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What is the scheme of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas?

Under Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas grants-in-aid is given to the State Governments, on matching basis i.e. on 50:50 basis (100% in case of UTs). Under the revised scheme, State Govts. are eligible for 100% central share for establishment of all girls AshramSchools and also for boys Ashram Schools in naxal affected areas (identified ..


Which National Park in India is locally known as “Sairandhrivanam”?

Silent Valley National Park located in Nilgiri Hills, Coimbatore – Palakkad District in Kerala is known as “Sairandhrivanam” which means Sairandhri’s Forest. Here Sairandhri refers to Draupadi who disguised herself as Sairandhri, queen Sudeshna’s assistant during the exile of Pandavas.Silent Valley National Park is called so because of absence of chirping cicadas. Robert Wight had ..


What is Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojana (PMAGY)?

There are about 44,000 villages in which the population of Scheduled castes is above 50 per cent. A new scheme called Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojana (PMAGY) has been launched in July 2009 on a pilot basis, for the integrated development of 1000 such villages. An allocation of Rs. 100 crore for this scheme was proposed ..


Where are Located the Operational Commands of Indian Army?

Indian army is organized into 7 operational commands. Southern Command is headquartered at Pune, Northern Command at Udhampur Jammu & Kashmir, Western Command at Chandimandir Punjab, Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata, Central command headquarters in Lucknow, Training command at Mhow Madhya Pradesh & the South Western Command with headquarters at Jaipur. Please note that south ..


What was Cachar Levy?

Assam rifles is oldest and National security guards is latest among the Indian Security Organisations. Assam rifles was raised originally in 1835 as Cachar Levy. Border security force was established in 1965, central Reserve Police Force was established in 1939 and its original name was Crown Representative,s Police. The present name was given in 1949. ..


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