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Union Budget of India: Definition and different types

Jan 31, 2019
‘Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.

Martyr’s Day (Shaheed Diwas) in India 2019: Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Facts

Jan 30, 2019
Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed on various dates in India to pay honour to those who have sacrificed their lives in the India’s freedom struggle. On 30th January it is celebrated in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Why? How Martyr’s Day is celebrated, what are the various dates in India in which Shaheed Diwas is observed and why? Let us study through this article.

20 Inspirational and Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Jan 30, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi is an inspiring personality, led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. He was also a good writer. Here in this article we are giving some inspirational and famous quotes of Mahatma Gandhi.

20 Interesting and Unknown Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Jan 30, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian independence movement has been a subject of deep study in India and outside. Let us study 10 interesting facts about Mahatma Gandhi through this article.

Journey of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India

Jan 29, 2019
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is popularly known as 'Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu' was born on 2nd October 1869. His role and contribution in the freedom movement of India is not only noteworthy but also extraordinary and exemplary because he was on who awakened the masses on the strength of Ahimsa-the non-violence; made them realized the value of independence and accorded Satyagraha-the best and infallible weapon and called them cut down their centuries old chains of slavery. In this article, we have discussed about the Mahatma Gandhi Journey from South Africa to India.

Mahatma Gandhi: Biography, Movements, Facts, History & Family

Jan 29, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi is considered by many the father of the Indian independence movement. He worked diligently using his concept of Satyagraha to end the British rule in India as well as to improve the lives of India’s poor people.

Patna Kalam Painting- Origin and Characteristics

Jan 29, 2019
The Mughal style of painting influenced many Indian schools of painting which were flourished afterwards. Patna Kalam Painting or Patna School of painting was one of the schools which were an offshoot of Mughal painting flourished during early 18th to mid-20th century in Bihar. In this article, we are giving the origin and characteristics of Patna Kalam painting which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How 29 States in India got their Names: Origin and Interesting Facts

Jan 25, 2019
India derived its name from Indus River and the Aryan worshippers referred Indus River as Sindhu. The invaders of Persia converted it into Hindu. Therefore, the name ‘Hindustan’ combines with Sindhu and Hindu. Billions of people live together in India in 29 states where Language, History, Rulers etc. of particular regions has also contributed to the names. That is why we call it as Unity in diversity. Let see how Indian 29 States got their name.

Param Vir Chakra: The Highest Gallantry Award in India

Jan 25, 2019
Param Vir Chakra was established on 26 January, 1950. It is the highest Gallantry award in India. It has mostly been awarded posthumously. No doubt it is what every army personnel dreams for. Do you know the meaning of Param Vir Chakra, why it is given, what is eligibility criteria, who was awarded first with PVC, what are the allowances given to the awardees etc.

Which Countries use Electronic Voting Machines?

Jan 25, 2019
Electronic Voting Machines are used in some of the world's largest democracies, including Brazil, India and the Philippines. Countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Namibia Use Electronic Voting Machines made in India. Although many countries of the world; including England, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United States have banned the use of EVMs.

Do you know the Flag Code of India, 2002

Jan 25, 2019
The display of National Flag is governed by the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The Flag Code of India, 2002 is an attempt to bring together all such laws, conventions, practices and instructions regarding the display of National Flag of India.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Jan 25, 2019
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 given an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

List of dignitaries allowed to fly National Flag on their vehicle

Jan 25, 2019
It is surprising to know that every Indian can’t fly the National Flag on their motor cars. There are only some dignitaries in our country is allowed to do so. This article is publishing the posts/names of all these dignitaries. The Flag Code of India, 2002 has listed the name of the dignitaries who can fly the National Flag on their cars, whenever they consider it necessary or advisable.

70th Republic Day 2019: Journey of Indian Republic

Jan 25, 2019
We know India became Independent from British rule on 15th August 1947 and adopted Constitution on 26 January, 1950 by declaring ourselves as Sovereign, Democratic and Republic State. This article deals with the the history, origin & background of Indian Republic Day.

How to register to Vote in India?

Jan 25, 2019
In our democratic country we have right to choose our leader whomever we thing is capable. But for this it is necessary to vote. So, every citizen of India should register your vote. Voting is your legal right. In this article we have given easy steps which are required to register to vote.

What is the meaning of 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra?

Jan 25, 2019
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.

9th National Voters Day 2019: Theme, History and Significance

Jan 25, 2019
Every year National Voters Day is celebrated on 25 January to encourage youth to participate in the electoral process. Right to vote is the basic right. Why voting is necessary, Why National Voters Day is celebrated on 25 January, what is the theme of National Voters Day 2019 etc. Let us study through this article.

National Tourism Day 2019: Objectives, Significance and Visa Policy

Jan 25, 2019
India is a land of rich history, cultural and geographical diversity which make this country one of the most popular tourist spot. On 25 January, National Tourism Day is observed every year to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy. The Ministry of Tourism designated for the national policies for the promotion and development of tourism in India. In this article, we are giving the history, theme and significance of National Tourism Day.

All about India's First Ever Voter Shyam Saran Negi

Jan 24, 2019
The name of the first voter of Independent India is Shyam Saran Negi, who had been a teacher by profession. Incidentally, this person is also called the first voter of Independent India. Shyam Saran Negi was born on 1 July 1917 in Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh.

Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 unknown facts about South African President

Jan 24, 2019
Cyril Ramaphosa is the president of South Africa and will be the Chief Guest at Republic Day Parade on 26 January 2019 on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Who is Cyril Ramaphosa, what are his works and achievements, his personal life etc. Some unknown and interesting facts are discussed in this article. Let us have a look.

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