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Why Governor’s Rule is imposed in Jammu & Kashmir only?

Nov 22, 2018
Jammu & Kashmir State has its own Constitution and its administration is run by the same. If any other state of India except Jammu & Kashmir does not follow the rule of law then on the basis of report of the governor of the concerned state, the President rule (article 356) is imposed in that state. But if the same kind of situation arises in the in the Jammu & Kashmir then the state is administered by the governor of the state or the governor rule is applied here instead of President rule.

GK Questions and Answers on Modern-day Technology

Nov 9, 2018
Modern-day Technology is an advancement of old technology and the impact of this technology in modern life is immeasurable. It simplifies life in so many ways like in the form of electronic devices, etc. This article consists of Question and Answers on Modern-day technology which not only enhance your knowledge, but also help in the preparation of exams.

List of Wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

Oct 10, 2018
A Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural occurring place that provides protection for species from hunting, predation, competition or poaching; it is a protected area, a geographic territory within which wildlife is protected. In this article, we are giving the list of Wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case

Sep 21, 2018
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.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is banned

Sep 19, 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.

Allotment of funds to MPs in the MPLAD Scheme

Sep 18, 2018
MP fund scheme was started by late Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on December 23, 1993. The initial assistance under the MPLAD scheme was Rs. 5 lakh / MP. From 1998-99 onwards, this amount has been increased to Rs. 2 crore / MP and the amount currently available under this scheme has been increased to Rs. 5 crore rupees.

List of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh

Sep 4, 2018
The history of Uttar Pradesh has run concurrently with the history of the country during and after the British rule, but it is also well-known that the contribution of the people of the State in the Indian War of Independence had been significant. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

Aug 27, 2018
The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

10 Important Facts about Kakori Train Conspiracy

Aug 10, 2018
We celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August. It is worth knowing that this day of celebration is not achieved in one day, but a long process of struggle and Kakori Train Conspiracy is one of the important events of the freedom struggle. Here, we are giving 10 important facts about Kakori train Conspiracy.

What will change, if Delhi gets full Statehood?

Jul 12, 2018
In 1991, the 69th Constitutional Amendment granted special state to Delhi and it was declared the National Capital Territory while the Lieutenant Governor was nominated the Administrator of Delhi. It created a state assembly and council of ministers for the state. It is known that Delhi has been given the status of Union Territory under Article 239A of the Constitution.

List of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 12, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is literally, a treasure house, with each and every district having unique music traditions. Folk songs made collective life and collective labour more enjoyable. They were passed on orally from generation to generation. In this article, we are giving the list of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Which Countries are the largest borrowers from the World Bank in 2017?

Jun 28, 2018
As per the recent data of the World Bank, China is the largest recipient of the loan from the World Bank Group. China took loan of 2420 million dollar followed by the India with 1776 million dollar and Indonesia is on the third position by borrowing 1692 mn dollar in the FY 2017. As per the definition of the World Bank, India is no longer eligible to receive the loan under the IDA arm because it is no more considered as the poor country.

What is Surgical Strike?

Jun 28, 2018
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 procedure to remove the judge of the Supreme Court?

Jun 27, 2018
There are currently 23 judges (including Chief Justice of India) against a maximum possible strength of 31.The President of India appoints the judges of the Supreme Court (SC). The Judges of the Supreme Court can be removed by the order of the President. The President can issue the removal order only after an address by the Parliament has been presented to him in the same session.

Name of World Bank funded Projects in India

Jun 22, 2018
The World Bank provides loans to its member countries at cheapest rates through International Development Association (IDA). In 2017, India took loan of 1776 million dollars from the World Bank. At present, the World Bank is giving financial assistance to more than 783 projects in India. In this article you will read the name of the World Bank funded projects of India.

How Gulf Stream impact the worldwide weather pattern?

May 31, 2018
The Gulf Stream is a warm and swift Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. In this article, we have discussed about how Gulf Stream impact the worldwide weather pattern , which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Joint Military Exercises of Indian Army

May 31, 2018
The Joint Military exercises with other countries are the major tool to expand the diplomatic interests of the nations to increase the realm of international relations. In this article, we are giving the meaning of Joint Military Exercise and list of Important Joint Military Exercises of Indian Army which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

“Act East Policy” of India: Meaning and Objectives

May 25, 2018
"Look East Policy" of India was launched by the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1991.The main focus of this policy was to shift the country's trading focus from the west and neighbours to the booming S.E. Asian countries. The new NDA government in the centre upgraded this policy as the “Act East Policy” at the East Asia Summit held in Myanmar in November 2014.

The National Health Policy, 2017: Key Targets at a Glance

May 24, 2018
The National Health Policy, 2017 was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 15th March, 2017.Through the help of this policy the government aims shifting focus from “sick-care” to “wellness”, by promoting prevention and well-being of the people.

What is the Meaning of Net Neutrality?

May 23, 2018
The term “Net Neutrality” was coined by the law professor Tim Wu at Columbia University in 2003. Net Neutrality means that all the internet users are equally important in the eyes of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If Net Neutrality is implemented somewhere it means the users of the Facabook, Gmail, Flipkart and YouTube will receive the same speed and access on the internet.

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