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Ancient India

Ancient India

The history of India begins with evidence of human activity of Homo sapiens, as long as 75,000 years ago, or with earlier hominids including Homo erectus from about 500,000 years ago. The time between 200 BCE and ca. 1100 CE is the “Classical Age” of India. It can be divided in various sub-periods, depending on the chosen periodisation. The Gupta Empire (4th-6th century)… Read More

The Indian Armed Forces

Indian Armed Force

The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of four professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by several paramilitary organisations (Assam Rifles and Special Frontier Force) and various inter-service institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces.… Read More

India’s Freedom Struggle

India's Freedom

In ancient times, people from all over the world were keen to come to India. The Aryans came from Central Europe. The Persians followed by the Iranians and Parsis immigrated to India. Then came the Mughals. Alexander the Great too, came to conquer India but went back after a battle with Porus. Hu-en Tsang from… Read More

India’s National Flag

National Flag

It is really amazing to see the various changes that our National Flag went through since its first inception. It was discovered or recognised during our national struggle for freedom. The evolution of the Indian National Flag sailed through many vicissitudes to arrive at what it is today. Some of the historical milestones in the… Read More

Key Dates of India’s Election History

Indian History

India, the world’s largest democracy, holds a general election in April and May.Here is a timeline of key dates in India’s election history: 1947 – 1952 Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, one of the founding fathers of independent India, becomes the country’s first prime minister. His appointment starts a long period of political dominance of the Congress party… Read More

Incredible India

Incredible India

Hikkim – World’s Highest Post-office This branch post office is located in small town of Hikkim, in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at height of 15500 feet and was opened of nov.5,1983. India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake, Srinagar India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake… Read More

The Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch

The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. The Rann of Kutch… Read More

Aryabhata

aryabhata

Aryabhata or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His works include the Aryabhaṭiya (499 CE, when he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta. The works of Aryabhata dealt with mainly mathematics and astronomy. Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has… Read More

National Symbols of India

National Symbols

The Republic of India has several official national symbols including a flag, an emblem, an anthem, a calendar as well as several other symbols. The design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly just before independence, on July 22, 1947. These symbols are intrinsic to the Indian identity and heritage. Indians of all demographics backgrounds across… Read More

Important Amendments of the Indian Constitution

constitution

The Constitution (24th Amendment) Act, 1971: It affirms the power of the Parliament to amend any part of the Constitution including Fundamental Rights. The Constitution (31st Amendment) Act, 1973:  Increases the elective strength of the Lok Sabha from 525 to 545 The Constitution (36th Amendment) Act, 1975: Sikkim became the 22nd State of the Indian… Read More

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