Prelims Current Affairs (History & Culture)

The 144th annual rathyatra of Lord Jagannath began in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city.

The Prime Minister, ShriNarendraModi greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of AshadhiBij, the Kutchi New Year.

Puri Rath Yatra

21st Jun, 2021

The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in the holy town of Puri will be conducted without any devotees adhering to Covid-19 protocols.

Six Indian sites, the Satpura Tiger Reserve, Iconic riverfront of the historic city of Varanasi, Megalithic site of Hire Benkal, 

India’s largest statue of the Reclining Buddha was to have been installed at the Buddha International Welfare Mission temple in Bodh Gaya, On Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, or Vesak,.

Culture Ministry organises panel discussions on the occasion of International Museum Day 2021.

Two rare sculptural portraits of Rudrama Devi were unearthed at the premises of Sangameswara Swamy Temple at Teerthala village in Khammam district.

Cinco de Mayo celebration

10th May, 2021

The Cinco de Mayo (May the fifth in Spanish) is a joyous celebration every year in Mexico and the United States.

April 17, every year is celebrated as the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle by La Via Campesina  (“the peasant way”), an international organization.

In the latest development, Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a "lost golden city" in Egypt that dates back to the 14th century B.C.

A government seminar conducted recently in Delhi highlighted the legacy of the long-forgotten Tomar king Anangpal II.

Shigmo Festival

5th Apr, 2021

The Goa government has limited the Shigmotsav (Shigmo festivities) parades to three locations only (Panaji, Ponda, and Mapusa), owing to rising cases of Covid-19 in the state.


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