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General Studies (Prelims) Paper

GENERAL STUDIES (Prelims) TEST – 3 1. As per the Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective from August 28, 2017) recently published by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
1. Erstwhile Overseas Corporate Bodies (OCBs) have been recognized as More...
Indian Painting Painting

The origin of Indian painting goes back to 8000 years and an account of its development is inextricably meshed with the development of Indian civilization.

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Puppet Forms of India Puppets

The puppets are believed to be around since the time of Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilisation dating back to 2300 BC. Several dolls with strings are found in some of the harappan cities.More...
Indian Pottery Pottery

The art of handling of clay called Pottery was one of the earliest skills known to the Indians. From time immemorial, lumps of clay were hand -moulded to form toys and deities of worship. More...
Government Institutions Related to Art and Culture Lalit Kala Akademi

To promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country, the Lalit Kala Akademi was established in 1954 at New Delhi for pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Mi More...
Martial Arts of India

Martial arts is a part of India’s ancient culture and a traditional games.Originally a traditional form of martial art that started in South India, and now it has different names and different forms in the culture of the regions in India More...

Light Emitting Diodes

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it. The output from an LED can range from red (at a wavelength of approximately 700 nanometers) to blue-violet (about 400 nanom More...

Vermin Animals Vermin are pests or nuisance animals that spread diseases or destroy crops or livestock.

Disease-carrying rodents and insects are the usual case, but the term is also applied to larger animals—especially small predators—typically beca More...
Long Term Capital Gains Tax Any profit or gain that arises from the sale of a ‘capital asset’ is a capital gain. This gain or profit is charged to tax in the year in which the transfer of the capital asset takes place.

Capital gains are not applicable when an ass More...
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space - Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches of the Solar System, and even farther – by using pulsars as guide stars. It’s called Station E More...
India and its neighbourhood relations - Nepal ends India’s monopoly on internet access with new Chinese link

By opening a new optical fibre link across the Himalayan mountains to China, Nepal has ended India’s monopoly on internet access. The Chinese optical fibre link enters Nepal at Rasuwa, 175 km north of the capital Kath More...

Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation - North Koel Reservoir Project A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, State of Bihar and State of Jharkhand for completion of balance works of N More...
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act - Model code The Election Commission (EC) has set up a 14-member committee to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, which prohibits poll campaign in the last 48 hours leading to voting, in the w More...
Urbanization, their problems and their remedies - Urban heat island Every winter, the whole of north India is covered by dense fog. But a phenomenon called urban heat island is burning holes in this grey shroud over New Delhi and other cities on the Indo-Gangetic Plain, says a new study More...
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times -  Indian harvest festivals
Indian harvest festivals

The Harvest season is on and festivities have gripped the nation from the north to down south.

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