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What is Dhyanchand Award?

Published: September 3, 2010

This award is given in the field of sports and games. It is the India’s highest life time achievement award in sports. This award is given in the name of great Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. These awards are being given from 2002. Rs. 1.50 lakh as cash prize, a plaque and scroll of honour ..

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What is “Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojna”?

Published: September 3, 2010

To encourage the girl’s education in U.P, the Govt. of U.P started a new scheme named “Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojna” from 2004-05 in state sectors. Under this scheme a sum of Rs. 20,000/- will be given to each girl who passed intermediate examination- 2004 from U.P Board and belong to the family living below to ..

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Which is the Oldest Custom Union in the World?

Published: June 9, 2010

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) which is in place since 1910 is the oldest customs union in the world. It was established as Customs Union Agreement between the then Union of South Africa and the High Commission Territories of Bechuanaland, Basutoland, and Swaziland.These territories got independence subsequently and the agreement was updated on December ..

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How Many Biosphere Reserves in India?

Published: June 9, 2010

Sixteen Biosphere Reserves have been designated in India . They are Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka) Nanda Devi (Uttrakhand), Nokrek (Meghalaya) Manas (Assma) Dibru-Saikhowa (Assam), Sundarban (West Bengal), Gulf of Mannar (Tamil Nadu), Great Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Similipal (Orissa), Dehang-Debang (Arunachal Pradesh), Khangchendzonga (Sikkim), Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh), Achanakmar-Amarkantak (Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh), ..

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What are proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972?

Published: June 8, 2010

What are proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972?The proposed amendments of Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 are related to the trade of peacock feathers. The Peacock (Pavo cristatus) is an endangered bird. The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 prohibits the killing of peacocks as ..

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