In this section, I am providing general information - combination of a glossary, listing of great personalities, locations & geographical landmarks, history - in general any subject related to India. I have gathered the information from various sources - books, magazines, internet, word of mouth.
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The Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), New Delhi
is a premier national institute of the country, devoted to research and investigations, primarily in geo-technical engineering, construction materials and concrete technology. In addition to water resources sector involving hydroelectric and irrigation projects, CSMRS has been undertaking the challenging works pertaining to nuclear and super-thermal power projects, and other construction works. The Research Station also functions as consultant in India and for neighboring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan for projects and for organisations dealing with such works in the following areas of its specialisation: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Rock Fill Technology, Geo-textile, Grout Technology, Drilling Technology; Engineering Geophysics, Rock Engineering; Construction Materials and Concrete Technology; Geotechnical Instrumentation and Chemical aspects of Water and Engineering Materials.
The Central Water Commission (CWC)
is a premier technical organisation in the country in the field of Water Resources since 1945. The Commission is charged with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering, in consultation with the state governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilisation of water resources throughout the country, for purposes of flood control, irrigation, drinking water supply and hydro power development. It also undertakes investigation, construction and execution of any such schemes as required.The CWC is headed by a Chairman, who also holds the status of Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.
Every year, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day.