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Departments under the Ministry of Science and Technology – DBT, DST, DSIR

By | August 3, 2017

Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Ministry of Science and Technology(DST) are the three departments which work under the Ministry of Science & Technology. Department of Biotechnology(DBT): Department of Biotechnology(DBT) is responsible for identifying and supporting specific Research and development programs in biotechnology and biotechnology-related product manufacture. DBT also supports training of young… Read More »

Flagship Programmes by Government of India

By | August 3, 2017

Some of the Flagship Programmes by Government of India (GOI) are : National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDM) National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP): The National… Read More »

Role of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

By | June 9, 2017

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Directorate investigates aviation accidents and incidents. It is headquartered a Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi. DGCA ha fourteen Regional Airworthiness Offices (RAO) in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Banglore. Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Kanpur, Guwahati… Read More »

Languages in India

By | January 5, 2017

India is home to 1652 mother tongues. 33 of which are spoken by people numbering over a lakh. Sanskrit is the overarching language in most of the Indian languages. Officially there are 22 recognized languages. English, in fact, is widely spoken and perhaps is the link between North, North-East and South India. In the world, there are 6000… Read More »

The Minorities in India

By | January 4, 2017

The Ministry of Minority Affairs established by Government of India on 29th January 2006. It is the apex body for the central government’s regulatory and developmental programs for the minority religious communities in India, which include religious Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains. The Ministry of Minority Affairs was created to ensure a focused approach to… Read More »

Why do We Celebrate Engineer’s Day on September 15th ?

By | September 15, 2016

Engineer’s day is celebrated in India on September 15th of the every year to commemorate the birthday of the legendary civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV) Image source: Newsflick (Google +) Sir M Visvesvaraya was internationally recognized for his genius in harnessing rainwater resources in India. He designed automatic weir water floodgates, was first… Read More »

Religions in India – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism

By | July 29, 2016

Religions in India are characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism Buddhism: Buddhism was founded by Gautama Buddha. Buddha born near Kapilavastu (Nepal) and died in Kusinagar (UP). Buddhism oppose worship of deities, the caste system, belief in the… Read More »

Indian National Symbols – Flag, Emblem, calendar, Anthem, Song, Animal

By | July 11, 2016

National Flag India National Flag was adopted by constituent assembly of India on July 22, 1947. A tricolor flag was first accepted by the Indian National Congress in 1931, having Charkha in place of today’s Chakra. Indian national flag is a horizontal tricolour which three colours have meanings, deep Saffron at top ( stands for courage, sacrifice and… Read More »