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Commissions and committees set up by Britishers in modern Indian history History

Educational Commissions 1854 : Charles Wood Despatch  Viceroy : Dalhaousie The aim of Wood Despatch - to providing European knowledge (information about western culture) to Indians. Creation of public servants from India. Developing practical, vocational skills and intellectual development. Recommendations- Provision for systematic education from primary to university level Set up education department in every province… Continue reading Commissions and committees set up by Britishers in modern Indian history History

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Regulating Act 1773, Pitt’s India Act 1784 & The Charter Act Of 1793

The Regulating Act was passed in the British Parliament in June 1773. It was the first parliamentary ratification and authorization defining the powers and authority of the East India Company with respect to its Indian possessions. Background/Reasons for passing the Act The East India Company was in severe financial crisis and had asked a loan… Continue reading Regulating Act 1773, Pitt’s India Act 1784 & The Charter Act Of 1793

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Detailed News Articles: 14 May 2019

1. CTBTO invites India to be an observer at meetings The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has offered India an ‘Observer’ status and access to state-of-art International Monitoring System (IMS) data. What is CTBT? The CTBT stands for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. It is a multi-governmental treaty the signatories… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 14 May 2019

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Anglo-Maratha wars

There were three Anglo-Maratha wars (or Maratha Wars) fought between the late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century between the British and the Marathas. In the end, the Maratha power was destroyed and British supremacy established. Background and course The third Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao died in 1761 due to shock after his defeat… Continue reading Anglo-Maratha wars

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Anglo-Mysore Wars

Q. Which one of the following pairs is incorrectly matched. [OPSC2011]  (a) First Anglo Mysore war--Defeat of Madras Government by Hyder Ali. (b) Second Anglo Mysore war--Treaty of Mangalore. (c) Third Anglo Mysore War--Defeat of Tipu Sultan. (d) Fourth Anglo Mysore war--Susidairy Allaince Treaty imposed on Mysore Answer:- (a) Explanation:- During First Anglo Mysore war (1766-69) Hyder… Continue reading Anglo-Mysore Wars

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Green Climate Fund vs Global Environment Facility

Green Climate Fund: It is a fund within the framework of UNFCCC UN backed fund. It is founded to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. Formed in 2010 First mention of concept in Copenhagen Accord in CoP-15 Formally in CoP-16 at Cancun. World Bank is chosen as a temporary trustee of the… Continue reading Green Climate Fund vs Global Environment Facility

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14 May in History: State of Israel proclaimed

On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words “We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel,” prompting applause and… Continue reading 14 May in History: State of Israel proclaimed