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Schools of Temple Architecture in India

Sep 17, 2018
The temple architecture in India reflects a synthesis of arts, the ideals of Dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life. The culture of Indian temple architecture has encouraged aesthetic independence to temple builders and also its architects have sometimes exercise flexibility in creative expression by adopting other perfect geometries and mathematical principles. In this article we are giving the names of Schools of Temple Architecture in India and discussed about the distinct features which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sep 11, 2018
The Ramon Magsaysay award was established in April, 1957. This award was created to commemorate Ramon Magsaysay, the late president of Philippines. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honour, celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. The Award is presented in formal ceremonies in Manila, Philippines on August 31st, the birth anniversary of the much-esteemed Philippines President whose ideals inspired the Award’s creation. This award is given in 6 categories.

New Drone Policy of India- 2018

Sep 10, 2018
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had announced draft regulations on civil use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, commonly known as "Drones" on August27, 2018. This New Drone Policy allows personal, recreational and commercial use of drones from December this year. This policy will allow the drones to fly only within the "line of sight" of the person flying it. The drones have been classified in five categories on the basis of their maximum take-off weight. The Nano drone will be of less than or equal to 250 gms.

Why Teacher's Day in India is celebrated on 5th September

Sep 5, 2018
5th September 1888 : Birthday of famous teacher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated every year as a Teacher's Day in India.

Teachers Day in India: Importance, Why it is celebrated, About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sep 5, 2018
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.

List of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces

Sep 4, 2018
The Commissioned officers are the leaders of the army and command everywhere from platoon/company to brigade, division, corps and the whole army. In this article, we are giving list of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of main Research Institutes in Uttar Pradesh

Sep 4, 2018
Though Uttar Pradesh is not considered as a big industrial state but there are many specialized research institutes in this state. Such as; Central Potato Research Institute, Meerut; Agricultural Research Institute, lucknow; Central Drug Research Institute, lucknow and 'Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Agra etc. In various competitive examinations of Uttar Pradesh, it is asked to the aspirants that so and so research institute is located in which of the following district of the state.

List of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement

Sep 4, 2018
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. In this article, we are giving the list of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement ,which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh

Sep 4, 2018
The history of Uttar Pradesh has run concurrently with the history of the country during and after the British rule, but it is also well-known that the contribution of the people of the State in the Indian War of Independence had been significant. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

Aug 27, 2018
The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

Demographic data of Uttar Pradesh as per Census 2011

Aug 21, 2018
As per the data shown in the census 2011; the total population of the Uttar Pradesh has crossed 20 Crores which was 16.62 Crore in 2001 census. Now the Uttar Pradesh has 16.50% of the total population of the country followed by the Maharashtra and Bihar. This article has important data on the demography of the Uttar Pradesh.

Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 14, 2018
India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Aug 10, 2018
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 given an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

List of Important Fairs of Uttar Pradesh

Aug 9, 2018
Fairs are an intrinsic part of the Indian culture- a golden thread that runs through its cultural fabric. Generally fairs are organised at the religious places. About 2,250 fairs are held every year in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In this article, we are giving the list of important fairs of the Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh: Important facts for Exams

Aug 9, 2018
Agriculture is called the backbone of economy of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is the top producer of food grain in Uttar Pradesh. Agriculture provides around 59% employment to the residents of the state. This article is publishing some important facts about the role of agriculture in the development of the state. I hope that these facts will be very crucial for the upcoming exams to be held in the state.

Who can use National Emblem on number plate of Car?

Jul 27, 2018
According to rule 7 of Schedule 2 of the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007, only certain statutory authorities and other high officials will have the right to use Ashoka's sign or National Emblem on their cars. In this article you will know which people can use this sign on their vehicle.

What is the difference between Metro and Local Train?

Jul 23, 2018
A metro is a train that is specifically designed to run in metropolitan cities while local train are designed to connect the distances within the city and its suburbs areas. In this article you will come to know some crucial differences between the local train and metro train.

List of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 12, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is literally, a treasure house, with each and every district having unique music traditions. Folk songs made collective life and collective labour more enjoyable. They were passed on orally from generation to generation. In this article, we are giving the list of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Surgical Strike?

Jun 28, 2018
Being a soft state, India always acts or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

First in Bihar: Personalities, Events and Structure

Jun 27, 2018
Bihar is an entirely land–locked state of the eastern part of the India. It lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture. In this article, we are giving the first person, first event and structure of Bihar. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for upcoming BPSC and BPSSC preliminary exams.
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