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Colour Revolutions

Colour revolutions are a series of uprisings that first started in former communist nations in Eastern Europe in the early 2000s. It is also used to refer to popular movements in the Middle East and Asia. They have been criticized by Russia and China for being orchestrated by the United States and its Western allies […]

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NITI Aayog

Introduction National Institution for Transforming India. Set up on 1st Jan 2015 by a Cabinet Resolution. Its target is to empower states as equal partners in national development -the principle of Cooperative Federalism. It’s a Think Tank offering domain knowledge as well as strategic expertise to all levels of the government. Achieve proper Implementation by […]

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Rajput Dynasties

The term Rajput denotes a tribe or clan, the members of which claimed themselves as Kshatriyas belonging to the ‘solar’ or lunar’ dynasties. The Hunas, Gurjaras and the other allied tribes who entered India during the 5th and 6th centuries merged themselves with the Indians, just as their predecessors, the Greeks, the Kushanas and the […]

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Bhakti Movement

There is a close relationship between socio-political and economic trends and religious activity, the bhakti movements cannot be seen in isolation. The 14th and 15th centuries saw the decline of the powerful and centralized state. Economic Front Artisans were coming from the ranks of people outside the professions They were not accepted as equals among […]

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Sikhism

Sikh Gurus Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539) Guru Nanak is the 1st Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikhism, who was also a Nirguna Bhakti Saint. He was born in a village of Talwandi (now called Nankana, in Pakisthan), on the banks of the river Ravi in 1469. Guru Nanak was opposed to all distinctions […]

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Sufism in India

Sufism was a liberal reform movement within Islam. It had its origin in Persia and spread into India in the 11th century. Most of the Sufis (mystics) were persons of deep devotion who disliked the display of wealth and degeneration of morals following the establishment of the Islamic empire. The word ‘sufi’ is derived from ‘suf’, […]

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Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore

Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore was born on August 18, 1923 in Mumbai. He was popularly known as “Adi”. Ardeshir was transferred to the 1st Hyderabad Imperial Service Lancers, which fought The Poona Horse, Ardeshir’s later unit, in Operation Polo. He saw active service in West Asia during World War II. Hyderabad later merged with […]

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National Development Council

The National Development Council is not a Constitutional body. The National Development Council is not a statutory body. The National Development Council was set up in the year 1952. The National Development Council was set up on the recommendation of the first five-year plan draft. The National Development Council was set up through the executive […]

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COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL (CAG)

The General Purpose Financial Report presents an overall picture of the financial performance of the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) which are under the audit jurisdiction of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Comptroller and Auditor General of India audit the receipts and expenditures of State Governments, Government Companies and Central governments. The […]

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Tribunals

The original Constitution did not contain provisions with respect to tribunals. The 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 added a new Part XIV-A. This part is entitled as ‘Tribunals’ and consists of only two Articles Article 323A: dealing with administrative tribunals  Article 323B: dealing with tribunals for other matters. Administrative Tribunals Article 323A empowers the Parliament […]