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West Bengal

Oct 9, 2017
Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, West Bengal is primarily composed of plain land, except the north where the southern flank of the Himalayas extends into the state. Part of the Ganga- Brahmaputra delta constitutes the eastern part of West Bengal. From the northern highlands to the tropical forests of Sunderbans, variations in altitude result in great variety in nature and climate. Here, we are giving brief outline of West Bengal for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census

Oct 5, 2017
Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India as per census 2011. The population of Uttar Pradesh has increased by 20.23% in this decade compared (2001-2011) to past decade (1991-2001). The density of Uttar Pradesh state in the current decade is 2148 person/mile2. Here, we are giving the list of Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census for general awareness.

Tamil Nadu

Oct 5, 2017
Tamil Nadu is one of the 29th states of India and southernmost part of Indian Peninsula. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. Here, we are giving important information on Tamil Nadu for general awareness.

What are the demands of Kashmiri from Government of India

Sep 11, 2017
With the end of British rule, the state of Jammu and Kashmir also became independent on 15 August 1947. For the protection of Jammu and Kashmir, a treaty of accession was signed on October 26, 1947 between Maharaja Hari Singh and Jawaharlal Nehru. An article 370 was added in the Indian Constitution, under which Kashmir has got status of special state. The present NDA Government of India wants to abolish Article 370 but Kashmiris are opposing it.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

State Trees and Flowers of India

Feb 7, 2017
India is known as the “union of states”. Every state has its own distinct climate, art & culture, clothing and food habits. This is the reason that every Indian state has its symbols for its identity. In this article we have covered the name of different Trees and flowers of all the Indian state.

State Animals and Birds of India

Feb 3, 2017
India is known as the “union of states”. Every state has its own distinct climate, art & culture, clothing and food habits. This is the reason that every Indian state has its symbols for its identity. In this article we have covered the name of different animals and birds of all the Indian state.

Summary on the Fairs and Festivals of Bihar

Dec 29, 2016
Fairs and Festivals are integral part of culture and history of Bihar. It is famous for its tourist places, fair and festivals which are grouped under Buddhism, Jainism, Hindu, Sikh, Sufi etc. Here, we are giving the complete study material related to the ‘Summary on the Fairs and Festivals of Bihar’ for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state level examinations.

List of Indian Cities and their Nicknames

Dec 27, 2016
The nicknames of the cities or regions are associated with the unique characteristics such as unique geographical position, natural beauty, natural formations like lakes, type of industry, large and quality production of particular agriculture products etc. Here, we are giving the list of Indian Cities and their Nicknames which will be very helpful for the preparation of different competitive examinations.

Geographical Structure of Bihar: Geology | Physiology | Plain |Plateau

Dec 15, 2016
The Geographical Structure of Bihar is embedded with younger geological structure in the North by Dharwarian rocks and older in the South by quaternary rocks. Here, we are giving brief outline of Geographical and Physiological Structure of Bihar which will be helpful for the aspirants as revision capsule to those who are preparing for the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state level examinations.

Awards and Honours of Bihar

Dec 13, 2016
The Government of Bihar State gives awards and honours  to distinguished persons of different fields on the occasion of 26th January, 15th August or other special occasions. The awardees are given citation, cash prizes and shawl. Here, we are giving brief outline of the important awards and honours, and also list of academy that involves in awards and honour giving which will help the aspirants who are preparing for the State PSC Examinations like BPSC.

Medieval History of Bihar

Dec 8, 2016
Medieval History of Bihar is commemorated with the foreign invasion and dynasty that ruined the glory Bihar. Bihar was ruled directly or indirectly by Slave Dynasty, Khilji Dynasty, Tughlaq Dynasty, Noohani Dynasty, Cher Dynasty, Bhojpur’s Ujjaini Dynasty, Sur Dynasty and Mughal Dynasty.

List of the famous personalities of Bihar

Dec 6, 2016
Bihar is a land of many extraordinary people whose work and contributions have strongly influenced the course of events of the history of Bihar. Nationalist, writers, poets, artists, musicians, theatre artist, all have their fair share of contribution to the land. Here, we are briefly outline the major contribution of some great personalities which will help the aspirants who are preparing for the State PSC Examinations like BPSC.

Climate and Soil Profile of Bihar

Nov 28, 2016
Bihar is located in the eastern part of the country. The state enjoys a continental monsoon type of climate. Great distance from sea, adjoining Himalayan Mountains and changes in the upper air circulation affects its climate. Distribution of soils here has bearing of climate, parent material and topography. Here, we are giving the complete study material related to the ‘Climate and Soil Profile of Bihar’ for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state level examinations.

List of major Rivers in Bihar

Nov 26, 2016
The Rivers of Bihar  flow through alluvial deposits where slope is very small, forming wide flood plains but the catchment area of the these rivers are large. Here, we are sharing the list of major rivers in Bihar that enhance the general knowledge of Bihar which is used by the students who are preparing for BPSC and other state level examinations as a reference study material.

Ancient History of Bihar

Nov 26, 2016
The Ancient History of Bihar extends to the very dawn of human civilization and also associated with the advent of earliest myths and legends of Sanatana Dharma. Here, we are giving the complete study material of ‘Ancient Bihar History’ that will be ease the journey of aspirants to crack the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state level examinations.

List of Waterfalls and Hot Springs in Bihar

Nov 25, 2016
Bihar is endowed with a number of beautiful natural spots varying from waterfalls and hot springs that contributes the idyllic setting of the state. Here we are giving waterfalls in Bihar and list of hot springs which will be helpful in the preparation of State PSC exam especially Bihar PSC or BPSC.

Summary on the important Buddhist Pilgrimage sites in Bihar

Nov 18, 2016
Bihar is known for the centre of power, learning, and culture in India for 1000 years during classical Indian History. Most of the powerful kingdoms of Ancient India rise in the region. Here, we are giving the ‘Summary on the important Buddhist Pilgrimage sites in Bihar’ which is helpful for those students who are preparing not only for Bihar PSC Exam but also other State-PSC Exams.

Modern History of Bihar

Nov 16, 2016
Bihar is situated on the one of the fertile regions of the world which is drained by river Ganga. It was famous for its cotton, textile, saltpetre and indigo. This makes reason of enticing for European to open trade factories and centre for trade.  Here, we are sharing “Modern History of Bihar” which is helpful for those students who are preparing for Bihar PSC Exam.

List of Tribal Revolt in Bihar

Nov 15, 2016
The Tribal Revolts of Bihar were mostly unorganised, localised and periodic which were mainly against Britishers exploitative relation with tribes and tribal land and also transfer of land to outsiders. Here, we are giving the list of ‘Tribal Revolt of Bihar’ along with date, people who were associated with the revolt and nature & objective as well.

List of All the Political Parties in India

Oct 18, 2016
India has very diverse multi party political system. There are three types of political parties in India i.e. National Parties (6), state recognized parties (48) and unrecognized parties (1706). All the political parties which wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Census 2011: Population in States and Union Territories of India

Oct 14, 2016
India is a union of 29 states and 7 union territories. As per census 2011, population of India was 1.2 billion. India occupies 2.4 percent of the world's land surface area and is home to 17.5 percent of the world's population. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India. It has 16.50% population of whole India.

Census 2011: Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio in India Since 1901 to 2011

Oct 13, 2016
A person aged seven or above, who can both read and write with understanding in any language is termed as the literate. Sex ratio is defined as the number of females /1000 males. As per census 2011 India has the literacy of 74.04 and sex ratio at the 934females/1000 males.

Census 2011: Population Growth in India

Oct 13, 2016
As per census 2011, Nagaland is the only Indian state which has negative growth rate of -0.58% in census 2011while Indian population grown at the rate of 17.69% from 2001 to 2011.

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