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How to prepare history for UPSC

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Our perspective on state, society and life can be made better through analyzing past events in history. This is one of the main reasons why history has become an important and compulsory subject in primary and higher secondary educationas well as for general studies not just in India but around the world. It is believed […]

सवर्णों को आरक्षण से जुड़ा विधेयक राज्यसभा से भी पास; सरकार ने कहा- राज्यों में भी लागू होगा कोटा

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नई दिल्ली.  लोकसभा के बाद राज्यसभा में भी 124वां संविधान संशोधन विधेयक पारित हो गया। सवर्णों को नौकरियों और शिक्षा में आर्थिक आधार पर 10% आरक्षण देने से जुड़े इस बिल पर राज्यसभा में बुधवार को करीब 8 घंटे चर्चा हुई और 30 से ज्यादा नेताओं ने अपनी बात रखी। लगभग हर एनडीए विरोधी दल ने […]

10% reservation for economically weak among upper caste

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The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for introduction of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty- Fourth Amendment) Bill, extending 10% quota to “the economically weaker sections in the general category who are not covered by any of the existing schemes of reservation”. The bill is designed to amend the Constitution to extend 10% reservation […]

Caste System in India a Brief History of Indian Culture

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Caste System in India a Brief History of Indian Culture The Indian society is socio-politically stratified. Caste system has prevailed for ages and arranges the people into social strata or classes. Though this system is similar to the concept of racism that prevails in western countries where people are discriminated on the basis of their […]

Portuguese in India A Brief History

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Portuguese in India A Brief History Fast Facts Portuguese Presence in India: 1505 – 1961 Portuguese East India Company: 1628 – 1633 Portuguese Capitals in India: Cochin (1505 – 1530), Old Goa (1530 – 1843), Nova Goa (1843 – 1961) Political Structure: Colony Portuguese Viceroys in India 1505–1509 Francisco de Almeida (first) 1896 Afonso, Duke […]

Do you Know Nirbhaya Act Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013

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Do you Know Nirbhaya Act Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 Must Read for Woman Empowerment   The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Nirbhaya Act) is an Indian legislation passed by the Lok Sabha on 19 March 2013, and by the Rajya Sabha on 21 March 2013, which provides for amendment of Indian Penal Code, Indian […]

Banking Awareness Notes : Reserve Bank of India ( RBI )

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Banking Awareness Notes : Reserve Bank of India ( RBI )   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India’s central bank and controls the monetary policy of the Indian rupee. It commenced its operations on 1 April 1935. The RBI was nationalized on 1 January, 1949. A central bank is a vital financial apex […]

The First Made in India Microprocessor, An ARM killer from IIT, Madras

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The First Made in India Microprocessor, An ARM killer from IIT, Madras? Story Highlights Shakti is a part of India’s homegrown program to develop its own processors, ranging from IoT to high-end servers, AI and ML processors. Physical manufacturing of chips – slated for first quarter of 2018 – could be the beginning off competition […]

Article 35A of the Constitution of India Jammu and Kashmir

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Article 35A of the Constitution of India Jammu and Kashmir Article 35A of the Indian Constitution is an article that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents. It was added to the Constitution through a Presidential Order, i.e., […]

What is Section 7 and why it is being seen as an extreme step against the RBI

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  What is Section 7 and why it is being seen as an extreme step against the RBI HIGHLIGHTS Section 7 of RBI Act empowers government to issue directions to the central bank Directions will be issued after consultation with the RBI governor P Chidambaram asked what was the need to invoke the provision now […]

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