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Hunter Commission Report of 1882 vs Hunter Commission of 1920

Hunter Commission Report of 1882 The Hunter Commission of 1882 was appointed by the then Governor-General of India on 3 February 1882. Presided by Sir William Hunter, an Indian Civil Service officer and a member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy. The following were the main objectives: Consider different aspects of education in India,… Continue reading Hunter Commission Report of 1882 vs Hunter Commission of 1920

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Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 1

Raja Ram Mohan Roy: Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772 – 1833) Facts Born in Radhanagar, Hooghly District, Bengal Presidency in May 1772 into a Bengali Hindu family. He is known as the ‘Father of Modern India’ or ‘Father of the Bengal Renaissance’. He was a religious and social reformer. Widely known for his role in… Continue reading Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 1

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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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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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Important Newspapers during Indian Freedom Struggle

The newspaper and journal published during independence era are specific areas from where UPSC pick out the question. This is an area to focus for UPSC IAS Prelims. Here we have compiled a complete list of Newspapers during freedom struggle and important journals with their founders. Year Name Newspaper/ Journal Founder 1780 Bengal Gazette English newspaper… Continue reading Important Newspapers during Indian Freedom Struggle

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UPSC Prelims Modern Indian History Analysis

Modern Indian History has a very vast syllabus and now a days not more than 7 – 8  <average 7 questions in last 5 years> questions are asked from that portion. Weightage given since 2009 2017 – 7 2016 – 6 2015 – 8 2014 – 5 2013 – 6 2012 – 8 2011 – 9… Continue reading UPSC Prelims Modern Indian History Analysis