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Difference between Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserves and National Park

2 days ago
We must make every effort to preserve, conserve and manage biodiversity. Protected areas, from large wilderness reserves to small sites for particular species, and reserves for controlled uses. The wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserves and national park are designated places for protecting the wild plants, animals and natural habitats.

List of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution

2 days ago
The 4th and 6th century AD considered as 'Golden Age of India' because between these centuries, India had immense achievement in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, sculpting and painting. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution for enhancing the knowledge of the reading about the ancient glory of India.

Administration of Sher Shah Suri: A detailed Summary

Dec 14, 2017
Sher Shah Suri was benevolent ruler and was one of the greatest administrators of medieval India. He introduced many reforms and on that basis Akbar built a superstructure of Mughal administration. Here, we are giving the summary of the administration of Sher Shah Suri, which can be used as revision capsule by the aspirants of different competitive exams.

What are Carbon Cycle and Global Carbon Budget?

Dec 13, 2017
Carbon is the main component of biological compounds as well as many minerals. It is referred to as ‘building block of life’ because it is found in every living as well as non-living things. The Human activities endorse the concentration of carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere and out of which some are absorbed by the plants and some are taken by the ocean.

Indo-Greek Kingdom | Hellenistic Kings and their Contributions

Dec 12, 2017
The Indo-Greek Kingdom or Greco-Indian Kingdom ruled over the northwest regions of the Indian Subcontinent (mainly modern Afghanistan and Pakistan, along with parts of north-western India) during the last two centuries BC. Indo-Greek rulers have been mentioned as 'Yavanas' in the Indian literature. The Kings of the Indo-Greek Kingdom, rulers and their contribution are given for the general awareness.

List of Marine Protected Areas in India

Dec 11, 2017
The Marine Protected Area is the place in the ocean where exploitative human activities and interventions are strictly regulated just like in National Parks, sanctuaries and biosphere reserve. Find out the list of marine protected areas in India for general awareness.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Dec 8, 2017
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is considered the “constitution of the oceans”. It is also known as the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty. Here, we are giving the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its provision for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive exams.

Chola Dynasty | List of Chola Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chola Dynasty was the greatest among all the south Indian dynasties. They ruled beyond the sea like Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka which shows that they had very efficient as well as huge naval power. Here, we are giving the list of Chola Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

Satavahana Dynasty | List of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Satavahanas dynasty played the most significant role in Indian history in the period between the fall of the Mauryas and the rise of the Gupta Empire. They were also called as the Andhras in Deccan and their capital was at Paithan or Pratishthan. The Andhras were ancient people and they are mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana. Here, we are giving the list of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pallavas Dynasty | List of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pallava Dynasty was one of the South Indian ruling dynasties which gained prominence after the eclipse of the Satavahanas dynasty, whom the Pallavas served as feudatories. They were patronage of architecture, the finest example being the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mahabalipuram. Here we are giving the list of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions for general awareness.

Chera Dynasty | List of Chera Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chera Dynasty was one of the three major Kingdoms of Tamilkam and ruled over the present-day state of Kerala and to a lesser extent, parts of Tamil Nadu in South India. The word Chera probably derived from Cheral, meaning "declivity of a mountain" in ancient Tamil. They were also known as ‘Keraputras’ and their kingdom was situated to the west and north of the Pandya kingdom. Here, we are giving the list of Chera Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pala Dynasty |List of Pala Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pala Dynasty, which originated in the region of Bengal as an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty was named after its ruling dynasty, whose rulers bore names ending with the suffix of Palau, which meant "protector". They were followers of the Mahayana and Tantric schools of Buddhism. They were insightful diplomats and military conquerors. Their army was equipped with war elephant cavalry. Here, we are giving the list of Pala Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Chalukya Dynasty| List of Chalukya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chalukya Dynasty was one of the powerful dynasties of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th century AD. The rule of this dynasty is marked an important milestone in the history of South India and a golden age in the history of Karnataka. Here, we are giving the list of Chalukya Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

Kakatiya Dynasty|List of Kakatiya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Kakatiya dynasty was the famous dynasty of Telugu region or Andhra region. Earlier, the rulers like Betaraja I, Prolaraja I, Betaraja II and Durgaraja were the feudatories of the Western Chalukyas of Kalyana. It was Prola II, who established Kakatiya Dynasty as a sovereign dynasty. Here, we are giving the list of Kakatiya Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

List of Ocean Ridges around the World

Dec 7, 2017
The Ocean Ridges are submarine mountain chain formed by plate tectonics. In other words, it is an underwater longest mountain range in the world. It demarcates the boundary between two plates. It is a divergent zone where Ocean plates are born, spreading apart from the central valley, or axial trough. Here, we are giving the concept of Ocean ridges, how Ocean ridges are formed and the list of Ocean ridges around the world for general awareness.

GK Questions and Answers on the Kakatiya Dynasty

Dec 6, 2017
The Kakatiya Dynasty was the famous dynasty of the Telugu region. Kakatiya got their name because they worshipped the goddess called "Kakati". Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Kakatiya Dynasty that will help the aspirant to prepare themselves for different competitive examination.

What are the differences between El Nino and La Nina?

Dec 4, 2017
The El Nino and La Nina are part of the global climate system which occurs when the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it change from their neutral ('normal') state for several seasons. Here, we are giving the differences between El Nino and La Nina on the basis of meaning, Temperature at Sea Surface, Pressure, Trade winds, Seasons, Coriolis force, Ocean waters in the Pacific and cyclone for general awareness.

Do you know which Human Body Organs can be donated

Dec 4, 2017
The organ system functions according to the particular organ like digestive system; it processes the food, etc. Organism’s survival depends upon the integrated activity of the organs and organ system with that of endocrine and nervous system. This article deals about the list of human body organs and tissue that can be donated and the criteria of their donation.

What is the importance of Chabahar Port for India

Dec 4, 2017
China is trying to surround India with the help of projects like "Strings of Perils" .To counter Chinese threats India has signed a $20 billion (about $ 1,363 billion) deal with Iran to develop "Chabahar port" in Iran in 2015. This is a trilateral agreement which includes Afghanistan and India along with Iran.

How does El Nino and La Nina impact on Indian Weather?

Nov 29, 2017
The Sea surface temperatures play a major role in global weather which influences two extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle. I.e., El Nino/Southern Oscillation and La Nina. Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific and the most powerful phenomenon of the Earth. Here, we are giving the write-up on the ‘How does El Nino and La Nina impact on Indian Weather?’ for general awareness.

Oceanic Topography: Typology and Significance

Nov 27, 2017
The relief features of the oceans are quite different from the continental features because the Oceanic crust is less than 60-70- million years old whereas continental features are of Proterozoic age (Over 1 Billion years old). Here, we are giving easy-to-learn write-up on the Oceanic topography along with typology and significance that will enhance the knowledge of aspirant who are preparing for different competitive exams.

El Nino and La Nina

Nov 27, 2017
The Sea surface temperatures play a major role in global weather which influences two extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle. I.e., El Nino/Southern Oscillation and La Nina. El Nino refers to the warm phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation which is called ENSO-that is - El Nino Southern Oscillation. El Nino Southern Oscillation is the cycle of warm and cold temperatures measured on the basis of sea surface temperature of the tropical central and eastern Pacific Ocean. It is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific between the International Date Line and 120°W. It also occurs off the Pacific coast of South America.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility and how much money is spent on it in India

Nov 27, 2017
Corporate Social Responsibility refers to responsibility of the companies to upgrade the well being of the weaker sections of the society by spending a sum of their profit on CSR activities. As per CSR rule, companies which have annual net worth of Rs. 500crore or annual income of Rs.1000 crore or an annual profit of Rs.5 crore, it is necessary for them to spend at least 2% of the average profit of three years on the CSR activities.

Biological Sequestration (Biosequestration): Concept, Importance and Need

Nov 24, 2017
Biosequestration is the process of capturing and storing carbon in living organisms such as plants and algae. It is not a new process, but a process that was responsible for the formation of the extensive coal and oil deposits which are now being burned. Here, we are giving the concept of Biological Sequestration (Biosequestration) and its need and importance for general awareness.

Coastal Erosion in India

Nov 23, 2017
The Coastal Erosion is the process of wearing away of the land by the sea due to corrosion, abrasion, hydraulic action, attrition and corrosion/solution. India's has long peninsular region and due to developmental activities are often carried out without properly understanding the coastal dynamics, leading to long-term damage, particularly to local communities. Find out the concept of Coastal erosion, findings of Ministry of Earth Sciences, and reasons for coastal erosion and measure to deal with coastal erosion for the preparation competitive examination.

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.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

Nov 23, 2017
From the evolution of humankind in the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from the ancient world to the modern world.

List of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India

Nov 21, 2017
The Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) was started by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for the purpose of creating public awareness and safeguarding the World agricultural heritage sites. There are three regions of India, which has been recognised as the Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) cities in India: Koraput, Odisha State; Kashmir Valley, Pampore region; and Kuttanad. Here, we are giving the list of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India and why these regions are chosen by FAO as GIAHS for general awareness.

One year of Demonetisation: A detailed analysis of the Advantages and Disadvantages

Nov 21, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, had banned old notes of 500 and 1000 rupees all over the country. This ban throws a shock wave across the country and created fear among the terrorist, corrupt officials and tax evaders. This article is based on the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the demonetisation.

Timeline of Indian Freedom Movement from 1885 to 1947

Nov 17, 2017
History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Here, we are giving timeline of Indian Freedom Movement from 1885 to 1947 for general awareness.

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