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List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

Jun 23, 2017

Mathematics is a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. The Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji are classical Indian mathematician whose contribution made immortal. Here, we are giving the list of Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India with their contribution.

Summary on the Political Condition of the Rajputs Ruling States

Jun 21, 2017

After the death of King harsh, the new ruling class emerges in the Indian Subcontinent i.e., Rajput. The myriads of Rajput dynasties carved a new dimension to the politics of the Indian subcontinent. Here, we are giving a complete overview of the political condition of the Rajputs, which will help the readers to their general knowledge about this warrior clan of early medieval India.

List of Railways Ministers of India

Jun 19, 2017

The first railway on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. The Indian Railways are the premier transportation organization which is the largest rail network in Asia and the world's second largest under one management. Here, we are giving the list of Railways Ministers of India for the general awareness.

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

Jun 2, 2017

The Mountains are one of the significant features of the Earth’s surface. These are such highlands whose slopes are steep and the peaks are pointed. Generally, mountains are more than 100 meters whereas hills are less than 1000 meters. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World for general awareness to the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.

List of Major Fishing Grounds of the World

Jun 1, 2017

The World's Ocean Fishing grounds are located in the cool waters of the northern hemisphere because in southern hemisphere commercial ocean fishing is less developed and best fishing grounds founded above continental shelves. Here, we are giving the list of World' major fishing ground of the world for enhancing the general knowledge of the readers.

List of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India

May 30, 2017

The Quit India Movement was launched by MK Gandhi after Cripps departure, for British withdrawal and a non-violent non-cooperation movement against any Japanese invasion which was popularly known as ‘Quit India Movement’. Here, we are giving the list of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India, which helps the readers to enhance their knowledge about India’s freedom fighters.

List of Personalities Associated with Civil Disobedience Movement during British India

May 30, 2017

The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi when British Government not given positive response on Gandhi’s eleven demands. Hence, Mahatma Gandhi had decided to make salt the central formula for Civil Disobedience Movement. This movement was injected with the ideology of disobeying laws, demands and commands of the Government. Here, we are giving the list personalities who were associated with Civil Disobedience movement of British India.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

May 26, 2017

From the evolution of humankind to the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from ancient world to modern world.

List of the Major Straits of the World

May 26, 2017

A Strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses. Here, we are giving the list of the World’s major Straits that will give general awareness to the reader in understanding how these straits connect the world.

List of the Major Deserts of the World

May 26, 2017

Deserts are found in the arid and semi-arid parts o the Earth’s surface. They are mainly found on the sub-tropical high pressure belt region where the subsidence of air and the inversion of temperature take place. Here, we are giving the list of the Major Deserts of the World dealing with the concept behind its formation, the typology and deserts around the world will enhance the general awareness of the readers.

List of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets

May 25, 2017

There are about 100 billion galaxies in the universe and the Milky Way Galaxy is one of it in which our Solar System exists. The Sun is the originator of the Solar System, which eventually is also a star, is the source of light and energy. Here, we are giving the list of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets that gives a general awareness to the readers.

List of Personalities Associated with Non-Cooperation Movement during British India

May 23, 2017

The Non-Cooperation Movement was launched in August, 1920 by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi after the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. It was first nationwide mass movement that was launched to resist British rule in India through non-violent means. Here, we are giving the list of personalities associated with Non-Cooperation Movement for enhancing the knowledge about the personalities who shaped the Indian independence movement from British rule.

List of Personalities Associated with Swadeshi Movement of British India

May 18, 2017

The Swadeshi movement united the dispersed leadership of India, which awakened the entire section of society such as Women, students and a large section of the urban and rural population in the active politics for the first time. Here, we are giving the list of personalities associated with the Swadeshi Movement of British India for general awareness about the personalities who shape the true nature of India’s Freedom Struggle.

Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India: A Complete Overview

May 16, 2017

The dawn of the 19th century witnessed the birth of new vision- a modern vision among some enlightened sections of the Indian society. This enlightened vision was to shape the course of events for decades to come and even beyond. Here, we are giving a complete overview on the Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India that will enhance the knowledge of readers to understand, how Indian Society transformed after reform movements.

What are the differences between Commercial Banks and Co-operative banks?

May 11, 2017

As per the website of RBI, there are 31 state Co-operative banks, 370 central Co-operative banks and 81 commercial banks (20 government and 61 private) working in India. Banking regulation act, 1949 is completely applicable to all the commercial banks of India while Co-operative banks are partially obliged to follow this act.

Interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere

May 10, 2017

The Hydrosphere is a combination of mass of water and the Earth's hydrosphere is made of oceans, lakes and rivers, glaciers, ice caps and icebergs. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere for enhancing the knowledge of aspirant who are preparing for different competitive exams.

Summary on the History of Modern Education during British India

May 9, 2017

The British East India Company came to India as a trader, but socio-political conditions of Indian subcontinent drives them to become ruler. This resulted in the need of subordinates and to achieve this goal, they instituted a number of acts to pour Indians into English colour through the education system. Here, we are giving “Summary of the History of Modern Education during British India” which can be used as a revision capsule for upcoming competitive exams.

Society and Economy under Vijaynagara Empire

May 8, 2017

The rise of Vijayanagar Empire was accompanied by the decline of Delhi Sultanate. The empire was ruled by four dynasties. I.e. Sangama dynasty, Saluva dynasty, Tuluva dynasty, and Aravidu dynasty. The rulers of Vijayanagar Empire devoted themselves to the growth of agriculture, and built cities and capitals with magnificent buildings. The different aspects of Society and Economy under Vijaynagara Empire are contained in narratives of foreign travellers, inscriptions, and literature.

Summary on India's Cement Industry, Cement Producing States and Plants

May 4, 2017

The Cement Industry in India is one of the basic industries in India. The organised production of cement in India was started in 1904 in Madras (Now Chennai). Recently, sea shells, sludge obtained from chemical fertilizers and slag obtained from iron and steel industry are also used as raw materials besides limestone. Here, we are giving summary on the India’s Cement Industry and the list of Cement Producing States and Plants for general awareness as revision capsule to the aspirants of different competitive exams.

10 interesting facts about Human Brain

Apr 26, 2017

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.

Cultural History Vijaynagar Empire: Architecture, Literature & Art

Apr 21, 2017

The Vijaynagar Empire was founded by Harihara and Bukka in AD 1336 and made Hastinavati (Hampi) as the capital city. They ruled over Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and parts of Kerala in southern India. Here, we are giving the gist of the cultural history of Vijaynagar Empire that will refine the knowledge about how architecture, art, music and literature developed under this kingdom.

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.

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