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Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 14, 2018
India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Aug 10, 2018
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are given an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

List of Important Fairs of Uttar Pradesh

Aug 9, 2018
Fairs are an intrinsic part of the Indian culture- a golden thread that runs through its cultural fabric. Generally fairs are organised at the religious places. About 2,250 fairs are held every year in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In this article, we are giving the list of important fairs of the Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh: Important facts for Exams

Aug 9, 2018
Agriculture is called the backbone of economy of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is the top producer of food grain in Uttar Pradesh. Agriculture provides around 59% employment to the residents of the state. This article is publishing some important facts about the role of agriculture in the development of the state. I hope that these facts will be very crucial for the upcoming exams to be held in the state.

Who can use National Emblem on number plate of Car?

Jul 27, 2018
According to rule 7 of Schedule 2 of the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007, only certain statutory authorities and other high officials will have the right to use Ashoka's sign or National Emblem on their cars. In this article you will know which people can use this sign on their vehicle.

What is the difference between Metro and Local Train?

Jul 23, 2018
A metro is a train that is specifically designed to run in metropolitan cities while local train are designed to connect the distances within the city and its suburbs areas. In this article you will come to know some crucial differences between the local train and metro train.

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.

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.

First in Bihar: Personalities, Events and Structure

Jun 27, 2018
Bihar is an entirely land–locked state of the eastern part of the India. It lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture. In this article, we are giving the first person, first event and structure of Bihar. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for upcoming BPSC and BPSSC preliminary exams.

List of Schemes and Projects of Bihar Government

Jun 26, 2018
Bihar is the fastest growing state in terms of gross state domestic product (GSDP), clocking a growth rate of 10.3 per cent in 2016-2017. It is as against 7.5 per cent in the corresponding fiscal a year ago, riding largely on the back of the services sector, according to the latest Economic Survey. The growth loses its significance without human development and Bihar provides the best example of growing with inclusive growth. In this article, we are giving the list of Schemes and Projects of Bihar Government which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like BPSC, BPSSC etc.

Facts about India's Northernmost Point "Indira Col”

Jun 22, 2018
The Indira Col is situated at the altitude of 5,764 metres or 18,911 ft in the Siachen Muztagh in the Karakoram Range. There are two Col in this region; one is eastern and another is western. Eastern Col was named Indira Col in 1912 by Bullock Workman, after one of the names of the goddess Lakshmi.

List of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi

Jun 21, 2018
The 69th constitutional amendment of 1991 provided a special status to Delhi and redesigned it as the National Capital Territory of Delhi and its rule is handed over to the Lieutenant Governor. Aditya Nath Jha, ICS was the first Lt. Governor of Delhi who served here from 7 November 1966 to 19 January 1972. Till date there have been 31 Lt. Governor of Delhi.

International Day of Yoga: 21st June

Jun 21, 2018
The day of International Yoga came into existence when the Honourable Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi call for adopting June 21st as the day of celebration while addressing UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014. Now-a-days, millions and millions of people across the globe have benefitted by the practice of Yoga which has been preserved and promoted by the great eminent Yoga Masters from ancient time to this date.The practice of Yoga is blossoming, and growing more vibrant every day.

List of Lt. Governor & Administrator of the Union Territories of India

Jun 19, 2018
As of now India has 29 states and 7 Union Territories. The head of the UTs i.e. Lieutenant Governor or administrator is the representative of the President of India in the respective Union Territory. The head of the UTs is appointed by the president of India.

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.

Interesting facts about Wagah Border Flag Ceremony

May 28, 2018
Wagah, a village situated on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar of India and Lahore in Pakistan. The Wagah border is situated at a distance of 29 kms. from Lahore (Pakistan) and 27 kms. from Amritsar (India). The purpose of "Wagah Border Ceremony" is to formally close the border for the night and take off the National Flag. The Flag Lowering Ceremony is done daily before sunset. However, this is an entertainment ceremony but displayed as patriotic performance every day.

Interesting facts about Indira Point the Southernmost Point of India

May 25, 2018
Indira Point comes under the Nicobar district and Great Nicobar Tehsil in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. Administratively; Indira Point comes under the Laxmingar Panchayat. Indira Point was earlier known as the Pygmalion Point since the time of its inception. But when late P.M. Rajiv Gandhi visited this place he named it as Indira Point.

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA): Powers and Pros & cons of the law

May 7, 2018
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act-(AFSPA) was passed on September 11, 1958 to help the army in tackling the disturbed areas of the Northeast India. AFSPA was implemented in the Kashmir amid increase in the insurgency in 1990. Currently, AFSPA is still in force in these states; Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Apr 30, 2018
The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

List of Members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Apr 26, 2018
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Currently there are 48 members in this group and 44 are supporting Indian entry in the NSG.

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