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Know about the upcoming Airport Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Sep 16, 2020
Let us have a look at the upcoming airport projects in Uttar Pradesh. How the state's expressways could potentially reshape the local economy?

Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF): All you need to know

Sep 15, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh Government is going to constitute a special security force that will have powers to search without any warrant. Let us read in detail about the Uttar Pradesh special security force.

List of 111 National Waterways in India

Sep 10, 2020
In a bid to enhance domestic shipbuilding sector, the Government of India could make the use of domestically manufactured barges mandatory for coastal and inland waterways movement.  Let us have a look as the 111 National Waterways in the country. 

Literacy Rate among the Indian States: All you need to know about the report published by National Statistical Office (NSO)

Sep 7, 2020
National Statistical Office (NSO) published a report on 'Household Social Consumption: Education', surveying 1.13 lakh households spread over 8,000 villages and 6,000 urban blocks. The report is based on the data collected between 2017-18 and is for the age group 7 or above.

Gir National Park: Home of Asiatic Lion

Jul 31, 2020
Gir National Park (Gujarat) is the only place in the world where lions are found roaming in the forest. The Government had notified the large area of Sasan Gir as a wildlife sanctuary on 18th September 1965 in order to conserve the Asiatic Lion.

Jim Corbett National Park the Paradise of Tigers: A Fact File

Jul 31, 2020
The Jim Corbett National Park was named after the Edward James Corbett a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author. This national park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Read this article to know many facts about this park.

Who is demanding separate Bhil state in India?

Jun 17, 2020
The Bhil tribe has been living in India since a very old time. Presently, this tribal community with a population of 1.7 crore is demanding a separate Bhil region. Let us know in this article that people of which place are demanding this separate Bhil Pradesh?

What is Kashmir 4G Internet Controversy Case?

Jun 16, 2020
 In the month of May 2020 the Foundation for Media Professionals and Jammu Kashmir Private School Association have appealed to the Supreme Court that 2G services are causing problems in running a business and the online education of children. So 4G internet service should be restored in Jammu and Kashmir.

The List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka (1947-2020)

Jun 9, 2020
K.Chengalaraya Reddy of Congress was the first Chief Minister (1947 to 1952) of the Karnataka state. B. S. Yeddyurappa of  BJP was sworn in as the current Chief Minister of Karnataka on 26 July 2019. Read this article to know the full list of all Chief Ministers of Karnataka.

List of All the Political Parties in India 2020

Jun 8, 2020
Eight national parties in India are BSP, BJP, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, TMC, NCP and recenty added National peoples' Party (NPP).NPP is the first national party from the North-East region. 

List of Current Chief Ministers in India 2020

Jun 4, 2020
At present, India is the union of 28 states and 8 Union Territories. There are 31 Chief Ministers in India which includes 28 Chief Ministers from states and 3 from Union territory of Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.

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

Jun 3, 2020
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is illegally occupied by Pakistan in 1947. Pakistan has divided POK into 2 parts i.e. Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The population of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(Azad Kashmir+Gilgit Baltistan) is Approx. 52 lac in 2020.

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir vs Indian Kashmir:Comparative study

Jun 3, 2020
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is that part of India which is occupied by the Pakistan after the invasion in 1947, since then this area is known as the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

The National Investigation Agency (NIA): Establishment and Functions

May 29, 2020
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) acts as the Central Counter-Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency. NIA Amendment Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Jul 15, 2019.

Universal Basic Income (UBI): Definition, Features, Advantage and Disadvantages

May 21, 2020
Universal Basic Income (UBI): In the Economic Survey 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley advocated Universal Basic Income scheme (UBI) in place of various social welfare schemes in the country, in an effort to reduce poverty and income inequality in the country.

Salary of Government Officials in India

May 13, 2020
The President of India receives the highest salary in the country i.e. 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.

List of major labour laws in India: A Brief Introduction

May 8, 2020
Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Factories Act, 1948, Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 are some important labour laws in India. These laws have many provisions to safe the interests of workers of organised and unorganised sectors in India. Labour comes under the concurrent list of the Indian Constitution.

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag: Meaning, Objectives, Examples and FAQs

May 8, 2020
A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is given to an entrepreneur or a group of businessmen of a particular area/state/country to manufacturer goods of good quality.The GI tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999. 

Kashmiri Saffron given GI Tag: Know what is Geographical Indication (GI) Tag?

May 7, 2020
Geographical indication is a name or mark given to products, agriculture, natural and manufactured products (sweets, handicrafts, and industrial goods) of a particular region (country or state or a town). Recently, Kashmiri Saffron has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Now Kashmiri saffron will get a different identity in the market.

Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir: Facts at a Glance

May 1, 2020
Jammu and Kashmir has become an Union territory since 31 October 2019. So total area of the J&K as a UT has been reduced to just 42,241 km2. There will be 29 districts in the Jammu and Kashmir. The legislature will be Unicameral and assembly seats shall be 114, Rajya Sabha seats 4 and Lok Sabha seats 5.

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