Saturday, June 11, 2011
THE CHARTER ACTS-ugc
A-The Charter Act of 1793
1-Company given monopoly of trade for 20 more years.
2-Expenses and salaries of the Board of Control to be charged on Indian Revenue.
3-Governor-General could override his Council.
B-The Charter Act of 1813
1-Company deprived of its trade monopoly in India except in tea and trade with China.
The Govt. of India Act, 1935-ugc
1-The Act was based on 2 basic principles, federation and parliamentary system.
2-Provided for the establishment of an All India federation consisting of the British Provinces and the Princely States.
3-The joining of Princely States was voluntary and as a result the federation did not come into existence.
4-Dyarchy was introduced at the Centre (e.g. department of Foreign Affairs and Defence were reserved for the Governor
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Governors of Bengal-ugc
1-Roger Drake (1757)
2-Robert Clive( 1757-60)
3-Holwell (officiating) 1760
5-Robert Clive (Second
6-Henry Verelst (1767-69)
Development of modern Education-ugc
1-Warren Hastings set up the Calcutta Madrasa in 1781 for the study of Arabic and Persian.
2-The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by Sir William Jones iii Calcutta in 1784.
3-Jonathan Duncan, the resident at Benares started the Sanskrit College in 1791.
4-Lord Welleslley started the Fort William College m 1800 for the training of Civil Servants, which the court of
Directors closed in 1802.
UNITY WOMEN’S COLLEGE
Unity Women’s College was established in 1991 and is run by Muslim Educational and Cultural Association (MECA) – a registered society.A FirstGrade Aided College affiliated to the University ofCalicut, it is the only multi-faculty (Arts, Science & Commerce) Women’s College in Malappuram District,kerala. It has also the unique distinction of being the only institution of this kind run by Muslim Community in Kerala.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
1-Which Englishman is generally was the first chairman of the Indian National Congress?
Hume. Allan Octavian Hume was a retired British Civil Servant, who believed that it would be in the better interests of the British Rule in India if the Indians (at least the English-speaking, Western-educated ones) had some constitutional means of exressing their discontent with British rule, rather than open agitation and taking to arms.
Home Rule Movement-psc
1-After Tilak’s return, having served sentence of six years in Mandalay, he tried securing the readmission of himself and other Extremists into the Indian National Congress.
2-With the need being felt for popular pressure to attain concessions,
disillusionment with Morley-Minto Reforms and wartime miseries, Tilak and Annie Besant readied to assume leadership.
Kerala-some major points-psc
1-Total 13 General Elections were conducted in Kerala.
2-Present Legislative Assembly is the 12th
3-V.S. Achuthanandan, is the 20th Chief Minister of Kerala and 11th person to become the Chief Minister.
4-C. Achuthamenon, K. Karunakaran and E.K. Nayanar are the three Chief Minister who completed the term of five years.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Aikya Kerala Movement
1-The State Peoples Conference held at Ernakulam (1928) was the earliest resolution on the subject of united Kerala.
2-The Payyannur Political Conference held in May 1928 under the Presidency of Jawaharlal Nehru also supported the Aikya Kerala Movement.
3-An Aikya Kerala Conference was held at Trichur in April 1947 under the presidentship of K.Kelappan.
4-The Cochin Maharaja Sri Kerala Varma proposed the idea of uniting Cochin and Travancore.
Political Movements in Travancore and Cochin-psc
1-The Malayali Memorial was submitted to the Maharaja on January 1, 1891 against the appointment of Tamil Brahmins in Government Service.
2-The Malayali Memorial was signed by 10,028 persons.
3-The brain behind the Malayali Memorial was Barister G.P.Pillai and K.P. Sankaramenon.
4-The Ezhava Memorial was submitted on 3rd September 1896, signed by 13,176 members of the Ezhava community under the leadership of Dr. Palpu.
ENLIGHTENED ADMINISTRATION IN
1-After the death of Dharmaraja, Balarama Varma came to the throne.
2-He appointed Velu Thampi as his commerce minister and then the Dalawa.
3-Ummini Thampi became the new Dalawa after Velu Thampi.
4-The weaver’s township of Balaramapuram was created by Ummini Thampi.
5-Resident Col. Monro was appointed as the first English Diwan in Travancore
6-The Secretariat System was introduced in Travancore by Col. Munro.