India has issued an open invitation to the biogas developers for making investments here as it launched the ‘One Nation, One Gas Grid’ energy initiative- Know about the National Grid, Natural Gas details, new pipelines etc here
Here is the detailed information of Saudi Arabia's 500 billion dollar project, NEOM and why is it given such a name. Also, find out below what are the mega city's features, why is it called the futuristic city, its uniqueness and the geographical details of the city
Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge has been recently launched to improve Indian cities and public spaces for the well being of the young children and their caretakers. Take a look at the significance, importance, benefits, and other details of the Challenge here.
Here, we have compiled a Comprehensive Study material on Indian Geography including major sections like Physical Features, Climate, Soil & Vegetation, Drainage System, Economic Geography, Human Geography among others.
In the contemporary world, 'Demographic Dividend' has become a hot topic for the policy makers, economist and experts from the various sectors around the world. In this article, we are giving the concepts of demographic dividend as well economic growth, relationship between demographic dividend and economic growth, and how does Demographic Dividend impact on the India’s economic growth. It will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.
India is the home to a large number of indigenous people, who are still untouched by the lifestyle of the modern world. There are 461 tribes in India out of which 424 are considered as the Schedule Tribes. In this article, we are giving the names of tribal groups in India and their regional distribution that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.
Population Policies formulated to address the unmet needs for contraception, health care infrastructure, and health personnel, and to provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care. The main objective is to achieve a stable population at a level consistent with the requirements of sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental protection. Several policies have been formulated in different Five-Year Plans by the Government of India for population control.
Human Settlement is a form of human habitation which ranges from a single dwelling to large city. In other words, it is a process of opening up and settling on a previously uninhabited area by the people. Here, we are giving ‘Summary on the Settlements and Urbanization in India’ 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.
The movement of people from region to region for the purpose of permanent or semi-permanent residence, usually across a political boundary is called Migration. For example: "semi-permanent residence" would be the seasonal movements of migrant farm labourers. People can either choose to move ("voluntary migration") or be forced to move ("involuntary migration"). Birth and death is another reason for the population size changes. It may be interpreted as a spontaneous effort to achieve a better balance between population and resources.
As per Census- 2011, the number of scheduled castes in India is 20, 13, and 78,086. It is 16.6% of the total population of India. The scheduled castes are 18.5% of the total population of rural areas and 12.6% of urban areas. It is to be noted that during 2001-2011 the decadal growth rate of the population of India was 17.64%. During this period decadal growth rate of the scheduled castes was 20.8%.
The present population of the Indian subcontinent has been divided into four racial groups- the Negritos, the Proto-Australoids, the Proto-Australoids, the Mongoloids, and the Mediterraneans. The Negritos were the first of the racial groups that came to India. Proto-Australoid race came here just after the Negritos and their sources are Australian aborigines. The Mongoloids came to India through the passes of northern and eastern mountain ranges. The Mediterraneans came to India from the south-west Asia.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistics of life expectancy, education, and income indices to rank countries into four tiers of human development. It was created by economist Mahbub-ul-Haq, followed by economist Amartya Sen in 1990, and published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Country rankings and values of the annual Human Development Index (HDI) are kept under strict embargo until the global launch and worldwide electronic release of the Human Development Report.
Development is very complex concepts of Social Sciences because it is a substantive concept and once it is achieved it will address all the socio-cultural and environmental ills of the society. Although, it has brought in significant improvement in the quality of life in more than one way but increasing regional disparities, social inequalities, discriminations, deprivations, displacement of people, abuse of human rights and undermining human values and environmental degradation have also increased.
The structure and functions of any region varies in terms of function, history of development as well as age of the town. Some towns and cities specialise in certain functions and they are known for some specific activities, products or services. However, each town performs a number of functions. On the basis of functions, Indian cities and towns can be broadly into - Administrative towns and cities, Industrial towns, Transport Cities, Commercial towns, Mining towns, Garrison Cantonment towns, Educational towns, Religious and cultural towns, and Tourist towns.