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List of Battles fought by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

3 days ago
Beginning of 17th century witnesses the rise of new Warrior class Marathas when the Bhonsle family of the Poona district got military as well as political advantage by Ahmednagar kingdom that get advantage of being local. Therefore, they took privileges and recruited a large number of Maratha sardas and soldiers in their armies. Shivaji was an expert soldier and an efficient administrator. Here, we are giving the list of Battles fought by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for the general awareness.

Certification Marks issued for different products in India

Oct 10, 2017
Government of India has created some standards for almost every product to protect the economic interests of all citizens. These standards are like "AGMARK" for agricultural products, ISI mark for electric products, BIS mark for gold ornaments and “FPO mark" for all the "processed fruit products". This article will explain some of the most essential certification marks to protect the consumer rights.

Indian States That Have The Highest Number of Lok Sabha Seats

Oct 6, 2017
Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of upto 530 members to represent the States, upto 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon'ble President, if, in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. Here, we are giving the list of Indian States that have the highest number of Lok Sabha seats for general awareness.

What is Cloudburst and how cloudburst different from normal rainfall?

Oct 4, 2017
Rains are the blessings to all the living beings on the Earth because it is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth and also provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. Cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time to a small geographical area. Here, we are giving detailed explanation on cloudburst, how such cloud formed and what causes the clouds to burst and release all the water at once for general awareness.

Interesting facts about Polar Regions

Oct 3, 2017
The regions of Earth surrounding its geographical poles (North Pole and South Pole) are known as Polar Regions. It is also known as Frigid Zone because these regions are dominated by Earth's polar ice caps, the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent of Antarctica. These regions are the zones in higher latitudes where there is never any summer in the sense that is understood in our moderate latitudes. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Polar Regions of Earth in general awareness.

List of legislations on environment and ecology in India

Sep 28, 2017
The Environment is the greatest gift of God to man. Its abiotic components like air, water, light, etc., and its biotic living components like plants, animals, human beings, etc. are responsible for the survival and continuance of life on this planet. Here, we are giving the list of legislations on environment and ecology in India that addressing the effects of human activity on the natural environment for general awareness.

What is Tide, why it occurs and how it is important for human life?

Sep 28, 2017
Most of the people dreamed to have a unique tidal experience and hence, they are familiar with the terms low tide and high tide. Here, we are giving interesting fact about Tides, why it occurs and how it is important for human life for general awareness.

Difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Sep 26, 2017
People often use the term United Kingdom, Great Britain and England for the same place, but these three terms have different meanings. First term represents political, second one is for geographic and the last one is for nationality. Here, we are giving some important facts that differentiate the terms United Kingdom, Great Britain and England, and enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

What is Hurricane and how it is formed?

Sep 20, 2017
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counter clockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface. Here, we are giving the concept, definition and formation of hurricanes for general awareness.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Sep 20, 2017
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are giving an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

Women Empowerment Programmes

Sep 18, 2017
Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society. Here, we are giving the list of Women Empowerment Programmes/Schemes for general awareness.

Rural Development Programmes

Sep 15, 2017
The term rural is relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town. Rural Development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas, often relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Here, we are giving the list of Rural Development Programmes in India that gives extracted revision capsule for the aspirants of different examinations and also for the general readers.

Mansabdari System in Mughal Administration

Sep 14, 2017
The Mansabdari System was introduced by Mughal emperor Akbar as new administrative machinery and revenue system. The term mansab literally means position, status or rank, but in context of the structure of the Mughal administration it indicated the rank of mansabdar- that is holder of mansab - in the official hierarchy. Here, we are giving complete information on how the mechanism of the Mansabdari System used in Mughal Administration.

Anti Poverty Programmes

Sep 13, 2017
Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well-being that's considered acceptable in society. It is a significant issue in India, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a sizable consumer economy. Here, we are giving the list of anti-poverty programmes in India for general awareness.

What is the difference between ethnicity and race?

Sep 11, 2017
The diversity is used to describe entities with members who have identifiable differences in their biological as well as cultural backgrounds or lifestyles. This diversity is complemented by races and ethnicity. The term “Race" and "Ethnicity" are often used interchangeably but have separate meaning– one as ‘biological quality’ and second one as ‘cultural phenomenon’. Here, we are giving the basic difference between the race and ethnicity for general awareness.

Tribes and Races in the World

Sep 11, 2017
The tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader whereas race of humans is a grouping based on shared physical traits, ancestry, or genetics. About 90% of the world's population lives in the  northern hemisphere of which about 60% lives in Asia  alone; and 30% lives in the temperate latitudes (mainly  Europe) and barely 1 % lives beyond 600 north. Here we are giving the list of tribes and races in the World for general awareness.

Top 10 Highest Peaks Of India

Sep 7, 2017
India is a blessed with diversity not only culturally but also with physical features like dry desert, evergreen forest, snowy mountains, long coast and fertile plain.In this article we are giving the detail of the highest peaks of India. The following is the list of Top 10 Highest Peaks in India. Kanchenjunga tops the list followed by Nanda Devi and Saltoro Kangri.

List of Major Pollutant, their sources and their effects on Humans and Environment

Sep 6, 2017
Pollutant is a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere. It can enter the environment naturally, such as from volcanic eruptions, or through human activities, such as burning coal and gasoline. Here, we are giving the list of Major Pollutant, their sources and their effects on Humans and Environment for general awareness.

List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters

Sep 6, 2017
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Here, we are giving the ‘List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters’ along with their taglines and year of establishment. In this article, we have also included the proposed merger of SBI’s associate banks and Bhartiy Mahila Bank with state bank of India and its impact on Indian Banking Industry which will be useful GK Study material for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams like IAS/PCS/SSC and Banking etc.

List of Major Crops of India |Temperature, Rainfall & Soil

Sep 5, 2017
India is a land of diversity not only culturally but also by soil profile and climate due to this a variety of food and cash crops is grown. Here, we are giving the “List of Major Crops of India |Temperature, Rainfall & Soil” along with their temperature, rainfall and soil that they require to grow, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Worldwide Hot Spots Region

Sep 4, 2017
Hot Spots are biogeographic regions with significant levels of biodiversity are areas that are severely threatened by human activities. A number of factors are important in determining the priority status of a given hot spot. Some of the most important factors are the number of plant and animal species found in the hot spot and nowhere else in the world; the degree of habitat loss and the number of endemic plant and animal species per unit area.  Here, we are giving the list of Worldwide Hot Spots Region for general awareness.

List of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India

Aug 31, 2017
The Public Sectors Undertakings (PSUs) can be classified as Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs).  They are also classified on the basis of working areas into ‘strategic’ and ‘non-strategic’: Arms & Ammunition and the allied items of defence equipment’s, defence air-crafts and warships; Atomic Energy; Railways transport. Here, we are giving the list of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India for general awareness.

List of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Shipping Industry in India

Aug 31, 2017
The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are the government-owned corporations in which majority (51% or more) of the paid up share capital is held by central government or by any state government or partly by the central governments and partly by one or more state governments. Here we are giving the list of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Shipping Industry in India for general awareness.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is banned

Aug 22, 2017
Currently, Indian society moving towards reformation whether it is social or religious matter. Triple Talaq is one of the current burning topics which are on the way of reformation. Here, we are giving the name of major Islamic countries where Triple Talaq is banned as per Current GK perspective.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

Aug 22, 2017
Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897. Nuclear power is one of the largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydro-electric and renewable sources of electricity. Here, we are giving a list of Nuclear Power Plants in India for concretising the reading of GK.

List of Famous Local Winds of the World

Aug 9, 2017
The Local Winds are basically originated due to Convection from daytime heating; Unequal heating and cooling of the surface; and Gravity, including downdrafts. Here, we are giving the list of Important Local Winds of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World

Aug 4, 2017
The beautiful, bewildering and mysterious relief features are the dominated features of the Earth. Earth is covered with around 71 % of water and it is one of the essential components to humans and other life forms. Here, we are giving 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World that will definitely mesmerize and eyebrow-singeing fact for the readers who want to explore the world.

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

Aug 3, 2017
The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).

List of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World

Aug 2, 2017
A cave is a hollow place in the grounds which is formed naturally by the weathering of rock and often extends deep underground. It also refers to smaller openings like sea caves, rock shelter and grottos. Here, we are giving the list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

Top 10 Largest Countries By Area

Aug 2, 2017
The Earth is a dynamic planet because it is constantly undergoing changes inside and outside. It is made up of rocks. Its surface is covered with water by 71 % and remaining 29% is a land mass that consists of continents and islands. Here, we are giving the “List of the Top 10 Largest Countries by Area”.

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