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Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2019

Oct 1, 2019
Nobel Prize award was first conferred in 1901. It is based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. Let us find out the list of Noble Prize Laureates who received Nobel Prize in the year 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Why India's highest Cinema award given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke?

Sep 25, 2019
Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the 'father of Indian Cinema'. He had made India's first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra (1913). Do you know why India's highest Cinema award is given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke? Let us find out!

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Aug 1, 2019
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian Award of the country. Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika are latest recipients of this prestigious award in the year 2019.

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2019: Chariot Festival, History and Significance

Jul 4, 2019
Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on 4 July early morning. Thousands od devotees participated at the Badadanda or the Grand Road from where the chariots of sibling deities will be pulled to the Gundicha temple that is their aunts temple. It is also known as "Chariot Festival". There is lot more to read about Jagannath Rath Yatra, history, procession and significance.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

May 18, 2019
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.

List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

May 18, 2019
The monastery is a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows. Buddhists believe that the spiritual quest of monks benefits the entire community and their rituals bring prosperity and protection. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Ramanujacharya Jayanti 2019: Birth Anniversary

May 9, 2019
Ramanujacharya was a great Hindu philosopher, scholar and worshiper of Lord Vishnu. The birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya is also known as Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi and is celebrated on Thiruvathirai Nakshatra say of Chithirai month every year. This day is decided on the basis of Tamil Solar Calendar.

What is Pagoda?

Apr 12, 2019
A Pagoda is an Asian temple which is usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof. It was used as the safe house for the Buddhist scriptures and statues of Buddha. In this article, we are giving the origin, features and the incredible pagodas around the world which will be helpful for the reader to enhance the general knowledge.

Traditional Textile Motifs of India

Apr 1, 2019
India is a land of diverse culture which also provided ample space for the evolution of diverse traditions of handicraft. In this article, we are giving short note on the famous traditional textile motifs of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture?

Mar 27, 2019
Architecture began when the artistic faculties of man awakened in the search for larger and better, which inherited the aesthetic sense. It is develop and accommodate the cultural, social and economic imprints of different times. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture?

Mar 25, 2019
Most of the art and architectural remains that survive from Ancient, Medieval and Modern India are religious in nature. The iconography is consists of identification of images based on certain symbols and mythologies associated with them. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Holi 2019 Festival of Colors: History, Significance and Celebrations

Mar 20, 2019
Entire country wears a cheerful look when it is time for Holi festivity. Market places get abuzz with bustles as frenzied shoppers start making provisions for the festival.

What is National Mission on Manuscripts?

Mar 15, 2019
India has an ancient civilisation with a deep historicity and possesses an estimate of ten million manuscripts, probably the largest collection in the world. In this article, we have discussed about the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Manuscripts which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art?

Mar 14, 2019
The Indian art form envisages the rich and complex history of India that is spanning thousands of years. Traditional Indian art usually had a religious character and Buddhism, Hinduism and later Islam. In this article, we are giving the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Libraries?

Mar 14, 2019
Reading books will introduce new views, ideas and concepts. The Government of India initiated the national Mission on Libraries to facilitate the internet savvy people in making maximum use of library resources. In this article, we are giving the salient features, components and objectives of the National Mission on Libraries which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Gandhi Heritage Site Mission?

Mar 13, 2019
The Governmental of India on the recommendation of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Panel launched the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to preservation, protection and dissemination of the tangible and the intangible heritage of Mahatma Gandhi. In this article, we have explained the objectives and purpose of the Gandhi Heritage Site Mission which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities?

Mar 12, 2019
India is a land of one of the oldest civilisation in the world and its past heritage and cultural wealth has been the subject of interest of the entire humanity. So the Government of India has been launched a mission to make an inventory of those sites nation-wide, which are not protected either by the Centre or the State Governments. In this article, we have explained the objectives and purpose of the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Oscar Award Winner

Mar 5, 2019
The Oscar Award is the most coveted awards in the cinema, which is given for the excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. It is also known as the Academy Award. In this article, we are giving the list of Oscar Award Winners name which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Seoul Peace Prize Winner

Feb 21, 2019
The Seoul Peace Prize is a biennial recognition with monetary award, which was started by the South Korea to commemorate the success of the 24th Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize 2018 “for his contribution to high economic growth in India and world through ‘Modinomics.’” In this article, we are giving the list of Seoul Peace Prize Winner for the aspirants of different competitive examination which can be used as revision capsule.

What is the difference between Naga Sadhus and Aghori Baba?

Feb 14, 2019
Mostly we see Naga Sadhu in Kumbh Mela and we think that Aghori and Naga Sadhu are same in terms of appearance etc. But in reality it is not. Do you know the main difference between Naga Sadhu and Aghori baba? What they eat, where they live etc. Let us study through this article.

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