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Open Skies Treaty and US exit – All you need to know

What is Open Skies Treaty?Open Skies Treaty is an accord among 34 member nations, it allows participants to...

The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Neighbouring Countries of India

AfghanistanAfghanistan is a landlocked country that is located approximately in the centre of Asia. It is bordered by...

Inventions That Changed the World

“Nothing is permanent except a change.” You might have come across this quotation more than once in your lifetime. Here is the list of...

Industries Contributing to Indian Economy

The Indian Economy is the 9th largest economy of the world and also one of the fastest growing world economies. The most top industries...

Important Portals & their Founders

  Google— Larry Page & Sergey Brin  Facebook— Mark Zuckerberg  Yahoo— David Filo & Jerry Yang  Twitter— Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo  Internet— Tim Berners...

Security Guard’s Son Kuldeep Dwivedi Clears UPSC Exam

Kuldeep Dwivedi has secured the All India Rank 242 in the Civil Services Exams conducted by UPSC, paving the way for his future as an...

Tests & Practice Papers

Quiz 200 – Previous Year’s Question Paper

Assertion (A): The Boiling point of water decreases as the altitude increases.Reason (R): The atmospheric pressure increases with altitude.Codes:(a) Both A and R...

Quiz 228 – Science and Tech

Ginger and turmeric are –(a) the man stem of the plants(b) aerial stems of the plant(c) ripened seals of the plants(d) underground stems...

Quiz 307 – Practice Paper and Previous Year’s Questions

The Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament for Railway Zones is constituted by the:(a) Ministry of Railways(b) Ministry of Transport(c) Ministry of Parliament...

Quiz 386 – Practice Paper (History)

1. In which of the following language Tazuk-i-Baburi was written?(a) Persian(b) Urdu(c) Turki(d) Arabic 2. Amir Khusro wrote quawwalis in(a) Persian(b) Hindavi (Old Hindi)(c) Braj...

Quiz 247 – Practice Paper of Indian Geography

1. A narrow stretch of water connecting two bigger stretches of water is known as-(a) Straits(b) fjord(c) isthmus(d) estuary 2. Indian Ocean ends in the East in-(a)...

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National Income

According to National Income committee, “National Income (NI) is the value of goods and services produced in an economy during a given period without...

Elements of Economics

Economics is the science which studies human behaviour and aims at meeting maximum objectives with the help of limited resources. It is the art...

14th Finance Commission

The Finance Commission of India came into existence in 1951. It was established under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution by the President of India. It was formed to...

Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizen

Originally, the Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizen were not provided in the Constitution. On the basis of the recommendations of Swarn Singh Committee, these duties...

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. An Indian political leader, lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress...

Article 35A

Article 35A is an article of the Indian Constitution which accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). ...

Income Tax Saving in India

Some of the Sections of Income Tax Act, 1961 are detailed below which detail few exemptions and categories of exempt income that you can...

The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transport, and technology had...

The Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World. It...

Satellites and Asteroids

Satellites: They are bodies revolving around the planets. Satellites is said to have been formed of the matter whirled off from a planet when...

UNFCCC CoP at Cancun and Durban (CoP16 and Cop17)

Cancun Summit in Mexico and Durban Summit were very important and notable Conference of Parties (CoP) in climate change negotiations. The world that we see...

General Knowledge

Metre And Kilogram

 Metre (unit of length; Symbol m) defined as the distance travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 second;KilogramKilogram  (unit of weight; Symbol kg)...

Read on the story of Alexander John Cruz,

Read on the story of Alexander John Cruz,summa cum laude and valedictorian of the University of the Philippines’ chemical engineering class of 2014.From problem-solving...

Unknown facts about Strawberry

During strawberry production, every plant is picked every third day. The acids in the fruit help to remove stains. Roughly 27,000 kilos of strawberries are eaten...

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Topper’s Story – Nitika Pawar IAS, 2011

Nitika Pawar obtained 18th rank in Civil Services Examination 2011 in her first attempt for the most prestigious position of Indian Administrative Services (IAS)....

UPSC Board Interview of Paramvir Singh IAS, AIR-29

Paramvir Singh is the second topper of Panchkula, who has been ranked 29th in the most prestigious position of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). Rishav's strong determination led him...

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The Rig Veda Age : Religion and Philosophy

The socio-economic life, that project simplicity, of Vedic Aryans was quite opposite to the religious aspect, that was highly ritualized, of their...

Important Portals & their Founders

  Google— Larry Page & Sergey Brin  Facebook— Mark Zuckerberg  Yahoo— David Filo & Jerry Yang  Twitter— Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo  Internet— Tim Berners...

Today in History – 23 May

1701 At London’s Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, was hanged for piracy and murder. 1805 Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India,...

Top 5 Largest Aircraft in the World

The first prize goes fairly to Ukrainian Antonov An-225 Mriya which is acknowledged to be the world’s largest plane up to date. The plane made its...

Surprising facts about Earth’s Ocean

Water pressure at the deepest point in the earth's ocean is more than 8 tons per square inch, the equivalent of one person trying to...

Quiz 159 – UPSC Previous Paper – Indian Economy Questions 2009

Consider the following statements: 1. Infant mortality rate takes into account deaths of infants within a month after birth. 2. Infant mortality rate is the number...