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Lokpal an Anti-Corruption Ombudsman: Meaning and Powers

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Lokpal is a national anti corruption ombudsman to look into complaints against public servants which are defined under the Lokpal Act 2013. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the January 1st, 2014, and is hereby published for information of general Public.

What is the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture?

1 day ago
Most of the art and architectural remains that survive from Ancient, Medieval and Modern India are religious in nature. The iconography is consists of identification of images based on certain symbols and mythologies associated with them. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Days in February 2019: National and International

1 day ago
This article deals with the important days of National and International and their significance in the month of February 2019. It also consists of the list of several festivals, events, observances, etc. occur in the February month which may help in the preparation of several competitive examinations.

Important Days in March 2019: National and International Days

1 day ago
List of important National and International Days in March 2019 with festivals, events and their significance is given in this article which will enhance your knowledge and also help in the preparation of several competitive examinations.

List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

2 days ago
Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space and change. The Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji are classical Indian mathematician whose contribution made immortal. Here, we are giving the list of Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India with their contribution.

What is National Mission on Manuscripts?

Mar 15, 2019
India has an ancient civilisation with a deep historicity and possesses an estimate of ten million manuscripts, probably the largest collection in the world. In this article, we have discussed about the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Manuscripts which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India

Mar 14, 2019
The choice of crop cultivation of farmer is guided by the factors like Physical, Social and Economic. Sometimes they cultivate a number of crops at their farms and rotate a particular crop combination over a period. Here, we are giving a brief note on the Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India, which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Why was Industrial Revolution started in Britain?

Mar 14, 2019
With the advent of geographical discoveries and inventions like Steam Power, Use of Mechanical Power opens new avenues of trade and commerce. The Industrial Revolution refers to the transition of hand production methods to the mechanized factory system. In this article, we have discussed about the factors which were responsible for the Britain to become the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution and also discussed the impact of this revolution which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

Mar 14, 2019
International Date Line marks the place where each day officially begins. At the international date line, the west side of the line has been always one day ahead of the East side, no matter what time of day it is when the line crossed.

How Indian Diplomacy trapped the Pakistan?

Mar 14, 2019
In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, India has launched a lot of diplomatic actions against Pakistan. As of now Pakistan is being pressurised by all countries of the world as well as International institutions. Pakistan is being included in the grey list of financial action task force for allowing terror funding from its soil and its external debt is increasing rapidly.

What is the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art?

Mar 14, 2019
The Indian art form envisages the rich and complex history of India that is spanning thousands of years. Traditional Indian art usually had a religious character and Buddhism, Hinduism and later Islam. In this article, we are giving the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Libraries?

Mar 14, 2019
Reading books will introduce new views, ideas and concepts. The Government of India initiated the national Mission on Libraries to facilitate the internet savvy people in making maximum use of library resources. In this article, we are giving the salient features, components and objectives of the National Mission on Libraries which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Can Indian Government repay the External Debt by Printing New Currency?

Mar 14, 2019
Indian government had debt of 529 billion dollar by March 2018 which further reduced to 510.4 billion dollar in December 2018. Now the question arises whether the government of India can print more money to repay this debt or not? Let’s read this article and know the all consequences of printing more money.

What is Gandhi Heritage Site Mission?

Mar 13, 2019
The Governmental of India on the recommendation of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Panel launched the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to preservation, protection and dissemination of the tangible and the intangible heritage of Mahatma Gandhi. In this article, we have explained the objectives and purpose of the Gandhi Heritage Site Mission which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

Mar 12, 2019
Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897. Nuclear power is one of the largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydro-electric and renewable sources of electricity. Here, we are giving a list of Nuclear Power Plants in India for concretising the reading of GK.

What is National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities?

Mar 12, 2019
India is a land of one of the oldest civilisation in the world and its past heritage and cultural wealth has been the subject of interest of the entire humanity. So the Government of India has been launched a mission to make an inventory of those sites nation-wide, which are not protected either by the Centre or the State Governments. In this article, we have explained the objectives and purpose of the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is National Mission on Bioeconomy?

Mar 12, 2019
The concept of Bioeconomy was started by USA, Canada, and European Union (EU) and Australia to boost their economy by using bio-resources. The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. In this article, we are giving the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Bioeconomy which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the Expenditure limit in the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in 2019?

Mar 12, 2019
A candidate is not free to spend as much as he/she likes in the election. The law prescribes that the total election expenditure shall not exceed the maximum limit prescribed under Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. A candidate can spend upto Rs.70 lakh, depending on the state they are contesting the Lok Sabha election. Expenditure limit in the Assembly Elections is Rs. 28 lacs in bigger states.

10 Ecological facts about the World's largest marine protected area

Mar 11, 2019
The world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) is situated in the region of the Antarctica's Ross Sea. It is about 1.5 times the size of the largest national park on land and covers 1.55 million square kilometres, of which 1.12 million square kilometres is fully protected. In this article, we are giving 10 ecological facts on the Antarctica's Ross Sea region which is now designated as the World's largest marine protected area.

Top 10 largest Marine Protected Area

Mar 11, 2019
According to the IUCN, there are around 5000 MPAs designated areas around the world. The world’s largest marine protected areas encompass 74% of the global marine area protected and 80% of the global reserve area. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 largest Marine Protected Area which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

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