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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.

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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.

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.

List of Indian States and their Symbols

Aug 14, 2017
India i.e. Bharat, shall be Union of 29 States and 7 Union Territories rather than Federation of the states and UTs. Every Indian states and union territories have their symbols like state animal, state bird, state flower etc. Here, we are giving the list of Indian states and their Symbol with their common name and scientific name.

Do you know the rank and insignia of Border Security Force (BSF)

Aug 10, 2017
Border Security Force (BSF) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India. It was established on 1st December, 1965. Currently BSF is world's largest border security force. In this article, we are giving details of the rank and insignia of Border Security Force (BSF) officers.

What is the meaning of 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra?

Aug 10, 2017
The Ashoka Chakra is the depiction of the “Dharmachakra”; represented with 24 spokes. Ashoka Chakra appears on a number of edicts of Ashoka, most prominent among which is the Lion Capital of Ashoka. The Ashok Chakra is visible in the Indian National flag, where it is rendered in a navy blue colour on a white background. The 24 spokes of the Ashok Chakra inspires every Indian to work tirelessly for 24 hours.
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