States and union territories of India

Heritage Conservation: Ahmedabad Model

Ahmedabad is situated at the heart of Gujarat. The city is deeply rooted in tradition. Ahmedabad is now recognised as the world heritage city by UNESCO. The considerable effort made by the city municipal corporation to preserve, maintain and promote its heritage resources has made a significant contribution in getting the recognition from UNESCO. Rich Heritage of […]

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Gujarati Literature

The important figures and facts in Gujarat Literature for General Knowledge are as follows: Acharya Hemachandra Though the history of Gujarati Literature can be traced to as back as 1000AD; the discussion starts with Acharya Hemachandra (1089–1172), the great Jain scholar, poet, and polymath. He was trained in religious discourse, philosophy, logic and grammar and […]

IMPRINT India

IMPacting Research INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT)-India has been launched in India to boost original scientific and technological research in the country. Notable points for Prelims are as follows: It is a joint initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). A Rs. 1000 Crore reserve fund has been kept […]

Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015

On 25th September, the NDA government has cleared the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 and sent it to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. Currently, presidential approval is pending. There is no time limit for President to give assent or return this bill. Background The bill was initially introduced in […]

Sedition Laws of India

In August 2014, the Maharashtra Government had come out with a circular that defined the conditions under which the police can arrest a person on sedition charges. This circular was immediately criticized by the people as an attempt by the government to stifle the democratic rights of the people. The circular was immediately dragged into […]

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