A smile is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities

A smile is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities :Sarah was a young woman who had recently begun working as a salesperson at a car lot. Her manager informed her on her first day that keeping a positive attitude and always flashing a grin will help her sell more cars. Sarah heeded the counsel of … Read more

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, the people lived under the rule of a tyrannical king. The king was feared and hated by all, and he imposed his will on the people without mercy.But the people were not without hope. They had the poets, who with their words, could sway the … Read more

Asiatic Society of Bengal and Bombay UPSC

Asiatic Society of Bengal, scholarly society founded on Jan. 15, 1784, by Sir William Jones, a British lawyer and Orientalist, to encourage Oriental studies. At its founding, Jones delivered the first of a famous series of discourses. An outstanding scholar from the University of Oxford, Jones arrived in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on Sept. 25, 1783, … Read more

India’s 39th World Heritage Site: Ramappa Temple UPSC

The Ramappa Temple of Telangana (Built by Kakatiyas), also known as the Rudreswara Temple, has been selected as the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage site (UNESCO). India’s 39th World Heritage Site : India now contains 40 UNESCO World Heritage List monuments and the Indian Archeological Survey (ASI) also guards 23 World Heritage … Read more

Integrated Disease surveillance Program UPSC

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare in November 2004 for a period upto March 2010. The project was restructured and extended up to March 2012. The project continues in the 12th Plan with domestic budget as Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme under NHM for all States with … Read more

Dholavira – India’s 40th World Heritage Site UPSC Notes

Dholavira, the Harappan city in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch, has been designated as the 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country. On July 27th, 2021, the archaeological site of a Harappan-era city was added to the list of world heritage sites. Significant PointsDholavira:It is one of South Asia’s most extraordinary and well-preserved urban towns. … Read more

Harappan city of Dholavira inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list UPSC Notes

Dholavira, a Harappan-era city in Gujarat, has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a World Heritage Site (WHS).The decision was made during Tuesday’s 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which was held online and chaired from China. Distinctive characteristics Dholavira is the fifth largest metropolis in IVC, after Mohen-jo-Daro, Ganweriwala, and … Read more

Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute UPSC Notes in Detail

Assam Mizoram Border Dispute:The recent border battle  on the Assam Mizoram border due to territorial disputes has highlighted the long-standing interstate boundary problems in the northeast, especially between Assam and the states that are included in it. The current states of Assam and Mizoram are 165 kilometers long. Both of these states border Bangladesh. How … Read more

Government of India Act 1935 -UPSC Notes (Detailed)

Background Government of India Act 1935 :The Government Act of 1919 was not satisfactory at all and has less  provisions for the self-government form to be imposed in the country. There was a growing demand for constitutional reforms in India by Indian leaders. Indian politicians were frustrated at that time because they thought that the … Read more