Sadan of Jharkhand

Who are Sadans? Sadans are the original non-tribal people of Jharkhand, but not all non-tribes are Sadans. The word ‘Sadan’ means people who were setteled here or inhabited the place. In the Sadani language, the house pigeon in Nagpuri is called ‘Sad Parewa’ and the wild pigeon or the pigeon that does not live in …

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Buddhist Literature

Pali Texts Tripitakas: Pitakas literally means “Basket” and it was called so, because the original texts were written on palm-leaves and kept in baskets. Vinaya Pitaka: Monastic Code Sutta Pitaka: Budhha’s Saying Abhidhama Pitaka: Religious discourse of Buddha. It comprises: Dighgha Nikaya Majhim Nikaya Sanyukta Nikaya Anguttar Nikaya Khuddak/Kshudraka Nikaya Milindapanho(Questions of Milina): A dialogue …

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Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

Context Abdur Rahim Khan I Khanan’s tomb, located in Nizammuddin, Delhi was recently thrown open for public after receiving a new lease of life by conservation work, by a multi-disciplinary team of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and support of a corporate conglomerate. [1] …

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Facial Recognition System (FRS) and related Issues in India

Context Recently experts have pointed out that rapid deployment of facial recognition system by the government without any law in place poses a huge threat to privacy rights and freedom of speech and expression. There are currently 16 different facial recognition tracking (FRT) systems in active utilisation by various Central and State governments across India …

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Human Development Report 2020

Context India dropped two ranks in the United Nations’ Human Development Index for 2019, standing at 131 out of 189 countries according to the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). HDI measures average achievement on three basic aspects of human development, life expectancy, education, and per capita income. …

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