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Param Vir Chakra: Know About The Highest Gallantry Award in India

5 hrs ago
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.

Mahavir Chakra: Know About India’s Second Highest Gallantry Award

9 hrs ago
The Mahavir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military Award in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. The Mahavir Chakra was instituted on 26 Jan 1950 to recognise the act of gallantry in the presence of the enemy.

History of Kumbh Mela: Types, Significance and Venue

Jan 18, 2019
The history of Kumbh Mela is related to the days when the Devtas and the Demons conjointly produced nector of immorality as depicted by the legends.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh

Jan 17, 2019
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907 and at the young age he was hanged. He was a great and brave freedom fighter who fought for the country. Popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagt Singh. In this article we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influence others.

Why Army Day is Celebrated in India?

Jan 16, 2019
Until the independence of India, the head of Indian Army used to be the British. Army Day is observed on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

Sake Dean Mahomed: First Indian author who published book in English

Jan 15, 2019
Sake Dean Mahomed was a man of talent and became the first Indian who had published a book in English. He had first served as a surgeon in British Army. He introduces "shampooing" technique in the United Kingdom and many more. Let us study more about Sake Dean Mahomed through this article.

What is Cow Cess and which Indian States impose it?

Jan 15, 2019
Some states in the country have decided to levy 'Cow Cess' in order to arrange the fund for care of the stray animals. The tax rate varies from state to state and ranges from 2% to 20%. This tax is mainly levied on luxury goods and services so that it does not affect the poor people. In this article we are publishing the information on the cow cess.

What is the difference between Uttarayan and Dakshinayan?

Jan 14, 2019
Uttarayan is alsko known as Makar Sankrant and in India it is celebrated with various names. It is the period of harvest. It is basically the movement of Sun from South to North. Let us study about the meaning of Uttarayan and Dakshinayan, its importance, history and difference between Uttarayan and Dakshinayan through this article.

Why Makar Sankranti is celebrated?

Jan 14, 2019
Makar Sankranti is one of the most propitious days for Hindus, and is distinguished in almost all parts of India in countless cultural forms, with immense devotion, gaiety and fervor. This article deals with the Makar Sankranti festival, significance, importance, history etc.

How ICC gives Ranking to Cricket Players?

Jan 14, 2019
ICC Player Ranking is a table where the performance of international cricketers is ranked using a Points Base System. Players are rated on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If a player's performance is better than previous year’s performance then his points increase; and if performance decreases then ranking points also decreases.

Why Pongal Festival is celebrated?

Jan 11, 2019
India is a land of diversity and its diversity varies with geography— each with a unique tradition, story, and food. Pongal is the most popular harvesting festival of South India which is celebrated for four-day long in the month of January-February (Thai) during the solar equinox. In this article, we have discussed about the history, significance and importance of the Pongal Festival which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

Swami Vivekananda: History, Teachings, Philosophy and Biography

Jan 11, 2019
Swami Vivekananda was a spiritual leader and social reformer. His lectures, writings, letters, poems, ideas motivated not only youth of India but also the whole world. He is the founder of Ramakrishna Mission and Belur Math in Calcutta. Let us study more about his life history, education etc. through this article

How is Jersey Number Assigned to Cricketers?

Jan 9, 2019
There is no role of Board of Control for Cricket in India and International Cricket Council in assigning of jersey or T-shirt number to the cricketers. Cricketers of all countries including India choose their jersey or T-shirt by their own. Currently, jersey number 18 is allotted to Virat Kohli, jersey number 45 to Rohit Sharma and number 7 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

What is DNA Technology Regulation Bill 2018?

Jan 9, 2019
DNA Technology Regulation Bill 2018 allows regulated use of genetic information to establish the identity of various categories of persons like offenders, suspects, undertrials etc. What are the features of DNA technology Bill, what is DNA technology, recombinant DNA technology, how it works, uses of DNA technology, what is DNA etc. Let us study through this article.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 2019: History, Aim, Date and Facts

Jan 9, 2019
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or NRI Day January 2019 will be celebrated at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to acknowledge the Indian Diaspora of Indian origin to share their experience, knowledge which can help in the development of the country. Since 2015 it is celebrated once in every two years. Why PBD is celebrated, who will be the Chief Guest in January 2019 of PBD convention, Venue of PBD conventions 2019 etc. are discussed in this article.

List of Cricketers who have scored 10,000 runs in ODI

Jan 7, 2019
At one time it was unthinkable to score10,000 runs by a batsman in one-day cricket . But gradually many batsmen have scored 10,000 runs in ODI cricket and have registered their names in the record books. Now there are 13 players in the world cricket who have scored 10,000 runs in the One Day cricket. Virat Kohli made a world record by hitting 10,000 runs in just 205 innings. In this article, we are giving details of the names and records of the batsmen who have scored 10,000 or more runs in ODI cricket.

What is the Complete Process to open a Petrol Pump in India?

Jan 7, 2019
Government has made certain rules and regulations to ensure transparency in the allocation of the petrol pumps in the country. In this selection process two rounds of selection are made, if somebody qualifies in the first round only then he/she will be allowed to take part in the second round. In this article we are publishing detailed information about the entire process of opening new petrol pump in India.

Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

Jan 4, 2019
Rivers play an important role in the development of the country. India is a land of rivers and the Indian River system is classified into two part-Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. In this article, we are giving the top 10 list of Longest Rivers in India along with their length, origin place, tributaries and place where they discharge their water which will strengthen the knowledge of reader who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

Timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case

Jan 4, 2019
The Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhumi Disputes has proven to be sources of religious and political conflicts. The main issues is moving around possession of site because groups of Hindu organisation claim that Mosque was built after demolishing the temple and also the site to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity i.e. Rama whereas Muslim claims that the Mosque was never built after the demolition but with the help of the ruins of temples. Here, we are giving a complete timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case to understand the issue, how and why the issues remain unsolved.

What is National E-Mobility Programme in India?

Jan 3, 2019
The National E-Mobility Programme is a type of environmental programme of India to create policy framework and charging infrastructure to ensure that 30% of the vehicles on road are electric vehicles, by 2030. In this article, we have explain the concept, aims and objectives of the National E-Mobility Programme in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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