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What are the features of PENCIL Portal?

Jan 12, 2018
PENCIL is an electronic portal which aims at eradicating child labour to create a child labour free society. PENCIL stands for Effective Enforcement for NO Child Labour. This article deals about what is PENCIL portal, its features. When NCLP scheme was started and what were the objectives etc.

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Is India making a Secret Nuclear City?

Jan 12, 2018
According to news published in a US journal, India is building a top secret nuclear city at Challakere village in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The American journal claims that the construction of this secret nuclear city began in 2012 and was likely to be completed by the end of 2017.

Do you know about the Battle of Bhima Koregaon and its significance

Jan 10, 2018
Recently, clashes took place between Dalits and Maratha communities in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra. Let's find out the reason behind the clashes between the Dalits and the Maratha community on the Koregaon Bhīma Battle which was fought 200 years ago on the battle.

How ISRO will make Indian Railways safe?

Jan 10, 2018
ISRO is using its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) or NaVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) in Indian Railways with the help of joint collaboration between ISRO and Indian Railways to make railways safe or to curb accidents. This article deals with the satellite system used by ISRO for Indian Railway safety, what is IRNSS system, how IRNSS or NaVIC system work, GPS is better or IRNSS is also discussed in the article.

Interesting facts about India Gate

Dec 27, 2017
India has been a land of architectural marvels because it has deep roots in its history, culture and religion. India Gate is one of the examples of Indian architectural marvel. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century. Here, we are giving some interesting facts about India Gate, which will enhance the general awareness of the readers on the architectural glory of India.

Interesting facts about Gateway of India

Dec 26, 2017
The Indian architecture is one of the enduring achievements of the Indian Civilization, which has evolved through centuries. Indian architectures bear the living glory of respective periods of the history. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Gateway of India, which is considered as one of the great historical monument built during the British rule.

Satavahana Dynasty | List of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 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 contributions for general awareness.

Do you know that the Indian aviation service still using a symbol of slavery

Dec 7, 2017
To ensure the national identity of the aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gives a code to all countries. India's aviation service is still using the code "Viceroy Territory (VT)" given during British rule in India. This article will make you aware that why Indian government has not been able to remove this code even after the 70 years of independence.

Crime in India-2016 Report: 14 facts at a Glance

Dec 5, 2017
National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India -2016 report has been released in November 2017. This report covers 19 cities which have population more than 20 lakh. A total of 41,761 cases were filed against women in the year 2016 out Of which 33% i.e. 13,803 cases were reported in Delhi alone.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Nov 30, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

10 areas in which India beats most developed countries

Nov 24, 2017
India, with a population of more than 1.25 billion, remains in the centre of discussion due to its unimaginable deeds and beliefs. Although India is still in the category of developing countries, but there are some areas where it has gone ahead of developed countries. In this article we are giving details of 10 characteristics of India which can be considered as better than the developed countries.

Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India

Nov 23, 2017
The Cooperative Societies can be defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". India is an agricultural country and laid the foundation of World’s biggest cooperative movement in the world. Here, we are giving a brief summary of the Cooperative Movement and Cooperative Societies in India for general awareness.

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

Nov 21, 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.

Modern History: Important Dates and Events

Nov 20, 2017
As Percy Bysshe Shelley said that the 'History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man’. Here, we are giving the List of an important Dates and Events of Modern history, in a chronological manner as well as important events that happened in Indian Modern History which is very useful for the aspirants of exams like UPSC-prelims, IAS-prelims, CPF, CDS, NDA and different State PSC exams.

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

Nov 16, 2017
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?

Nov 16, 2017
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?

Nov 16, 2017
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 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.

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.
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