Oct 23, 2022
Today's edition of Current Affairs will comprise a discussion on Lothal, the oldest dock in the world that will get Heritage complex. Its relevance to the UPSC CSE syllabus is mentioned below.
For Prelims: National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC), The city of Mohenjo-daro, National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For Mains: The Project National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC), Innovative features of the project, Mini-recreation of Lothal site, the World’s tallest lighthouse museum.
Recently, the Indian Prime Minister reviewed the ongoing construction of the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) site at Gujarat’s Lothal via video conferencing.
There are many tales of our history that have been forgotten, to retell these tales the government has been working on the world’s earliest known dock, namely Lothal. Comment.
In case you missed our yesterday's edition of Current Affairs, you can read it here on Green Crackers.
|Additional Information: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI): |
It comes under the Ministry of Culture.
ASI is the premier organization for archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation.
Objective: Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance.
Regulate all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, of 1958. It also regulates the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, of 1972.
Working: For the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance the entire country is divided into 37 Circles.
Workforce of ASI: Trained archaeologists, conservators, epigraphists, architects, and scientists for conducting archaeological research projects through its Circles, Museums, Excavation Branches, Prehistory Branch, Epigraphy Branches, Science Branch, Horticulture Branch, Building Survey Projects, Temple Survey Projects and Underwater Archaeology Wing.
UNESCO:UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication, and information.
UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and more perfect knowledge of each other's lives. UNESCO's programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
News Source: The Indian Express
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