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Directive Principles Of State Policy

3 days ago

The Constitution lays down certain Directive Principles of State Policy which though not justiceable, are ‘fundamental in governance of the country’ and it is the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws. These lay down that the State shall strive to promote welfare of people by securing and protecting as effectively as it may a social order in which justice - social, economic and political, shall inform all institutions of national life.

How China’s ‘String of Pearls Project’ would affect India’s security?

Jul 18, 2017

On July 12, 2017, Chinese troops have sailed for setting up country's first ever overseas military base in Djibouti (Africa).This Chinese step shows that China is trying to trap India through different base around its neighbouring countries. China is creating a ring around India which is named "String of Pearls" by the media.

List of Indian States and their Capitals

Jul 17, 2017

India i.e Bharat is a union of 29 states (including newest state Telangan) and 7 union territories. Here's a full list of all States, UTs, their capitals and their area. The Constitution of India decentralized the sovereign executive and legislative powers exercisable with respect to the territory of any State between the Union and that State . Here's a full list of all Indian States, UTs, capitals and their Chief Ministers.

What is the Salary and Perks of the President of India?

Jul 17, 2017

In the October 2017, the Government of India decided to increase the salary of The President of India from Rs. 1.5 lac /month to Rs.  5 lac  / month. In addition to the salary the president receives other allowances in which free medical, housing and treatment facilities (whole life) are provided. After this new salary the president will get Rs. 1.5 lac /month as pension.

List of Chinese Funded Companies in India

Jul 14, 2017

India's largest purchasing power and huge market are attracting marketers from across the world. Among all the investors, Chinese investors and technology entrepreneurs comes with a Herculean investment in India’s start-up specialising in areas such as mobile gaming, education, healthcare, financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Here, we are giving the list of Chinese Funded Companies in India (List of India’s Start-up Company funded by Chinese Investors) for general awareness (GK).

The Revolt of 1857: Causes, Nature, Importance and Outcomes

Jul 12, 2017

The Revolt of 1857 (Also regarded as India's First War of Independece) was an extremely important event in Indian history. It was initiated by the sepoy of the company which arouses the accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime.

Population Density of India: Census 2011

Jul 11, 2017

The records of population density 2011 of India state that the density 2011 has increased from a figure of 324 to that of 382 per square kilometer. Bihar is the most thickly populated state (1106 persons/sq km.) followed by west bengal-1028 and Kerala 860. Population density increased at the rate of 17.54 from 2001 to 2011.

15 Interesting Facts and History about Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)

Jul 6, 2017

Pak-occupied Kashmir (POK) is that part of Jammu & Kashmir state of India which Pakistan had invaded in 1947. For administrative simplicity Pakistan has divided it into two parts, which are called Azad Jammu-O-Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in official language. If Gilgit-Baltistan is removed, the area of Azad Kashmir is spread over 13,300 square kilometers (about 3 times of Indian Kashmir) and its population is about 40 lacs.

Development of Education during British Period in India

Jul 3, 2017

Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

What are the rights of the children in India?

Jun 23, 2017

Although we all have read and heard about human rights but people talk lesser about children's rights because people think that they are children, so what kind of rights children can have? But for the kind information of such ignorant we made this article so that rights of the children can also be known by parents and other civilians.

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.

International Day of Yoga: 21st June

Jun 20, 2017

The day of International Yoga came into existence when the Honourable Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi call for adopting June 21st as the day of celebration while addressing UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014

Which is in better position Indian Kashmir or Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Jun 20, 2017

The issue of Kashmir has always been the bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is that part of India which is occupied by the Pakistan after the invasion in 1947, since then this area is known as the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

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 Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period

Jun 19, 2017

The Indian Sub-continent is one of the earliest civilisations in the World that made dream destination for the travellers and scholars. Here, we are giving the list of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period that will be very beneficial for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive examinations.

Why Indian Vehicles have different Colour Number Plates?

Jun 19, 2017

All of you have seen number of vehicle plates like white, yellow, black and red etc. in cars or other vehicles on the road in your daily life. But by looking at those number plates do you understand that which colour's plate belongs to which officer/authority; if no than this article will help you in this regard.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Jun 15, 2017

The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

Alberuni’s Description of India

Jun 14, 2017

Alberuni was a renowned philosopher, a mathematician and a historian. He came in contact with Mahmud when he had invaded Khiva and he was presented before him as prisoner. In his book Tahqiq-i-Hind in which he portrays the social, political, religious and economic condition of the then India. Here, we are giving the Alberuni’s description of India to understand the socio-political-economical situation of that era.

What is TRAI and how it works?

Jun 6, 2017

TRAI is Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Its main purpose is to regulate telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose appeals and protect the interest of the service providers as well as consumers. It establishes standards for Quality of Services (QoS) and supervise how service providers share revenue. This article deals with the role of TRAI, its functions and how it works.

How many breeds of cows found in India?

Jun 1, 2017

India’s economy is largely based on agriculture and animal husbandry in which milk production plays an important role. It is also the largest buffalo milk producer in the world. There are 37 cow breed found in the country, but out of these Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi are known for milking attributes. The annual production of milk in India is about146.31 Million tonnes of Milk. Here, we are the giving India’s famous breeds of cows which are found across the country.

Do you know the History of Newspaper in India

Jun 1, 2017

Today the newspaper in India is a proud institution of our society. While working as a vehicle of persuasion its basic function is to provide info-edu-tainment. It can be defined as a printed means of conveying current information. This article deals with the history of Newspaper, how it has evolved from past till now, what impact it paved in the society etc.

List of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India

May 31, 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.

List of Nobel Laureates by Country

May 26, 2017

The Nobel Prize was established as per the wish of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895. Since 1901 the Nobel Prize is awarded in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and economics (1968). Till the date 8 Indians have won this Prize. Mr. Ravindra Nath Tagore was the first Indian who received this Prize.

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

May 23, 2017

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.

Naxalism and its Causes

May 23, 2017

The term Naxalism derives its name from the village Naxalbari of West Bengal. It is originated as rebellion against local landlords who bashed a peasant over a land dispute. This rebellion was under the leadership of Kanu Santhal and Jagan Sanyal with an objective of rightful redistribution of the land to working peasants which was initiated in 1967.

Which Indian states have GDP equal to or more than other countries of the world?

May 18, 2017

At present, the size of Indian economy has grown more than $ 2 trillion and tagged as the highest growing economy in the world. The richest Indian state is Maharashtra, whose State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP) is $ 380 billion which is equal to Norway’s economy. The second richest Indian state is Tamil Nadu whose SGDP is $ 208 billion which is followed by Karnataka (SGDP $ 190 billion).

Timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case

May 18, 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 17, 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.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

May 10, 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.

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