue of Equality): PM Narendra Nodi is all set to unveil the world’s second-largest statue (Statue of Equality) The 216-foot-tall statue of 11nth-century social reformer and saint, Ramanujacharya will be in a sitting position. The world’s second tallest statue in a sitting position is made up of ‘panchaloha’, meaning a combination of […]

Bullock Cart Race: Maharashtra

Bullock Cart Race: Maharashtra The Supreme Court has allowed Maharashtra to hold bullock cart races in the state till the pendency of the matter before the constitutional Bench of the apex court. It is a 400-year-old tradition. Bullock cart races were banned in Maharashtra after the Supreme Court declared that the race as violative of […]

Durga Puja Enters UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Durga Puja Enters UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ List: The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This inscription will offer encouragement to the local communities that celebrate Durga Puja, including all the traditional craftspeople, designers, […]

Culture Mapping Of 80 Villages

Culture Mapping Of 80 Villages: Culture mapping of 80 villages associated with noted personalities in history, in particular the freedom movement, unique crafts and festivals has been started as a pilot project, Culture Ministry officials said. The project is expected to be completed this financial year. From Sempore in Kashmir to Kanjirapally in Kerala, villages […]

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojna

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojna: The Ministry of Culture has launched a Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Development of Buddhist/Tibetan Culture and Art under “Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojna (KSVY)”. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the voluntary Buddhist and Tibetan Organizations including Monasteries engaged in the propagation and scientific development of Buddhist/ Tibetan […]

Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Bharat Gaurav scheme: To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways has announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme. About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators. Key features of the scheme: Service providers, who can […]

Puri Heritage Corridor Project

Puri Heritage Corridor Project: The Odisha Government is expected to soon lay the foundation stone of the Puri heritage corridor, which is being developed at a cost of Rs 800 crore. The project is a part of the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme for developing Puri as a […]