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Religion

anterns are an integral part of the Vesak Poya festival (Full Moon in May), which is celebrated to mark three important events in the life of Buddha — birth, enlightenment and death.  The Mahabodhi temple, one of the oldest brick structures in eastern India, …

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Art

Sunga Art Sunga  Style :  Mauryan artitecture was influenced by Indo Greeks, the pillars, stupas depict the Greek influence whereas  Sunga art was more localised  Religion : Mauryan art patronised Buddhism whereas  Sunga culture practice Brahamanism  Material  : Mauryan used wood on large basis whereas  Sunga used stone as evident from the fact that palace …

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Tribes

Tribal Panchasheel Policy  Nehruvian policy  Rejects both forced Assimilation as well as Isolationist Approach   5 points   Seeks development by the tribal’s own “Genius”  No compulsion from outside  Respect tribal rights of land & forest   Encourage tribal language  For administration, reliance should be on tribal people themselves. Inclusion of tribals in administration   No over …

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Issues and Schemes

Monument and Archaelogical Sites Amendment Act, amendment bill, 2017   Construction for public purpose – limit has been decreased from 100m to 50m   Benefit   Infra – Socio, economic benefits   Better utilisation of land area   Linkage to tourism to the places   ASI …

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Quotes

Gandhiji   Action  Be the change that you want to see in the world.   Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.  Vivekananda  Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached   Every …

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Environment

Quotes – Beginning / End    Sanshkrit slogan  PRKRUTI RAKSHATI RAKSHITHA  ( Nature protects if she is protected )  Gandhi  The World has enough to saisfy everyone’s need but not enough for Everyone’s Greed   Robert Swan – the famous explorer – Pneumic – Robert Solow and Swan  The …

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India

Quotes   Culture  Dinkar – India is a patchwork of cultures, shaped and mentored by its openness, fluidity and timeless beauty.    Then write, this fluidity must tread the new landscape of globalisation (X) by climbing up, descending down, turning and stopping when necessary   Nehru  …

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Education

Quotes   Importance   Socrates – There is only 1 good Knowledge, and only 1 evil – Ignorance  Gandhiji – Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.     Ethics   Martin Luther – We …

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Women

Quotes   B R Ambedkar – I measure the progress of a community by the degree of the progress which women have achieved  Kofi Annan  There is no tool for development more effective than empowerment of women  Vivekananda  “There is no chance for welfare in …

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