January 2020 Quick Revision Compilation

●80th session of the Indian History Congress (IHC): held at Kannur, Kerala•Founded in 1935, the Indian History Congress(IHC) is the largest association of professional historians in South Asia.•It has about 35000 members of which over 2000 delegates participate in its session every year.•Its main objective is to promote secular and scientific writing of history.•Historian like Bipan Chandra, B. N. Mukherjee were part of Indian History Congress●202nd Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary;-↪battle was fought… Read More »January 2020 Quick Revision Compilation

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Daily current affairs 26 February 2020

World Air Quality Report 2019 •The report was released by the pollution tracker IQAir and Greenpeace.•The Report highlights elevated air pollution levels as a result of climate change events, such as sandstorms, wildfires and pollution gains from the rapid urbanization of cities in regions such as Southeast Asia•Bangladesh emerged as the most polluted country for PM 2.5 exposure followed by Pakistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan and India.•21 of the 30 most polluted… Read More »Daily current affairs 26 February 2020

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Chatra Vishwakarma Awards

●Chatra Vishwakarma Awards•Organized by AICTE in association with Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) and Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Ayog.•To motivate young individuals, inspire leaders and institutions/ organizations to raise their performance in their specific domains.•It is named after the spirit of engineering and creation patronized by Lord Vishwakarma,the Hindu deity of construction practices in India•Theme: How to enhance the income of the Village

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Yongle Blue Hole, located in South China Sea

●Yongle Blue Hole, located in South China Sea•It is the world’s deepest blue hole with a depth of 300 metres•Blue holes are marine caverns filled with water and are formed following dissolution of carbonate rocks, usually under the influence of global sea level rise or fall.[They are isolated from the ocean and don’t receive fresh rainwater]•Recently Carbon more than 8,000 years old has been found inside the Yongle Blue Hole

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Singur Dam in Medak, Telangana

●Singur Dam in Medak, Telangana•It was constructed on the Manjeera River in 1989. (Manjeera is a tributary of Godavari river.)•It is a reservoir built for hydroelectric and irrigation purposes.•It also serves as a source of drinking water for Hyderabad.[The deep waters of the reservoir are home to about 1000 crocodiles]

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Yakshagana: A traditional theatre form of Karnataka

●Yakshagana: A traditional theatre form of Karnataka •It is a temple art form that depicts mythological stories and Puranas.•It is performed with massive headgears, elaborate facial make-up and vibrant costumes and ornaments. [Usually recited in Kannada]◽It is performed with percussion instruments like chenda, maddalam, jagatta or chengila (cymbals) and chakratala or elathalam (small cymbals)

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