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Interesting Facts on Coral Reefs and Atolls

2 days ago

Corals are a kind of calcareous rock, chiefly made of the skeletons of minute sea organisms called 'polyps'. Coral reefs and atolls are formed due to the accumulation and compaction of the skeletons of these lime secreting organisms. They are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and also considered the medicine cabinets of the 21st century because several medicines are developed to treat cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, viruses, and other diseases.

10 interesting facts about Human Brain

2 days ago

Brain is located inside the skull of the head and is protected by a bony structure in the skull called cranium. It is the command center of the nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. This article deals with some interesting facts about the brain, which may be you don’t have studied till now.

What salary/perks enjoyed by RBI Governor?

Apr 21, 2017

The government has increased their basic salaries by more than twice. Urjit Patel's basic salary has been increased to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Deputy Governor’s salary has been increased to Rs. 2.25 lakh. This change is effective from January 1, 2016. Prior to this increase, the basic salary of the Governor of the Reserve Bank was Rs.90.000 per month.

Do you know which Human Body Organs can be donated

Apr 18, 2017

The organ system functions according to the particular organ like digestive system; it processes the food, etc. Organism’s survival depends upon the integrated activity of the organs and organ system with that of endocrine and nervous system. This article deals about the list of human body organs and tissue that can be donated and the criteria of their donation.

List of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Apr 18, 2017

The Janapadas and Mahajanapadas represent the state system of 600BC. The processes of emergence of Mahajanpadas were initiated by certain important economic changes and the consequent socio-political developments witnessed during the period. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas for better understanding of the ancient ruling style and monarchical condition.

Powers and duties of Indian Prime Minister

Apr 17, 2017

Article 75 of the Indian Constitution envisages that there will be a Prime Minister of India who shall be appointed by the President. Prime Minister is the leader of the Cabinet Ministers. Main executive powers of the government are vested in the Prime Minister while the President is the nominal head of the State.

GK for SSC Exam: A Complete Study Material on Indian Polity & Governance

Apr 12, 2017

GK for SSC Complete Study Material on “Indian Polity & Governance” is the comprehensive collections of governing principles of the State, the framework and the principle functions of the organs of the Government of a State which will help the aspirants to maximize their scores in SSC Exams. This GK for SSC Exam: Complete Study material on Indian Polity & Governance segregated into 5 sub-parts i.e. Indian Constitution: An overview; Fundamental Rights & Fundamental Duties; Parliament & Indian Judiciary; Union & State Executive; Constitutional & Non-Constitutional Bodies.

GK for SSC Exam: A Complete Study Material on General Science

Apr 11, 2017

GK for SSC Complete Study Material on “General Science” is the comprehensive preparatory notes on important topics of the unprecedented level of coverage of the GK for General Science to provide maximum benefit to the aspirants of SSC Exam. This preparatory study material is divided into three sections i.e. Biology; Physics; Chemistry which enhance the knowledge of different facets of applied sciences.

GK for SSC Exam: A Complete Study Material on Indian Economy

Apr 11, 2017

GK for SSC Complete Study Material on “Indian Economy” is the compilation of important topics from the plethora of the syllabus that gives aspirants – a clear vision for what to do read and what not to read during the preparation of SSC Exam. This GK for SSC Exam Study notes divided into 5 Sections i.e. Concepts of Economy & Horizon of Indian Economy; Economic Planning in India; Government Schemes & Programmes in India; Money and Banking; International Agencies and Trade, in which you will learn about the basics of Economics and Horizon of Indian Economy.

Delhi Sultanate under Tughlaq Dynasty: A Complete Overview

Apr 11, 2017

The Tughlaqs were a Muslim family of Turkic origin. The dynasty reached its zenith point between AD 1330 and 1335 when Muhammad Bin Tughlaq led military campaign. Its rule was marked by torture, cruelty and rebellions, resulting in the rapid disintegration of the dynasty's territorial reach after 1335 AD. Here, we are giving a complete overview on the Delhi Sultanate under Tughlaq Dynasty, which can be used by aspirants of any competitive exams.

Union Budget of India: Definition and different types

Apr 6, 2017

Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.

GK for SSC Exam: A Complete Study Material on Indian Geography

Apr 6, 2017

GK for SSC Complete Study Material on “Indian Geography” is the comprehensive collections of important topics which represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the Geography and will be helpful in the preparation of SSC exam. This GK for SSC Exam Study notes divided into 5 Sections i.e. General Geography & Physical Features; Climate, Soil & Vegetation; Drainage System; Economic Geography; and Human Geography in which you will learn about the basics of geography and other sub-part of Indian geography.

Asian Development Bank: Functions and Assistance to India

Apr 4, 2017

Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in Dec. 1966. The aim of this bank was to accelerate economic and social development in Asia and pacific region. The bank started its functioning on January 1, 1967. Its head quarter is located at Manila, Philippines. Its chairmanship is always given to Japanese and 3 deputy chairmen belong to USA, Europe and Asia.

GK for SSC Exam: A Complete Study Material on Indian Culture & History

Apr 4, 2017

GK for SSC Exam on Indian Culture & History is a comprehensive GK Study material that connects a series of past events connected with a particular person or things from ancient to modern history to the student who are preparing for SSC Exam. This GK for SSC Exam Study notes divided into three section, i.e. Modern History, Medieval History, and Ancient History.

Timeline of Delhi Sultanate

Apr 4, 2017

The establishment of Delhi Sultanate began with the invasion of Muhammad Ghori. He had brought a large number of slaves and appointment them as officers. When he died in AD 1206 resulted in a scramble for supremacy among his three generals- Qutub-ud-din Aibek (Commander of his army), Tajuddin Yalduz (ruled Karman and Sankuran between Afghanistan and Sind) and Nasiruddin Qubacha (held). Here, we are giving a timeline of Delhi Sultanate in chronological order and causes of decline of Delhi Sultanate.

Summary on the Khilji Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate

Apr 3, 2017

The Khiljis served under the Ilbari dynasty of Delhi. Malik Firuz was the founder of the Khilji Dynasty who was originally the Ariz-I-Mumalik appointed by Kaiqubad during the days of the decline of the Ilbari Dynasty. He took advantage of the political vacuum and ascended the throne of Delhi as Jalal-ud-din Firuz Khilji.

Origin and Meaning of 13 common symbols used in our everyday life

Mar 31, 2017

The man on earth has discovered many symbols for the convenience of human being. There are so many symbols we use in our daily life like: Zebra Crossing, OK symbol, Victory sign and Danger sign etc. In this article we put some interesting information about the origin and importance of such symbols.

Delhi Sultanate under Lodhi Dynasty: A Complete Overview

Mar 31, 2017

The Lodhi Dynasty under the Delhi Sultanate was the first Afghan Pashtun Dynasty in India who ruled from AD 1451 to 1526.This dynasty replaced the Sayyid Dynasty and it was a period of reforms in administration, strengthening the army, gearing up the machinery of land revenue administration, expansion and improvement of the cultivation and welfare of the people. Here, we are giving a complete overview on the Lodhi Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate.

SEBI: Powers and Functions to regulate Security Market in India

Mar 31, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the regulatory body for dealing with all matters related to the development and regulation of securities market in India. It was established on 12th of April in 1988. It is headquartered in Mumbai. SEBI was declared a constitutional body in 1992. At present, Ajay Tyagi is the Chairperson of SEBI.

Summary on the Sayyid Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate

Mar 31, 2017

The Sayyid Dynasty was founded by Khizr Khan, who was the governor of Multan and Timur's deputy in India. This dynasty ruled for 37 years from 1414 to 1451 AD by four rulers- Khizr Khan, Mubarak, Muhammad Shah, Alam Shah. Here, we are giving a complete detailed summary on the Sayyid Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is banned

Mar 29, 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.

10 Unknown traditions of the Modern India

Mar 28, 2017

India is a land of world's oldest and urban civilization i.e. Indus Valley Civilization. Hence, from ancient to modern India, Indian Society transform and synthesises various cults, customs, rituals and sects. Many of these cults and customs have had religious and social basis. These cults and customs are spread in different regions and religions. Here, we are giving 10 unknown traditions of Modern India.

Architectural Landmarks of the Sultanate Period: A Detailed Account

Mar 27, 2017

The architecture of the Sultanate Period manifested the aesthetic heritage of new sultans which include both religious and secular structures i.e. Indo-Islamic architecture. For Example- The dome is the prominent feature of the mosque in contrast to the Sikhar of Hindu temples. Here, we are giving an account of the architectural landmarks of the Sultanate period in which we have covered the name of builder, location and the characteristics of architecture.

List of Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh

Mar 27, 2017

In the recent elections held in the State of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has gained mammoth victory with a clear majority to form the government in the State. Uttar Pradesh has largest population of state. In this article, we will be elaborating upon the chief Ministers of the Uttar Pradesh from the time of its being United Province till the recent elections

Summary on the Military reforms under Delhi Sultanate

Mar 24, 2017

The Sultans of Delhi Sultanate were a perfect autocrat and their real source of authority was military strength. They were commander of forces, chief lawgiver and the final of the court of appeal. Here, we are giving a complete summary of the Military reforms under the Delhi Sultanate for the aspirants of different competitive exams.

Summary on Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate

Mar 24, 2017

The Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate was the first Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate and the various historians designated as the Slave Dynasty or the Mameluq Dynasty or the Ilbari Dynasty. Here, we are giving a complete Summary on the Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate which can be used as revision capsule by the aspirants of different competitive examinations.

GK Questions and Answers on World Tuberculosis Day

Mar 24, 2017

World Tuberculosis or TB Day falls every year on March 24 promoted by the World Health Organization. It is celebrated to raise the awareness among the people, efforts to prevent it and to treat this disease. It is caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Let us analyse more about World TB Day, how and why it is celebrated, what is TB, its precautions, symptoms, causative organism etc.

Quiz on Indian Polity: Features of Indian Constitution

Mar 24, 2017

It has been observed that in the various competitive examinations, questions based on political science are always asked, keeping in view the need of these contestants, we have prepared a quiz of 10 questions based on the 'characteristics of Indian Constitution'. These questions are expected to be useful to the competitors.

GK Questions and Answers on Everyday Science

Mar 22, 2017

There are many things that go on in daily life and can be attributed to scientific practices. It is also important for us to recognize the science that is all around. With the help of soaps we remove dirt and dust from our hand before cooking food or eating. Have you ever thought what make soap to clean our hands, how germs are eliminated etc. This is nothing but the science which we use every day. These questions will tell you different types of scientific activities which we use daily and will also be helpful for various exams.

List of Administrative and Agrarian Terms used in Sultanate Period

Mar 20, 2017

The Sultanate period was militaristic and aristocratic, and moreover the real source of the sultan’s authority was military strength. The rulers of Delhi Sultanate knew the importance of agriculture and open to promote through technological assistance because food grain was the most important item of internal trade while they exported slaves, indigo, opium, spices and cotton goods. Here, we are giving the list of Administrative and Agrarian Terms used in Sultanate Period, which is very useful study material for the academic purposes as well as for those who are preparing for the competitive exams.

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