ASI Current Affairs, GK & News

Reconstitution of Central Advisory Board on Archaeology

The Central Advisory Board on Archaeology (CABA), which was formed was formed 7-years ago to boost the ties between the people who are working in the field of archaeological research and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been re-established. Recently, the CABA has been reconstituted by the ASI. What will be the function of ..

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Puri Heritage Project

In 2019, Puri Heritage Corridor Project was unveiled to transform Puri town into an international place of heritage. About the Project Puri heritage corridor project involves the redevelopment of important parts of Puri for tourism purposes. There are a total of 22 projects, which will be executed in different phases. The architectural design plan of ..

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Sirsa’s Ther Mound

The presence of a population of 50,000 people over the Ther Mound in Sirsa, Haryana is posing problems for the ASI to confirm the site’s historicity. Where is Sirsa’s Ther Mound? Ther Mound is located in Sirsa in Haryana. Sirsa is one of the oldest towns of Haryana. The presence of a population of 50,000 ..

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Taj Mahal makeover

The Taj Mahal was cleaned up using various remedies ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit. The historical monument has been degrading due to the effects of pollution. What is ‘Fuller’s Clay’ that was used on the Taj Mahal? Fuller’s Clay is commonly called ‘Multani Mitti’. It is an absorbent clay material mainly composed ..

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Four Colonial structures re-dedicated to Kolkata

PM Modi is on a two-day official visit to Kolkata on January 11 and 12, 2020. During his visit, the Prime Minister will dedicate three colonial buildings to the country. Highlights During the visit, the Prime Minister will dedicate Old Currency Building, Metcalfe House, Belvedere House and Victoria Memorial Hall. The buildings were renovated by ..

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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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