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Ambubachi Mela

The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu fair held at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. It is four day fair to mark the menstruation of Kamakhya Goddess.

Chilika Lake And Irrawaddy Dolphins

Why is it in News?

An expert panel has recently cited that highway projects in Odisha are threatening the birds, Olive Ridley Turtles etc. in the Chilika range vicinity

Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority (IRDA) Of India

Why is it in News?

IRDAI and National Health Agency has joined hands for the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Model Code Of Conduct (MCC)

Why is it in News?

Due to the coming General Elections, Election Commission of India (ECI) has convened an all party meeting to discuss the MCC.

Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC)

Why is it in News?

Recent situation in Arunachal Pradesh was tensed due to PRC given to six non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe communities

Rotavirus Vaccine

Why is it in News?

It is for the very first time that a vaccine (Rotovac) that has been developed from scratch in India has been “pre-qualified” by the World Health Organization

Dongria Kondh

Why is it in News?

The Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of nearly 10 lakh forest dwellers whose claims has been rejected, but these tribal groups have decided to resist the order of SC.

Pench Tiger Reserve

Why is it in News?

Over a thousand of birds were killed in the buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh as the area was hit by a hailstorm recently. 590 egrets, 360 parrots and 152 crows are among the birds that were killed.

Sovereign Patent Fund

Why is it in news?

The National Electronics Policy 2019 aims to create a Sovereign Patent Fund (SPF) that will acquire Intellectual Property (IP) assets important to national economic objectives


About the Dance form:

  • Theyyam is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Daivam’ which means God’s Dance.
  • Theyyam is a popular ritual form of worship in Kolathunadu area of Kerala, which is performed by men only.
  • Theyyam is usually performed in front of sacred groves which are locally called as ‘Kaavu’.

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