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In this lesson we discussed question for APFC exam in detail.

Piyush Kumar Parashari
M.A. in ECONOMICS,POLITICAL SCIENCE CS executive student and IIT JAM qualified in phycics AIR 512, appeared in IES,IAS,IFoS exams

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  1. INDIAN HERITAGE SITES BY PIYUSH PARASHARI


  2. UPSC APFC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners


  3. PartA English Language and Vocabulary Section B: General Studies Current Events Indian Culture and Heritage Freedom Movements of India Questions on Population Development and Globalization Governance and Constitution of India Accountancy and Auditing Industrial Relations and Labor Laws Insurance Questions General Science Elementary Mathematics Staatistiics General Mental Abilities.


  4. UPSC Recruitment 2015 170 Assistant Provident Fund Raya Rzt Commissioner UPSC Posts


  5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Maharashtra Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as the Victoria Terminus is the headquarters of Central Railway in Mumbai. It was built by Frederick William Stevens with the inspiration from Victorian ltalianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings between the years 1878-1888, and gave Bombay the face of being the International Mercantile Port of India. In some ways, the plan of the terminal though it has Italian and Victorian era elements, reminds us of the Indian palace architecture, and is a good example of the blending of an indigenous and western style of art. Due to several reasons such as pollution, traffic, construction work etc, there have been reports of damages to this site.


  6. Red Fort Complex, New Delhi Situated in the centre of the historic city of New Delhi, the Red Fort was built by emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi, or what was known as Shahjahanabad at that time. The fort became the political hub of the Mughals. Under Shah Jahan, Mughal art and architecture reached it's zenith, and the Red Fort is the perfect example of that. One can see the blending of Indo-lslamic, Timurid, Hindu and Persian forms of architecture in several facets of the Red Fort.lt's made up of red sand stone and houses several other smaller buildings such as the private pavallions, the Diwan-i-aam, the Diwan-i- khas. The Red Fort is one of the most popular UNESO World Heritage Sites in India and is managed directly by the Archaeological Survey of India.


  7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Maharashtra Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as the Victoria Terminus is the headquarters of Central Railway in Mumbai. It was built by Frederick William Stevens with the inspiration from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings between the years 1878-1888, and gave Bombay the face of being the International Mercantile Port of India. In some ways, the plan of the terminal though it has Italian and Victorian era elements, reminds us of the Indian palace architecture, and is a good example of the blending of an indigenous and western style of art. Due to several reasons such as pollution, traffic, construction work etc, there have been reports of damages to this site.


  8. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Panchmahal district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Centred around the city of Champaner or Muhammadabad built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat, it's a very significant place historically and culturally. This place is the only complete unchanged Islamic pre-Mughal city. Also deemed to be of mythological significance, a larger part of Champaner-Pavagarh is still unexcavated. It includes 11 different types of heritage monuments that are- Mosques, Temples, Tombs, Gateways, Fortresses and walls, Palaces and Pavilion, Helical Wells, Custom house and Greneries all belonging to 16th century. The park also houses some of the ancient Chalcolithic Indian Sites, from the Stone Age era.


  9. Po Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Panchmahal district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Centred around the city of Champaner or Muhammadabad built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat, it's a very significant place historically and culturally. This place is the only complete unchanged Islamic pre-Mughal city. Also deemed to be of mythological significance, a larger part of Champaner-Pavagarh is still unexcavated. It includes 11 different types of heritage monuments that are- Mosques, Temples, Tombs, Gateways, Fortresses and walls, Palaces and Pavilion, Helical Wells, Custom house and Greneries all belonging to 16th century. The park also houses some of the ancient Chalcolithic Indian Sites, from the Stone Age era.


  10. Red Fort Complex, New Delhi Situated in the centre of the historic city of New Delhi, the Red Fort was built by emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi, or what was known as Shahjahanabad at that time. The fort became the political hub of the Mughals. Under Shah Jahan, Mughal art and architecture reached it's zenith, and the Red Fort is the perfect example of that. One can see the blending of Indo-lslamic, Timurid, Hindu and Persian forms of architecture in several facets of the Red Fort.lt's made up of red sand stone and houses several other smaller buildings such as the private pavallions, the Diwan-i-aam, the Diwan-i- khas. The Red Fort is one of the most popular UNESO World Heritage Sites in India and is managed directly by the Archaeological Survey of India


  11. Western Ghats The Western Ghats or the Sahyadri mountain ranges lies along the western coast of Indian Peninsula. The range runs north to south along the western edge of Deccan Plateau. It constitutes sever national parks, reserve forests and wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The hills cover 160000 square kilometer area with a length of 1600 kilometer, width of 100 kilometer and a heights of 1200 meters. It has an extremely high bio-diversity and ranks among the top 8 in World's Biological Hot Spot Locations. The forests along the Western Ghats are home to about 325 species of flora and fauna, which included endangered, rare and critically endangered species of plants and animals.


  12. Nalanda University, Rajgir, Bihar Nalanda University is located in Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, India. The University is inspired by and aspires to match the ancient Nalanda which was an undisputed seat of learning for 800 years till the twelfth century, CE. Ancient Magadha was characterized by an intellectual ferment unlike any known to mankind. Nalanda University was able to meld multiple discourses and to embrace knowledge in its entirety to become uniquely attractive for all seekers of pure knowledge. It was a completely residential university believed to have 2000 teachers and 10000 students.


  13. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat The Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Panchmahal district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Centred around the city of Champaner or Muhammadabad built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat, it's a very significant place historically and culturally. This place is the only complete unchanged Islamic pre-Mughal city. Also deemed to be of mythological significance, a larger part of Champaner-Pavagarh is still unexcavated. It includes 11 different types of heritage monuments that are- Mosques, Temples, Tombs, Gateways, Fortresses and walls, Palaces and Pavilion, Helical Wells, Custom house and Greneries all belonging to 16th century. The park also houses some of the ancient Chalcolithic Indian Sites, from the Stone Age era.


  14. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2003, the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is the place were the earliest traces of human life on Indian subcontinent was discovered. They're located at the foothills of the Vindhaya Mountains in the Deccan Plateau and are an archaeological site for the Mesolithic period (more than 100,000 years ago) and thus indicates the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. The rock shelters comprise a group of 5 rocks which were discovered only in 1957, and are renowned for the Mesolithic era carvings and paintings. These paintings are instrumental in telling us about the life and activities of the hunter gatherers who preceded us, and shows the coming together of art form and landscape, during that age


  15. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar Bodh Gaya is located almost 96 kilometer away from Patna, Bihar and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. It's an important religious centre for the Buddhists as this was the place where Mahatma Buddha attained enlightenment. The holy Bodhi Tree is the site where Siddhartha gained Enlightenment and became Gautam Buddha. The famous Mahabodhi Temple was established in the reign of Ashoka the Great in about approximately 250 BCE. It's one of the earliest Buddhist temples. Owing to all these factors, Bodh Gaya is considered to be the most holy pilgrimage spot for the Buddhists.


  16. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand The Nanda Devi is the highest mountain peak of Uttarakhand and the highest mountain peak of India also because the Kanchenjunga is known to share its border with Nepal. There are two peaks of the mountain, the eastern peak named the Sunanda Devi. It has its importance back from the era of Puranas and Upanishads, remarked several times in the mythological works of the Hindus. The Valley of Flowers is a National Park near Nanda Devi peak which stretches upto 8 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers in width. It is famous for the astonishing variety of flowers which covers the entire valley like a bed sheet. This World Heritage Sites in India is home to more than 600 species of Flora and over 520 species of fauna.


  17. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important tourist site located in Karnataka. It is famous for its Chalukya style of architecture that originated in Aihole and blended with the Nagara and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is at Pattadakal that all the Chalukya kings were coronated and was the capital of the Chalukyas as well. Notable for the numerous temples constructed by the Chalukya rulers, it includes 8 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Jain and Shaivite sactuaries. The important monuments are- Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Chandrashekhara Temple, MallikarjuTemple, Kashivishwanaath Tenmple. Galganath Temple, Jain Temple and many more.


  18. Great Living Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu These temples were built in Southern Part of India during the rule of Chola empire. The Brihadisvara Temple, the Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple are the most important of all of these temples. The temple at Gangaikondacholapuram was patronized by Rajendera 1 and was dedicated to Lord Shiva. And the the Airavatesvara temple was built during the time of Rajaraja II, and is aesthetically different from the other two. These temples stand testimony to the architectural splendour and beauty of Chola art, architecture and sculpture. Hence, these 3 temples reflect the ancient culture and heritage of the Tamilians and form an inseparable part of their ancient history


  19. Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh The Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Red Fort Complex or the Lal Qila was built in the 16th century CE towards the north of Delhi by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, intended to be the main fortification of his new capital city, Shahjahanabad. Red Fort stands aloof among other pieces of Mughal architecture as an unmatched blend of the Persian, the Timuri and the Indian architectural styles. Until the exile of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar by the British in 1857, the Red Fort complex continued to serve as the capital citadel of the Mughal rulers.


  20. Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan Keoladeo National Park, located in the State of Rajasthan, is an important wintering ground of Palaearctic migratory waterfowl and is renowned for its large congregation of non-migratory resident breeding birds. A green wildlife oasis situated within a populated human-dominated landscape, some 375 bird species and a diverse array of other life forms have been recorded in this mosaic of grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps and wetlands of just 2,873 ha. This 'Bird Paradise' was developed in a natural depression wetland that was managed as a duck shooting reserve at the end of the 19th century


  21. Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha Sun Temple, Konark - Located in the Puri district of the Orissa state, the Konark (or Konarak) Sun Temple is constructed in the shape of the chariot of the Sun God, Surya or Arka. The chariot has 24 wheels and is pulled by 6 horses. The Sun Temple of Konark was constructed by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the 13th century CE. One of the most famous temples of India, The Konark Surya Mandir or sun temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India in 1984 under categories I, III and VI