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Jharkhand Foundation Day: All you need to know

2 days ago
Jharkhand was founded by the Bihar Reorganisation Act on 15 November 2000 as the 28th State of India. 15 November is also observed as the birth anniversary of the legendary Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Let us have a look at a brief history, agriculture, economy, population, etc. of the Jharkhand state.

Uttarakhand Foundation Day: All you need to know

Nov 7, 2019
Uttarakhand is famous as the "Land of the Gods" or “Dev Bhumi”. During the time of foundation, it was named Uttaranchal. It is situated in Northern India and is a great pilgrimage centre. Let us have a look at Uttrakhand foundation day, history, population, climate, festivals with some interesting facts.

Uttar Pradesh 2019: Population, History, Literacy and Facts

Oct 31, 2019
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.

National Register of Citizenship (NRC): All You need to know

Oct 7, 2019
National Register of Citizenship (NRC)updation is creating political havoc in the country.This NRC is being updated in the Assam and the ruling NDA government is planning to update the NRC throughout the country.Let us read this article to know full detail of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC.

DigiLocker: Online documents storage facility

Sep 18, 2019
DigiLocker is an online documents storage facility provided by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India under its Digital India initiative. A user can upload its all the essential scanned documents/certificates like RC, driving license, vehicle registration, PAN card, academic documents etc. This storage facility provides space up to 1GB space to each account holder.

15 Interesting Facts and History about Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)

Sep 18, 2019
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is that part of Jammu & Kashmir state of India which Pakistan had invaded in 1947. Pakistan has divided POK into 2 parts i.e. Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The area of Azad Kashmir is spread over 13,300 square kilometers (about 3 times of Indian Kashmir) and its population is about 45 lacs.

History of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)

Sep 12, 2019
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) historically belonged to the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir which is integral part of India due to signing of "Instrument of Accession" but it is unlawfully occupied by the Pakistan in 1947.

Salary of Chief Ministers of different States in India

Sep 6, 2019
Article 164 of the Indian Constitution envisages that the Chief Minister shall be appointed by the governor. As of now there are 28 states and 9 Union Territories (UTs) in our country. The Chief Minister (CM) of different states receives a monthly salary for their work. In this article we have published the information regarding the salary of all CMs in our country.

Salary of Government Officials in India

Sep 6, 2019
The President of India is the first citizen of the country that is why he/she receives the highest salary in the country. The President of India receives Rs. 500,000 as basic salary plus other allowances fixed to President of India. The Vice-President of India is the second highest paid official in the country who receives Rs.400,000 plus other allowances fixed to Vice President of India.

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019: Key Features and Penalties

Sep 5, 2019
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 is being implemented in the country since September 1, 2019. This new act has increased fine for many offence to check the road accidents and improve the road safety in the country. Now driving without driving lisence will be fined Rs 5000 instead of Rs 500 earlier.

What is the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019?

Aug 27, 2019
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Aug 05, 2019 and passed on same day while it was passed by the Lok Sabha on Aug 06, 2019. As per this bill now the jammu and Kashmir will be divided into two separate UTs; one is Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with legislative assembly and other is Union Territory of Ladakh without Legislative Assembly.

List of Indian States and Union Territories: Facts at a Glance

Aug 8, 2019
As of now there are 28 states and 9 Union Territories in India after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.In this single article we have compiled information about the all states and Union territories of India.

Haryana at a Glance: Land of Epic & Historic Battle Field

Aug 8, 2019
Haryana is the 20th state of India that came into being on 1st November 1966 and presently has 22 districts. Previously it was under Punjab. It is situated in the North Western region surrounded by Himachal Pradesh from North, Uttrakhand from North East, Rajasthan from the South, U.P and Delhi from East and Punjab from North West. Haryana has the lowest sex ration n the whole country at 877 women/ 1000 males. Faridabad is its largest city.

Jammu & Kashmir at a Glance: Land of Beautiful Valley

Aug 7, 2019
Jammu & Kashmir is a Union Territory in northern India.On 5th August 2019; the central government has removed the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir after abolishing the article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

History and date of formation of Indian states since 1947

Aug 6, 2019
After the bifurcation of the J&K into two separate Union Territories; the number of states in India changed to 28 states while the number of Union Territories became 9 which were 7 earlier the bifurcation. In this article we have explained the evolution of the all the Indian states on year by year basis.

List of Chief Ministers and Prime Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

Aug 6, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir became integral part of India on 26 Oct, 1947. Initially the chief executive of the Jammu and Kashmir used to be the Prime Minister of the state but later on law changed and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir became the chief executive of the state since 30 March 1965.

Article 370 Scrapped: Impacts on Jammu & Kashmir

Aug 5, 2019
On 5 August 2019; the NDA government has scrapped the article 370 of the Indian constitution except clause 1 of the same. Now the Jammu and Kashmir would be an Union territory with legislative assembly like Delhi and Puducherry. Now let’s know in detail the impacts of this new development in the Jammu and Kashmir state.

List of Indian States and Union Territories with their Capitals

Aug 5, 2019
India is a democratic country which consists of 29 states (including newest state Telangana) and 7 union territories. Here we are providing a full list of all States of India, UTs, their capitals and area.

Jammu and Kashmir: History and Political Developments

Aug 5, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir is located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent in the Karakoram and westernmost Himalayan mountain ranges. As we know that Jammu and Kashmir from 1846 till 1947 was a princely state of the British Empire in India. On 26 October, 1947, the Maharaja signed the Instrument of Accession. And now, as per the law proposed by Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha on 5 August, 2019 that Jammu and Kashmir will now be a Union Territory with legislature and not a state. Let us read more about the history and political developments of Jammu and Kashmir.

What is delimitation and why does the Central Government want to implement it in Jammu and Kashmir?

Aug 3, 2019
There are a total of 111 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly. The Central Government wants to increase the number of assembly seats in the Jammu assembly region so that the dominance of the leaders of Kashmir region can be checked in the state assembly .The last delimitation in Kashmir was done in Jammu in 1995.

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