Palaeogenomics Context: The Nobel Prize for Physiology this year has been awarded to Svante Pääbo, Swedish geneticist, who pioneered the field of palaeogenomics, or the study of ancient hominins by extracting their DNA. Importance of the work: In the past, studying ancient humans has mostly […]

Mahakaleshwar Corridor

Mahakaleshwar Corridor

Mahakaleshwar Corridor Context: The Prime Minister is set to inaugurate the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain at a cost of Rs 350 crore, on October 11.   About the Project: The Mahakaleshwar temple and the surrounding region in the Ujjain district are the […]

IAS Current affairs - USTTAD


USTTAD Context: ·       Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD) scheme was launched on  2015 to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities. ·       The scheme aims at capacity building and updating the traditional skills of master craftsmen/artisans, documentation […]

IAS Current affairs - Bad Bank

Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj   Context: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and […]