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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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Gujarat’s Disturbed Areas Act,1991

●Gujarat’s Disturbed Areas Act,1991•The DA Act was first introduced in Ahmedabad in 1986 to check the large scale distress sale of properties mainly by people of a particular community due to continuous riots in Ahmedabad.[The then Gujarat Chief Minister brought in an ordinance which was later converted into the DA Act in 1991.]•The Act is currently in force in parts of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Kapadvanj, Anand and Godhra towns.•Now,… Read More »Gujarat’s Disturbed Areas Act,1991

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