Current Affairs: 20th July

Supreme Court has accepted majority of recommendations of Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI. Approved recommendations include: Civil Servants, Politicians, and other above 70 years – cannot become BCCI members. Any member can’t hold post for more than 3 years. Parliament to decide if RTI applicable to BCCI. Member of Cag to be included in …

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Current Affairs: 19th July

SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon Cargo capsule filled with supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon Cargo capsule was launched using SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Key Facts: SpaceX: Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Private company engaged in space transportation. Founded by Elon Musk – also founder …

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Rathore Rulers of Bikaner

During 15th century when Rao Bika, son of Rao Jodha arrived at Bikaner, the the region was possessed by seven Jat cantons namely Sihag, Dhaka, Punia, Godara, Saran, Beniwal, Johiya and Kaswan. Rao Bika used the mutual rivalry existing between Jat clans to carve out space for his own kingdom.  According to James Tod, the …

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Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer kingdom was established in south-western Rajasthan . Once seat of Bhatti Rajputs, has been nicknamed “Golden City” owing to yellow sandstone structures and the gold-coloured desert surrounding it. Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer: Rawal Jaisal/Jessul (1156-68) The Bhatti capital at Lodorva (Ludarva) is destroyed by Shihab ud-Din Muhammad (Shihabuddin), the Afghan chief of Ghor. Rawal Jaisal …

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Rulers of Hadoti: Bundi

During ancient times, the area around Bundi was inhabited by various local tribes majority group belonging to Meena. Bundi is said to derive its name from a former Meena tribe chief called Bunda Meena. Bundi was previously called “Bunda-Ka-Nal”, Nal meaning “narrow ways”. Later, the region was acquired by Rao Deva Hada, who took over Bundi …

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