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Some Important Things about Maharashtra

Some Important Things about Maharashtra Government of Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis High Court Bombay High Court Chief Justice Justice Mohit Shah Capital Mumbai (Winter Capital – Nagpur) Number of Districts 36 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra Amba Barwa WLS Andhari WLS Aner Dam WLS Bhamragarh WLS …

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Sports Festivals- Asian Games Record

Sports Festivals- Asian Games Record Asian Games:  These games were organized at the initiative of the late Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951 and have been held once in four years ever since. Asian Games Record   Year Venue Participation No. of Sports Ranking City Country No. of Athletes …

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India’s Oceanographic Research Programme

India’s Oceanographic Research Programme Set Up: The Department of Oceanograph Development was established in 1981 to promote research and development in the marine sector. Since then considerable research work has been done which included the Antarctic Research Programme. Antarctic Research Programme: Antarctic, the last continent explored by man, was discovered …

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India’s Major Achievements in Olympics

India’s Major Achievements in Olympics               Hockey 1928 Gold (Amsterdam) 1932 Gold (Los Angeles) 1936 Gold (Berlin) 1948 Gold (London) 1952 Gold (Helsinki) 1956 Gold (Melbourne) 1960 Silver (Rome) 1964 Gold (Tokyo) 1968 Bronze (Mexico City) 1972 Bronze (Munich) 1980 Gold (Moscow)   Wrestling …

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India’s Internal Security

India’s Internal Security Police: Police is a state subject under the Constitution. The head of a police force in a state is the Director-General of Police (DGP) or Inspector- General of Police (IGP). For administrative purposes, each state is divided into ranges headed by the Deputy-Inspector General of Police (DIG) …

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NATIONAL INSIGNIA AND OTHER FACTS

NATIONAL INSIGNIA AND OTHER FACTS National Insignia National Flag The National flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on July 2, 1947 and presented to the nation at the midnight session of the Assembly on August 14, 1947 on behalf of the woman of India. The flag was …

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All Atomic Power Plants In India

All Atomic Power Plants In India    Name Location Features 1 Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) Tarapur (Maharashtra) Asia’s first atomic power  station commissioned in 1969 2 Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu) India’s first indigenously built atomic power station 3 Rajasthan Atomic Power (RAPS) Rawatbhata (Gujarat)   …

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National Day & Other Important Days

National Day National Day Date and Months Remarks Independence Day August 15 India achieved Independence on this day in 1947 Republic Day January 26 India became a Republic on this day in 1950 Martyr’s Day January 30 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948 Teachers ‘ Day September …

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India’s All Superlatives

India’s All Superlatives Structures Highest Tower (Minaret) Qutab Minar Highest Gateway Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri) Highest Dam Bhakra Dam Highest Bridge Chambal Bridge Largest City Kolkata Largest Lake Wular Lake Largest Residence Rashtrapati Bhawan Largest Cinema Hall Thangam (Madurai) – capacity over 2500 seats Largest Museum Indian Museum, Kolkata Largest …

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Important Regional Indian Dances

Important Regional Indian Dances  Assam:- Bihu: A post-harvest folk dance. Ojapali: Presentation of Indian mythological stories through dancing and singing Anika Nat: Dance and singing of classical ragas by men. Andhra Pradesh:- Vetti – Bhagavatam: An offshoot of Kuchipudi Bihar:- Jata Jatin: Performed by woman to invoke rain. Faguna or …

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All Indian Cities on River Banks

All Indian Cities on River Banks City River State Agra Yamuna UP Ahmedabad Sabarmati Gujarat Allahabad Confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati UP Alwaye Periyar Kerala Ayodhya Sarayu UP Badrinath Gangotri Uttaranchal Bhagalpur Gangas Bihar Buxar Gangas Bihar Kolkata Hoogly West Bengal Cuttack Mahanadi Orissa Delhi Yamuna …

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Worlds Records Held by India

Worlds Records Held by India India holds a prestigious place in the world with the world records: Trade and Industry Largest exported of tea (over 23, 00,000 MT per year) Largest manufacturer of cycles (Hero cycle) Largest exporter of out diamonds (world’s 68%, cut diamonds come from India) In 1989-90, …

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Hill Station of India

Hill Station of India Name State Height above Sea Level (ft) Almora (Kumaon hills) Uttaranchal 5,500 Cherrapunji (Shillong) Meghalaya 4,455 Coonoor (Nilgiri hills) Tamil Nadu 6,740 Dalhousie Himachal Pradesh 7,867 Gulmarg Kashmir 8,850 Darjeeling West Bengal 7,168 Kasauli (Shimla) Himachal Pradesh 7,200 Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu 7,200 Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra 4,500 Mt …

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India’s Missile Programme

India’s Missile Programme Set –Up : India’s Integrated Missiles Development Programme (IGMDP) was started in  1982-83 by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under the Chairmanship of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who developed the Satellite Launch Vehic le (SLV-3) for the space research programme. The work is carried out …

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India’s Space Landmarks

India’s Space Landmarks Mission Launch Date Purpose Launched From Performance Aryabhatta April  1975 Scientific Russia Success Bhaskara – 1 June 1979 Earth observation Russia Success RS-D 1 (Rohini) May 1981 Test SLV-3 India Failure APPLE June 1981 Communication French Huyana Success  Bhaskara – II Dec, 1981 Earth observation Russia Success …

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Location of Defence Establishments

Location of Defence Establishments Army Indian Military Academy Dehradun Army Officers’ Training School Pune Army  Officers’ Training School Chennai The Armoured Crops Centre and School Ahmednagar The College of Military Engineering Kirkee (Pune) The School of Signals Mhow The School of Artillery Deolali The Infantry School Mhow The Army Ordinance …

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Important Tribes and Their Habitat

Important Tribes and Their Habitat Name of Tribe Found in Abors Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Angami Nagaland, Assam Ao Nagaland, Assam Apatamis Arunachal Pradesh Badagas Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hill) Baiga Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Bhils Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat Bhotias Uttaranchal (Garhwal and Kumaun) Birhor Hazaribagh, Jharkhand Chenchus Andhra Pradesh, Orissa Gaddis …

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All Indian Record Makers

All Indian Record Makers Women 1 First woman Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi 2 First woman Chief Minister of a State Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani 3 First woman Minister Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit 4 First woman Central Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 5 First woman  Speaker of Lok Sabha Mrs. Shanno Devi 6 …

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Some famous Musicians With Their Musical Instruments

Some Famous Musicians With Their Musical Instruments Instruments Important Musicians Stringed Instruments    Been Asad Ali Khan, Zia Moinuddin Khan Sitar Ravi Shankar, Mustaq Ali Khan, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Bannerji Sarod Hafiz Khan, Amjad Ali khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Alauddin Khan Sarangi Ustad Binda Khan Violin Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu, T. …

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Other Important Dances or Dance Dramas

Other Important Dances or Dance Dramas Name( Important Dances)    State Bhaka Wata Orissa Bhavai Gujarat Bidesia Bihar Chakri Jammu and Kashmir Chamar Gindad Rajasthan Chappeli Uttar Pradesh Chau West Bengal Chavittu Natakam Kerala Chiraw (Bamboo dance) Mizoram Dahi Kala Maharashtra Dandanate Orissa Devarattam Tamil Nadu Gangore Rajasthan Garba Gujarat Gidda …

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Indian Panorama Facts Quick Revision

Indian Panorama Facts Quick Revision 1. Largest population Uttar Pradesh 2. Largest area Rajasthan 3. Smallest state in area Goa 4. Highest density of population West Bengal 5. State with more female Kerala 6. State with largest urban  population Maharashtra 7. Highest literacy rate Kerala Previous Olympics Game Schedule India’s …

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SAARC Summits Venue (1985 to 2005)

SAARC Summits Venue (1985 to 2005) Summit Year Venue First 1985 Dhaka (Bangladesh) Second 1986 Bangalore (India) Third 1987 Kathmandu (Nepal) Fourth 1988 Islamabad (Pakistan) Fifth 1990 Male (Maldives) Sixth 1991 Colombo (Sri Lanka) Seventh 1993 Dhaka (Bangladesh) Eight 1995 New Delhi (India) Ninth 1996/97 Maldives Tenth 1998 Colombo Eleventh …

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Some World’s Great Structures & Their Location

Some World’s Great Structures & Their Location Structure Name and Brief Description Location Largest airport King Khalid International Airport,223, sq km, having world’s largest control tower, 74 m high Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Largest airport (roofed) King Abdul Aziz International Airport, 103 sq km area Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Highest airport Lhasa …

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Some Important Political Parties

Some Important Political Parties Communist Party: Founded in Russia based on Kael Marx’s theory that everybody must according to his capacity but he must be paid according to his needs. The Communist Party exists in all parts of the world. In India the Party has been split into two, viz, …

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Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Awards (1958 to 2003)

 Indian Winners of Ramon Magsaysay Awards (1958 to 2003) Year Name Area 1958 Acharya Vinoba Bhave Community Leadership 1959 C D Deshmukh Government Service 1961 Amitabh Chowdhury Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts 1962 Mother Teresa International Understanding 1963 Dara N Khurody Tribhuvandas K Patel Verghese Kurien Community Leadership 1965 …

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All International Airlines of the World

All International Airlines of the World Country Airline Abbreviation Afghanistan Ariana Afghan Airline AAA Australia Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service QANTAS Belgium National Belgium Airlines SABENA  Burma Union of Burma Airways UBA East Africa East African Airways EAA France Air France AF Greece Olympic  Airways OA Hong Kong Cathay …

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Some Important Symbols

Some Important Symbols Symbol Significance Maharaja Air India Red Triangle Family Planning Red Cross Hospital/Medical Service Lotus Culture and Civilisation Olive branch Peace Red light Traffic Sign of ‘STOP’/Danger/Emergency Green light Traffic Sign of ‘Go’ /Clear Black armband Sign of mourning, in protest Blindfolded woman holding a   Balance scale …

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