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Sacrilege

• The debate about sacrilege in Sikhism — and what the appropriate punishment for such conduct is — has heated up again after some incidents in the past few years. About: • The lynching of a man Saturday for allegedly…

Goa Liberation Day

• Every year on 19 December, Goa Liberation Day is celebrated in the state as Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule on that day in 1961. Goa was a Portuguese colony for 451 years. About: • Goa was taken over…

Bangladesh Liberation War

• President Ram Nath Kovind participated in the celebration to mark the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh and victory in the Bangladeshi Liberation War. Brief summary of the movement: • It began with the declaration of Independence by the…

Ramna Kali Mandir

• President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a famous Hindu shrine that was destroyed by the Pakistani forces in Bangladesh during the war of 1971. About the temple • The Ramna Kali Bari used to be a famous landmark of Dhaka…

Kashi Vishwanath temple complex

• The 400-metre-long Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi connecting the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva to the banks of the Ganges was inaugurated by Prime Minister. About the temple: • Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous…

Rani Gaidinliu

• Recently, the Union Home Minister laid the foundation stone for the Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. • Museum would help preserve and exhibit artefacts related to the tribal freedom fighters, involved in different stages…

Sabz Burj

• Restoration works of Sabz Burj is almost complete. Significance of the monument: • The tomb, which was built in 1530, does not have any markings pointing to the identity of those buried under it. • It is thought to…

Kalpathi

• The festivities at Kalpathi Sree Visalakshi Sametha Sree Viswanathaswami Temple have resumed post the pandemic. About the festival: • Kalpathi Ratholsavam (Kalpathi Chariot Festival) is an annual Hindu Temple festival in the Kalpathi village of Palakkad district in Kerala.…

Kartarpur Corridor

• A group of pilgrims from India will visit several Sikh religious shrines in Pakistan, however, will not be using the Kartarpur Corridor for the visit. About Kartarpur Corridor: • The crossing allows Sikh devotees from India to visit the…

Devasahayam Pillai

• A Hindu man from Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, who converted to Christianity in the 18th century, is set to become the first Indian layman to be declared a saint by the Vatican on May 15, 2022. About: •…