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The subject matter of this book is comprehensive, thoroughly informative and very useful. The content of the book has been scientifically devised to cater to the need of the candidates preparing for the competitive exams. The book contains 10 chapters and an appendix. The first chapter describes Indian History through the ages from Ancient period to Modern period with an approach suitable for the examinees of different competitive examinations. Similarly the second chapter throws light on the World History through the ages from Ancient period to Modern period. The third chapter Geography, fourth chapter Indian Polity and Constitution and the fifth chapter Indian Economy give a vivid description of the subject matters concerned, adorned with lucid language and up-to-date information. The sixth chapter Physics seventh chapter ‘Chemistry’ and eighth chapter Biology are well arranged and updated. The ninth chapter Miscellany is a treasure of conventional general knowledge, which contains varieties of useful information including Firsts, Superlatives, Monuments, International Boundaries, National Emblems/Animals, News Agencies, Map Lines, Parliaments, Signs Symbols, Official books, UNO and World Organisations, International Decades, Years and Weeks, Important Days, India's World Heritage Sites, Defense of India, Research Centres/Institutes, Musical Instruments and their Exponents, Folk Dances, Famous Places, Crematorium, Nicknames, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Games and Sports, National Parks etc. The tenth chapter Computer gives to the point and up-to-date information of the subject matter. Moreover, Study matter of all the chapters are thoroughly processed, systematically compiled and based on the latest syllabus as well as the question patterns of various contemporary competitive examinations. This book will certainly enhance the level of general knowledge of the students and the candidates of competitive examinations. This book may prove itself trustworthy to cater to the need of its readers.
C O N T E N T S
I. ANCIENT INDIA : 1. Harappan / Indus Civilization 2. Vedic Culture 3.I. Mahajanapada Period 3.II. Religious Movements 4. Maurya
5.I. Post-Maurya / Pre Gupta Period 5.II. The Sangam Period 6. Gupta
7. Post Gupta Period / Vardhana Dynasty. II. MEDIEVAL INDIA 8. Medieval Period I. North India (Rajputa Period) II. South India
9. Sultanate Period I. The Delhi Sultanate II. Vijayanagar & Kingdoms
10. Religious Movements I. Bhakti Movements II. Sufi Movements
11. Mughal Period 12. Maratha State & Maratha Confederacy 13. The
Europeans. III. Modern India : 14. Expansion of British Power (In the
Context of Bengal, Mysore, Punjab etc.) 15. Economic Impact of British Struggle I. The Revolt of 1857 II. Moderate Phase III. Extremist Phase IV. The Gandhian Era IV. MISCELLANEOUS : Important Dates, Important Places, Important Foreign Travellers/Envoys, Abbreviated or Alternative Names, Important Sayings, Important Battles, Reforms/ Acts, Educational Committees / Commissions, Important Congress Session and Governor Generals & Viceroys.
2. World History
The Solar System, Continents and Oceans, Biosphere, Lithosphere,
Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Latitudes and Longitudes, Different Heat Zone of the earth, Longitudes and Time Zone, International Date Line, Motion of the earth, Effect of the tilted axis on day and night, the Atmosphere (composition and layer of the Atmosphere), Weather and Climate, Atmospheric Pressure, Internal Structure of the earth, Rocks, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Various Landforms (Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Grassland, Landforms created by the river system, Landforms created by glacier, Landforms created by the action of wind, Landforms created by the action of Groundwater), The Indian Sub Continent; Position, extend and physical features, Climatic diversity
In the Indian sub-continent, Soil resources of the Indian sub-continent, Agriculture in India, Land use Patterns of India, Water resources and their utilization in India, Multipurpose rIver valley Projects, Transport in India, Indian facts and figures (States and their capital, Population of the India, Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India, Important Irrigation power projects, Indian Satellites : at a glance), General Introduction to Geography and the Indian subcontinent, Countries with their capitals and currency, River side Cities, Wonders of the World, Countries and their main Industries, Towns associated with some important industries, Famous Sites (India), Famous Sites (World), Changed Names, Continents earth, Continents highest and lowest points, Three deepest oceans, Highest
Mountain peaks (world), Geographical epithets, Important boundary lines, Tribes and their homelands, Glossary.
4. Indian Polity and Constitution
5. Indian Economy
Introduction, Generation of Computer, Some Important Facts related to computers, Hardware, Software, Keyboard Shortcuts (Commands), Glossary, Abbreviations associated with computer, Abbreviations.
Census of India 2011 : Figures At a Glance