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World's First commercial flying Car is now available

Feb 18, 2017

The world's first commercial road and air legal flying car is now available. It is made by Dutch vehicle manufacturer PAL-V who has revealed details of the Liberty. Let us study in detail about this first commercial flying car, about PAL-V, how it works etc.

Which British Laws are still used in India

Feb 6, 2017

The British Governement made a number of legislations to run the country as per their convenience. The main obejctives behind all such legislations were to exploit the resources of India and to stop the rebellions from protesting against such open loot of resources. This article deals with some of such immoral and unethical legislations.

19 Laws and Rights must be known to every Indian

Feb 6, 2017

Indian Constitution has provided so many laws to the general public for the protection of their rights.  But unfortunately many people are not aware of them hence they face many difficulties in their day to day life. This article covered some basic laws like Motor Vehicle Act 1988, section -185 202, Criminal Procedure Code, Section 46 etc.

Do you know the security arrangements of the Prime Minister of India

Feb 3, 2017

The security arrangements for the Prime Minister of India is as stringent as that of any other Head of any State. The responsibility for providing 24 hours’ security to the Prime Minister lies on SPG (Special Protection Group). Let us see further how SPG works, about weapons of SPG, Prime Minister Aeroplane, about Delhi Police role in providing security to the PM etc.

13 Interesting Facts about Republic Day Parade

Jan 24, 2017

Every year on the occasion of 26th January, you watch the parade organized on the Rajpath by the medium of TV, Doordarshan channel. But do you know who has the responsibility for organizing the parade on 26th January and how much expenditure is incurred for its organization? In this article, we are providing 13 interesting facts related to the parade of 26th January.

What is depicted by 16 digits printed on Debit Card?

Jan 24, 2017

ATM card is also known as Debit Card and it is used for online shopping, online bill payments etc .Without going bank we can withdraw money from ATM machine with the help of debit card. In this article we will see that 16 numbers on debit card carries a lot of information including the card issuer and many more.

14 interesting Facts about White House

Jan 20, 2017

White House is the most famous palace in the whole world. Every president of the USA lives in this house of 132 rooms. This 6 storey house has a swimming pool, a jogging track, a tennis court, a billiard room, a bowling lane and a movie theatre.

How National Highways are named in India

Jan 19, 2017

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI; was set up in 1988) is responsible for development, maintenance and management of Highways in India. In India, the road network extends to 5,472,144 Kilometers out of which 97,991 Kilometers belongs to national highways. India has the second largest road network across the world.

Do you know that our moon is made up of 20 smaller moonlets?

Jan 17, 2017

As, compared to other planets of the solar system, the moon is the only planet that glaze. Origin of the moon is always full of mysteries. Scientists from several years are constantly trying to find out the secrets, and in order to it the current Israeli scientists have claimed that the origin of the moon is due to the merging of 20 smaller moonlets. In this article we will see some facts related to it.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Know

Jan 12, 2017

The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

How New Year is celebrated across the world?

Jan 5, 2017

Gregorian calendar has attained validity across the globe and according to this calendar; almost all the countries of the world celebrate New Year at an interval of 364/365 days on 1st of January every year.  There are different beliefs and methods with regard to celebration of New Year in different countries.

Why India is Unique Country in the World?

Dec 23, 2016

Currently India has 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state & UTs have their own language, clothing, cuisine and look. India is tagged as the mother of so many inventions like algebra, number zero, shampoo, chess, value of pi and diamond mining. India has nearly 90,000 types of animals including over 350 mammals, 1,200 bird species and 50,000 plant species.

Five interesting facts on the Roald Amundsen’s first South Pole expedition

Dec 14, 2016

By the end of the 18th century, the scientific revolution had given way to the "Age of Reflection" that resulted discoveries and expeditions. It was Roald Amundsen; a Norwegian explorer who reaches the geographic South Pole and became first man on the South Pole.

7 Landmark Court Cases that changed Indian Laws

Dec 1, 2016

To cope up with the changing nature of the society, Indian Constitution also goes through a transformation. In our country, there are some cases that have created a landmark and helped in generating new laws. Due to which not only Constitution is amended, but also change the view & opinion of the people. This article deals with 7 cases of court that paved the way to change the laws in India.

Interesting Facts about Supreme Court of India

Nov 1, 2016

Supreme Court is the apex court in India which came into existence on 26th January, 1950 and is located on Tilak Marg, New Delhi. It is a Constitutional body which is laid down in Part V of the Chapter V of the Constitution of India from Articles 124 to 147. It consists of Chief justice of India and 30 other Judges designated by the President of India and the retirement age of Supreme Court Judges is 65 years. Here are some interesting facts related to Supreme Court of India.

Amazing facts on “Achievements of India”

Oct 28, 2016

Earlier Indian was famous as the leader of spiritualism in the whole world but now India is going to be the leader of the business as well. The size of Indian economy (in terms of GDP Nominal) is $3444 billion which make it the 6th largest economy of the world. It’s amazing to know that NASA has 36% scientists from India.

Top 10 most intelligent people on Earth

Oct 25, 2016

Without geniuses History can’t be created. Persons like Newton, Thomas Elwa Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei etc are still alive due to their methods, ideas and formulas. There are also people who have gained fame and achieved in small age with their mind-boggling IQ levels. Here are 10 most intelligent people on earth those who have created history.

Why Uniform Civil Code is necessary for India?

Oct 21, 2016

Uniform Civil Code is defined in our Constitution under Article 44 which states that it is the duty of the state to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India. As, Uniform Civil Code would put in place a set of laws to govern personal matters of all citizens irrespective of religion is perhaps the need of the hour and ensuring that their fundamental and Constitutional rights are protected.

Do you know that a retired UP Postmaster is building a Taj Mahal for his ‘Mumtaz’

Oct 17, 2016

As we all know that 350 years ago Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Similarly, Faizul Hasan Qadri a retired 80 years old post master from Kaser Kalan village around 50 km from Bulandshahr distt, Western Uttar Pradesh is building a replica of the heritage in memory of his late ‘Begum’ as ‘mini Taj’.

Have you ever wondered how 29 States in India got their Names

Oct 14, 2016

India derived its name from Indus River and the Aryan worshippers referred Indus River as Sindhu. The invaders of Persia converted it into Hindu. Therefore, the name ‘Hindustan’ combines with Sindhu and Hindu. Billions of people live together in India in 29 states where Language, History, Rulers etc. of particular regions has also contributed to the names. That is why we call it as Unity in diversity. Let see how Indian 29 States got their name.

10 Most Expensive Animals in the World

Oct 7, 2016

There are people in the world who love animals and are crazy for them. Also, keep pets at their home. For them how much an animal is expensive doesn’t matter. As we all know that animals are loyal, great companions and also make us stress free. In this article we have given a glimpse of 10 most expensive animals in the world.

Life Style of RAW agents

Oct 4, 2016

When we think about the Life Style of RAW agents or a Secret Intelligence Field Agents, James Bond movie strikes our mind and we imagine or dreams about the action, investigations, conspiracy plots etc but is it really true in real life. Is it happened like that only, or may be different. They also sometimes work as a support job at our country’s Secret Intelligence Services like translation of Foreign Languages, communication officers etc.

What is Surgical Strike?

Sep 29, 2016

Being a soft state, India always act or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

Do You know that who Invented Ball pen?

Sep 29, 2016

The inventor of ball pen was Ladislao José Bíro, a Hungarian born in 1899 into a Jewish family. He invented the ball pen in 1931 to get rid of fountain pen's blotting and smudging.

Reason behind using word ‘wood’ in Cinema

Sep 26, 2016

The word ‘wood’ is used in major film industries like Hollywood, Tollywood, Bollywood etc. Do you know the reason behind it? An American film Industry which was named after the district called Hollywood the central region of Los Angeles, California (US) and Bollywood emerged its name by simply replacing ‘H’ from Hollywood with ‘B’, the first letter from Bombay.

Top amazing facts about RAW

Sep 26, 2016

RAW (Research and Analysis wing) is India’s External Intelligence agency. It came into existence on September 21st, 1968, after the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and the India-Pakistan War of 1965 need for a separate external intelligence agency was felt. Headquartered at New Delhi. Before 1968, Intelligence Bureau (IB) was responsible for India’s Internal as well as External Intelligence. Some interesting facts of RAW are discussed in this article.

Ten Incredible Libraries around the World

Sep 26, 2016

Libraries are the incredible gift of and to mankind through knowledge and imagination that provide inspiration and help to work that little bit harder. Sometime it works as power house of knowledge because by accessing this, it increases realm of human’s imagination. Here, we are giving 10 incredible list of libraries  around the world.

Foods you thought were of Indian-origin but aren't

Sep 19, 2016

We Indians are famous for our cultural values and for mehman nawazi. In which we prepare and serve lots of tasty dishes. Also, since childhood we are eating , drinking and enjoying  these food items daily and thinking that they are of Indian origin but unfortunately it is not so. Here are the list of foods that you thought were of Indian origin but aren’t.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Sep 2, 2016

The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

Amazing facts about Prime Minister’s Residence

Aug 22, 2016

7 Race Course Road or 7 RCR is the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, where he lives and holds most of his official or political meetings. It is situated on 7 RCR, New Delhi and the official name of the PM’s residence complex is Panchavati (it was also the forest name of Lord Rama). The entire RCR is also named as Delhi Race Course, which is now closed to the public. Rajiv Gandhi was the first PM to stay at Race Course Road in 1984 and now it is the present residence of Narendra Modi since 26th May 2014.

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