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General Studies (Prelims) Paper

List of Important Scheme Launched in India 2020:

List of Important Scheme Launched in India 2020:More...

New seahorse species:Hippocampus nalu | UPSC Prelims 2020 New seahorse species:Hippocampus nalu

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Finding a species like Hippocampus nalu also shows how little we know about Africa’s marine biodiversity, and how much more is le More...
Sal forest tortoise | UPSC Prelims 2020 Sal forest tortoise habitat stretches over unprotected areas

WHY IN NEWS:

Protected areas are designated in a largely mammal-centric way, many equally threatened reptiles and amphi More...
Himalayan Ibex | UPSC Prelims 2020 Himalayan Ibex a distinct species

WHY IN NEWS:

They are divergent from Siberian Ibex, reveals a genetic study

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THE MARATHA KINGDOM AND CONFEDERACY Third battle of panipat in 1761.

The history of the Marathas can be divided into two well-marked phases viz., the earlier phase from the later half of the seventeenth century till the death of aurangazeb i.e., the period of shivaji, sh More...
BEGINNING OF EUROPEAN COMMERCE The earlier foreign merchants had mere commercial motives and had very little or no support from their native govts. But the European merchants who came to India during this period had the political and military support of their respective of their r More...
 THE MUGHAL EMPIRE(1556-1707) 1.MUGHAL POLITY:

Babur:

Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, who defeated Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat in 1526, founded the Mughal empire i More...
RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN THE FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURIES
The seeds of the Bhakti movements are to be found in the Upanishads.

The various Sufi saints had come to settle down in India in More...
THE INDO-ISLAMIC CULTURE There are two distinct phases of the growth of this culture.

The first was the early medieval and sultanate phase, the other was the mughal phase when, under the akbar, aided by his liberalism, it bloomed as a common cultural heritage More...
Locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India The outbreaks of the locust attack have been reported from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

What are locusts?

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Test Series Paper 1 1. Consider the following statements regarding concerns with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of development: 1. If the GDP of the country is rising, the welfare may not rise simultaneously. 2. Many activities in an economy are not evaluated More...
VIJAYANAGAR EMPIRE - ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY

VIJAYANAGAR EMPIRE - ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIETY

The foundation on VE in 1336.

The VE was founded by Harihara More...
PROVINCIAL DYNASTIES OF NORTH INDIA AND THE DECCAN The disintegration of the Sultanate actually from South India, when the Tughluq governor of Madurai(Mabar) revolted and founded an independent kingdom known as the Sultanate of Madura in 1333-34.

This was followed by the foundation of More...
THE DELHI SULTANATE ADMINISTATION AND AGRARIAN REFORMS Muizuddin Md Ghori, the last Turkish conqueror of north India, defeated Prithviraj Chauhan, the Chauhan ruler of Ajmer, Delhi and parts of the Punjab, in the second battle of Tarain in 1192 and occupied his vast territory upto Delhi.

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HISTORY OF SOUTH INDIA The history of south India is divided into two well-marked regions – to the north of Krishna-Tungabhadra and to the south of it.

The former is traditionally known as Deccan Plateau.

In the Deccan, the Rastrakutas ruled More...
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