Archaeological Survey of India Current Affairs - 2019

Category Wise PDF Compilations available at This Link

Azaadi ke Diwane Museum Inaugurated at Red Fort

The ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ museum dedicated to the unsung heroes of the country’s freedom struggle was inaugurated at the Red Fort premises.

Azaadi ke Diwane Museum

  • The Museum is built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • The Museum pays homage to hundreds of freedom fighters who do not find mention in popular culture.
  • The Museum has attempted to document these unsung hero’s contributions to India’s Freedom Struggle.
  • The Museum pays tribute to the selfless sacrifices of the revolutionaries, brave women freedom fighters and valiant children.
  • The Museum is part of Kranti Mandir Series to inspire the younger generation and to let them know the cost of freedom that the great fighters achieved by sacrificing their lives.
  • Azaadi ke Diwane is a digitised and interactive museum with a state-of-the-art, informative and educational exhibition allowing the visitors to engage with the exhibits through multi-sensor technology.

Kranti Mandir Series

Kranti Mandir is India’s tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of the great freedom fighters. Other Museums which are part of the Kranti Mandir series are Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum, Yaad-e-Jallian Museum and Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence were inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the eve of Republic Day.

Month: Categories: Art & CultureUPSC

Tags:

Archaeological Survey of India allows photography at Centrally protected monuments

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued order allowing photography within premises of protected monuments and sites. The order was issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned ASI’s rules prohibiting visitors from taking photographs at certain monuments while inaugurating ASI’s new headquarters Dharohar Bhawan in Delhi’s Tilak Marg area.

Key Facts

Under the new order, photography will be allowed within premises of Centrally protected monuments maintained and managed by ASI. However photography will remain prohibited near Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace (both housing paintings that can be damaged by camera flash) and mausoleum of Taj Mahal

ASI administers and manages 3,686 ancient monuments and archaeological sites, and remains of national importance. Earlier, historians, academicians and professional photographers were required to take permission from ASI for photography in protected monuments.

Month: Categories: National

Tags: