Following the death of the Gauthama Buddha, several assemblies were convened to settle doctrinal disputes and to recite Buddhist texts. These Assemblies were known as Buddhist Councils. This post will help readers to memorize the details of each Buddhist Council, much faster. Buddhism Founded … [Read more...] about Buddhist Councils: Everything you need to know!
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the timetable for the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2016. The exam will begin on December 3 2016 (Saturday). Freshers may note that the complete syllabus for IAS/IPS exam - Prelims, Mains and Interview - is available in the link - UPSC … [Read more...] about Time Table for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2016
The Indus Valley Civilization covered parts of Sind, Baluchistan, Afganistan, West Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Maharashtra. Over 1000 Indus Valley Civilization sites have been discovered. It's not easy to connect the archaeological finds … [Read more...] about Important Indus Valley Sites and Archaeological Discoveries
"The next world war will be over water" - Ismail Serageldin, World Bank Vice President. At a time when there is ongoing tension between India and Pakistan over water-sharing (read Indus Water Treaty), China too is adding up pressure. Chinese Dams and Hydro-electric projects in Brahmaputra is … [Read more...] about China’s Lalho Dam Project: Should India worry?
The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan signed on September 19, 1960. The treaty was signed by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan's President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and … [Read more...] about Indus Water Treaty: Everything you need to know
Which are the major tribes in India? The nature of what constitutes an Indian tribe and the very nature of tribes have changed considerably over centuries. This post is about the major tribes in India - with a population of more than 10,000. What is a tribe? A tribe is a social division in a … [Read more...] about Major Tribes in India: State-wise compilation
We are back! Thank you for the overwhelming response for ClearIAS Prelims Test Series. After successfully conducting the All-India Prelims Test Series 2016, which saw participation from more than 50,000 aspirants, our team is launching today a 30-day Program for UPSC CSE Mains 2016. 30 day … [Read more...] about ClearIAS 30 day Program for UPSC CSE Mains 2016