Ancient India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Harvest Festival: Nuakhai Juhar celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and neighbouring states

Published: August 24, 2020

‘Nuakhai Juhar’ festival has been celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and areas of other neighbouring states. On the occasion of this ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his good entreaty for the good health and prosperity of the farmers. What is the ‘Nuakhai Juhar’ festival? It is one of the most important ancient agricultural festivals, which ..

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Study on the disappearance of pure strains of the Red Jungle Fowl

Published: April 3, 2020

A recent study highlighted the gradual disappearance of the red jungle fowl and the lack of research on this bird species. Red Jungle Fowl The Red Jungle Fowl or Gallus gallus is a tropical bird species that originated in southern and south-eastern parts of Asia. It is one of the primary progenitors of the domestic ..

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Bhopal to host 79th Indian History Congress

Published: February 19, 2019

The 79th Indian History Congress (IHC) will be held at Barkatullah University in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh from February 26. Earlier the 79th Indian History Congress was supposed to be held at Pune but was cancelled citing financial constraints to host the congress. The Indian History Congress will be held at Madhya Pradesh for the second time. ..

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Nayanjot Lahiri wins 2016 John F Richards Prize

Published: October 5, 2016

History writer Nayanjot Lahiri has won the prestigious 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India. The prestigious prize will be bestowed upon her at the American Historical Association (AHA’s) 131st Annual Meeting to be held in Denver, Colorado in January 2017. Her book Ashoka in Ancient India has been critically ..

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