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India world’s 3rd largest economy since 2011, beats Japan, with just US, China ahead in terms of PPP

India is now the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, ahead of Japan and behind the US and China which hold the top two spots. This was revealed by the 2011 round of the World Bank’s International Comparison Program (ICP) released on Tuesday. “The United States

Major Events in Revolt of 1857

Summarized View of Major Events in the Revolt of 1857 Date Major Events 22 Jan, 1857  New cartridges cause concern amongst sepoys at Dum Dum Jan- Mar, 1857  Greased cartridges cause unrest. Berhampore and Barrackpore see outbreaks. Chapaties and lotus passed from village to village as a symbollic message. 11

Timeline of Indian Freedom Struggle

Year Indian Freedom Struggle: Important Events 1857 Mutiny against the British 1885 Indian National Congress is founded by A.O. Hume 1905 Partition of Bengal announced 1906 Muslim League was founded at Decca on 31st December. 1908 Khudiram Bose was executed on 30th April. 1908 Tilak was sentenced to six years

Timeline in Ancient Indian History – 400B.C. to 450A.D.

Year Event c.400 BC Gautama ‘Buddha’ founds Buddhism 333 BC  Persian rule in the northwest ends after Darius III is defeated by Alexander the Great. Alexander had established the Macedonian Empire after inheriting the Persian Achaemenid Empire. 326 BC  Ambhi, king of Taxila surrenders to Alexander. Porus who ruled parts of the Punjab, fought Alexander at the Battle of the Hydaspes River.

Topicwise booklist and study-plan for CSAT 2015 General studies Paper and Mains

General Studies (GS) Manual Click Here to buy From Flipkart GS Manual a very thick book containing almost every topic of General Studies (Geography History, Polity, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.) Many publication houses (TMH, Unique,Spectrum,Pearson) release their Manuals. You should buy atleast one of them. Because after each topic, they

For a fair and open system

The procedure of selection of High Court judges by inviting applications through notifications which is followed in the United Kingdom may well be adopted in India so that transparency in the appointment is achieved, eliminating the charge of discrimination The election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised

A virus to watch out for

In September 2012, an alert Egyptian doctor working in a Saudi Arabian hospital isolated a new human virus in samples taken from a man who had died of pneumonia and kidney failure. The virus came to be known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). By late last month,

Why Mulayam is right

On April 4, 2014, the sessions court, ruling on the Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape case, sentenced three boys, aged 18, 20 and 27, to death. They had been convicted for gangraping a 19-year-old telephone operator in July 2013 and then a 23-year-old photojournalist in August 2013. For the first time

Learning Women Safety

A look at the measures taken by colleges to protect female students from harassment With the issue of women’s safety becoming a hotly debated topic, the importance of providing a safe environment for female students also gains prominence. The University Grants Commission (UGC) task force’s report on the security measures