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Important Facts about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)

Important Facts About *Comptroller and Auditor  General  of India (CAG)
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇◆The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is an authority.◆Appointed by :- PresidentofIndiaSalary:- ₹90,000 (US$1,300) per monthTerm length:- 6 yrs or up to 65 yrs of age, (whichever is earlier)◆The Comptroller and Auditor General is  appointed by the President under Article148 of the Constitution.◆The CAG audits all receipts and expenditures of the Union and State  of Governments..◆The CAG also acts as the external auditor for the government-owned companies.◆The CAG submits its reports to the  President (in case of accounts relating to the Union Government) or to the State Governors (for State Government Accounts)◆The CAG is also the head of the IndianAudits and AccountsService (IA  & AS)  The office of the CAG was established in 1860.  ◆The first CAG of India was VNarahariRao (1948-1954), ◆ Presently ,13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India is RajivMehrishi◆The CAG can on…

Important Facts about Art and Culture of Uttar Pradesh

Classical Singing / Playing◆• भरतमुनिकानाट्यशास्त्र’ composed in ancient period is the 'Bible of the musicians’ of North.      
• Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya established a ' पुनिसंप्रदाय ' in Mathura-Vrindavan.
• Vitthal Nath established Krishnaleela Gaan Panth (कृष्णलीलाज्ञानसंप्रदाय)
• In Ashtachhap poets were - Surdas, Nand das, Parmandand das, Kumbhna das, Chaturbuja das,
Chhit Swami, Govind Swami and Krishnadas.
• Swami Haridas, the propagater of the Sakhi Panth, composed 'Shrikalimal' and 'Ashtashash'.
• Swami Haridas had trained Tansen on Deepak Raag, Baiju Bawra on Megh Raag, and Gopal
Nayak on Maalakauns Raag.
• Amir Khusro had mixed famous Iranian music raags in Indian Raag.
• Modu Khan and Bakshur Khan propagated the Lucknow Gharana of Tabla.
• Modu Khan's disciple Pt. Ramsahay propagated the Banaras VaJ Gharana.
• The Agra Gharana is also called the Kawwal bachcha Gharana.
• Singer Ustad Fayaz Khan belongs to Agra Gharana
• Akbar…

Study Notes For UPSC/PCS : Mauryan Empire

Mauryan EmpireThe Mauryan Empire started from Magadha was founded in 321 BC by Chandragupta Maurya. Mudrarakshasha written by Vishakadatta beautifully summarizes the rise of Chandragupta Maurya with the help of Chanakya. Chandragupta Maurya patronized Jainism.Pataliputra, modern-day Patna was the capital city of Mauryan Empire.Expansion of Mauryan EmpireMauryan Empire was one of the world's largest empires of that time and expanded to an area of 5,000,000 km2. Leaving the parts of NE India, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the Mauryans ruled over the rest of Indian Subcontinent.Imperial OrganizationAccounts of Megasthenes in his book Indika and the Arthashastra (written by Kautilya) describe the elaborate arrangements made in the Mauryan administration, society and economy.The empire was divided into provinces which were under Princes. Along with this, a dozen departments, the armed forces containing six wings were also maintained. Chandragupta established a well-organized administrative sy…

Borrowed Features of Indian Constitution from other Countries

The Constitution of India is the longest, written constitution in the world, with 448 articles under 25 parts, 12 schedules, 5 appendices, and 101 amendments today. But few know that our Constitution borrowed some of its most salient features from other countries around the world.Borrowed Features of Indian ConstitutionFrom- U.K.1. Nominal Head – President (like Queen)2. Post of Prime Minister3. Parliamentary Type of Govt.4. Bicameral Parliament5. Lower House more powerful6. Single Citizenship7. Speaker in Lok Sabha8. Cabinet System of MinistersFrom- U.S.A Written Constitution1. Written Constitution2. Vice­ President as the ex­office Chairman of Rajya Sabha3. Fundamental Rights4. Supreme Court5. Provision of States6. Independence of Judiciary and7. judicial review8. Preamble9. Removal of Supreme court and High court JudgesFrom-  USSR1. Fundamental Duties2. Five year PlanFrom - AUSTRALIA1. Concurrent list2. Language of the preamble3. Provision regarding trade, commerce and intercourseF…

Important Points to Remember about Constituent Assembly of India

The idea for a Constituent Assembly for drafting a constitution for India was first provided by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1895. In 1934, the demand for a constituent assembly was raised for the first time, which later became an Official Demand in 1935. This demand was accepted in August 1940 offer by the British.*The constituent assembly was formed on the recommendation of the Cabinet Mission which visited India in 1946.*The first meeting of Constituent Assembly was held on December 9, 1946— its temporary president was DrSacchidanand Sinha*The second meeting was held on December 11, 1946. Its president was Dr Rajendra Prasad.*The Objectives Resolution was passed under the chairmanship of J.L. Nehru.on 13 December 1946.*The Draft of Indian Constitution was presented in October 1947. President of the Drafting Committee was Bhim Rao Ambedkar.*The total time consumed to prepare the draft was 2 years, 11 months, 18 days.*The Constituent Assembly was the First Parliament of Independent India.*…

How to Solve Calendar Related Questions ?

1*Odd Days:We are supposed to find the day of the week on a given date.For this, we use the concept of 'odd days'.In a given period, the number of days more than the complete weeks are called odd days.2*Leap Year:(i). Every year divisible by 4 is a leap year, if it is not a century.(ii). Every 4th century is a leap year and no other century is a leap year.Note: A leap year has 366 days.Examples:Each of the years 1948, 2004, 1676 etc. is a leap year.Each of the years 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000 etc. is a leap year.None of the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 1800, 2100 is a leap year.3*Ordinary Year:The year which is not a leap year is called an ordinary years. An ordinary year has 365 days.4*Counting of Odd Days:●1 ordinary year = 365 days = (52 weeks + 1 day.)●1 ordinary year has 1 odd day.●1 leap year = 366 days = (52 weeks + 2 days)● 1 leap year has 2 odd days.◆100 years = 76 ordinary years + 24 leap years  = (76 x 1 + 24 x 2) odd days = 124 odd days.  = (17 weeks + days) = 5 o…