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Why India's highest Cinema award given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke?

Oct 17, 2018
Dadasaheb Phalke Award is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is India's highest award in cinema. In this article, we have discussed why India's highest Cinema award given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke and the list of recipients of this award which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy

Oct 17, 2018
The Indian Philosophy refers to the ancient philosophical traditions of Indian sub-continent which can be orthodox or heterodox. Every Indian School of Philosophy accepted the theory of karma and rebirth, and the ideal of moksha is conceived as liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. In this article, we are giving the list of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Mineral Resources found in the districts of Uttar Pradesh

Oct 16, 2018
There are a huge quantity of mineral resources are found in the Vindhya mountain range of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh has many resources like limestone, Magnesite, Copper, Gypsum. In this article, Jagran josh is publishing the list of the minerals found in this state. There are lot of questions are asked in the different exams based on these minerals. So students need to pay full attention while reading this article.

Do you know the salary of Indian Cricketers?

Oct 12, 2018
Recently, BCCI has doubled the remuneration to be paid to the Indian cricketers in this year. BCCI has divided the contracted players into 4 categories i.e. A+, A, B and C. As per new contract, player of A+ grade will get Rs. 7 cr. per year, A grade player will get Rs. 5 cr. per year and B grade player will get Rs. 3 cr per year while C grade player will get Rs. 1 cr annually.

List of Main Airports in Uttar Pradesh

Oct 9, 2018
India currently has 27 International Airports in which 26 are operational while the numbers of custom airports are 8. At present, there are total of 138 airports in India, out of which only 108 are operational and 30 are non-operational. There are just 2 International Airports in the Uttar Pradesh i.e.Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport , Varanasi the third International Airport of the state at Taj International Airport, Greater Noida is under the construction.

List of Champions of Earth Award Winners

Sep 28, 2018
The Champions of the Earth Award is the highest environmental honour of UN Environment which given annually to recognize outstanding environmental leaders from the public and private sectors, and from civil society. In this article, we are giving the list of Champions of Earth Award Winners along with their categories of recognition.

Know about India’s all time richest Person Mir Osman Ali Khan

Sep 26, 2018
This article is based on the richest man of India and the world i.e. former Nizam of Hyderabad Usman Ali Khan. Usman Ali Khan had assets of 236 billion dollar which made him all time richest Indian. Here you will some interesting facts about the life style of this Indian.

Schools of Temple Architecture in India

Sep 17, 2018
The temple architecture in India reflects a synthesis of arts, the ideals of Dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life. The culture of Indian temple architecture has encouraged aesthetic independence to temple builders and also its architects have sometimes exercise flexibility in creative expression by adopting other perfect geometries and mathematical principles. In this article we are giving the names of Schools of Temple Architecture in India and discussed about the distinct features which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sep 11, 2018
The Ramon Magsaysay award was established in April, 1957. This award was created to commemorate Ramon Magsaysay, the late president of Philippines. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honour, celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. The Award is presented in formal ceremonies in Manila, Philippines on August 31st, the birth anniversary of the much-esteemed Philippines President whose ideals inspired the Award’s creation. This award is given in 6 categories.

New Drone Policy of India- 2018

Sep 10, 2018
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had announced draft regulations on civil use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, commonly known as "Drones" on August27, 2018. This New Drone Policy allows personal, recreational and commercial use of drones from December this year. This policy will allow the drones to fly only within the "line of sight" of the person flying it. The drones have been classified in five categories on the basis of their maximum take-off weight. The Nano drone will be of less than or equal to 250 gms.

Why Teacher's Day in India is celebrated on 5th September

Sep 5, 2018
5th September 1888 : Birthday of famous teacher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated every year as a Teacher's Day in India.

Teachers Day in India: Importance, Why it is celebrated, About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sep 5, 2018
In India, Teacher’s day is celebrated every year on 5th September as a mark of accolade to the part played by the teachers in the society. 5th September is the birth anniversary of a great mentor Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

List of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces

Sep 4, 2018
The Commissioned officers are the leaders of the army and command everywhere from platoon/company to brigade, division, corps and the whole army. In this article, we are giving list of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of main Research Institutes in Uttar Pradesh

Sep 4, 2018
Though Uttar Pradesh is not considered as a big industrial state but there are many specialized research institutes in this state. Such as; Central Potato Research Institute, Meerut; Agricultural Research Institute, lucknow; Central Drug Research Institute, lucknow and 'Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Agra etc. In various competitive examinations of Uttar Pradesh, it is asked to the aspirants that so and so research institute is located in which of the following district of the state.

List of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement

Sep 4, 2018
The Bhakti Movement was the outcome of rigidity in religion and the objects of worship. The Bhakti Movement Saints and teachers belonged to various backgrounds, but mainly from the lower castes. They strongly preach the need for tolerance among humans and religions. It became popular just because this movement challenged the caste system and superiority of Brahamanas. In this article, we are giving the list of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement ,which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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.

Demographic data of Uttar Pradesh as per Census 2011

Aug 21, 2018
As per the data shown in the census 2011; the total population of the Uttar Pradesh has crossed 20 Crores which was 16.62 Crore in 2001 census. Now the Uttar Pradesh has 16.50% of the total population of the country followed by the Maharashtra and Bihar. This article has important data on the demography of the Uttar Pradesh.

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.

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