Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published by “Nitesh Mittal”

Nitesh is a graduate from the prestigious Delhi University and manages the content syndication and oversees quality control. His subtle wit and skills are much like a Ninja warrior, who is not seen or heard but felt. Nitesh is the bedrock in the editorial team and is a veteran at Zigya.
Join him at www.zigya.com

Diwali – Festival of Lights and Learning

Nitesh Mittal 0

Amongst the major festivals of India, Diwali, also called Deepawali, is the most prominent one.  Since time immemorial, Diwali has been celebrated across the length and breadth of our country…

Krishna Janmashtami

Nitesh Mittal 0

  Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami is celebrated on the…

Raksha Bandhan

Nitesh Mittal 0

Raksha Bandhan is also called Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi is a festival which defines love and duty of brother and sister towards each other. The festival usually falls in August,…

Vande Matram

Nitesh Mittal 0

Vande matram literally means "I Pray/bow down to thee, Mother" is a short poem taken from Bengali novel, Anandamath, written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. It is a hymn filled with…

Goswami Tulisdas

Nitesh Mittal 0

Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated on the birth of great poet Goswami Tulisdas, the author of the hindu epic Ramacharitamanas, on account of the greatness of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar…

Patriotism Redefined

Nitesh Mittal 0

About a decade back, a movie was released that not only changed the face of Bollywood but enlightened the young minds in a way that had patriotism redefined.  With every…

The state of Karnataka

Nitesh Mittal 0

The name of the state of Karnataka is derived from the Kannada words “Karu” and “Nadu” which means “Elevated Land”. Karu nadu may also be read as karu, meaning "black", and…

Special Protection Group

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Special Protection Group (SPG) (विशेष सुरक्षा दल) is an armed force of the Union for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and former Prime Minister of…

National Broadcaster

Nitesh Mittal 0

Doordarshan, India's National Broadcaster, has the largest terrestrial network in the world covering about 92% population and 81% land area of the country.   Being a Public Service Broadcaster the channel…

Wagah Border

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Wagah Border also known as the Berlin Wall of Asia, is the sole border road crossing between India and Pakistan, which is on the historic Grand Trunk Road that…

Coal Mining

Nitesh Mittal 0

The first coal mining in India started in 1774 by the East India Company in the Raniganj Coalfield along the Western bank of Damodar river. The commercial coal mining in…

The Elephant

Nitesh Mittal 0

  The Elephant has been declared as the National Heritage Animal by the Ministry of Environment. This has been done to provide special recognition to the majestic  species and the…

Taj Mahal

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Taj Mahal was built in the year 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. …

Languages in Banknotes

Nitesh Mittal 0

The languages in banknotes in India are a total of 17.  On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi.  On the reverse is a language panel which…

Chandragupta Maurya

Nitesh Mittal 0

Chandragupta Maurya was born sometime around 340 BCE, reportedly in Patna, now in the Bihar state of India. He was of humble origin, since nobody recorded anything about him until…

Outstanding Sportsperson Recognition

Nitesh Mittal 0

Outstanding sportsperson recognition by the Republic of India – The 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award.  The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984…

Olive Oil refinery

Nitesh Mittal 0

On 3 October 2014 became the first state of India to start Olive Oil refinery. The refinery was established at a cost of Rs. 3.75 crore in Lunkaransar area of…

Longest Railway Platform

Nitesh Mittal 0

  Gorakhpur is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is  located along the banks of Rapti river in the eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar…

Great Game

Nitesh Mittal 1

Moksha Patam originated in India as a family of dice board games. During the colonial rule, the game wound its way to England, where it became known as Snakes and…

Dolly Delivered

Nitesh Mittal 0

The first mammal to be clonned was a sheep named Dolly, synthesized by Dr. Ian Wilmu, UK.  

Intriguing Israel

Nitesh Mittal 0

Israel is the only country to revive an unspoken language, Hebrew and establish it as one its two national languages.  

Generation Gap: A chronic Disease

Nitesh Mittal 0

A phrase that one often gets to hear these days is ‘Generation gap’. This is the justification that we generally have when we have to satiate our frustration at irreconcilable…

Midday Meals

Nitesh Mittal 0

The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India conceived to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. It was also envisaged to stop…

Terminal Tale

Nitesh Mittal 0

Victoria Terminus, rechristened Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. It was designed by Frederick William Stevens and is also the headquarter of the Central Railway of…

Pioneering Program

Nitesh Mittal 0

“Aryabhata”, the first satellite built in India was launched from Volgograd Launch Station, Russia, on a Soviet Intercosmos C-1 rocket. The satellite was assembled by ISRO in Peenya, Bangalore weighed…

Bat Basics

Nitesh Mittal 0

Bats are the only mammal that can fly. There are some other mammals that can glide, like the flying squirrels, but bats user their wings to generate flying power.  They also…

Majestic Monastery

Nitesh Mittal 0

Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, a north-eastern state of India is the largest monastery in India, and the second largest in the world. 

The Power Of Love

Nitesh Mittal 0

If you are one of the lucky ones (and I hope you are), you would have been in love sometime in your life.      Chances are that you would have spent…

Having a strategy that works: Online CBSE study material

Nitesh Mittal 0

An examination is undoubtedly a stressful period for  students. A considerable amount of stress may however be alleviated through understanding the right techniques.  These techniques help in saving time and…

NCERT solutions for examinations

Nitesh Mittal 0

Examinations are certainly no cakewalk. With the boards round the corner, there is a lot of buzz in the student community on how to bring out the best in each…