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When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

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The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are giving an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

India’s Highest Literary Award (Jnanpith Award): Facts at a Glance

Sep 15, 2017
The jnanpith ward is the highest literary honour conferred in the republic of India. It was founded by the sahu Jain family, the publisher of the times of India. The award was instituted in 1961. An Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. So far Kannada writers have won 7 awards (highest any for any language). Eminent Gujarati novelist Raghuveer Chaudhary has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015.

Anti Poverty Programmes

Sep 13, 2017
Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well-being that's considered acceptable in society. It is a significant issue in India, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a sizable consumer economy. Here, we are giving the list of anti-poverty programmes in India for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh

Sep 11, 2017
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India. It is situated in the northern part of India and shares boundary with Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and an international border with Nepal. Here, we are giving important information on Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful as GK study material for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Major Railways Zones in India

Sep 8, 2017
The Indian Railways is divided into 17 zone and around 73 sub-divisional headquarter. North Zone is the largest Railway Zone of Indian Railways. There are three types of rail lines in India: Broad Gauge; Meter Gauge; and Narrow Gauge. Here, we are giving the list of the Major Railways Zones in India which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

Important Amendments To The Constitution

Sep 7, 2017
The Constitution of India is neither flexible nor rigid enough but it is a synthesis of both. So, under article 368 of Part XX (Constitution of India) provided the powers of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedures but cannot amend those provisions which form the ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution (As ruled by the Supreme Court in the Keshashavananda Bharti Case, 1973).

Punjab

Sep 7, 2017
Punjab is a state in northwest region of India and is one of the most prosperous states.The name Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) + Aab (Water) i.e. land of five rivers. These five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in today's Punjab. The other two rivers are now in the state of Punjab, situated in Pakistan. The Punjab State is divided into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa. Here, we are giving important information about State of Punjab, India

September 5: Teachers Day in India

Sep 4, 2017
In India, Teacher’s day is celebrated every year on 5th September as a mark of accolade to the part played by the teachers in the society. 5th September  is the birth anniversary of a great mentor Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

Teachers Day in India: Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

Sep 4, 2017
5th September 1888 : Birthday of famous teacher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated every year as a Teacher's Day in India.

Teachers Day in India: 5th September

Sep 4, 2017
India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September, since 1962. This day commemmorates the birth anniversary od Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan whose contributions are not forgettable. This article deals with the importance of Teachers day and its significance.

Multipurpose River Valley Projects in India

Sep 1, 2017
Multipurpose river valley projects are basically designed for the development of irrigation for agriculture and electricity through the construction of dams. Initially, dams were built only for storing rain water to prevent flooding but now it became multipurpose. Here, we are giving the list of important river-valley projects in India which will help the students for quick revision.

List of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India

Aug 31, 2017
The Public Sectors Undertakings (PSUs) can be classified as Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs).  They are also classified on the basis of working areas into ‘strategic’ and ‘non-strategic’: Arms & Ammunition and the allied items of defence equipment’s, defence air-crafts and warships; Atomic Energy; Railways transport. Here, we are giving the list of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India for general awareness.

What is Project 73 of India to tackle China?

Aug 28, 2017
Between the growing tension in India and China, India has started construction of 73 roads on the border with China, in which 27 roads will be constructed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and 46 roads by the Defense Ministry. Therefore, the construction of these 73 roads by India has been named "Project 73". The construction of 30 roads of this project has been completed.

List of Indian States and their Symbols

Aug 14, 2017
India i.e. Bharat, shall be Union of 29 States and 7 Union Territories rather than Federation of the states and UTs. Every Indian states and union territories have their symbols like state animal, state bird, state flower etc. Here, we are giving the list of Indian states and their Symbol with their common name and scientific name.

Do you know the rank and insignia of Border Security Force (BSF)

Aug 10, 2017
Border Security Force (BSF) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India. It was established on 1st December, 1965. Currently BSF is world's largest border security force. In this article, we are giving details of the rank and insignia of Border Security Force (BSF) officers.

What is the meaning of 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra?

Aug 10, 2017
The Ashoka Chakra is the depiction of the “Dharmachakra”; represented with 24 spokes. Ashoka Chakra appears on a number of edicts of Ashoka, most prominent among which is the Lion Capital of Ashoka. The Ashok Chakra is visible in the Indian National flag, where it is rendered in a navy blue colour on a white background. The 24 spokes of the Ashok Chakra inspires every Indian to work tirelessly for 24 hours.

What is the Structure and Commands of Indian Army

Aug 9, 2017
Indian Army was established in 1895 but it got its current structure after independence. It is the third largest army in the world, which is divided into 7 commands. In this article we are giving you information about the structure and various commands of the Indian Army, which is very useful for the students preparing for various examinations.

INDIAN SPACE PROGRAMME

Aug 8, 2017
The Indian space program began in 1962. In 1969 the Indian space Research Organization (ISRO) was set up and headquartered in Bangalore (presently Bengaluru) for the purpose of rapid development of space technology and its application. In 1972, space commission was established. In 1975, India launched its first satellite, Aryabhata, and thus entered the space age. Over the last four and half decades, the Indian space programme has made impressive progress through a well integrated, self-reliant programme.

IIFA Awards 2017: Complete list of Winners

Jul 26, 2017
The IIFA Awards 2017 was organized on 14-15 July 2017 at the Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford in New Jersey, United States of America. It was the 18th edition of the IIFA Awards. The event was hosted by Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan. In this article we are giving list of all award winners of IIFA Awards 2017.

Directive Principles Of State Policy

Jul 18, 2017
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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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