UPSC Prelims Bits Today 14-09-2022

UPSC Prelims Bits Today” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits Today” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits Todayarticle, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


Prof. B.B. Lal


Why in news?

Former Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) B. B. Lal passed away.

Know about Prof. B. B. Lal

  • He was the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972 and has served as Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla.
  • Prof. B. B. Lal was conferred upon Padma Bhushan in the year of 2000. Prof Lal also served on various UNESCO committees.
  • In a career spanning over five decades Prof Lal made immense contribution to the field of archaeology.
  • Prof Lal was trained by Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Taxila in 1944 and later joined Archaeological Survey of India.  Prof. Lal excavated several important landmark sites including Hastinapura (U.P.), Sisupalgarh (Orissa), Purana Qila (Delhi), Kalibangan (Rajasthan).
  • From 1975-76 onwards, Prof. Lal investigated sites like Ayodhya, Bharadvaja Ashrama, Sringaverapura, Nandigrama and Chitrakoota under the Archaeology of Ramayana Sites.
  • Prof. Lal has authored 20 books and over 150 research articles on various national and international journals.




Why in news?

  • The sixth edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.
  • JIMEX 22 involves two phases: exercises at sea and a harbour phase at Visakhapatnam.

Key Points

  • The two countries have been carrying out regular exercises in IOR towards reinforcing maritime association
  • This edition marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which began in Japan in 2012.
  • It also coincides with the 70th anniversary of establishing of diplomatic relations between India and Japan.
  • JIMEX 22 seeks to consolidate the high degree of interoperability that exists between maritime forces of the two countries, through complex exercises in the surface, sub-surface and air domains.


Annabhau Sathe


Why in news?

  • Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Assembly Speaker Rahul Narvekar and others are is Moscow to unveil the statue of Lok Shahir (balladeer) Annabhau Sathe at the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature.
  • An oil painting of Sathe, who passed away in 1969, will also be unveiled at Moscow’s Indian consulate.

Who is Annabhau Sathe?

  • He was a famous poet of contemporary India.
  • His literature depicted the caste and class reality of Indian society of that time.
  • Sathe wrote his first poem on the menace of mosquitoes in the labour camp.
  • Several of his works like ‘Aklechi Goshta,’ ‘Stalingradacha Povada,’ ‘Mazi Maina Gavavar Rahili,’ ‘Jag Badal Ghaluni Ghav’ were popular across the state.
  • Almost six of his novels were turned into films and many translated into other languages, including Russian.
  • His ‘Bangalchi Hak’ (Bengal’s Call) on the Bengal famine was translated into Bengali and later presented at London’s Royal Theatre.


Borra Caves


  • Located in the Ananthagiri mandal of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh
  • They are one of the largest caves of the country known as Borra Caves.
  • These one million year old caves attract huge number of tourists every day and have become one of the major attractions of Vizag.
  • Located at an elevation of 1400 m above sea level.
  • Borra Caves were formed as a result of the flow of Gosthani River on the limestone deposits.
  • These caves are known for the breathtaking stalactite and stalagmite formations such as Shiva-Parvathi, Rishi’s Beard, Mother-Child, Crocodile, Human Brain, Tiger and Cows udder.

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