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What is the Geographical Indication and how it is different from Trademark?

2 days ago

We always hear about Kanchipuram Silk Saree, Alphanso Mango, Nagpur Orange, Kolhapuri Chappal, Bikaneri Bhujia, Agra Petha, etc., but do you know it is Geographical Indication tags given to particular products from particular region only. Here, we are giving the concept of geographical indication, rights given by geographical indication, governing body of geographical indication and how Geographical indication different from trademark for general awareness.

What are the features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir?

2 days ago

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that has its own constitution and National Flag in the Republic of India. Constitution of India also applied in this state. Permanent residents of this state get all the Fundamental Rights granted to the citizens of India. In this article we will learn about the main features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

What does A/F mean on a vehicle's number plate?

2 days ago

Every vehicle must be registered under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1989. It is considered illegal to drive without a registration number. Whenever a vehicle either two wheeler, three wheeler or four wheeler comes out of the showroom then it is assigned a temporary registration number. If a vehicle is not given a temporary number, then the A/F is written on its number plate.

List of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India

Nov 14, 2017

The Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) was started by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for the purpose of creating public awareness and safeguarding the World agricultural heritage sites. There are three regions of India, which has been recognised as the Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) cities in India: Koraput, Odisha State; Kashmir Valley, Pampore region; and Kuttanad. Here, we are giving the list of Global Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Sites in India and why these regions are chosen by FAO as GIAHS for general awareness.

List of top 30 companies listed in the BSE Sensex

Nov 13, 2017

The list of all companies that have been included in the BSE SENSEX from its inception in 1986 are 30 well established and financially sound companies. During the introduction of the SENSEX in 1986, some of the companies included in the base calculation in 1979 were removed and new companies were added. As of 13 Nov. 2017, BSE Sensex comprises 31 companies.

History of Modern India: A Complete Study Material

Nov 13, 2017

This comprehensive Study Material “History of Modern India” is designed with the reference of NCERT books and some more books like India for Independence by Bipin Chandra, Sumit Sarkar etc. That will cater the requirements of not only the school going students but also for those who are pursuing their degree courses and even for those who are preparing for competitive exams.

List of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement

Nov 7, 2017

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. Here, we are giving the list of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement for general awareness.

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.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Oct 26, 2017

The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Oct 25, 2017

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 giving an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

List of Satavahanas Rulers and their contribution

Oct 23, 2017

The Satavahanas dynasty played the most significant role in Indian history in the period between the fall of the Mauryas and the rise of the Gupta Empire. They were also called as the Andhras in Deccan and their capital was at Paithan or Pratishthan. The Andhras were ancient people and they are mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana. Here, we are giving the list of Satavahanas Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

History of Taxation in India

Oct 11, 2017

Tax payment is mandatory for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manu Smriti and Arthasastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare.

Certification Marks issued for different products in India

Oct 10, 2017

Government of India has created some standards for almost every product to protect the economic interests of all citizens. These standards are like "AGMARK" for agricultural products, ISI mark for electric products, BIS mark for gold ornaments and “FPO mark" for all the "processed fruit products". This article will explain some of the most essential certification marks to protect the consumer rights.

West Bengal

Oct 9, 2017

Stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, West Bengal is primarily composed of plain land, except the north where the southern flank of the Himalayas extends into the state. Part of the Ganga- Brahmaputra delta constitutes the eastern part of West Bengal. From the northern highlands to the tropical forests of Sunderbans, variations in altitude result in great variety in nature and climate. Here, we are giving brief outline of West Bengal for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census

Oct 5, 2017

Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India as per census 2011. The population of Uttar Pradesh has increased by 20.23% in this decade compared (2001-2011) to past decade (1991-2001). The density of Uttar Pradesh state in the current decade is 2148 person/mile2. Here, we are giving the list of Uttar Pradesh: Large District by population as per latest Census for general awareness.

Tamil Nadu

Oct 5, 2017

Tamil Nadu is one of the 29th states of India and southernmost part of Indian Peninsula. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. Here, we are giving important information on Tamil Nadu for general awareness.

How to register complaints with Indian Railways

Sep 28, 2017

Indian Railways make some new changes every year, keeping in mind the convenience of the people. These changes mainly include changes in passenger fares, freight rates, train and cleaning at the station, passenger safety, easy ticket booking etc. Even after all these changes, if a passenger experiences any inconvenience, the railway authorities make every effort to solve the grievances of the people through social media, helpline number and email etc.

Advantages and Disadvantages of interlinking Rivers in India

Sep 26, 2017

The purpose of interlinking the rivers is to join the Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals. This will solve the problems of flood and will provide water throughout the year. Farmers will also get benefit as they will not be dependent on monsoon for water etc. This article is based on the River linking project, in which its history and the benefits of this project are given.

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Sep 22, 2017

‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Here, we are giving the list of recipients of Bharat Ratna for general awareness.

Anti Poverty Programmes

Sep 13, 2017

Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well-being that's considered acceptable in society. It is a significant issue in India, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a sizable consumer economy. Here, we are giving the list of anti-poverty programmes in India for general awareness.

Uttar Pradesh

Sep 11, 2017

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.

List of the Major Railways Zones in India

Sep 8, 2017

The Indian Railways is divided into 17 zone and around 73 sub-divisional headquarter. North Zone is the largest Railway Zone of Indian Railways. There are three types of rail lines in India: Broad Gauge; Meter Gauge; and Narrow Gauge. Here, we are giving the list of the Major Railways Zones in India which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

Punjab

Sep 7, 2017

Punjab is a state in northwest region of India and is one of the most prosperous states.The name Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) + Aab (Water) i.e. land of five rivers. These five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in today's Punjab. The other two rivers are now in the state of Punjab, situated in Pakistan. The Punjab State is divided into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa. Here, we are giving important information about State of Punjab, India

Important Amendments To The Constitution

Sep 7, 2017

The Constitution of India is neither flexible nor rigid enough but it is a synthesis of both. So, under article 368 of Part XX (Constitution of India) provided the powers of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedures but cannot amend those provisions which form the ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution (As ruled by the Supreme Court in the Keshashavananda Bharti Case, 1973).

Teachers Day in India: 5th September

Sep 4, 2017

India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September, since 1962. This day commemmorates the birth anniversary od Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan whose contributions are not forgettable. This article deals with the importance of Teachers day and its significance.

September 5: Teachers Day in India

Sep 4, 2017

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.

Teachers Day in India: Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

Sep 4, 2017

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

Multipurpose River Valley Projects in India

Sep 1, 2017

Multipurpose river valley projects are basically designed for the development of irrigation for agriculture and electricity through the construction of dams. Initially, dams were built only for storing rain water to prevent flooding but now it became multipurpose. Here, we are giving the list of important river-valley projects in India which will help the students for quick revision.

List of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India

Aug 31, 2017

The Public Sectors Undertakings (PSUs) can be classified as Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs).  They are also classified on the basis of working areas into ‘strategic’ and ‘non-strategic’: Arms & Ammunition and the allied items of defence equipment’s, defence air-crafts and warships; Atomic Energy; Railways transport. Here, we are giving the list of Defence Public Sector Undertakings in India for general awareness.

What is Project 73 of India to tackle China?

Aug 28, 2017

Between the growing tension in India and China, India has started construction of 73 roads on the border with China, in which 27 roads will be constructed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and 46 roads by the Defense Ministry. Therefore, the construction of these 73 roads by India has been named "Project 73". The construction of 30 roads of this project has been completed.

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