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Schedule Tribes in India

Oct 9, 2019
As per 1951 census, 5.6% of the total population of the country was tribal. According to Census-2011, the number of scheduled tribes in India is 10, 42, 81,034. It is 8.6% of the total population of India. A total of 9, 38, 19,162 people belonging to scheduled tribes reside in rural areas whereas 1, 04, 61,872 people in urban areas. The scheduled tribes are 11.3% of the total population of rural areas and 2.8% of urban areas. There are about 550 tribes in India.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

Aug 24, 2019
Nuclear power is the 5th largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. Up to march 2018, India has 7 nuclear power plants and there 22 nuclear reactors are in operation in the country. India has total installed nuclear capacity of 6,780 MW.

Meaning and Impact of the Green Revolution in India

Mar 30, 2019
The Green Revolution is referred to as the process of increasing agricultural production by incorporating modern tools and techniques. In the second half of Second Five year plan, Ford Foundation sponsored a team of experts invited by the Government of India to propose ways to boost agricultural production & efficiency. As per recommendations of the expert team, government of India introduced a rigorous development programme in 7 districts selected from seven States in the year 1960. This programme was termed as IADP (Intensive Area Development Programme).

Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India

Mar 14, 2019
The choice of crop cultivation of farmer is guided by the factors like Physical, Social and Economic. Sometimes they cultivate a number of crops at their farms and rotate a particular crop combination over a period. Here, we are giving a brief note on the Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India, which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Geographical Distribution of Paper Industry in India

Feb 13, 2019
Paper Industry in India is agro-based and it requires more land must be brought under plantations of eucalyptus and other trees apposite for the making of papers. The first paper mill in the country was set up at Serampore (Bengal) in 1812 but failed due to lack of demand for paper. In this article, we are giving the geographical distribution of Paper Industry in India and the major centres name which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Geographical Distribution of Sugar Industry in India

Jan 31, 2019
India is the second largest sugar producing country of the World after Brazil. Till 1960, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were the leading sugar producers. The sugar industry is the second largest agro-based industry in India after Cotton Industry. In this article, we have discussed about the geographical distribution of sugar industry in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Geographical Distribution of Silk Industry in India

Jan 29, 2019
India is the second largest producer of natural silk after China and is the only country producing all four varieties of natural silk: Mulberry, Tasar, Oak Tasar, Eri and Muga. This industry got great patronage during the medieval period. The famous ‘Silk Route’ passed through India, and Indian silk found markets worldwide. In this article, we have discussed about geographical distribution of Silk Industry in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Geographical Distribution of Cotton Textile Industry in India

Jan 24, 2019
Cotton was the most important commodity traded in Ancient India to the Modern India. The origin of cotton textile industry dates back to 1818 AD. The Cotton Textile centres in India are distributed in four regions: Western Region, Southern Region, Northern Region and Eastern Region. In this article, we are giving the geographical distribution of Cotton Textile Industry in India and the major centres name which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Industrial Regions in India

Nov 28, 2018
Industrial regions emerge when a number of industries locate close to each other and share the benefits of their closeness. They tend to concentrate on certain locations because of the favourable locational factors. India has several industrial regions like Mumbai- Pune cluster, Bangalore-Tamil Nadu region, Hugli region, Ahmedabad-Baroda region, Chottanagpur industrial belt, Vishakhapatnam-Guntur belt, Gurgaon-Delhi-Meerut region and the Kollam Thiruvanathapuram industrial cluster.

List of Famous Railway Tunnels in India

Jun 27, 2018
The railway tunnels serves as the most economical mode of transport among the prevailing travel modes in India. They are more economical than open cuts beyond certain depths. It avoids disturbing or interference with surface life and traffic. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Railway Tunnels in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How does Demographic Dividend impact on the India’s economic growth?

May 10, 2018
In the contemporary world, 'Demographic Dividend' has become a hot topic for the policy makers, economist and experts from the various sectors around the world. In this article, we are giving the concepts of demographic dividend as well economic growth, relationship between demographic dividend and economic growth, and how does Demographic Dividend impact on the India’s economic growth. It will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

List of Mountain Railways of India

Apr 27, 2018
The Mountain Railways of India are the best example of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and the Kalka–Shimla Railway, are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this article, we are giving the list of Mountain Railways of India for general awareness.

Transport and Communication System in India: Complete Summary

Mar 27, 2018
The transport system in India includes Rail transport, Road transport, Air transport, water transport and portal connectivity. India has one of the largest road networks in the world, largest railway system in Asia and second largest in the world. In this article, we are giving a complete summary of the Transport and Communication System in India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

Traditional Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Feb 8, 2018
Human has sacrificed their natural resources for economic development from the dawn of Human civilisation to the modern world. In the evolutionary period of agriculture, people used the practice of slash and burn cultivation or shifting cultivation, which is still prevalent in the tribal region of northeast India. Here, we are giving a brief note on traditional agriculture and its impact on the environment, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

Pharmaceutical Industries in India

Nov 27, 2017
India's Pharmaceutical Industry is leading manufacturers and is becoming global players, utilizing both organic growths, through the gradual development of their business. Currently, it represents just U.S. $6 billion of the $550 billion global pharmaceutical industry, but its share is increasing at 10 percent a year, compared to 7 percent annual growth in the world market overall. The “organized” sector of India's pharmaceutical industry consists of 250 to 300 companies, which account for 70 percent of products on the market, with the top 10 firms representing 30 per cent.

Agro-Based Industries in India

Nov 27, 2017
The agro-based industry includes indutries related to textiles, sugar, paper and vegetable oil. These industries use agricultural products as their raw materials. Textile industry is the largest industry in the organized sector. It comprises of (i) cotton textiles, (ii) woollen textiles, (iii) silk textiles (iv) synthetic fibres and (v) jute textile industries. Textiles have been a major component of the industrial sector. It accounts for nearly a fifth of the industrial output and a third of the export earnings.

Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India

Nov 23, 2017
The Cooperative Societies can be defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". India is an agricultural country and laid the foundation of World’s biggest cooperative movement in the world. Here, we are giving a brief summary of the Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India for general awareness.

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.

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.

List of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Shipping Industry in India

Aug 31, 2017
The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are the government-owned corporations in which majority (51% or more) of the paid up share capital is held by central government or by any state government or partly by the central governments and partly by one or more state governments. Here we are giving the list of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Shipping Industry in India for general awareness.

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