Special Status to Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370)

By | November 18, 2015

At the time of independence in August 15th 1947, the State of Jammu and Kashmir decided not to join either India or Pakistan. However, soon Pakistan attempted to annex the State military. Meanwhile, the Maharaja signed the “Instrument of accession” with India along with certain concessions for the autonomy of the State. article 370 in Part XXI of… Read More »

Source of Revenue for Central Government and State Government

By | November 18, 2015

1. Source of Revenue for Central Government Source of Tax Revenue for Central Government: It includes taxes on certain items mentioned in the Union List of the seventh schedule and others. Source of Non Tax Revenue for Central Government: It includes Borrowings Income of government undertaking Income for government properties Interest earning on loans and advances Gifts, donations,… Read More »

Notes on International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)

By | November 7, 2015

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is an international totamak (magnetic confinement fusion) research/engineering project designed to prove the scientific and technological feasibility of a full-scale fusion power reactor. ITER is the next major experiment in the quest for fusion energy in which 500MW of fusion power would be produced, about 10 times more than the input power of… Read More »

Governors-General of India (1772-1857)

By | October 28, 2015

Governors-General of India from 1772 to 1857 are Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis, Sir John Shore, Lord Wellesley, Lord Hastings, Lord William Bentinck, Lord Charles Metcalfe, Lord Dalhousie and Lord Canning. Warren Hastings (1772-1785) Warren Hastings succeeded Clive in 1772 and became the first Governor of Bengal for two years and in 1774, after enactment of Regulating Act of… Read More »

Iron and Steel Industry in India

By | October 19, 2015

Iron and Steel Industry in India is a basic industry. The basic minerals needed for this industry are iron-ore, coking coals, manganese, lime stone, dolomite and chromium. In India, there are 12 major Iron and Steel Plants industries and 169 small scale industries in India. The major industries in the field of Iron-ore are at Bhadravati, Bhilai and… Read More »