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List of Indian States and Union Territories: Facts at a Glance

At the time of reorganization of Indian states, India had 14 states and 6 union territories but as of now India has 29 states and 7 union territories. But still India is called the union of states because of the diversity at each step and intact togetherness made India an excellent example of unity in diversity.  Here in this single article jagran josh is providing a plethora of information on all the states and union territories of India.

India An Overview

Rani ki vav (The Queen's Stepwell): Facts about a World Heritage Site

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) is situated at Patan in Gujarat state. It is located on the banks of the River Saraswati. It was built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD. Stepwells are considered as a water resource and storage systems on the Indian subcontinent. Rani-ki-Vav shows the ability of ‘ the craftsmens’  to build such an excellent stepwell.  The well is located at the westernmost end of the property and consists of a shaft, 10 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep.

Science

Control and Coordination in Humans

The nervous system helps in controlling and coordinating various activities of the human body. The three types of nerves, cranial nerves, spinal nerves and visceral nerves run through the body and help in sending and receiving messages in the form of electrical impulses.

Arts & Culture

What Makes the Gol Gumbaz Astonishing?

Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, is located in Bijapur, Karnataka. The name means 'circular dome', and the tomb indeed has one of the biggest domes in India, with a diameter of 44 metres. It was completed in 1656 and its architect was Yaqut of Dabul. The amazing feature of this dome is that it stands unsupported by pillars. The dome houses the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, his two wives, his mistress, his daughter and grandson.

World Overview

Asian Mekong Development Co-operation (Mekong Group)

The Asian Mekong Development Co-operation (Mekong Group) is an association of Southeast Asian countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Geography

Human Migration

The movement of people from region to region for the purpose of permanent or semi-permanent residence, usually across a political boundary is called Migration. For example:  "semi-permanent residence" would be the seasonal movements of migrant farm labourers. People can either choose to move ("voluntary migration") or be forced to move ("involuntary migration"). Birth and death is another reason for the population size changes. It may be interpreted as a spontaneous effort to achieve a better balance between population and resources.

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