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List of World Heritage Sites in India identified by UNESCO

10 hrs ago
A UNESCO World Heritage Site can be any place such as a forest, lake, building, island, mountain, monument, desert, complex or a city; which has a special physical or cultural significance. Currently there are 1092 World Heritage sites in the world. However 37 World Heritage Properties are in India out of which 29 are Cultural Properties and 7 are Natural Properties and one is named as mixed. Let’s have a look of all World Heritage Sites of India on yearly basis.

Mountain Railways of India: Facts at a Glance

1 day ago
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and the Kalka–Shimla Railway collectively got the status of World Heritage Sites in 1999. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (West Bengal) was opened in 1881. The formation of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a 46-km long metre-gauge single railway track was completed in 1908. The 96-km long single track of the Kalka Shimla Railway opened for traffic on November 9, 1903.

List of Indian Contenders for UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

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The UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. World Heritage Committee launched the Global Strategy for heritage list in India for the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage sites. Tentative list of India’s world heritage sites in order to qualify for inclusion are Temples at Bishnupur,Golden Temple, Lotus Temple, Mughal Gardens and River Island of Majuli etc.

State wise Expenditure limit for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha in India

1 day ago
In order to restrict the influence of the money in the election the Election Commission of India has set elections expenditure limit by amending Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. The poll expenditure limit has been set at Rs. 70 lakh for each Lok Sabha constituency in bigger states and Rs. 54. lakh in smaller states.

Summary on Jainism: Teaching of Mahavira | Spread of Jainism

1 day ago
Jainism made tremendous impact on the orthodox religious practices through heterodox sects. It advocated the interests of the people in a simple, short and intelligible way of salvation. Here, we are sharing the summary on Jainism along with the teaching of Mahavira and how it spread that will be very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

List of all State Political Parties in India

Apr 10, 2019
As of April 2019 the number of national parties in India are 7, the number of state recognised parties are 35 and Regional Parties in India are around 329. A party should win at least 1 seat in the Lok Sabha for every 25 seats or any fraction there of allotted to that State or a party should win minimum 3% of the total number of seats or a minimum of 3 seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Development of Education during British Period in India

Apr 9, 2019
Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

List of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period

Apr 9, 2019
The Indian Sub-continent is one of the earliest civilisations in the World that made dream destination for the travellers and scholars. Here, we are giving the list of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period that will be very beneficial for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive examinations.

How National Highways are named in India

Apr 9, 2019
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI; was set up in 1988) is responsible for development, maintenance and management of Highways in India. India has the second largest road network across the world. The total length of Natioanl Highways in increased from about 91,287 km in 2014 to about 142,126 km in 2019.

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

Apr 3, 2019
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; Arunachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland.

How ISRO will make Indian Railways safe?

Apr 2, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now 6th largest space agency in the world. Numerous achievements of ISRO made Indians proud and one of them is to provide security to Indian Railways.

Would you like to know these Twenty facts about Chhattisgarh?

Mar 29, 2019
Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. It is the 10th largest state in India, with an area of 135,194 km2 (52,199 sq mi) and with a population of 25.5 million. Chhattisgarh is the 16th most-populated state of the nation. It is a source of electricity and steel for India, accounting for 15% of the total steel produced in the country. It is one of the fastest-developing states in India.

Lifestyle of RAW agents: Training, Recruitment & Salary

Mar 25, 2019
When we think about the Life Style of RAW agents or a Secret Intelligence Field Agents, James Bond movie strikes our mind and we imagine or dreams about the action, investigations, conspiracy plots etc but is it really true in real life. Is it happened like that only, or may be different. They also sometimes work as a support job at our country’s Secret Intelligence Services like translation of Foreign Languages, communication officers etc.

List of Chief Ministers of Goa

Mar 19, 2019
Goa was included in the Indian Republic on 19 December 1961. Initially the Chief Minister of Goa used to be the Chief Minister of Daman and Diu also. Since 20 December 1963; three peoples have worked as the CM of Goa, Daman and Diu. On 30 may 1987; Daman and Diu became a Union Territory and Goa became a separate state. Hence Pratap Singh Rane became the first Chief Minister of Goa on 30 may 1987.

Important Days in February 2019: National and International

Mar 18, 2019
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.

What are the Defence Capabilities of India?

Mar 18, 2019
India has a total of 1.4 million active army and 11.55 reserve army, as well as 20 lac Paramilitary forces. According to the World Economic Forum, Indian defense budget was $ 67 billion in 2017. In this article we have analysed India's military power.

List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

Mar 18, 2019
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.

Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per Census 2011

Mar 13, 2019
Uttar Pradesh is a state considered to be part of central, northern and north-central India. It is the most populous state in the Republic of India as per census 2011 as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. Here, we are giving the list of Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census for general awareness.

List of major Museums in Uttar Pradesh

Mar 12, 2019
Uttar Pradesh is a state of cultural and geographical diversity. This state has an important place in India's cultural, political, educational, agricultural, tourism and industry. Several museums have been established here from time to time to safe the ancient heritage of the country and state for the coming generations. The first museum in Uttar Pradesh was built in Lucknow in 1863.

Do you know the security arrangements of the Prime Minister of India?

Mar 11, 2019
The security arrangements for the Prime Minister of India is as stringent as that of any other Head of any State. The responsibility for providing 24 hours’ security to the Prime Minister lies on SPG (Special Protection Group). Let us see further how SPG works, about weapons of SPG, Prime Minister Aeroplane, about Delhi Police role in providing security to the PM etc.

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