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GK Questions and Answers on Everyday Science

1 day ago

There are many things that go on in daily life and can be attributed to scientific practices. It is also important for us to recognize the science that is all around. With the help of soaps we remove dirt and dust from our hand before cooking food or eating. Have you ever thought what make soap to clean our hands, how germs are eliminated etc. This is nothing but the science which we use every day. These questions will tell you different types of scientific activities which we use daily and will also be helpful for various exams.

List of Administrative and Agrarian Terms used in Sultanate Period

3 days ago

The Sultanate period was militaristic and aristocratic, and moreover the real source of the sultan’s authority was military strength. The rulers of Delhi Sultanate knew the importance of agriculture and open to promote through technological assistance because food grain was the most important item of internal trade while they exported slaves, indigo, opium, spices and cotton goods. Here, we are giving the list of Administrative and Agrarian Terms used in Sultanate Period, which is very useful study material for the academic purposes as well as for those who are preparing for the competitive exams.

Sources of revenue and expenditure of Government of India

3 days ago

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 Sultanate Literary Works

Mar 17, 2017

The Sultans of India are perfectly autocrat unchecked by any restrictions and his word was law. The real source of the sultan’s authority was military strength. Various musicians and author stayed in the Sultans court who had written various books in which they have described about their administration, works, reforms, organisations, etc

Quiz on Indian Polity: Chief Minister of the State

Mar 17, 2017

It has been seen in all the competitive examinations that questions based on Indian Polity are asked every time, in this article, a questionnaire of 10 questions is being given on 'Chief Minister of the State'. for the convenience of the students we have given the answers of the questions also.

GK Questions and Answers on Latest Researches of New Technology

Mar 17, 2017

Latest Researches in new technological fields may result from the technological convergence of different systems evolving towards a similar goal and has many effects. General Questions and Answers on Latest Researches not only give you an idea of various technological developments that took place near your surroundings but also help in the preparation of examinations and also built your knowledge.

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

Mar 17, 2017

Volcano is a landform at the end of a conduit or pipe which rises from below the crust and vents to the surface. Magma rises and collects in the magma chamber deep below, resulting in eruptions that are effusive or explosive forming the mountain landform. The volcanic eruptions are closely associated with sea-floor spreading, plate-tectonics and mountain building process. Here, we are giving the list of World’s Major Active Volcanoes of the World which can be used for academic purpose as well as preparing for competitive exams.

Architectural Development during Delhi Sultanate Era

Mar 17, 2017

Art and architecture which was a combination of Arabic and Indian styles that took a new direction in the Delhi Sultanate period. It witnesses the evolution and development of Indo-Islamic Architecture by synthesising geometrical shapes, calligraphy, inscriptional art etc. This Indo-Islamic architecture manifested the aesthetic heritage of the new sultans that includes both religious and secular structures.

What is Green Muffler and how it is related with pollution

Mar 14, 2017

Green Muffler is a technique of reducing noise pollution by planting 4-6 rows around the populated areas or noisy places. Let us find out what is Green Muffler Scheme, why trees are known as buffers, how trees help in reducing noise pollution.

What are the main functions of Reserve Bank of India

Mar 6, 2017

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the supreme monetary authority of India. This organization is responsible for printing of currency notes and managing the supply of money in the Indian economy. RBI works as a custodian of foreign reserve, banker’s bank, banker to the government of India and controller of credit.

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.

Campaigns of Mahmud of Ghazni in India: A Complete Overview

Feb 20, 2017

Mahmud was the son of Subuktigin and his policy of conquest brought him in India just like his father who had extended his kingdom beyond the Indus after a reign of 20 years. He was a brilliant general and a mighty conqueror. He led as many as 17 expeditions into India during the years 1000-1206. Out of these the one against the temple of Somnath in 1025 AD was the most important as it gave Mahmud a vast treasure.

List of Important Places Associated with Chola Administration

Feb 20, 2017

The emergence of the Chola power from obscurity, its rise to an important position and its conflicts, first with the Rashtrakutas from beyond the Tungabhadra and later with their successor, the Chalukyas of Kalyani, form the dominant features of the history of South India in the period 850 AD- 1200 AD. Here, we are giving the brief outline of the places which are associated with the Chola Administration.

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.

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.

List of Important Rajput Kingdoms, Capital and Founder

Feb 6, 2017

The emergence of Rajputs was the outcomes of the death of Harshavardhana and the breakup of Pratihara Empire. They dominated the Indian political scene nearly 500 years from the 7th century. They belong to the patrilineal clans of the Indian subcontinent. They rule over Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar as warriors, entrepreneurs, and zamindar (land owners).

What is the difference between DNA and RNA

Feb 6, 2017

DNA is a deoxyribonucleic acid and is a hereditary material whereas RNA is ribonucleic acid present in all living cells. Both DNA and RNA is important, if either one of these polymers fails or disappear then life would cease to exist. Without these elements protein will not be able to generate which is important for life to exist and to produce energy.

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.

List of Golden Globe Awards Winners

Jan 31, 2017

The Golden Globe Awards are given for the excellence of film and television both domestic and foreign. This award is given by recognition of the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  Here, we are giving a complete winner list of the Golden Globe Awards 2016 that consists of the best in movies and television winner in different categories.

Latest Diary of National Events: A Detailed Overview

Jan 27, 2017

The term "nation" is sometimes used as synonyms for the State or sovereign state that means a government which controls a specific territory, which may or may not be associated with any particular ethnic group. Here, we are giving the “Latest Diary of National Events: A Detailed Overview” which will help the students to ease their preparation journey of examinations like UPSC, State Services LIC AAO, SSC CGL, Railways RRB, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and other exams.

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