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Architectural Landmarks of the Sultanate Period: A Detailed Account

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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.

Sources of revenue and expenditure of Government of India

Mar 20, 2017

The Government of India had stated in the budget of 2017-18 that the total income of the government was Rs.21,46,735 cr. while fiscal deficit amounted to Rs. 5,46,532. Government of India receives maximum revenue from Borrowing and other Liabilities (19% of total revenue) while the share of states in taxes and fees (24% of the total expenditure)is the largest item of expenditure.

List of important Sultanate Literary Works

Mar 17, 2017

The Sultans of India are perfectly autocrat unchecked by any restrictions and his word was law. The real source of the sultan’s authority was military strength. Various musicians and author stayed in the Sultans court who had written various books in which they have described about their administration, works, reforms, organisations, etc

Quiz on Indian Polity: Chief Minister of the State

Mar 17, 2017

It has been seen in all the competitive examinations that questions based on Indian Polity are asked every time, in this article, a questionnaire of 10 questions is being given on 'Chief Minister of the State'. for the convenience of the students we have given the answers of the questions also.

GK Questions and Answers on Latest Researches of New Technology

Mar 17, 2017

Latest Researches in new technological fields may result from the technological convergence of different systems evolving towards a similar goal and has many effects. General Questions and Answers on Latest Researches not only give you an idea of various technological developments that took place near your surroundings but also help in the preparation of examinations and also built your knowledge.

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

Mar 17, 2017

Volcano is a landform at the end of a conduit or pipe which rises from below the crust and vents to the surface. Magma rises and collects in the magma chamber deep below, resulting in eruptions that are effusive or explosive forming the mountain landform. The volcanic eruptions are closely associated with sea-floor spreading, plate-tectonics and mountain building process. Here, we are giving the list of World’s Major Active Volcanoes of the World which can be used for academic purpose as well as preparing for competitive exams.

Architectural Development during Delhi Sultanate Era

Mar 17, 2017

Art and architecture which was a combination of Arabic and Indian styles that took a new direction in the Delhi Sultanate period. It witnesses the evolution and development of Indo-Islamic Architecture by synthesising geometrical shapes, calligraphy, inscriptional art etc. This Indo-Islamic architecture manifested the aesthetic heritage of the new sultans that includes both religious and secular structures.

GK Questions and Answers on Modern-day Technology

Mar 15, 2017

Modern-day Technology is an advancement of old technology and the impact of this technology in modern life is immeasurable. It simplifies life in so many ways like in the form of electronic devices, etc. This article consists of Question and Answers on Modern-day technology which not only enhance your knowledge, but also help in the preparation of exams.

What are the main functions of Reserve Bank of India

Mar 6, 2017

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the supreme monetary authority of India. This organization is responsible for printing of currency notes and managing the supply of money in the Indian economy. RBI works as a custodian of foreign reserve, banker’s bank, banker to the government of India and controller of credit.

List of Important Discoveries in Physics

Mar 3, 2017

Discovery is finding something meaningful that was not of knowledge before. This article deals with various discoveries which is like a new increment to knowledge help in the advancement of mankind like production of crop, medical applications etc.

What is an Interceptor missile and how it is useful

Mar 2, 2017

The interceptor missile is an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) which is a surface-to-air missile designed to counter ballistic missiles like intermediate range and intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from any country. It is used to deliver nuclear, chemical, biological or conventional warheads in a ballistic flight trajectory. How interceptor missile works and how it is useful is discussed in this article.

National Science Day a discovery of Raman Effect

Feb 28, 2017

National Science Day is celebrated all over India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the phenomenon of Raman Effect by CV Raman in 1928 and for his remarkable discovery in 1930 he got Nobel Prize which was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. This article deals with why National Science Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated, when it is celebrated, its objectives behind the celebration etc.

Campaigns of Mahmud of Ghazni in India: A Complete Overview

Feb 20, 2017

Mahmud was the son of Subuktigin and his policy of conquest brought him in India just like his father who had extended his kingdom beyond the Indus after a reign of 20 years. He was a brilliant general and a mighty conqueror. He led as many as 17 expeditions into India during the years 1000-1206. Out of these the one against the temple of Somnath in 1025 AD was the most important as it gave Mahmud a vast treasure.

Important facts about Police FIR

Feb 16, 2017

In order to maintain a legal system in a huge country like India, the constitution had laid down the foundation of system of Law. As against Indian army and other paramilitary forces, our police force is mainly responsible for maintaining internal peace and security of the country. In this article, we have provided all the information related to FIR and have tried to clear up various suspicions in order to provide guidance to the people.

How ISRO’s 104 Satellite launch can be a remarkable history

Feb 13, 2017

Till now ISRO has launched maximum 20 satellites at one go; it was PSLV-C34 on June 22, 2016. But now ISRO is going to create a history by launching 104 satellites on board, a flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 15 February 2017 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Let us find out how this is possible and what all satellites are going to be launched by ISRO.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

Feb 8, 2017

The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

What is the difference between DNA and RNA

Feb 6, 2017

DNA is a deoxyribonucleic acid and is a hereditary material whereas RNA is ribonucleic acid present in all living cells. Both DNA and RNA is important, if either one of these polymers fails or disappear then life would cease to exist. Without these elements protein will not be able to generate which is important for life to exist and to produce energy.

19 Laws and Rights must be known to every Indian

Feb 6, 2017

Indian Constitution has provided so many laws to the general public for the protection of their rights.  But unfortunately many people are not aware of them hence they face many difficulties in their day to day life. This article covered some basic laws like Motor Vehicle Act 1988, section -185 202, Criminal Procedure Code, Section 46 etc.

International Events and Issues 2016

Feb 3, 2017

The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. Here, we are giving the Current GK on International Events & Issues 2016 with full coverage of events and issues related International Cooperation, International relations, Multinational Corporation, Multinational State, Supranational, Transnational, World community, Global Awards, treaty between countries, sports events, and international summits.

Foreign Direct Investment limit in the different Sectors of the Indian Economy

Feb 3, 2017

A Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment by foreign investors in the foreign based company. Mainly there are two types of FDI, one is Green Field Investment (a fresh company is established in a foreign country) and the other is Portfolio Investment (shares of a foreign company are purchased or ownership acquired in a foreign company).

List of Grammy Award Winners

Feb 2, 2017

The Grammy Award is given outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry by ‘The Recording Academy’ to recognize. It is also called as Gramophone Award.  The prime motive of giving awards to recognise the positive impact of the lives of musicians, industry members and society at large. Find out the winners of 58th Grammy Awards with all categories of awards.

List of Pulitzer Prize Winners in Books, Drama, Music and Journalism

Feb 2, 2017

The Pulitzer Prize is given for the outstanding contribution in books, drama, music and Journalism. It was instituted 1917 on the provisions in the will of Hungarian- American Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher under the administration of Columbia University in New York City. Here, we are giving the ‘2016 Winners List of Pulitzer Prize Winners: Books, Drama, Music and Journalism’ consist of name of prize winners who did the extraordinary work in US journalism, drama, literature and other areas.

Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics

Feb 1, 2017

The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize given to the one or more outstanding mathematicians by the Government of Norway. It was instituted in 2002 to dedicate Norway's most famous mathematicians, Niels Henrik Abel. The 2016 Abel Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Sir Andrew Wiles. Here, we are giving the 2016 Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics from latest awardees to the first award winner.

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