Archaeological Survey of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Archaeological Survey of India

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is an attached office in the Ministry of Culture. It was set up in 1861 with the primary object of surveying antiquarian remains in this country and their study. ASI’s function is to “explore, excavate, conserve, preserve and protect the monuments and sites of National & International Importance.” Functions ..

Harappan city of Dholavira inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list

On 27th July, 2021, Dholavira the Harappan city which is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat has been named as the 40th Indian site inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.  Dholavira is the first Indus Valley Civilisation site in India that has been included in the list. Highlights The decision to induct this site ..

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India and Israel enter into a new cultural agreement with multiple targets

A cultural agreement has been signed between India and Israel with the aim of strengthening the strategic bilateral ties by the promotion of greater people-to-people exchanges. From the Indian side, Sanjeev Singla, India’s Ambassador to Israel, signed the agreement with the Foreign Minister of Israel, Gabi Ashkenazi. Earlier on that day, both countries signed an ..

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South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found in A.P.

The Epigraphy Branch of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered the earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered in South India as on date. This significant finding is also the earliest epigraphic evidence for ‘Saptamatrika’ cult so far. The discovery was made in Chebrolu village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The inscription came ..

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Sign boards in Chinese language put up at 5 ASI sites

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel informed that sign boards in Chinese language have been put up at five Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected Archaeological Sites located in Uttar Pradesh (UP). ASI Sites Include- (1) Sarnath, (2) the Buddhist relics at Chaukhandi Stupa, (3) Kushinagar and the Mahaparinirvana Temple, (4) Piparahwa and (5) Shravasti. ..

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Sanskrit Inscription from 207 AD found in Andhra Pradesh

The earliest inscription of Sanskrit language to have been found from the southern part of India to date has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India’s Epigraphy Branch in the Chebrolu village located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The inscriptions were spotted by local villagers in the presence of some engravings on a ..

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