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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

Jharkhand at a Glance: Land of Coal Field

Jharkhand is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000.The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi). The city of Ranchi is its capital while the industrial city of Jamshedpur is the largest in the state. It is the top producer of iron ore, copper ore, kainite, mica and uranium (Jaduguda mines, Narwa Pahar).


Environmental Chemistry

Environmental chemistry is defined as the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemicals in the environment, and the effect of human and biological activities on these.

Arts & Culture

Symbols of Christmas: blast of celebration

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!" . Whenever we have thought in back of the mind about the Christmas, we get clear picture of decoration of Christmas, melodies of Christmas Carol, Candles, Santa Claus, and Christmas tree and have a blast of celebration. But we never think why it became reason of celebration.

World Overview

10 Amazing story of Caucasus Region

The Caucasus is a region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains. It is known for its linguistic diversity: aside from Indo-European and Turkic languages, the Kartvelian, Northwest Caucasian, and Northeast Caucasian families are indigenous to the area.


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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