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How the pre-monsoon rain became the boon of India's markets and Farmers!

3 hrs ago

India is a land of diverse range of climatic condition ranging from tropical in south, temperate and alpine in the Himalayan region, whereas some part of north-western part remains dry (Thar Desert) and some parts like Sunderban Delta, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat are characterised by mangrove vegetation. Hence, it very difficult to generalised the India’s diverse geographic level, and its wide range of weather. Let's find out, how pre-monsoon brings blessings and happiness to the India's markets and Farmers.

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

5 hrs ago

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.

Timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case

May 17, 2017

The Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhumi Disputes has proven to be sources of religious and political conflicts. The main issues is moving around possession of site because groups of Hindu organisation claim that Mosque was built after demolishing the temple and also the site to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity i.e. Rama whereas Muslim claims that the Mosque was never built after the demolition but with the help of the ruins of temples. Here, we are giving a complete timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case to understand the issue, how and why the issues remain unsolved.

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. This process of reawakening, sometimes, but not always follow the intended as the ‘Renaissance’, did not always follow the intended line and gave rise to some undesirable by-products as well, which have become as much a part daily existence in the whole of the Indian subcontinent as have the fruits of these reform movements. 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.

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. The composition of the hydrosphere in terms of percentage of water are Oceans (97.6), Saline lakes and inland seas (0.008), Ice caps and glaciers (1.9), Ground water (0.5), Soil moisture (0.01), Lakes (0.009) Fresh water rivers (0.0001), Atmosphere (0.0009). 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.

Interesting Facts on Coral Reefs and Atolls

Apr 26, 2017

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.

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.

Why bursting of Balloon makes sound when pricked with a needle?

Apr 11, 2017

Mostly with birthdays and various parties, we see decoration made by colourful balloons which looks amazing and recall the memories of childhood. Have you ever thought why this happens? Why balloon produces pop sound instantaneously rather than leaking air slowly? Let us find out the reason behind it.

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.

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.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Apr 3, 2017

India is the land World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

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.

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.

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.

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