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Solar System: the Sun and Eight Planets

The solar system comprises of the Sun and eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune), which is believed to have been developed from the condensation of gases and other lesser bodies. The position of Sun is at the centre of solar system and all the eight planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbit.… Read More »

Languages in India

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

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 ?

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

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 »

Flagship Programmes by Government of India

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 »

Number of Players in Various Sports/Games

The below table shows the list of sports/games with number of players need to play the game/sport with actual game/sport rules and instructions. S.No Sports Name Number of Players 1 Badminton 1 or 2 players 2 Baseball 9 players 3 Basketball 5 players 4 Bridge 2 players 5 Carrom 1 or 2 players 6 Cricket 11 players 7 Chess 1 player… Read More »

Distinguish Between Computer Education and Computerized Education

Computer device is not only used as a storage device. Through computer we can get connected to the world through internet and known things happening world wide. After reading this article you will known the differences between computer education and computerized education. Computer Education: Computer education is the process acquiring the basic computer knowledge, ideas, skills and other competencies… Read More »

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

Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Ministry of science and Technology(DST) are the three department 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 programmes in biotechnology and biotechnology-related product manufacture. DBT also supports training of young… Read More »