Issues with UGC’s New Undergraduate History Curriculum

Synopsis: Recently, the UGC (University Grants Commission) suggested a new undergraduate history curriculum. However, it falls short to meet its desired objectives and requires reconsideration. Background: The UGC released a new document on the undergraduate history curriculum, named  Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF), 2021. The document suggestes changes as per the changing domestic and international… Continue reading Issues with UGC’s New Undergraduate History Curriculum

Commemorative “Dandi March” to mark 75 years of Independence

What is the News? The Prime Minister flagged off a commemorative 2021 Dandi March. It was to launch the celebrations of the 75th year of Independence – ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. About 2021 Dandi March: 81 walkers will participate in The 2021 Dandi March. They will travel through the 386 km Dandi March route in… Continue reading Commemorative “Dandi March” to mark 75 years of Independence

Inscription of Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya death discovered

What is the news? The first-ever written inscription of the date of death of Vijayanagar king Krishnadevaraya discovered at Honnenahalli in Karnataka. About the inscription: The inscription is written in Kannada. According to the inscription, Krishnadevaraya was one of the greatest emperors of India who ruled from the South. He died on 17th October 1529… Continue reading Inscription of Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya death discovered

What is “Pagri Sambhal Movement”?

What is the News? Farmers Union protesting against the three farm laws are celebrating February 23 as ‘Pagri Sambhal Diwas’ to remember the Pagri Sambhal Movement. About Pagri Sambhal Movement: The Pagri Sambhal movement was a successful farm agitation against British government. It forced the British government to repeal three laws related to agriculture back… Continue reading What is “Pagri Sambhal Movement”?

“Maharaja Suheldev” Memorial and “Chittaura Lake” development work

What is the News? The Prime Minister has laid the foundation stone of a Maharaja Suheldev memorial and the development work of Chittaura lake in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district. About Maharaja Suheldev: Maharaja Suheldev was the erstwhile ruler of Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district who ruled in the 11th century. He is known to… Continue reading “Maharaja Suheldev” Memorial and “Chittaura Lake” development work

Veerashaiva “Lingayats” demanding for Quota

What is the News? The Veerashaiva Lingayats are demanding inclusion in the Other Backward Classes(OBC) quota category. Who are the Lingayats? Lingayats are classified as a Hindu sub-caste called Veerashaiva Lingayats. They are essentially followers of the 12th-century philosopher Saint Basavanna who was against the caste system and Vedic rituals. They are a dominant community… Continue reading Veerashaiva “Lingayats” demanding for Quota

“Tileswari Barua” – possibly the youngest martyr of India got recognised by PM

What is the News? The Prime Minister went the historic martyr town of Dhekiajuli in Assam and recognised the freedom fighters of that town. The town was associated with the Quit India Movement of 1942. During his visit, the PM also laid the foundation stone for two medical colleges and launched a road and highway… Continue reading “Tileswari Barua” – possibly the youngest martyr of India got recognised by PM

125th anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ journal

What is the News? The Prime Minister will address the 125th-anniversary celebrations of the ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ journal. The event is organized by the Advaita Ashrama in Uttarakhand. About ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ journal Prabuddha Bharata: It is an English monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order founded in 1896, by Swami Vivekanand. Ramakrishna Order: It is the monastic… Continue reading 125th anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ journal

“Chauri Chaura” centenary celebration

What is the News? The Prime Minister has inaugurated the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. About Chauri Chaura incident: The Chauri Chaura incident took place on 4 February 1922 at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province(Uttar Pradesh) in British India. The sequence of Events: Launch… Continue reading “Chauri Chaura” centenary celebration