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Param Vir Chakra: The Highest Gallantry Award in India

1 day 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.

What is Cow Cess and which Indian States impose it?

3 days ago
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.

Ancient and Modern names of Indian Rivers

Jan 9, 2019
Civilisations are the certified mirror of time and society. Although the natural structure like mountain, sky, land, vegetation, river are intact from the gneiss human beings to the development of cultures, but these structures help us to build the perception of the periodical changes in the nature. In this article, we are giving the list of ancient and modern names of Indian rivers which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Natural Biogas and Manure management Programme?

Jan 8, 2019
The Government of India had launched the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme for reducing the environmental degradation and prevents the emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane into the atmosphere. In this article we have explained the concept, objectives and the components of the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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.

भारत में क्षेत्रवाद के उदय के क्या-क्या कारण हैं

Jan 3, 2019
क्षेत्रवाद एक राजनीतिक विचारधारा है जो किसी विशेष क्षेत्र, क्षेत्रों के समूह या अन्य उप-व्यावसायिक इकाई के राष्ट्रीय या आदर्शवादी हितों पर केंद्रित है। इनमें राजनीतिक विभाजन, प्रशासनिक विभाजन, सांस्कृतिक सीमाएँ, भाषाई क्षेत्र और धार्मिक भूगोल, जैसे अन्य मुद्दे शामिल हैं। इस लेख में हमने भारत में क्षेत्रवाद के उदय के कारकों के बारे में बताया है जो UPSC, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS और Railways जैसी प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं की तैयारी कर रहे छात्रों के लिए बहुत ही उपयोगी है।

Which Planet has highest Gravitational Force in Our Solar System?

Jan 2, 2019
The Milky Way Galaxy is our home galaxy in the universe because it consists of our Solar System. The celestial bodies revolves around the Sun, which includes 8 planets, 180 satellites, comets, meteors and asteroids, together constitute the Solar System. In this article, we have discussed that which Planet in Our Solar System has highest Gravitational Force which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Top 10 Largest States of India in Terms of Area

Jan 2, 2019
India comprises 29 States and seven Union Territories. Here, we are giving the 'Top Ten List of the Largest States of India in Terms of Area (as per the census 2011)'. Rajasthan tops the list followed by Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. Before the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh was on the 4th place but as of now it slipped down at 8th place.

List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1969-2019)

Dec 28, 2018
The Dadasaheb Phalke Awards is given annually at the National Films Awards which is India's highest award in cinema. The awardee is honoured for their "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema". Here, we are given the list of Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1969-2018) for the aspirants of different competitive examination which can be used as revision capsule.

Top 10 Countries with Highest Female Population

Dec 28, 2018
The natural “sex ratio at birth” is often considered to be around 105. This means that at birth on average, there are 105 males for every 100 females. Sex ratio can be defined as the ratio of males to females in a population. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 Countries with Highest Female Population on the basis of the report given by the United Nation Organisation and CIA “World Fact Book” on the world population by gender and female to male ratio.

Do you know about the India’s National Water Mission

Dec 28, 2018
The National Water Mission is one the eight missions of the Government of India which was launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) for combating the threats of global warming. In this article, we are giving the concept, basis, goal and objectives of the India’s National Water Mission, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is banned

Dec 27, 2018
Currently, Indian society moving towards reformation whether it is social or religious matter. Triple Talaq is one of the current burning topics which are on the way of reformation. Here, we are giving the name of major Islamic countries where Triple Talaq is banned as per Current GK perspective.

What is Keystone Species?

Dec 26, 2018
The entire ecosystem is defined by the term Keystone species. In other words, we can say these species have played very important role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community. The concept of the keystone species was introduced in 1969 by the zoologist Robert T. Paine. In this article, we are giving origin and definition of the concept of the Keystone species which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Baba Amte- Life Achievement and Contribution as Social Activist

Dec 26, 2018
Murlidhar Devidas Amte is popularly known as 'Baba Amte' was Indian Social Activist who worked for the rehabilitation and empowerment of people suffering from leprosy. He often referred to as the last follower of Mahatma Gandhi because he worked towards Gandhi’s vision of India, alleviating the sufferings of thousands. In this article, we are giving the brief biography of the Baba Amte.

Green Accounting System- Objectives and Importance

Dec 24, 2018
Environmental Changes are a global problem which requires a global solution. It has potential to slow our economic growth. The Green accounting system is considered one of the important management systems to enable improvement of economic and environmental performance of a business firm. In this article, we are giving the meaning, objectives and importance of Green Accounting System which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Symbols of Christmas: Blast of celebration

Dec 24, 2018
Merry, merry Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!". Whenever we have thought in the back of the mind about the Christmas, we get a clear picture of the decoration of Christmas, melodies of Christmas Carol, Candles, Santa Claus, and Christmas tree and have a blast of celebration. But we never think why it became reason for celebration.

List of Major Wetland Regions of the World

Dec 21, 2018
A wetland is a type of ecosystem which is inundated by water, either permanently or seasonally, where oxygen-free processes prevail. According to the Matthews and Fung estimation, the world has 7 to 9 million sq. km of wetland which is found in the tropical and subtropical regions. In this article, we are giving the list of Major Wetland Regions of the World which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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