Interesting facts and information about indian state Gujarat

Capital
Gandhinagar
Gujarat Map
Gujarat Map
Map of Gujarat

Established on
1 May 1960
Population
60,383,628(Rank 10th )

Area
196,204 km2(Rank 7th )
Languages
Gujarati, Kutchi, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi
Neighbor Countries
Pakistan

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Neighbor Indian States
Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east
Districts
33(Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Amreli, Banaskantha, Dang, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Kutch, Kheda, Mehsana, Rajkot, Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Vadodara (Baroda), Surendranagar,Surat, Anand, Dahod, Narmada, Navsari,aravalli,Botad,Chhota Udaipur,Devbhoomi Dwarka,Gandhinagar,Mahisagar,Morbi,Patan,Porbandar,Gir Somnath,Tapi,Valsad)
Symbols
State Bird: Greater Flamingo, State animal: Lion,State flower: Marigold, State tree: Banyan tree
Major Cities
Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Bhuj, Rajkot,Vadodara,Jamnagar,Bhavnagar,anand,Bharuch,Gandhidham,Navsari
Major Rivers
Sabarmati(biggest river),Tapi,Narmada,Mahi,Damanganga,aji,ambika,purna,Vishwamitri
Festivals
Navaratri, Diwali,Janmashtami,Holi,Rann Festival,Mahasivaratri,Kite festival
Major Tourist Places
Rann of Kutch,Saptura Hills,Wilson Hills,Pavagadh,Laxmi vilas palace,Lothal,Dholavira,Dwarka,ambaji,Somnath,akshardham,Gir forest,Hriday Kunj(Gandhi ashram),

Learn about the Neighbour countries of India

neighbour countries of india
Neighbour Countries of India


Country
Capital
Currency
Language
Religion
Area
Population
Rivers
 Nepal
Kathmandu
Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Nepali,
Hinduism,Islam,Buddhism
147,181 square kilometers(93rd largest of world)
26,494,504
Koshi,Karnali,Gandaki,Kaligandaki
Bhutan
Thimphu
Bhutanese ngultrumb (BTN)
Bhutanese (Dzongkha)
Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism
38,394 square kilometers(135th largest of world)
742,737
Jaldhaka,Torsa,Manas,Lhobrak
Pakistan
Islamabad
Pakistani rupee(Rp)
Urdu,english,punjabi,pashto,sindhi
Islam
796,095 sqare kilometers(36th largest of world)
182,490,721
Indus,Dasht,Basol,Orangi,Chenab,Poonch,Kunhar,Sutlej,Ghaggar,Tarim,
Afghanistan
Kabul
Afghani (AFN)
Pashto, Dari
Islam
652,230 square kilometers(41st )
31,108,077
Helmand,Pech,Kabul,Gomal,Kundar,Logar,Kunar, Dori,Pamir
Sri Lanka
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
(Administrative)
Colombo
(Commercial)
Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Sinhalese,Tamil
Buddhism ,Hinduism,Islam
65,610 square kilometers(122nd )
20,277,597
Mahaweli ganga,aruvi aru,kala oya,deduru oya,kalu ganga
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Taka  (BDT)
Bangla
Islam,Hinduism
147,570 square kilometers (94th )
150,039,000
Padma,Meghna,Brahmaputra,Gomti,Ichhamati,Turag
Myanmar
Naypyidaw
Kyat (MMK)


Burmese
Buddhism
676,578 square kilometers(40th )
60,280,000
Irrawaddy,Yin,Taping,Mali,Loi,Kok,Lemro,Kaleindaung


CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General): facts, information, general knowledge



The full form of CAG is Comptroller and Auditor General. CAG is an authority established by the Constitution of India. It audits the expenditure of government and creates a  report on it.
cag


  • President of India appoints the cag on the recommendation of Prime Minister. CAG takes his oath before the president of India. After a person is appointed as a cag, he is not allowed to keep any positions in any government offices.
  • The salary of a cag is same as the salary of a judge of supreme court. His status is also same as the status of a judge of supreme court. In Indian order of precedence, CAG is ranked ninth.
  • CAG can only be removed from his post by president of India on the recommendation of parliament (supported by two third majority of the total members of both the houses).
  •  A person holds the office of CAG for maximum six years or up to the age of 65.
  • The first cag was V. Narahari Rao. The current cag is Shashi Kant Sharma.

Functions of CAG:

  • Comptroller and Auditor General ensures that no extra amount is expended without the sanction of parliament by auditing the accounts of government of India.
  • CAG also audits the accounts of the state government and the accounts of the authorities substantially financed by the government.
  • He/She acts as the external auditor for the government owned companies.

General information and facts about Indian postal services

Indian postal service also known as Indian post office is a most widely distributed postal system in the world (second is china). Indian postal service is run by Indian government. It is a part of Ministry of communications and information technology.
Indian Post Logo
Indian Post Logo

  • The first post office in India was established by British East India company in Bombay in 1764.
  • Postage stamps were first used in India in 1852 at district of scinde (also known as scinde dawk). On 1st October 1854, the first all India stamp was issued. Post independence, India's first postal stamp was issued on 21 November 1947. Independent India's first postal stamp depicted the picture of national flag of India. Mahatma Gandhi was the first person whose picture was depicted on free India's stamp (1948).
  • India is divided into 23 postal circles. Each circle is divided into regions. Regions are also further divided into divisions and subdivisions. Beside 23 circles, there is also a base circle. Which provides postal services to Indian armed forces. Each circle is headed by chief postmaster general and region is headed by postmaster general.
  • Pincode system was introduced in India on 15 August 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar. In 1880 money order service was first started.
  • Indian pincode is six digits long. The first digit represents the region, second digit represents the subregion, the third digit identifies the district of the region and last three digits are assigned to the post offices.
  • On 18 February 1911, world's first official airmail flight was started. World's highest post office is located in Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India ( height is 4,700 m).
  • Due to the increase of digital services, Indian Post had terminated two important services - Telegram (in 2013) and Money order (in 2015).
  • In 2008, Project Arrow was launched to reform the Indian Postal Services to make it more people friendly and digital.
  • Beside postal services, Indian post offices also offers different financial services too.  

Quick Information About Postal Services

First Post Office of India  Bombay in 1774
Founder of Postal in India  Governor General Lord Dalhousie
First postage stamp of India  Sinde Dawk in 1852
First airmail  From Allahabad to Naini in 1911
First Post office outside India  Dakshin Gangotri, Antarctica in 1983
Postal staff collage  Ghaziabad
Indian Postal Day 10th October

Important Years of Indian Postal Services

Year Event
1774 First post office of India was established in Bombay
1852 First postal stamp was introduced
1863 First Railway mail service was started
1879 First Post Card was introduced
1880 Money Order service was started
1911 Airmail service was started
1972 Pin code was adapted
1986 Speed Post service was started
2004 E post service was started
2008 Electronic Money order and Instant Money Order services were started