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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Digital Bharat Digital Sanskriti

22nd October 2019

Why in news?

It is the e-portal of Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) launched by the Ministry of Culture.

  • CCRT is an autonomous organization under the aegis of Ministry of Culture.
  • It was pioneered by Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan and established in 1979.
  • It is one of the premier institutions working in the field of linking education with culture.
  • Main Functions of CCRT –
  1. It organizes theoretical and theme based academic programmes on Indian art and culture for teachers and students.
  2. It Conducts Workshops to provide practical training and knowledge in crafts to be incorporated in school curriculum.
  • It organizes various educational activities for school students, teachers and children belonging to governmental and NGO.
  1. It collects and develops a library of resources in the form of scripts, digital photographs, audio and video recordings and films.
  2. It prepares publications and other audio-visual material to provide an understanding and appreciation of the different aspects of Indian art and culture.
  3. It implements Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme for providing facilities to young talented children in the 10-14 age group to study one or the other art form.

Marawah Island

Why in news?

 The World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

  • It is dubbed the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ that have been radio dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE.
  • The discovery proves that pearls and oysters were being used in the UAE nearly 8,000 years ago.
  • Prior to this discovery, the earliest pearl was found in another Neolithic site off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

 Facts for Prelims

INMEX2019 :

  • It is India Myanmar Naval Exercise going to be held in Visakhapatnam.
  • INS Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer and INS Kuthar, a missile corvette will participate in the exercise.


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