The Anglo Maratha Wars – British Conquest of Maratha

Anglo-Maratha War There were three Anglo-Maratha wars (or Maratha Wars) fought during the late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century between the British and the Marathas. At the end, the Maratha power was destroyed and British supremacy established. First Anglo-Maratha War (1775 – 1782) Background and course The third Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao who …

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Buddhism and Jainism – Part 2 Jainism – ancient history of india l jainism upsc

JAINISM The origin of Jainism is surrounded anonymity. The name of Rishabha and Arishtanemi are found in Rig-Veda and it is also found in Vishnupurana and Bhagvatpurana. These indicate that Jainism is as old as Vedic religion. Jainism is the outcome of the teachings of twenty four Tirthankaras. Origin of Jainism: • There were 24 …

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Environment Impact Assessment Part II

  Environmental Impact Assessment Composition of the expert committees for EIA : The Committees will consist of experts in the following sectors: Eco-system management, Air/water pollution control, Water resource management, Flora/fauna conservation and management, Land use planning, Social Sciences/Rehabilitation, Project appraisal, Ecology, Environmental Health, Subject Area Specialists It also consists of Representatives of NGOs/persons concerned …

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Buddhism and Jainism – Part 1 Buddhism – Ancient history of India

Gautama Buddha founded Buddhism and is known as Supreme Buddha. Symbols of 5 great events of Buddha’s Life: • Buddha’s Birth: Lotus & Bull. • The Great Departure (Mahabhinishkramana): Horse. • Enlightenment (Nirvana): Bodhi Tree. • First Sermon (Dhammachakraparivartan): Wheel. • Death (Parinirvana): Stupa. Four Noble Truths: Four noble truths were taught by Buddha in …

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Environment Impact Assessment Part 1

Environmental Impact Assessment Developmental projects in the past were undertaken without any consideration to their environmental consequences. As a result the whole environment got polluted and degraded. In view of the colossal damage done to the environment, governments and public are now concerned about the environmental impacts of developmental activities. So, to assess the environmental …

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Natural Vegetation of India I Natural vegetation of INDIA UPSC/IAS

  Natural vegetation of India Natural vegetation refers to a plant community that has been left undisturbed over a long time. So as to allow its individual species to adjust themselves to climate and soil conditions as fully as possible. India is a land of great variety of natural vegetation. Himalayan heights are marked with …

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