Famous Books Titles and Authors Names

By | March 1, 2015

List of Famous Books and Author names. S.No Book Name Author Name 1 The Three Musketeers Alexander Dumas 2 Identity and Violence : The illusion of Destiny Amartya Sen 3 The Argumentative Indian Amartya Sen 4 Development as Freedom Amartya Sen 5 River of Smoke Amitav Ghose 6 Circle of Reason Amitav Ghose 7 Death of City Amrita… Read More »

Important International Awards, Prizes – Noble Prize, Oscar, Putlitzer Prize, Templetin, Jawaharlal Nehru Award

By | February 26, 2015

Noble Prize, Oscar, Putlitzer Prize, Templetin, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Pritzker Price, UNESCO Prize for Tolerance, Templeton, Abel Prize, World Food Prize, Golden Bear Award, Palme prize are Important International Awards & Prizes. S.No Award Name Instituted in Particulars 1 Noble Prize 1901 Established in 1967 and named after Alfred bermhard Nobel, a chemical engineer. awarded annually on December… Read More »

Largest Deserts in the World by Area

By | February 26, 2015

Sahara, Australian Desert, Arabian desert, Gobi, Kalhari Desert, Takla Desert, Sonoran Desert, Namib Desert, Kara Desert and Thar Desert are the 10 largest deserts in the world in terms of Area. Thar desert is located in Indian state Rajasthan and some area of Thar desert is in Pakistan. S.No Desert Name Approximate Area in sq. km Location /… Read More »

Organisations Headed by the Prime Minister of India

By | February 21, 2015

Prime Minister of India is one of the most important person of India. PMO India have many responsibility as its represented our country to the globe and responsible person for all the major factor in India growth. Below mentioned Organizations/Institutions are headed by the PMO India. Planning Commission National Integration Council National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) National… Read More »

Important Days for Indians to be Remembered

By | February 17, 2015

Some of the Important Days to be remembered by students of India appearing for various competitive examinations. The below mentioned important days are celebrated all Indians of all religions, castes and communities. S.No Date Celebrated as 1 January 12 National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda’s Birth Anniversary) 2 January 15 Army Day 3 January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s… Read More »

Highest Mountain Peaks of the World

By | February 10, 2015

Top 10 highest mountain peaks of the world are located in the Himalayan Region at Nepal and India. Out of these top 10, 7 are located in the Nepal and 3 are located in India. S.No Peak Name Height (in mts.) Country Located 1 Mount Everest 8848 Nepal 2 K-2 (Godwin Austin or Qagir) 8610 India 3 Kanchenjunga… Read More »

Classification of Soils in India

By | February 7, 2015

According to ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) soils are divided into 8 categories. they are alluvial soils, Black cotton soils, Red soils, Laterite soils, Mountainous or forest soils, Arid or desert soils, Saline and alkaline soils Peaty and marshy soils. Image source : mapsofindia.com Alluvial Soils: Alluvial soils cover 24% of land surface in India and is… Read More »

Indian Geographical Extremes – General facts

By | February 7, 2015

S.No Feature Description 1 Area 3.28 million sq.km, which is 2.4% of the world’s total area. 2 Length(N-S) 3214 kms 3 Width (E-W) 2933 kms 4 Latitudinal Extent (Mainland) 8°4’N and 37°6’N 5 Longitudinal Extent 68°7’E and 97°25’E 6 Southern-most Point of Indian Mainland 8°4’N, known as Kanya kumari or Cape Camorin 7 Southern-most Point of India  6°0.5’N,… Read More »

Indian Classical Dances – Bharatanatyam, Kathakali , Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Sattriya

By | February 5, 2015

Indian classical dance for various codified art forms rooted in sacred Hindu musical theatre styles. Rig Veda refers to nritya (dances) and dancers. Natyashastra gave complete details about techniques and forms of dances. Indian Classical Dances Recognised by Sangeet Natak Akademi are Bharatanatyam, Kathakali , Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Sattriya, Mohiniattam and Manipuri. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu): Bharatanatyam is a classical dance originating from… Read More »