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Chuar Revolt

Famine-enhanced land revenue demands, and economic distress goaded the Chuar aboriginal tribesmen of the Jungle Mahal of the Midnapore district and also of the Bankura district (in Bengal) to take up arms. These tribals were basically farmers and hunters. The uprising lasted from 1766 to 1772 and then, again surfaced between 1795 and 1816. The […]

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Bhil Revolt (1817-19)

The Bhils who lived in the Western Ghats controlled the mountain passes between the north and the Deccan. They revolted against Company rule in 1817-19, as they had to face famine, economic distress, and misgovernment. The British used both force and conciliatory efforts to control the uprising. However, the Bhils revolted again in 1825, 1831, […]

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Peacock Throne

Peacock Throne, famous golden throne captured from India by the Persians in 1739. Thereafter lost, it (and its reproductions) remained the symbol of the Persian, or Iranian, monarchy. The original throne, built for the Mughal emperor Shāh Jahān in the early 17th century, was reportedly one of the most splendorous thrones ever made. It was […]

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Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

Full name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Born 15 October 1931, Rameswaram TN Died 27 July 2015, Shillong Meghalaya President Term July 25th, 2002 – July 25th, 2007 A P J Abdul Kalam  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in full Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was a scientist who played a leading role in the development […]

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Kurukshetra Monthly Magazine

Kurukshetra Monthly Magazines PDF For IAS, IPS, UPSC Exam Kurukshetra Magazine is a vital source of study material for the UPSC IAS exam. It is a monthly magazine that gives information about important government schemes and programmes in various sectors. Kurukshetra is an authentic source of information for the UPSC Exam. Month English Medium Hindi Medium […]

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India’s first Cryptogamic Garden

India’s first cryptogamic garden housing nearly 50 species of lichens, ferns and fungi was inaugurated in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district at Deoban recently. What are Cryptogams? The word cryptogamic originates from the Greek word, ‘Kryptos meaning “hidden” and “gameein” meaning “to marry”. Thus, cryptogamic refers to “hidden reproduction”. Cryptogams are one of the oldest groups of […]

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935, in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, of 1934. The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Kolkata but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. The Central Office is where the Governor sits and where […]

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SVAMITVA Scheme – An Integrated Property Validation Solution for Rural India Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi launched the SVAMITVA Scheme (Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) on National Panchayat Day 24th April 2020 with the aim of survey of inhabited areas of villages using technology to provide an integrated solution […]

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Nobel Prize 2022

The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Svante Pääbo was awarded the year’s first prize, for physiology or medicine. Dr Pääbo, a Swedish geneticist, won for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins […]