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10 areas in which India beats most developed countries

Nov 24, 2017
India, with a population of more than 1.25 billion, remains in the centre of discussion due to its unimaginable deeds and beliefs. Although India is still in the category of developing countries, but there are some areas where it has gone ahead of developed countries. In this article we are giving details of 10 characteristics of India which can be considered as better than the developed countries.

Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India

Nov 23, 2017
The Cooperative Societies can be defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". India is an agricultural country and laid the foundation of World’s biggest cooperative movement in the world. Here, we are giving a brief summary of the Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India for general awareness.

List of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India

Nov 21, 2017
The Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) was started by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for the purpose of creating public awareness and safeguarding the World agricultural heritage sites. There are three regions of India, which has been recognised as the Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) cities in India: Koraput, Odisha State; Kashmir Valley, Pampore region; and Kuttanad. Here, we are giving the list of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India and why these regions are chosen by FAO as GIAHS for general awareness.

Modern History: Important Dates and Events

Nov 20, 2017
As Percy Bysshe Shelley said that the 'History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man’. Here, we are giving the List of an important Dates and Events of Modern history, in a chronological manner as well as important events that happened in Indian Modern History which is very useful for the aspirants of exams like UPSC-prelims, IAS-prelims, CPF, CDS, NDA and different State PSC exams.

What is the Geographical Indication and how it is different from Trademark?

Nov 16, 2017
We always hear about Kanchipuram Silk Saree, Alphanso Mango, Nagpur Orange, Kolhapuri Chappal, Bikaneri Bhujia, Agra Petha, etc., but do you know it is Geographical Indication tags given to particular products from particular region only. Here, we are giving the concept of geographical indication, rights given by geographical indication, governing body of geographical indication and how Geographical indication different from trademark for general awareness.

What are the features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir?

Nov 16, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that has its own constitution and National Flag in the Republic of India. Constitution of India also applied in this state. Permanent residents of this state get all the Fundamental Rights granted to the citizens of India. In this article we will learn about the main features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

What does A/F mean on a vehicle's number plate?

Nov 16, 2017
Every vehicle must be registered under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1989. It is considered illegal to drive without a registration number. Whenever a vehicle either two wheeler, three wheeler or four wheeler comes out of the showroom then it is assigned a temporary registration number. If a vehicle is not given a temporary number, then the A/F is written on its number plate.

List of top 30 companies listed in the BSE Sensex

Nov 13, 2017
The list of all companies that have been included in the BSE SENSEX from its inception in 1986 are 30 well established and financially sound companies. During the introduction of the SENSEX in 1986, some of the companies included in the base calculation in 1979 were removed and new companies were added. As of 13 Nov. 2017, BSE Sensex comprises 31 companies.

India’s Highest Literary Award (Jnanpith Award): Facts at a Glance

Nov 6, 2017
The jnanpith ward is the highest literary honour conferred in the republic of India. It was founded by the sahu Jain family, the publisher of the times of India. The award was instituted in 1961. An Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. So far Kannada writers have won 7 awards (highest any for any language). Eminent Gujarati novelist Raghuveer Chaudhary has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Oct 26, 2017
The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.

History of Taxation in India

Oct 11, 2017
Tax payment is mandatory for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manu Smriti and Arthasastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare.

Certification Marks issued for different products in India

Oct 10, 2017
Government of India has created some standards for almost every product to protect the economic interests of all citizens. These standards are like "AGMARK" for agricultural products, ISI mark for electric products, BIS mark for gold ornaments and “FPO mark" for all the "processed fruit products". This article will explain some of the most essential certification marks to protect the consumer rights.

West Bengal

Oct 9, 2017
Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, West Bengal is primarily composed of plain land, except the north where the southern flank of the Himalayas extends into the state. Part of the Ganga- Brahmaputra delta constitutes the eastern part of West Bengal. From the northern highlands to the tropical forests of Sunderbans, variations in altitude result in great variety in nature and climate. Here, we are giving brief outline of West Bengal for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census

Oct 5, 2017
Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India as per census 2011. The population of Uttar Pradesh has increased by 20.23% in this decade compared (2001-2011) to past decade (1991-2001). The density of Uttar Pradesh state in the current decade is 2148 person/mile2. Here, we are giving the list of Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census for general awareness.

Tamil Nadu

Oct 5, 2017
Tamil Nadu is one of the 29th states of India and southernmost part of Indian Peninsula. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. Here, we are giving important information on Tamil Nadu for general awareness.

How to register complaints with Indian Railways

Sep 28, 2017
Indian Railways make some new changes every year, keeping in mind the convenience of the people. These changes mainly include changes in passenger fares, freight rates, train and cleaning at the station, passenger safety, easy ticket booking etc. Even after all these changes, if a passenger experiences any inconvenience, the railway authorities make every effort to solve the grievances of the people through social media, helpline number and email etc.

Advantages and Disadvantages of interlinking Rivers in India

Sep 26, 2017
The purpose of interlinking the rivers is to join the Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals. This will solve the problems of flood and will provide water throughout the year. Farmers will also get benefit as they will not be dependent on monsoon for water etc. This article is based on the River linking project, in which its history and the benefits of this project are given.

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Sep 22, 2017
‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Here, we are giving the list of recipients of Bharat Ratna for general awareness.

Anti Poverty Programmes

Sep 13, 2017
Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well-being that's considered acceptable in society. It is a significant issue in India, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a sizable consumer economy. Here, we are giving the list of anti-poverty programmes in India for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh

Sep 11, 2017
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India. It is situated in the northern part of India and shares boundary with Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and an international border with Nepal. Here, we are giving important information on Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful as GK study material for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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