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Wood’s Despatch on Education

In Modern Indian History, Charles Wood’s Despatch had an impact on education in British India as it promoted the use of vernacular languages in the primary schools. Charles Wood was the President of the Board of Control (Introduced through Pitt’s India Act, 1784)…

The Doctrine of Lapse

The Doctrine of Lapse The Doctrine of Lapse was an annexation policy followed widely by Lord Dalhousie when he was India’s Governor-General from 1848 to 1856. It was used as an administrative policy for the extension of British Paramountcy. Features…

Finance Commission

Finance Commission The Finance Commission is a constitutional body tasked with allocating specific financial resources between the Union and the states. It was established under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution by the Indian President. It was established to define…

Dark Net – 56th DGP and IGP conference

Dark Net The 56th DGP and IGP conference was conducted at the Police Headquarters in Lucknow over three days. PM Modi also attended the conference, where he gave a presentation on the usage of Darknet and the issues it poses.…

What is Maoism?

What is Maoism? Maoism, also known as Mao Zedong Thought in China, is a communist political ideology based on the ideas of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong, the followers of which are known as Maoists. Maoism is a political…

UPSC Pre 2019 Polity Questions with answers

UPSC Pre 2019 Polity Questions 1. Consider the following statements: The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 exempts several posts from disqualification on the grounds of ‘Office of Profit’. The above-mentioned Act was amended five times. The term ‘Office of…

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