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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.

Name of the Countries where you can drive with Indian Driving Licence

Apr 17, 2018
A driving licence (DL) is required in India by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In many cases DL is used as the identity proof. Do you know that you can drive overseas with the help of Indian driving license also? In this article we are publishing the name of the countries where you can drive from 3 months to 1 year with Indian driving licence.

Do you know the Flag Code of India, 2002

Apr 16, 2018
The display of National Flag is governed by the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The Flag Code of India, 2002 is an attempt to bring together all such laws, conventions, practices and instructions regarding the display of National Flag of India.

List of dignitaries allowed to fly National Flag on their vehicle

Apr 9, 2018
It is surprising to know that every Indian can’t fly the National Flag on their motor cars. There are only some dignitaries in our country is allowed to do so. This article is publishing the posts/names of all these dignitaries. The Flag Code of India, 2002 has listed the name of the dignitaries who can fly the National Flag on their cars, whenever they consider it necessary or advisable.

What is Special Category Status to states and its benefits?

Mar 22, 2018
Special category status is given to those states which fulfils some criteria like; hilly and difficult terrain, strategic location along international borders, low per capita income, low population density or the presence of sizeable tribal population, economic and infrastructural backwardness and non-viable nature of State finances.

List of Indian States and their Capitals

Mar 13, 2018
India i.e Bharat is a union of 29 states (including newest state Telangan) and 7 union territories. Here's a full list of all States, UTs, their capitals and their area. The Constitution of India decentralized the sovereign executive and legislative powers exercisable with respect to the territory of any State between the Union and that State . Here's a full list of all Indian States, UTs, capitals and their Chief Ministers.

What is the State wise Renewable Energy Potential in India?

Mar 13, 2018
As per the data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the total renewable potential of India is 896602 MW.Rajasthan is the leader of solar power production and overall renewable energy production in the country followed by the Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra with total renewable energy of 118208 MW and 74500 MW respectively.

List of British Viceroys during British India

Feb 26, 2018
After 1857 revolt, on August 1858, the British parliament passed an act that set an end to the rule of the company. The control of the British government in India was transferred to the British Crown; Lord Canning was made the first Viceroy of India. Here is a “List of British Viceroys during British India”, so that aspirant can easily learn the chronology as well as their contribution.

List of British Governors Generals during British Period in India

Feb 26, 2018
The British Governors Generals were originally the head of the British administration in India. The office was created in 1773 with the title of Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William. Here is a “List of British Governors Generals during the British Period in India”.

Indian Geography: Complete Study Material

Feb 19, 2018
Indian Geography is very vast in syllabus as far as it is concerned for competitive examination. Considering the Importance of the Subject we have created the Comprehensive Study material on Indian Geography with these major sections like General Geography & Physical Features, Climate, Soil & Vegetation,Drainage System, Economic Geography, human Geography.

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