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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.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Mar 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.

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.

Development of Education during British Period in India

Feb 16, 2018
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.

History of Modern India: Complete Study Material

Feb 15, 2018
Here, we have compiled a comprehensive study material on History of Modern India with five major chapters like Decline of Mughal and Maratha Empire, Rise of the Regional States and European Power, British Paramountcy and Acts, 18th Century Revolts and Reform and Indian National Movement. All the topics under each chapter are covered in detail in the form of Study notes.

Indian Geography: Complete Study Material

Feb 15, 2018
This comprehensive Study Material “Indian Geography” is designed with the reference of NCERT books and some more books like Majid Hussain (Geography of India), Savinder Singh (Physical Geography), D.R Khullar (India: A Comprehensive Geography), Mahesh Barnwal Geography: A Comprehensive Study) etc.

History of Medieval India: Complete Study Material

Feb 14, 2018
A Comprehensive Study Material on History of Medieval India Consisting the five major chapters like early medieval India, Rise of Rajputs, Emergence of Provincial Kingdom, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal empire. In each chapter we have covered all the important topics in details which would definitely help you to enhance your Knowledge about Medieval Indian History.

List of Chinese Funded Companies in India

Feb 7, 2018
India's largest purchasing power and huge market are attracting marketers from across the world. Among all the investors, Chinese investors and technology entrepreneurs comes with a Herculean investment in India’s start-up specialising in areas such as mobile gaming, education, healthcare, financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Here, we are giving the list of Chinese Funded Companies in India (List of India’s Start-up Company funded by Chinese Investors) for general awareness (GK).

History of Ancient India Complete Study Material

Feb 5, 2018
General Knowledge Complete Study Material of “History of Ancient India” is the comprehensive collections of important topics which are divided into 9 important sections that will be helpful in the preparation of all types of Competitive exams, those who are pursuing their degree courses and also for school going students.

The Revolt of 1857: Causes, Nature, Importance and Outcomes

Feb 1, 2018
The Revolt of 1857 (Also regarded as India's First War of Independece) was an extremely important event in Indian history. It was initiated by the sepoy of the company which arouses the accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime.

13 Interesting Facts about Republic Day Parade

Jan 25, 2018
Every year on the occasion of 26th January, you watch the parade organized on the Rajpath by the medium of TV, Doordarshan channel. But do you know who has the responsibility for organizing the parade on 26th January and how much expenditure is incurred for its organization? In this article, we are providing 13 interesting facts related to the parade of 26th January.

Padma Awards (The Award of Excellence): 15 Facts at a Glance

Jan 24, 2018
Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. The recommendations for Padma Awards are received from the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries/Departments, Institutions of Excellence, etc. which are considered by an Awards Committee. On the basis of the recommendations of the Awards Committee, and after approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day.

Why Makar Sankranti is celebrated?

Jan 12, 2018
Makar Sankranti is one of the most propitious days for Hindus, and is distinguished in almost all parts of India in countless cultural forms, with immense devotion, gaiety and fervor. This article deals with the Makar Sankranti festival, significance, importance, history etc.

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