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CULTURE 1. Tipu Sultan’s armoury 2. Channapatana Toys 3. Geographical Indication 4. Amarnath Yatra 5. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Federation (TRIFED) 6. Bomkai Saree 7. Ikat saree 8. Kantha saree 9. Dokra metal work 10. Lost wax technique 11. Jaipur – UNESCO World Heritage Site Tipu Sultan’s armoury The role played by the 18th century Tipu Sultan’s armoury, in Mandya, Karnataka near the railway station, during the Anglo-Mysore wars was sgnificant. The armoury, a square-shaped structure about 12 metres wide and 10 metres tall, was one among the many Tipu constructed to store ammunition for battles against the East India Company, represented mainly by the Madras Presidency. The monument was a hindrance to the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway track doubling work for many years as it bisected the alignment of the second track. The nearly 1,000-tonne structure was shifted to another area in March 2017 at a cost of Rs. 13.66 crore. The ‘Unified Jacking System’ was used for the first time in the country to translocate it by PSL-Wolfe Pvt. Ltd. The structure was excavated and moved using hydraulic cranes and other material. Two years on, the heritage monument is again longing for attention. With weeds and shrubs occupying it, the site is also a dumpyard for waste material such as cigarette packets and liquor bottles. There were clear indications of the area being used for anti-social activities apart from being turned into a public toilet owing to lack of security. Channapatana toys Geographical Indication There are 613 registered GI products in India Amarnath Yatra Tribal Cooperative Marketing Federation (TRIFED) Cooperative help takes tribal crafts to Amazon’s global marketplace From stunning bomkai, kantha and ikat saris to the geometric shapes of an embroidered Toda shawl, from intricately beaded Bhil jewellery to painstaking Dokra metalwork, the artistic riches of India’s Adivasi communities will soon be showcased on Amazon’s global marketplace. The Centre’s Tribal Cooperative Marketing Federation (TRIFED) signed an agreement to partner with the e-commerce giant’s Global Selling Programme. These traditional textiles are at the heart of TRIFED’s turnaround over the last two years. Earlier, the focus was on gift items and assorted handicrafts. The cooperative federation was started in 1987, but for the first two decades, it bought tribal products in bulk from the market and sold them in its retail outlets. “That was a loss-making proposition. Now we empanel tribal artisans and source directly from them. We pay them a 30% profit, and then sell at an additional mark-up of 10-15% to account for administrative costs,” Mr. Krishna explained. The number of empanelled artisans has risen to more than three lakh, from 75,000. Already, TRIFED’s presence on Amazon India since September 2017 has led to annual sales of Rs. 50 lakh on that platform. Now eyeing the global marketplace, design consultants work with adivasi master craftsman to create contemporary patterns from traditional skills. Bomkai Saree Ikat Saree Kantha saree Dokra metal work Lost wax technique Jaipur – UNESCO World Heritage Site Jaipur, celebrated for its grid plan-based architecture and buildingsRead more “CULTURE”
UPSC Civil Service Exam: Big Changes Affecting IAS Aspirants Proposed In Vision Document Sent To DoPT The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has proposed big changes in its flagship Civil Service exam which would affect lakhs of IAS aspirants who appear for the test every year. As per a report in The Print, the UPSC in a vision document sent to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has proposed to penalise aspirants who don’t appear for the test, in an attempt to clamp down on widespread absenteeism. UPSC has also proposed to discontinue the mandatory Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) which is the second paper in the prelims examination. The CSAT tests comprehension, communication and decision-making skills of the candidate and was introduced in 2011. The paper has been a controversial topic among IAS aspirants who allege that it provides an undue advantage to candidates from engineering, science and maths background. As a result of the protests, UPSC ruled in 2015 that marks obtained in this paper won’t be considered in the merit list used to shortlist Mains candidates and the aspirants would only need to score 33 per cent in the paper as qualifying marks. Source: Click here
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