ASI Current Affairs, GK & News

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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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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