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How ICC gives Ranking to Cricket Players?

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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.

Cess: Meaning and Types in India

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CESS is tax on tax and usually levied for the specific purposes. Once its purpose is solved they are stopped. Unlike the other taxes that have to be shared with other Indian states, the centre keeps the entire amount raised from the Cess. The collection through the CESS is kept in the Consolidated Fund of India. As of now there are 6 types of Cess imposed in India.

10 Interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express

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Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 is fully manufactured in India and is India’s first semi-high-speed train. It is running from New Delhi to Varanasi and will cover the journey in 8 hours. It has several unique features like bio-vacuum toilets, Wi-Fi onboard, fully automatic doors etc. Let us study some more interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express through this article.

Border Disputes in North-Eastern India

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Border areas have their own problems and peculiarities and more often vulnerable to illegal infiltration of population, which adds pressure on their economic and environmental resources. The North-East region of India comprises of eight states, namely Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The region is known for a multitude of conflicts that undermines the idea of India as a prosperous and a functioning democracy. In this article, we have discussed on the problems and peculiarities on the border disputes in North-Eastern India which help the reader to understand the geopolitical problems in North East India.

What were the reasons behind Indo-Pakistan War and its effects?

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Pakistan was created out of India in 1947 when both the countries became Independent from Great Britain. India-Pakistan Wars, name given to the series of conflicts between India and Pakistan. The most violent outbreaks came in 1947-48, 1965, 1971 and 1999. Reasons of conflicts are border dispute, Kashmir problem, Water dispute and terror controversy.

India vs. Pakistan: Economic Comparision 2018

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As of now the size of India Economy has become $2088 billion which tagged it as the 7th largest economy in the whole world. On the other hand, the size of Pakistan's economy is about $273 billion. So, India's GDP is almost 7 times larger than Pakistan's economy.

Comparison of the Air Force of India, China and Pakistan

2 days ago
The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932 as the air force of the British Empire. Currently, there are 1.40 lac soldiers working in Indian air force. By the number count, Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. India’s neighboring country China has the world's second largest air force. In this article, we will compare the air force strength of the India, China and Pakistan.

Why is Army Day Celebrated in India?

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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.

What is the Structure and Commands of Indian Army

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Indian Army was established in 1895 but it got its current structure after independence. It is the fourth largest army in the world, which is divided into 7 commands. In this article we are giving you information about the structure and various commands of the Indian Army, which is very useful for the students preparing for various examinations.

What is the difference between Judge and Magistrate?

2 days ago
Magistrates and Judges are seem to be same to the Judiciary but if we see this is not true. There are differences especially in the nature of their powers. Let us study abour Magistrate, Judge and differences between them.

What is Surgical Strike?

Feb 15, 2019
Being a soft state, India always acts or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

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.

Smart City Project: Detailed Information at a Glance

Feb 14, 2019
The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is a holistic city programme to build 100 cities in India. It was launched on June 25, 2015 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prime objective of this Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities to upgrade infrastructure and provide better basic facilities to the citizens of the country.

What is Forfeiture of Security Deposit in Elections in India?

Feb 13, 2019
As per the As per Section 34 1 (a) of the Representation of the People Act,1951; it is mandatory for general candidates to deposit security of Rs.25,000 in case of Parliamentary constituency and Rs. 10,000 to fight election in Assembly Constituency. When a candidate fails to get 1/6 of the total valid votes casted in that constituency then the amount deposited by candidate is seized by the Election Commission of India.

List of Centrally Sponsored Scheme and Expenditure on them?

Feb 12, 2019
The schemes run by the Central Government are divided into 3 categories. These categories are ‘Core of core schemes’, Core schemes and major Central Sector Schemes. There are around 6 schemes in the list of ‘Core of core Schemes’ and 28 schemes in the Core Sectors. Core of Core Schemes are fully funded by the Central government.

Functions of Enforcement Directorate

Feb 11, 2019
The Enforcement Directorate was established in the year 1956. Its Headquarters is situated at New Delhi. ED is responsible for enforcement of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and certain provisions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

What is the Polar Vortex and its impact on the Indian Climate?

Feb 11, 2019
The climate on the Earth has changed throughout history. It was just like happen in the last 650,000 years ago under seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat. With the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago, marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. In this article, we have explained the concept of Polar Vortex and how it impact the global weather system and Indian Climatic condition which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Money Laundering and how is it done?

Feb 8, 2019
Money Laundering refers to converting illegal earned money into legitimate money. So Money Laundering is a way to hide the illegally acquired money. The government does not get any tax on the money earned through money laundering, because the government does not have any accounting for this money.

What is Chit Fund and how does it work?

Feb 7, 2019
Chit fund is defined as per the Section 2(b) of the Chit Fund Act, 1982. According to this act; A chit fund is a type of rotating savings and agreement among different persons i.e. friends, relatives, neighbours and family members to subscribe a certain sum of money for a specified period of time. Chit funds are often microfinance organizations. Chit Funds are also known as the Chitty, Kuree, chit.

National Science Day 2019: Theme, History and Importance

Feb 7, 2019
National Science Day is celebrated all over India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the phenomenon of Raman Effect by CV Raman in 1928 and for his remarkable discovery in 1930 he got Nobel Prize which was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. This article deals with why National Science Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated, when it is celebrated, its objectives behind the celebration etc.

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