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Do you know the History of Tea

Aug 10, 2016
History of tea drinking dates back to 750 BC. In India generally tea is grown in North-Eastern part and the Nilgiri Hills. Tea is also known by the name of Chai and everywhere in India it is famous, you will see it in various tea stalls and railway platforms etc and is easily available. Today India is the largest producer of tea in the world.

10 Oldest Trees in the World

Aug 2, 2016
There are colonies of trees which have lived for millions of years. These trees are the eyewitness of emergence and decline of civilisations. Here we are covering the top 10 oldest trees of the whole world. Lets have a look...

10 amazing facts about Ravana

Jul 27, 2016
Ravana was a king of demons with ten heads and 20 hands according to Hindu mythology. His real name was a Dasamukha. His parents were Visrawasa and Kaikasi. He had six brothers and two sisters namely Lord Kubera, Vibhishana, Kumbhakarna, King Khara, Dushana, King Ahiravan, Kumbhini and Surpanakha.

Do you know about 25 amazing facts of Mahabharata?

Jul 22, 2016
Mahabharata was written by Maharishi Vedvyas known as fifth Veda scripture and is a valuable asset of Hindu culture. The Bhagwad Gita also came out from this epic which has a total of one lakh shlokas and is therefore known as Shatsahastri Sanhita.

Top Crops Producing States of India

Jul 21, 2016
It is known to everyone that agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. It provides direct employment to 53% population of the country. Currently it is contributing 14% of Indian GDP. In this article we provided the status of Indian states in terms of different crops produced by them.

Per Capita Income of Indian States

Jul 20, 2016
The latest report on the state per capita income released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 20 Aug 2015, says that Goa has highest state per capita income followed by Delhi and Sikkim respectively. While Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, and Jharkhand are top 5 poorest states in terms of NSDP per capita.

How pre-Aryan symbol ‘Swastika’ is older than 11000 years?

Jul 15, 2016
Swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism and a symbol of ancient religion which is in the form of equilateral cross having four legs bent at 90 degrees. The name Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word swastika which means “lucky or auspicious object”.

How Poverty Line is Determined in the Indian States?

Jul 14, 2016
Suresh Tendulkar panel (in 2011-12) said that those who spend Rs. 27 in rural areas and Rs. 33 in urban areas are not poor. While an expert panel headed by former RBI governor C. Rangarajan said in a report submitted to the BJP government in July, 2014 that those spending over Rs 32 a day in rural areas and Rs 47 in towns and cities should not be considered poor.

List of Major Financial Institutions in India

Jul 14, 2016
There are so many financial companies established in India to absorb the saving of household sector. Government mobilizes this small saving in the economy through these financial institutions. These major and small institutions play the same role in the economy as the blood in the human body. Some examples of these financial institutions are RBI, SEBI, IDBI, EXIM Bank and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC).

What is the Intake of Government in the Public Sector Banks of India?

Jul 14, 2016
Speaking at the Indian Banks’ Association’s annual general meeting, Arun Jaitley said that “The government is looking to reduce its stake in State-run banks to 52 per cent to make them more professional and independent.” At present, the government owns over 59 per cent stake in State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector lender, 81.5 per cent in Central Bank of India, 71.7per cent in IDBI Bank.

20 amazing facts about Rashtrapati Bhavan

Jul 6, 2016
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located in New Delhi and is one of the most iconic monuments in India. It includes gardens, Museum, Ceremonial hall, large open spaces, residence of bodyguard and staff etc. And in terms of area it is the largest residence of head of state in the country. The most prominent and distinguishing aspect of Rashtrapati Bhavan is its dome which is superimposed on its structure.

Top 10 most famous Martial Arts in India

Jul 2, 2016
India is a land of diverse culture and ethnicities and so is famous for its martial arts that have developed since ancient times. Nowadays these art forms are used in rituals, celebrations, in sports, means of physical fitness, as a self defence but earlier it is used for warfare. Many of the Arts are related to dance, Yoga etc.

List of Non tribal, Tribal and peasant movements during British India

Jun 27, 2016
The British came to India as trader but disintegration made them ruler and they introduces far-reaching changes into administrative, legal, social and religious arena. The foreign character of the British rule hurt the pride of locals which made revolutionary to expel the alien rule out of their homelands. Here is the list of Non tribal, Tribal and Peasant Movements during British India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

First Olympic Games: 10 Facts at a Glance

Jun 24, 2016
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens in 1896. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. There were total 241 athletes participated in the first Olympic games. USA was the topper of the medal tally with 20 medals including 11 gold medals followed by the Greece with 10 gold medals.

10 Amazing Facts about Anil Kumbles journey from player to coach

Jun 24, 2016
Anil Kumble is currently appointed by BCCI as the head coach of Team India. He was former skipper and India’s ace leg-spinner (leg break googly). He is the third highest wicket taker in test cricket (619) and only behind M. Murlitharan and Shane Warne.

What do AM & PM stands for?

Jun 22, 2016
People often see AM and PM on the digital clock but never tried to decipher “why such abbreviation is used to denote time period?” AM stands for Ante Meridiam whereas PM stands for Post Meridiam. This is because the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods- AM which means before midday and PM means after midday and each period comprises of 12 hours in number.

10 forgotten Women Freedom Fighters of India

May 16, 2016
Many people belong to different regions, timelines but their dreams were same- India’s Independence from the colonial rule or British Raj and amongst these people, millions was women, some were known and some were not. These women spunk and determination in the face of adversity, their courage to look death in the eye, their intense love and love for their motherland; all serve the same purpose-to flare up our minds and strive for a better world but these women leaders have been long gone and forgotten.

10 most Corrupt Countries of the World

Apr 25, 2016
Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It annihilates the ethical values of the Society and germinates corrupt act of affairs like nepotism, redtapism etc. In most of the countries, corruption is everywhere but the causes might differ. Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), issued by anti-corruption organisation Transparency International (TI) and ranks them according to the corruption in the countries. The countries are scored out of 100 and the country with least score is the most corrupt.

Top 10 amazing Fountains around the world

Apr 11, 2016
A Fountain is an assortment where water emanates from a source, fills a basin of some kind and is drained away. We see many colourful fountains, bigger and different types in various cities when we travel. Here are some beautiful, creative and famous fountains around the world which will refresh your memories.

10 unexpected Medicinal uses of Flowers

Apr 4, 2016
Flowers have a significant role in human life. They intrigued us with their unique beauty and enticing scents. Flowers are the best gift of nature to us which make man happy, cheerful and also possess some unbelievable characteristics.

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