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What is the meaning of 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra?

Aug 14, 2020
The Ashok Chakra can be seen on the Indian National flag, where it is rendered in a navy blue colour on a white background. The Ashoka Chakra has 24 spokes which inspire every Indian to work tirelessly for 24 hours. On the occasion of 74th Independence Day, let us find out what these spokes mean. 

Independence Day: Facts and Code of Conduct of Indian National Flag

Aug 14, 2020
Independence Day in India 2020: Indian had achieved independence on 15 August, 1947 after several years of struggle. The colonial rule ended in the nation and all the autonomy from the British are secured. This year marks the 74th Independence Day in India. Let us have a look at the features and some interesting facts about National Flag.      

Indian Independence Day: Facts about Vande Mataram (The National Song of India)

Aug 14, 2020
Indian Independence Day: On 15 August every year the nation unites to celebrate Independence Day with great fervour. This year India will celebrate 74th Independence Day but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations will be different. Let us read some important facts about the National Song of India 'Vande Mataram'.  

Independence Day in India 2020: National Anthem of India Facts at a Glance

Aug 14, 2020
Independence Day in India 2020: On 15 August every year India celebrates Independence Day and this year marks 74th Independence Day in the country. The National Anthem of India is “Jana Gana Mana" was originally written in Bengali by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1911. Let’s have a look at interesting facts about the National Anthem of India.    

Monetary Allowance for the Gallantry Award Winners of India

Jul 24, 2020
The highest gallantry award of India on the battlefield is 'Paramvir Chakra'. At present, a Paramvir Chakra winner or his kin gets a monthly compensation of Rs. 20,000 a month. Read this article, to know more about monthly compensation for Gallantry awards.

Origin and Meaning of 13 common symbols used in our everyday life

Mar 11, 2020
Common symbols used in our everyday life: There are many symbols like Zebra Crossing, OK symbol, Victory sign, and Danger sign, etc have been invented by the human beings for the simplicity of the life. This article is based on such symbols; we use in our daily life.

Royal Bengal Tiger: The National Animal of India

Nov 18, 2019
'Royal Bengal Tiger' became the National animal of India in 1973 after the inception of the Project Tiger in 1973. The total number of tigers in India has increased to 2967 in the year 2018. Madhya Pradesh has highest number of tigers i.e. 526 in India followed by the Karnataka with 524 tigers.

Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sep 9, 2019
Ramon Magsaysay Award also known as the Nobel Award of Asian Continent. Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 is given to five individuals which includes India's most Influential journalist Ravish Kumar. Other recipient of this award includes Thailand’s Angkhana Neelapajit (human rights activist), Philippines’ Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab (musician), Myanmar’s Ko Swe Win (journalist), and South Korea’s Kim Jong-Ki, an activist working on violence and mental health issues in youth.

India's 6 Gallantry Awards: Facts at a Glance

Aug 14, 2019
Param Vir Chakra (Pvc) is the highest gallantry award of Indian army. Apart from this award there are 5 other gallantry awards in India i.e. Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra. These gallantry awards were instituted by the Government of India on 26th January, 1950.

Do you know the Flag Code of India, 2002?

Aug 1, 2019
The Flag Code of India, 2002 is in effect from January 26, 2002. It superseded the existing Flag Code-India. The flag code of India,2002 has been divided into 3 parts. Part 1 contains the general descriptions of the National Flag while part 2 is based on the display of the National Flag by the private and public organisations etc. and part 3 is devoted to the display of the National Flag by the State and Central Government and their agencies.

Padma Awards (The Award of Excellence): 14 Facts at a Glance

Jan 28, 2019
Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awardsare given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- public affairs, art, social work, literature and education, trade and industry, science and engineering,medicine,sports, civil service, etc.

Do you know that the Indian aviation service still using a symbol of slavery

Dec 7, 2017
To ensure the national identity of the aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gives a code to all countries. India's aviation service is still using the code "Viceroy Territory (VT)" given during British rule in India. This article will make you aware that why Indian government has not been able to remove this code even after the 70 years of independence.

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.

Peacock the National Bird of India: Facts at a Glance

Mar 11, 2016
Generally most people use the term "peacock" to describe both male and female birds, but peacock is actually a name that refers to male peafowl. Peafowl belong to pheasant family. These birds are native to Asia. There are two species of peafowl: Indian Peafowl and Green Peafowl. Both types are counted in the list of endangered species because of the habitat loss, smuggling and predation. Peacock is the national bird of India.

Sahitya Akademi Awards: Facts at a Glance

Mar 1, 2016
Sahitya Akademi Award is given to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Akademi. The Sahitya Akademi was formally inaugurated by the Government of India on 12 March 1954 as the central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion in the country and the only institution that undertakes literary activities in 24 Indian languages, including English.

India’s Highest Civilian Award (Bharat Ratna): and Facts at a Glance

Feb 26, 2016
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour given for marvelous service towards advancement of art, literature, science and sports in recognition of public service of highest order. The provision of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954. There is no provision that Bharat Ratna should be given to Indian citizens only. The award has been awarded to a neutralized Indian citizen, mother Teresa (1980), and two non Indians- khan Abdul gaffer khan and Nelson Mandela. It is not mandatory that Bharat Ratna should be awarded very year.

Saraswati Samman: Crucial facts at a Glance

Feb 26, 2016
The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works. It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India. The Saraswati Samman is given by K.K. Birla foundation for 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is commenced in 1991.

state emblem

Dec 11, 2010
The state emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. In the original, there are four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus.

principal religions

Dec 11, 2010
principal religions

National Song

Dec 11, 2010
The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was a source of inspiration to the people in their struggle for freedom. It has an equal status with Jana-gana-mana.

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