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Week 1 THEHINDU 4 June 2018 11 June 2018
Badshahi Ashoorkhana Why in News? Telangana government and Aga Khan Trust to restore Hyderabad's 17th century Badshahi Ashoorkhana.
About Hyderabad's 17th century Badshahi Ashoorkhana: built by Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah. was house of mourning, where large congregations of Muslims gathered in memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain during the month of Muharram The building consists of A. a Kaman, Naqqar Khana (where ceremonial drums are beaten) B. Niyaz Khana (where visitors are fed) C. Sarai Khana (place to rest) D. Abdar Khana (drinking water is stored) E. the chabutra (platform) and a guard room. During the rule of the Mughal Emperor . Aurangzeb, in 1178 Hijri (about 1764 AD), the Ashoorkhana was converted into a bandikhana
Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana Why in News? . Odisha govt. has launched a new scheme for working journalists. e . . State health Insurance Scheme. Journalists from across the state will get health insurance coverage up to Rs 2 lakh At least five members of a journalist's family would be covered under the scheme. The scribes will get their health insurance card from the District Information and Public Relations Officer (DIPRO) in their respective districts.
Gopabandhu Das (1877-1928) Gopabandhu Das was a social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet and essayist from Odisha. He was popularly known as Utkalamani (Jewel of Utkal or Orissa). He won election to the Legislative Council that had been created in 1909 under the terms of the Morley-Minto Reforms He became the first president of Utkal Pradesh Congress Committee in 1920, holding the post until 1928, and he welcomed Gandhi to the province in 1921 He started a discussion group, called Kartavya Bodhini Samiti (Duty Awakening Society . He was influenced by Swadeshi movement and took part in the non- cooperation movement. He also launched and acted as editor for a short-lived monthly literary magazine titled Satyabadi from the campus of his school.
Agni-5 Missile Why in News ? India recently successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5 from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. About Agni-5 Ballistic Missile: It is a surface-to-surface missile can carry nuclear warhead weighing 1.5 tonnes to a distance of over 5,000 km . is the longest missile in India's arsenal capable of reaching most parts of China. very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS), and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) which improves the accuracy of the missile
Significance . India joins the elite club: that possess the ICBM launch capability Only the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - China, France, Russia, the United States and Britain, along with Israel, have so far possessed such long-range missiles Significance of the Agni project: 1. proved India's capacity and technical expertise. 2. put India into an advanced stage of technology and on a noticeable platform 3. India's defence arsenal.
Chandrabhaga beach got "Blue Flag" Tag Why in News? . on the Konark coast of Odisha will be the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification Twelve more beaches in the country are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), an Environment Ministry's body working for the management of coastal areas, in accordance with the Blue Flag standards. About Blue flag project: e Launched in December 2017 by the Environment Ministry objective of the project is to enhance standards of cleanliness, upkeep and basic amenities at beaches. Each state or union territory has been asked to nominate a beach which will be funded through the ongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme