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Soil and Soil Conservation

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Soil Soil is the uppermost layer of the earth crust which are rich in organic and inorganic matter. It takes thousand of years to form fine particles of soil by the continuous action of natural agent like wind , rain, sun's heat etc on the parent rocks. The breaking down of the parents rock into smaller one by physically or chemically is termed as weathering of rocks .

Land of India can be devided into plains, mountains and plateaus. About 43% of land is plain and is available for crop farming. 30 % of land is mountainous which provide forest and wildlife. About 27 % of land has plateaus which contain minerals, forests.
Types of soil Alluvial soil and it's formation These soils are formed by the deposition of rivers. It covers 40 % of the land area. Alluvial soils have been brought down and deposited by three great himalayan rivers , Sutlej, Ganga and  Brahmaputra and their tributaries.
Location :  They are mainly found in Northern plains, through a narrow corridor in Rajastha…

Civil Rights Movement

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Civil rights movement summary
The Civil Right movement was a battle for social equity for Blacks to gain equal rights in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Civil War had authoritatively overturned subjugation, but it did not stop black oppression— they continued to persevere through the overwhelming impacts of prejudice, especially in the South.
African Americans had everything against them by the mid-twentieth century that anyone could need of bias and viciousness. They assembled and began Battle together with numerous whites, an unusual battle for correspondence that spread over two decades

Jim Crow Laws

African Americans had everything against them by the mid-twentieth century that anyone could need of bias and viciousness. They assembled and began Battle together with numerous whites, an unusual battle for correspondence that spread over two decades.

In 1868, the fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution gave blacks equivalent assurance under the law. In 1870, the fi…

Reasons for the failure of the Revolt of 1857

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Causes for the failure  of the Revolt of 1857
Beginning on the 10th of May 1857 at Meerut, the sepoy revolt very quickly spread to other parts of the country. The maximum impart of the revolt was felt in Uttar Pradesh (then known as North West province and Avadh ) the revolt took place in all the eight divisions of this province. The revolt happened at Lucknow, kanpur,Bareily, Jhansi and other places as well. The western areas of Bihar, Avadh, Rohilkhand, Bundelkhand, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad, Delhi, Rohtak and Hissar were areas where the revolt seaped down to grass root level as well. The rebellion took place in Patna , Danapur, Shahabad, Jagdishpur, Chhota Nagpur etc. in Bihar which were led by Kunwar Singh.
The chief centres of the revolt of 1857 were Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi and Gwalior. If one is to leave aside the exceptions, the Indian Princess took little part in this revolt, they on the other hand were with the British in the South, in Punjab and in Rajasthan.

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The making of the Indian Constitution

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The Making of Indian Constitution 
Most important facts regarding the making of Indian Constitution are as follows :
Indian Constitution was framed by a Constituent Assembly in a long time of 2 years , 11 months and 18 days . It is the longest Constitution in the world.An amount of rs.64lakh was spent in making the constitution.
The demand for a Constituent Assembly to draft Indian Constitution was for the first time raised by the congress in 1935. The British Government accepted this demand , for the first time , in principle in the August proposals of 1940.
The constituent Assembly was constituted in Nov. 1946 through indirect election of its members by provincial legislatures under the provisions of Cabinet Mission Plan ,1946.
The Assembly consisted of total 389 members of which 292 were to be elected from province,93 were nominated from princely States and four members were nominated from Chief Commissioner's areas. Also the seats were further allocated to three communities - Mu…

Lithosphere - Folding and Faulting

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Folding  When the rocks are subjected to horizontal compression forces, the rocks get folded . This is called Folding .
Causes of the folding-Folding occurs through compression.Folding is generally seen in mountain region.Folding often takes place in sedimentary rocks as they are more flexible as to compared to igneous or the metamorphic rocks.As a result of folding certain parts of the rocks are bent upward while the others are bent downward.The upfolds in the rocks are called anticlines while the downfolds are called synclines.In anticline, the rock strata inclines in opposite direction or away from common centre.In synclines, it bends towards a common centre.The upfold form fold mountain . E.g. Alps in Europe,  Himalaya in Asia , Andes of South America and Rockies in North America. The downloads form longitudinal valleys.
Types of folds :  The degree of compressional force leads ro different types of folds. The type,  shape and size of folds depends upon the intensity and direction …