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Monoliths of Utah and Romania

Monoliths are large single standing block of stone. A mysterious monolith was found recently in a remote, uninhabited desert in Utah, USA. And then disappear without a trace. Days after the occurrence and disappearance of the monolith, another monolith has been found in Romania. Features of the Monolith in Romania The newly found Monolith in ..

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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara named for 2020 Pritzker Prize

Veteran architect duo- Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were recently selected as the recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize, the highest honour in the field of Architecture. The Dublin-based architects are the first two women to share the prestigious global award. Their remarkable projects include the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, which ..

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GoI nominates 2 sites to be included in World Heritage Sites List

The Government of India submitted two nomination dossiers for their inclusion in World Heritage List for the year 2020. They are as follows Dholavira: A Harappan City Monuments and Forts of Deccan Sultanate Dholavira The dholavira is an archaeological site in Gujarat. It consists of ruins of ancient Indus Valley Civilization. It is located in ..

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Plan to build new Parliament Building

On December 21, 2019, GoI announced that the 9.5-acre plot opposite to Parliament building is to be used for the construction of new Parliament building. This officially confirms that the plan to build a new Parliamentary building is on. There were concerns and objections regarding the plan in the earlier stages. The Government of India ..

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Plaaces in news: Thotlakonda

The major part of the famous Mahastupa of the 2,000-year-old Buddhist heritage site of Thotlakonda has recently damaged due to heavy rains in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The dome of the Mahastupa is belonged to Heena Yana stream of Buddhism. The site is a prominent tourist spot with remnants of stupas, chaitya grihas and viharas atop ..

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