Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Current Affairs - 2020

April 18: World Heritage Day

Every year April 18 is observed as the World Heritage Day. The day is also celebrated as the International Day of Monuments and sites. Highlights The World Heritage Day is celebrated to create awareness about diversity, heritage and vulnerability of the monuments and heritage sites. The World Heritage sites are defined as man-made areas or Read More…

March 8: International Women’s Day

Every year, March 8th is marked as International Women’s Day. It was first proposed by the Socialist Party of America in 1909. However, it was pertained to New York City. The first International Women’s Day was marked first in 1909. Theme This year the International Women’s Day (ITW) is marked under the theme Theme: An Read More…

Committee submits report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord

On February 25, 2020, a high-level committee submitted its report to the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord. Highlights The committee was headed by Retd Justice B K Sharma. The report is to be submitted by the CM to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. What is Read More…

India’s first Maritime Museum in Gujarat

The Government of India is planning to establish a National Maritime Heritage Museum at Lothal in Gujarat. The museum will also act as an independent research center for archaeology of boat building, reconstruction of maritime history and materials traded. It will hold display of salvaged materials from shipwreck sites in Indian Ocean waters. Underwater Archaeology Read More…

UNESCO’s World Heritage Week

World Heritage Week is celebrated by UNESCO between November 19, 2019 and November 25, 2019. The Objective of celebrating World Heritage Week is to increase awareness among people about safety and preservation of cultural heritages and monuments. UNESCO Heritage sites in India There are 37 UNSECO World Heritage sites in India. It includes 29 cultural Read More…