The term Biodiversity a contraction of biological diversity, generally refers to the variety and variability of life on the earth, it is in term of variability within species and between ecosystems. It is an measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. It can refer to genetic variations, ecosystem variations or species variations within an area, biome or planet. It is not e
Dhiraj Pandey The Hindi word `Ghar' is derived from `Gruh', literally means house.
Gharana is an abstract noun of `Ghar' meaning `of the house'. It typically refers to the place where the musical ideology originated; for example, some of the gharanas well known for singing khyals are : Agra, Gwalior, Indore, Jaipur, Kirana and Patiala.
A gharana also indicates a comprehensive musicological
--Bhasker Gupta Donald Trump took oath as the 45th President of USA on 20th January 2017, thus ushering in a new era of isolationist and protectionist politics.
The world over, this transition is being watched keenly, as everyone is affected, either directly or indirectly by American policies and decisions that are likely to come in future. This is seen in light of the fact that Trump, who wo
Dr. Arpita Sharma India's rising economic activities, growing population and improving living standards have led to a steady growth in her appetite for quality and quantity of energy services. As the economy expands the electricity demand is going to grow further.
Considering the energy security concern for and commitment to a `Low Carbon Growth Strategy', the 12th Five Year plan of the count
A worrying rise in racism, regionalism, terrorism and the widespread disillusionment with mainstream politics, there are increasing signs that more and more people in rich countries are no longer willing to tolerate the status quo. Increasing disillusionment in developing countries has wider ramifications. Profit maximization principle of ongoing capitalism delivered wage stagnation, insecure jobs
`Pratiyogita Darpan' arranged an exclusive interview with Shri Samir Saurabh, who is selected in Civil Services Examination 2015, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. He deserves all appreciation and our heartiest congratulations on his this exceptional success. This important, thought-provoking and highly inspiring interview is being presented here in its original form. PD--Achieving t
`Pratiyogita Darpan' arranged an exclusive interview with Shri Rachit Rawat, who has been selected in Civil Service Examination 2015, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. He deserves all admiration and our heartiest congratulations on his splendid success. This important, thought-provoking and highly inspiring interview is being presented here in its original form. PD--Achieving top slo
`Pratiyogita Darpan' arranged an exclusive interview with Ms. Amrita Banerjee who has been selected in Civil Services Examination, 2015. She deserves admiration and our heartiest congratulations on her splendid success. This important, thought-provoking and highly inspiring interview is being presented here in its original form. PD--Achieving top slot in the coveted Civil Services Examination is
The notion of `Indo-Pacific' has become a buzzword in the academic and policy discourse in India in last few years. The term `Indo-Pacific' signifies the Oceanic space occupied by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Because of its geopolitical and geo-economic importance, the region of Indo-Pacific has become an arena of global attention. As far as the geographic space covered under the Indo-P
Trump America and International Relations--Arunoday Bajpai The unexpected victory of Republican Party candidate Donald Trump in American Presidential elections, 2016 over his Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton drew global attention, only because America continues to be a dominant power in the world and her President plays an important role in the international affairs. Besides, this unexpec
You must have seen boxers fighting in the ring. One is knocked out bleeding and exhausted. But he gets up before the referee counts up 10, and restarts his bout. There is a profound lesson in it : Get up and fight again.
John Ruskin, the famous British prose writer has said that everyone of us is capable of carrying our burden for one day. What he means is that tomorrow is one other day ! L
--Atul Kapoor For the talented youngsters who have made Civil Services as career choice wait for the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2016 result is over.
A positive outcome for some of the lucky ones is the result of their performance in Main Examination (Written) that brings them close to accomplishing the task they have set for themselves.
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2016 Re
Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission, Raipur Invites online applications from eligible candidates for direct recruitment to the post of Ò Assistant District Public Prosecutor OfficerÓ (Home Department) Last Date for Submission of Online ApplicationsÑA pril 02, 2017.
Age LimitÑ The age of the candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on J
2nd Advance Foodgrains Estimates During 2016-17 The 2nd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 15th February, 2017.
As per Second Advance Estimates for 2016-17, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 271·98 million tonnes. The production during 2016-17 is high
Map to Display Properties and Functions of Every Cell in Human Body Scientists have launched a global initiative to map out and describe every cell in the human body in a vast atlas that could transform researchers' understanding of human development and disease. The human body is made of trillions of cells--the fundamental units of life--which divide, grow and take on distinct functions in
National Who has been appointed the chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal ?
Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre of the Supreme Court has been appointed as the chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal , succeeding Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan who resigned from t
East Zone Wins Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty-20 Title East Zone emerged champion of the inaugural edition of the revamped Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter Zonal Twenty-20 title, as it prevailed over West Zone by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on February 18, 2017. Riding high on the impressive knocks of Virat Singh (58 runs) and Ishank Jaggi (56 runs), East Zone easily got the target of 150 ru
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BIHAR Shyam Kishore Sharma Takes Over as New Lokayukta of Bihar Retired Patna High Court Judge Shyam Kishore Sharma on February 14, 2017 assumed office of the Lokayukta of Bihar. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kobind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Sharma at ceremony attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other dignitaries in Patna.
New Lokayukta is a law graduate from