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General Knowledge 2013-2014

Custom in Jurisprudence

Custom is a habitual course of conduct observed uniformly and voluntarily by the people concerned. When people fine any act to be good and beneficial, which is agreeable to their disposition, they practice it and in course of time by frequent observance and on account of its approval and acceptance by the community for generations,

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar (1894-1954) was the Founder -Director of CSIR and first Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Bhatnagar is known as Father of Indian Research Laboratories, remembered for having established various chemical labs in the country. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a proponent of scientific development, after the independence in 1947, the

Saraswati Samman

The Saraswati Samman (सरस्वती सम्मान) is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India. The award consists of Rs

Sailoz Mukherjea

Sailoz Mukherjea was an Indian Painter who got the honor of featuring on the 1979 list of Nine Masters of Archaeological Survey of India. His works were influenced by the common Indian people, society and environment. An Indian postage stamp, the Mosque, with his painting on it was also released in his honor. His basic strokes

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 9, 1874. He was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and public figure. He was deeply influenced by the whole movement in Russian society, the reflections of which are even felt in his paintings. The works of this great painter are said to have hypnotic expression. He

Kullu and Mandi Paintings

The art of painting in Kullu style are an exquisite expression of its iconic beauty. They share many common features with Basholi art as the similarities are stretched to the extent, that same painters from Basholi were sent to Kullu to depict life of Lord Rama, the family deity of Pahari rulers on canvas. The