Archaeology Current Affairs - 2019

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Punyabhushan Award presented to archaeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar

The eminent Archeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar was conferred with prestigious Punyabhushan Award for his long-standing contribution to the field of Indian Archaeology through renowned Deccan College Post graduate & Research Institute. He was presented the award by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at an special public award function in Pune, Maharashtra.

About Punyabhushan Award

The word ‘Punyabhushan’ in Marathi means ‘Jewel of Pune’.

The award has been instituted by Pune based Punyabhushan Foundation.

It was first awarded in 1989 and since then it is awarded every year to an eminent personality from the field of science, art, culture, music, social service, industry, or sports.

Bhopal to host 79th Indian History Congress

The 79th Indian History Congress (IHC) will be held at Barkatullah University in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh from February 26. Earlier the 79th Indian History Congress was supposed to be held at Pune but was cancelled citing financial constraints to host the congress.

The Indian History Congress will be held at Madhya Pradesh for the second time. Earlier it was held at 2011. Over 1,000 delegates including prominent historians are expected to participate in the IHC in Bhopal.

Indian History Congress

Indian History Congress was established in 1935 and it is the largest professional and academic body of Indian historians with over 10,000 members.

The primary objective of Indian History Congress is the “promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian history”. The Indian History Congress holds annual sessions on five sections namely:

  • Ancient India
  • Medieval India
  • Modern India
  • History of Countries other than India
  • Archaeology

The Indian History Congress stands for collaboration with historians throughout the world and promotes the study in India of the history of other countries.