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13 Parameters to Compare India and China

2 days ago

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.

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.

Ghazi Attack of 1971: Untold Story of India-Pakistan Naval War

Feb 17, 2017

The PNS Ghazi was the naval submarine, which was used in the naval battle of India-Pakistan Naval War of 1971 during the Bangladesh liberation war and hence popularly known as "Ghazi Attack". It was deployed in East-Pakistan ashore (which is now in Bangladesh east coast) to locate INS Vikrant and to destroy the Indian Eastern Command base of Visakhapatnam.

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.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

Feb 8, 2017

The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

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.

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).

World’s first stable semi-synthetic organism discovered

Jan 27, 2017

TSRI Scientists have discovered world’s first stable semi-synthetic organism that may be helpful in the discovery of various drugs or medicines. Here we have discussed about this single celled bacterium and also the structure and function of DNA how it works and how hereditary characteristics features travels from one generation to another.

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 much does one minute of a Parliament session cost?

Jan 19, 2017

Members of Parliament are representative of public to put their problems in front of the leaders of the country.  But recent disruption during winter session of the parliament caused the loss of Rs. 144 crore or Rs. 2.5 lakhs/minute to the exchequer. So this wastage of public money raised a serious question on the functioning of the parliament.

H-1B Visa: Process & Interview Questions

Jan 19, 2017

H-1B Visa is a kind of non immigrant Visa provided for immigration to United States of America under the Section 101 (15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of the USA. According to the present American laws, within a year, only 65000 individuals can be granted the H-1B visa.

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.

How Postal Index Number or PIN Codes are generated in India?

Jan 17, 2017

A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pin code is a code in the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post (The Indian postal administration) to deliver the letter. The PIN Code system was introduced on 15 August 1972 by Shriram Bhikaji Velankar. Currently India has 6digit post code and soon it will be converted in 8 digits.

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.

What is Black Box? How does it Work?

Jan 17, 2017

The Black Box or Flight Data Recorder of an Airplane is an instrument which records all the activities of the airplane during its flight. From the security point of view, this box is generally kept at the back side of the airplane.

List of Obituary (National and International)

Jan 16, 2017

List of famous personalities, celebrities of the world (List of Obituary- National and International) who passed away recently and they enlighten the world from their contribution. This list will helps the students to crack examinations like UPSC, State Services LIC AAO, SSC CGL, Railways RRB, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and other exams.

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.

Karun Nair: 11 Facts about India's Youngest Second Triple Centurion in Test

Dec 20, 2016

Rajasthan born right handed batsman Karun Nair made 303 runs in test match against England and became only second Indian who scored a triple hundred in tests after the legendary Virender Sehwag. Nair is the youngest Indian test cricketer who hit a triple hundred. This young talent has played 3 test matches, 2 one days and 64 T20 matches for India.

List of Triple Centuries in Test Cricket: Latest GK 2016

Dec 19, 2016

In Test cricket triple centuries scored on 30 occasions by 26 different batsmen from eight of the ten Test-cricket playing nations. No player from Bangladesh or Zimbabwe has ever scored 300. In this article name of all the players who scored the triple century is given.

What is GDP and how it calculate India’s Income

Dec 17, 2016

An Overview of the GDP of a nation is crucial in understanding the economy of that nation. But, do you know how GDP is defined and how can it be an insight to the Economy of a nation? GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product which helps to calculate the aggregate production; hence it works as economic indicator as well.

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.

Roemer’s Determination of Speed of Light

Dec 7, 2016

Do you know that in 1676, the first successful measurement or determination of speed of light was made by Olaus Roemer and became the first person to prove that light travels at a finite speed? His method was based on observations of the eclipses of the moons of Jupiter.

History of Taxation in India

Dec 6, 2016

Tax is a mandatory liability for every citizen of the country. There are two types of tax in india i.e. direct and indirect. Taxation in India is rooted from the period of Manu Smriti and Arthasastra. Present Indian tax system is based on this ancient tax system which was based on the theory of maximum social welfare.

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