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Why International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June

3 days ago

International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June throughout the world and for the first time it was celebrated on 21 June 2015. As, we all know environment is changing and the world is becoming more competent yoga help us to deal with this type of environment and also makes us healthy. This article deals with the theme, objectives of International Yoga Day, why it is celebrated on 21st June etc.

UPA vs NDA Government: Comparison Since 2014 to2017

Jun 12, 2017

Today, India tagged as the fastest growing economy in the whole world. The size of economy has grown to 2.54 lakh crores which made it the 7th largest economy in the world.  In this article, we have compared the changes in the different sectors of economy of India between 2014 to 2017.In this article basically we have compared 3 years of the current NDA government which resumed office in 2014 and performance of previous UPA government.

What is TRAI and how it works?

Jun 6, 2017

TRAI is Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Its main purpose is to regulate telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose appeals and protect the interest of the service providers as well as consumers. It establishes standards for Quality of Services (QoS) and supervise how service providers share revenue. This article deals with the role of TRAI, its functions and how it works.

What is e-Sanad and why it is launched

May 26, 2017

‘e-Sanad’ is an initiative for digitization of the certificates started by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in association with two other ministries. This initiative started with ‘Parinam Manjusha’ on May 24, 2017.

What is Benami Property and what does the law say about it?

May 15, 2017

The property which is held by a person in the name of other person but the price has been paid by someone else or somebody uses his/her name to allow someone to buy any house, land or any other property. Moreover, making fixed deposits in bank accounts by other names is also considered a Benami property.

Do you know why Mother’s Day is celebrated

May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day is celebrated to salute the motherhood, to increase the influence of mothers in the society, to increase the maternal bonds to children. We all have mothers, so together we should celebrate this day and it is the time to think about the legacies, aspects of society, challenges that mother face everyday etc. What is the history behind the celebration of Mother’s Day is discussed in this article.

How to withdraw money from provident fund without consent of employer?

May 10, 2017

Usually 12% of Basic Salary is being deducted from employee’s monthly salary and the same amount is being paid by the company. The main objective of EPF deduction from employee’s salary is to provide financial security to employees at the time of retirement. Ministry of Labour renders the interest at the rate 7% to 9% annual on the EPF amount.

Thalassemia Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Preventions

May 8, 2017

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People suffering from this disease not able to make enough haemoglobin and also suffers from anaemia. On every 8th May World Thalassemia Day is celebrated to increase the awareness about the disease throughout the world. This article deals with the symptoms, prevention measures, why Thalassemia Day is celebrated etc.

What salary/perks enjoyed by RBI Governor?

Apr 21, 2017

The government has increased their basic salaries by more than twice. Urjit Patel's basic salary has been increased to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Deputy Governor’s salary has been increased to Rs. 2.25 lakh. This change is effective from January 1, 2016. Prior to this increase, the basic salary of the Governor of the Reserve Bank was Rs.90.000 per month.

List of Current Chief Ministers in India

Apr 19, 2017

India is a democratic country and it has 29 states and 7 union territories. There are 31 Chief Ministers in India, 29 from states and 2 from union territories (Delhi and Puducherry).As of now Bhartiy Janta Party is ruling to 13 states while 6 states are ruled by the Indian National Congress. So let's have a look on the current gk list of Chief Minister in India.

Why China is hiding these 13 secret from the World?

Apr 17, 2017

China is the most populous and third largest country in the world. It occupies a large part of East Asia, borders fourteen states and has coastlines on the Yellow, East China and South China Seas. Two-thirds of the territory is mountainous or desert; only one-tenth is cultivated. The eastern half of the country is one of the world's best watershed lands. Apart from these entire epitomic examples, there are numerous hidden secrets of China, which are never coming to the World's scrutiny.

What are the Benefits of Plastic Notes in the Indian Economy

Apr 14, 2017

In the presence of parallel economy and lesser life of the paper currency notes, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to circulate plastic notes of Rs. 10 denomination in the five cities i.e. Mysore, Kochi, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubneshwar on trial basis.

Union Budget of India: Definition and different types

Apr 6, 2017

Budget’ is a systematic list of items of revenue and expenditure of the government of a defined duration or we can say it’s a plan for the income and expenditure of the government for the present, past and future financial years.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is banned

Mar 29, 2017

Currently, Indian society moving towards reformation whether it is social or religious matter. Triple Talaq is one of the current burning topics which are on the way of reformation. Here, we are giving the name of major Islamic countries where Triple Talaq is banned as per Current GK perspective.

Sources of revenue and expenditure of Government of India

Mar 20, 2017

The Government of India had stated in the budget of 2017-18 that the total income of the government was Rs.21,46,735 cr. while fiscal deficit amounted to Rs. 5,46,532. Government of India receives maximum revenue from Borrowing and other Liabilities (19% of total revenue) while the share of states in taxes and fees (24% of the total expenditure)is the largest item of expenditure.

List of Important Discoveries in Physics

Mar 3, 2017

Discovery is finding something meaningful that was not of knowledge before. This article deals with various discoveries which is like a new increment to knowledge help in the advancement of mankind like production of crop, medical applications etc.

What is an Interceptor missile and how it is useful

Mar 2, 2017

The interceptor missile is an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) which is a surface-to-air missile designed to counter ballistic missiles like intermediate range and intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from any country. It is used to deliver nuclear, chemical, biological or conventional warheads in a ballistic flight trajectory. How interceptor missile works and how it is useful is discussed in this article.

National Science Day a discovery of Raman Effect

Feb 28, 2017

National Science Day is celebrated all over India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the phenomenon of Raman Effect by CV Raman in 1928 and for his remarkable discovery in 1930 he got Nobel Prize which was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. This article deals with why National Science Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated, when it is celebrated, its objectives behind the celebration etc.

13 Parameters to Compare India and China

Feb 20, 2017

India has become the fastest growing economy of the world. The size of Indian economy is $US 4.99 trillion while china stands at $US13.39 trillion in terms of PPP. In this article we have compared these two super powers of the world with the help of authentic data.

Important facts about Police FIR

Feb 16, 2017

In order to maintain a legal system in a huge country like India, the constitution had laid down the foundation of system of Law. As against Indian army and other paramilitary forces, our police force is mainly responsible for maintaining internal peace and security of the country. In this article, we have provided all the information related to FIR and have tried to clear up various suspicions in order to provide guidance to the people.

How ISRO’s 104 Satellite launch can be a remarkable history

Feb 13, 2017

Till now ISRO has launched maximum 20 satellites at one go; it was PSLV-C34 on June 22, 2016. But now ISRO is going to create a history by launching 104 satellites on board, a flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 15 February 2017 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Let us find out how this is possible and what all satellites are going to be launched by ISRO.

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.

International Events and Issues 2016

Feb 3, 2017

The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. Here, we are giving the Current GK on International Events & Issues 2016 with full coverage of events and issues related International Cooperation, International relations, Multinational Corporation, Multinational State, Supranational, Transnational, World community, Global Awards, treaty between countries, sports events, and international summits.

Foreign Direct Investment limit in the different Sectors of the Indian Economy

Feb 3, 2017

A Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment by foreign investors in the foreign based company. Mainly there are two types of FDI, one is Green Field Investment (a fresh company is established in a foreign country) and the other is Portfolio Investment (shares of a foreign company are purchased or ownership acquired in a foreign company).

List of Grammy Award Winners

Feb 2, 2017

The Grammy Award is given outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry by ‘The Recording Academy’ to recognize. It is also called as Gramophone Award.  The prime motive of giving awards to recognise the positive impact of the lives of musicians, industry members and society at large. Find out the winners of 58th Grammy Awards with all categories of awards.

List of Pulitzer Prize Winners in Books, Drama, Music and Journalism

Feb 2, 2017

The Pulitzer Prize is given for the outstanding contribution in books, drama, music and Journalism. It was instituted 1917 on the provisions in the will of Hungarian- American Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher under the administration of Columbia University in New York City. Here, we are giving the ‘2016 Winners List of Pulitzer Prize Winners: Books, Drama, Music and Journalism’ consist of name of prize winners who did the extraordinary work in US journalism, drama, literature and other areas.

Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics

Feb 1, 2017

The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize given to the one or more outstanding mathematicians by the Government of Norway. It was instituted in 2002 to dedicate Norway's most famous mathematicians, Niels Henrik Abel. The 2016 Abel Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Sir Andrew Wiles. Here, we are giving the 2016 Winners of Abel Prize in Mathematics from latest awardees to the first award winner.

Winners of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Feb 1, 2017

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary award given to the writer of any ethnicity or nationality whose theme of writing is revolving around culture, politics, history, or people about South Asia. Here, we are giving the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature winner list 2016 from latest awardees to the first award winner.

Winners of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Feb 1, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is popularly called as BAFTA is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. Here, we are giving the winner list of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award 2016 that consists of every category of awards and awardees.

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