Newspapers in British India Part 2

Newspapers in British India Part 2 1850 to 1874 Rast Goftar Rast Goftar was an Anglo-Gujarati paper operating in Bombay that was started in 1854 by Dadabhai Naoroji and Kharshedji Cama and championed social reform among Parsis in Western India.  Dadabhai Naoroji started the paper with […]

Newspapers in British India Part 1

Newspapers in British India Part 1 Before 1850 Bengal Gazette Bengal Gazette also known as Calcutta General advertiser is the first newspaper published in India. It was started by James Augustus Hickey in 1780 but was banned in 1872 following the anti-government editorials. Bengal Journal […]

West Bank

West Bank #GS-02 International Relations For Prelims West Bank The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the coast of the Mediterranean in Western Asia that forms the main bulk of the Palestinian territories. It is bordered by Jordan and the Dead Sea to the […]

Yunxian Man skulls

Yunxian Man skulls #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Yunxian Man skulls: Yunxian Man skulls were unearthed in 1989 and 1990 and belong to the species Homo Erectus. Like the Javanese fossils, they are large, big-brained skulls. Homo Erectus: Homo erectus is an extinct species […]

Meetei Mayek

Meetei Mayek #GS-01 Indian Culture and Heritage For Prelims: Meetei Mayek: Meetei Mayek is the alphabet used to write the he Meitei language, the official language of Manipur state of India. The earliest evidence of the script was seen in coins which dates back to […]

Samruddhi Mahamarg

Samruddhi Mahamarg #GS-03 Infrastructure For Prelims: Samruddhi Mahamarg: Officially named the “Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Highway”, the expressway is to connect Nagpur to Mumbai. This six-lane access-controlled road, designed for a top speed of 150 kmph, is the second expressway in the […]

Electoral Bonds

Electoral Bonds #GS-02 Governance For Prelims Electoral Bonds: Electoral Bonds are debt instruments which are purchased anonymously by donors to political parties. Introduced with the Finance Bill, 2017, the Electoral Bond Scheme was notified on January 29, 2018. They are valid for 15 days and […]