Vitamins – Function, Deficiency and Sources

By | August 28, 2015

Vitamin Function Deficiency Sources A-Retinol For normal growth in children. To maintain conjunctiva aids in night vision. To maintain skin and mucous membrane. Roughness and dry skin. Inability to see in dim light. Xerophthalmia leading to blindness (cornea becomes rough and dry). Nyctalopia (Night blindness). Fish, liver, oil, butter, milk, egg B1-Thiamine 1st vitamin to be discovered by… Read More »

Introduction to Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Indus Valley Civilization (2350-1750 BC) is also called as Harappan civilization because Harappa was the first site to be excavated in 1921 under the supervision of Daya Ram Sahni. The known extent of the civilization in the west is upto Sutkagendor in Baluchistan; Alamgirpur South; and Manda (Jammu and Kashmir) in the north. Indus Valley civilization belongs to… Read More »

Important Features and Economy of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Important Features of Harappan Civilization Town planning was the most distinguishable feature of the Harappan civilization. hence, Indus valley civilization is also called first urbanization. Towns were divided into parts viz. citadel and lower town. citadels were occupied by members of ruling class and lower town was inhabited by the common people. Dhaulavira is an exception because it was… Read More »

Religion, Script of Harappans and Decline of Harappan Civilization

By | August 27, 2015

Religion of Harappans Pashupati seal has been found from Mohenjodaro in which a Yogi figure has been depicted. The Yogi on the seal is surrounded by buffalo, tiger, elephant, rhinoceros and deer. hence, the Yogi is said to be proto-Shiva. Signs of phallic worship have been found. Harappans worshiped Mother Goddess. It is evident from the terracotta figurine… Read More »

Water Transport in India

By | August 25, 2015

The Water transport provides the Cheapest source of transportation to any country. At present, there are about 14,500 km long navigable waterways in India. The length of water ways in India is maximum in Uttar Pradesh followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Kerla. The Buckingham Canal (640 km) long is the longest navigable canal of the… Read More »

Overview of India’s Freedom Struggle Movements (1885 to 1947)

By | August 22, 2015

Overview of India’s Freedom Struggle Movements from 1885 to August 15th 1947.India’s Freedom Struggle Moments from 1885 to August 15th 1947. Year Moment 1885 Formation of Indian National Congress. First session held at Bombay on 28th December attended by 72 delegates. 1905 Partition of Bengal announced by Curzon. 1906 Muslim league founded at Dacca by Agra Khan the… Read More »

Milestones in Indian Space Programme from 1962 to 2010

By | August 17, 2015

Year Milestones in Indian Space Programme 1962 Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed and wok on establishing Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) started. 1963 First Sounding rocket launched from TERLS (November 21, 1963). 1965 Space Science and Technology Centre (SSTC) established in Thumba 1967 Satellite Telecommunication Earth Station set up at Ahmedabad. 1968 TERILS dedicated… Read More »

Power Projects in India – Hydroelectricity Energy, Thermal Energy and Nuclear Energy

By | August 16, 2015

Hydroelectricity Energy Hydroelectricity energy is a renewable source of energy and it is economical, non-polluting and environmental benign. India is blessed with huge water resources and there are vast possibility of producing hydro-electricity but currently it accounts 23% of the total installed capacity. So still we are very much dependent on Thermal Electricity. First hydro-electricity power plant was… Read More »