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  • Important Days in February 2019: National and International

    This article deals with the important days of National and International and their significance in the month of February 2019. It also consists of the list of several festivals, events, observances, etc. occur in the February month which may help in the preparation of several competitive examinations.

    2 days ago
  • Border Disputes in North-Eastern India

    Border areas have their own problems and peculiarities and more often vulnerable to illegal infiltration of population, which adds pressure on their economic and environmental resources. The North-East region of India comprises of eight states, namely Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The region is known for a multitude of conflicts that undermines the idea of India as a prosperous and a functioning democracy. In this article, we have discussed on the problems and peculiarities on the border disputes in North-Eastern India which help the reader to understand the geopolitical problems in North East India.

    2 days ago
  • Why is Army Day Celebrated in India?

    Until the independence of India, the head of Indian Army used to be the British. Army Day is observed on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

    3 days ago
  • What is the Structure and Commands of Indian Army

    Indian Army was established in 1895 but it got its current structure after independence. It is the fourth largest army in the world, which is divided into 7 commands. In this article we are giving you information about the structure and various commands of the Indian Army, which is very useful for the students preparing for various examinations.

    3 days ago
  • List of Smart Cities in Uttar Pradesh

    The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is a holistic city programme to build 100 cities in India. It was launched on June 25, 2015 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The objective of the Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment or to provide better basic facilities to the citizens of the country.

    Feb 15, 2019
  • What is Surgical Strike?

    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.

    Feb 15, 2019
  • Vir Chakra: India’s Third Highest Gallantry Award

    The Param Vir Chakra, The Mahavir Chakra and The Vir Chakra are the three highest gallantry awards in India. These awards were created on January 26, 1950. The Vir Chakra (VrC) is the third highest military Award in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. So far this award has been conferred to 1322 warriors, in which 958 people have been given posthumously.

    Jan 31, 2019
  • Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

    ‘Bharat Ratna’, (the highest civilian Award of the country) 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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Padma Awards (The Award of Excellence): 14 Facts at a Glance

    Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awardsare given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- public affairs, art, social work, literature and education, trade and industry, science and engineering,medicine,sports, civil service, etc.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • How 29 States in India got their Names: Origin and Interesting Facts

    India derived its name from Indus River and the Aryan worshippers referred Indus River as Sindhu. The invaders of Persia converted it into Hindu. Therefore, the name ‘Hindustan’ combines with Sindhu and Hindu. Billions of people live together in India in 29 states where Language, History, Rulers etc. of particular regions has also contributed to the names. That is why we call it as Unity in diversity. Let see how Indian 29 States got their name.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Param Vir Chakra: The Highest Gallantry Award in India

    Param Vir Chakra was established on 26 January, 1950. It is the highest Gallantry award in India. It has mostly been awarded posthumously. No doubt it is what every army personnel dreams for. Do you know the meaning of Param Vir Chakra, why it is given, what is eligibility criteria, who was awarded first with PVC, what are the allowances given to the awardees etc.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Republic Day of India 2019:Chief Guest, Parade facts, Objectives, Celebrations

    Republic Day is celebrated with much passion all over India and particularly in the capital, New Delhi where the merriment starts with the Presidential to the nation.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Do you know the Flag Code of India, 2002

    The display of National Flag is governed by the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The Flag Code of India, 2002 is an attempt to bring together all such laws, conventions, practices and instructions regarding the display of National Flag of India.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • List of dignitaries allowed to fly National Flag on their vehicle

    It is surprising to know that every Indian can’t fly the National Flag on their motor cars. There are only some dignitaries in our country is allowed to do so. This article is publishing the posts/names of all these dignitaries. The Flag Code of India, 2002 has listed the name of the dignitaries who can fly the National Flag on their cars, whenever they consider it necessary or advisable.

    Jan 25, 2019