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UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru: Giant Cat Drawing found

The Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered a 37 metre long cat on the famous Nazca lines of Peru. It is a world known UNESCO Heritage site. Key highlights The Nazca lines consists of hundreds of gigantic geoglyph that date back more than 2000 years. The newly discovered cat Geoglyph is older than the ones discovered earlier. ..

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Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana: Guidelines issued

The Ministry of Culture has issued guidelines to conduct cultural events under the central sector scheme “Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana”. Highlights The guidelines will benefit artists and institutions by providing alternative services through digital platforms. Also, the Ministry has granted permission to conduct events on virtual mode. Guidelines The Utilization Certificate must be submitted. The ..

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September 30: Harijan Sevak Sangh Foundation Day

The Harijan Sevak Sangh was established on September 30, 1932. It was founded by Gandhiji. He founded it when he was in Yervada Jail, Pune. The legend was fasting when he founded the Sangh. Background Gandhiji opposed the segregation of depressed classes of Hindu community into a separate group. This was done at the Second ..

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TATA group to construct New Parliament Building

The TATA Group of Companies have won the bid to construct a new Parliament building. Total cost for the project is Rs 861.90 crores. It is expected to be completed in 21 months. Key Facts The TATA Group had the lowest bid. The L and T had a bid of Rs 865 crores. Construction Plan The ..

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Gujarat announces Heritage Tourism Policy

The Heritage Tourism policy has been announced by Gujarat Government.  This is state’s first such policy. Key highlights of the policy The policy permits the use of pre-1950 historical buildings including heritage palaces and forts as heritage hotels, heritage museums, heritage banquet halls and heritage restaurants. The step would attract tourism in the unused historical ..

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