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  1. A Volcano is basically an opening in the Earth’s crust through which heated, materials usually in form of magma are ejected out to the surface of Earth.
  2. Agricultural seasons of India are three chief ones – Kharif, Rabi and Zaid.
  3. India has a monsoon kind of climate. The whole country has a tropical monsoonal climate since, the greater part of the country lies within tropics. And the climate is influenced by the south-west  and North-east monsoons.
  4. Drainage is the water flow through well defined channels. Drainage pattern is an outcome of geological time period, nature and structure of rocks, topography, slope, amount of water flowing and periodicity of the flow. The types of drainage patterns are: Dendritic – resembles branches of a tree, mainly north Indian Plains have rivers making this type of pattern. Radial – Flow in all directions from a hill, like Son and Narmada (rivers of Amarkantak Plateau) Trevellis– Primary tributaries flow parallel to each other and secondary tributaries join them at right angles. Centripetal – Rivers discharge water from all directions in a lake or depression.
  5. It is a mixture of rock debris and organic material, soils are living systems. The three layers of soil found on Earth are called Horizons. The lowermost rock is known as the Parent rock or Bedrock.
  6. Important National Activities

    The initial Indian Rebellion of 1857 was sparked when soldiers serving in the British East India Company's British Army and Indian kingdoms rebelled against the British. After the revolt was crushed, the British partitioned the region into British India and the Princely States. They tried to develop a class of educated elites, whose political organizing sought Indian political rights and representation
  7. Social and Cultural Uprisings Brahmo Samaj Movement : Founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy in 1828. He earlier started Atmiya Sabha in 1814. Criticized Sati Pratha, casteism and advocated widow remarriage. He gave enthusiastic assistance to David Hare, who founded the famous Hindu College in Calcutta. Established a Vedanta College in which courses both in Indian […]
  8. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown. The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company's army in the garrison town of Meerut, 40 miles northeast of Delhi (now Old Delhi).
  9. Anglo Maratha Wars

    Balaji Baji Rao was the third Peshwa who died after the defeat of Marathas in Third Battle of Panipat in 1761. He was succeeded by Madhav rao, his son. While Raghunath Rao, brother of Balaji Baji Rao was in lookout to become Peshwa himself. After death of Madhav Rao in 1772, British caused the first war with Marathas.
  10. Anglo Mysore Wars

    Haider Ali started his career as a soldier in the Mysore state, where he later became the Faujdar of Dindigul. With the help of the French he was able to establish a modern arsenal in Dindigul. And in 1761, Haider Ali overthrew the Nanjaraja, the prime minister of Wodeyar kingdom under King Krishnaraja I. He kept recognizing the king as lawful ruler.