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Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

2 days ago
International Date Line marks the place where each day officially begins. At the international date line, the west side of the line has been always one day ahead of the East side, no matter what time of day it is when the line crossed.

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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.

Which British Laws are still used in India

Feb 9, 2018
The British Governement made a number of legislations to run the country as per their convenience. The main obejctives behind all such legislations were to exploit the resources of India and to stop the rebellions from protesting against such open loot of resources. This article deals with some of such immoral and unethical legislations.

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).

List of Top 10 Products Exported from India

Feb 2, 2018
In 2017-18 (April- November) among the major sectors, there was good export growth in engineering goods and marine products; moderate growth in petroleum crude & products and agriculture & allied products. Economic survey 2017-18 mentions that engineering goods contribute around 26% in the total export of India followed by the Gems & Jewellery sector. This article is showing sector wise share and export growth rate in the financial year 2017-18.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Knew

Feb 1, 2018
The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR): Principles, implications and its Procedure

Feb 1, 2018
GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) is a tool for checking aggressive tax planning especially that transaction or business arrangement which is/are entered into with the objective of avoiding tax. It has been introduced in India due to VODAFONE case ruling in favour of this company by the Supreme Court. For example: “A” makes a company XYZ to sell product C. The company B pays 35% tax, but if “A” himself sold the products he would pay 40% tax. “A” has formed the company only to save 5% tax.

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.

Is inflation always bad for the economy

Jan 31, 2018
A simple definition of the inflation is the constant rise in the price of goods and services. More often inflation is considered bad for any economy but this is just half truth. The positive and negative impacts of inflation on the economy depend on the rate of the inflation. Moderate inflation is good for the growth of the economy while hyperinflation is injurious for it.

What is Electoral Bond? 12 interesting facts about it

Jan 9, 2018
The central government has introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and Rs. 1 crore to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties. These bonds can be bought from selected branches of State Bank of India. In this article 12 interesting facts about these election bonds are mentioned.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Dec 4, 2017
India is the land of World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

What is the importance of Chabahar Port for India

Dec 4, 2017
China is trying to surround India with the help of projects like "Strings of Perils" .To counter Chinese threats India has signed a $20 billion (about $ 1,363 billion) deal with Iran to develop "Chabahar port" in Iran in 2015. This is a trilateral agreement which includes Afghanistan and India along with Iran.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility and how much money is spent on it in India

Nov 27, 2017
Corporate Social Responsibility refers to responsibility of the companies to upgrade the well being of the weaker sections of the society by spending a sum of their profit on CSR activities. As per CSR rule, companies which have annual net worth of Rs. 500crore or annual income of Rs.1000 crore or an annual profit of Rs.5 crore, it is necessary for them to spend at least 2% of the average profit of three years on the CSR activities.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

Nov 23, 2017
From the evolution of humankind in the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from the ancient world to the modern world.

One year of Demonetisation: A detailed analysis of the Advantages and Disadvantages

Nov 21, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, had banned old notes of 500 and 1000 rupees all over the country. This ban throws a shock wave across the country and created fear among the terrorist, corrupt officials and tax evaders. This article is based on the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the demonetisation.
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