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10 Important Facts about Kakori Train Conspiracy

Aug 10, 2017

We celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August. It is worth knowing that this day of celebration is not achieved in one day, but a long process of struggle and Kakori Train Conspiracy is one of the important events of the freedom struggle. Here, we are giving 10 important facts about Kakori train Conspiracy.

List of Famous Local Winds of the World

Aug 9, 2017

The Local Winds are basically originated due to Convection from daytime heating; Unequal heating and cooling of the surface; and Gravity, including downdrafts. Here, we are giving the list of Important Local Winds of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World

Aug 4, 2017

The beautiful, bewildering and mysterious relief features are the dominated features of the Earth. Earth is covered with around 71 % of water and it is one of the essential components to humans and other life forms. Here, we are giving 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World that will definitely mesmerize and eyebrow-singeing fact for the readers who want to explore the world.

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

Aug 3, 2017

The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).

Top 10 Largest Countries By Area

Aug 2, 2017

The Earth is a dynamic planet because it is constantly undergoing changes inside and outside. It is made up of rocks. Its surface is covered with water by 71 % and remaining 29% is a land mass that consists of continents and islands. Here, we are giving the “List of the Top 10 Largest Countries by Area”.

List of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World

Aug 2, 2017

A cave is a hollow place in the grounds which is formed naturally by the weathering of rock and often extends deep underground. It also refers to smaller openings like sea caves, rock shelter and grottos. Here, we are giving the list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

List of Hydro Power Plants in India

Jul 27, 2017

Energy is an essential input for economic development and improving the quality of life. India is the seventh largest producer of hydroelectricity in the World. Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897, followed by the commissioning of a hydropower station at Sivasamundram in Karnataka during 1902. Here, we are giving a list of Hydro Power Plants in India that will help in the enhancement of general knowledge of the readers.

Currencies of the World: Countries that have Rupee as currency

Jul 26, 2017

The Currency is a system of money or other items used as a medium of exchange, esp. the money used in a particular country, area, or domain of usage. Here, we are giving a list of countries that have rupees as a currency name for general awareness (GK).

List of Brand Ambassadors in India

Jul 19, 2017

Brand Ambassador is often called Corporate Ambassador who is appointed on the basis of popularity by an organization or company to represent a brand in a positive light.  Here, we are giving the list of brand ambassadors in India and the list of brands/programmes.

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

Jul 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.

List of Chinese Funded Companies in India

Jul 14, 2017

India's largest purchasing power and huge market are attracting marketers from across the world. Among all the investors, Chinese investors and technology entrepreneurs comes with a Herculean investment in India’s start-up specialising in areas such as mobile gaming, education, healthcare, financial technology and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Here, we are giving the list of Chinese Funded Companies in India (List of India’s Start-up Company funded by Chinese Investors) for general awareness (GK).

Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

Jul 14, 2017

The Earth is spheroid. Hence, it is very difficult to locate places on it unless the mathematical system is used. There are two reference points on the Earth- North Pole and South Pole. With the help of these two points it has been possible to draw the Equator, as it lies exactly midway between the poles. In order to locate places accurately, a network of lines is drawn on the globe, i.e. lines of longitudes and lines of latitude.

The Revolt of 1857: Causes, Nature, Importance and Outcomes

Jul 12, 2017

The Revolt of 1857 (Also regarded as India's First War of Independece) was an extremely important event in Indian history. It was initiated by the sepoy of the company which arouses the accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime.

List of the Major Islands of the World

Jul 12, 2017

An Island is a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water. There are three types of Island: Continental Island; Oceanic Islands; and Tropical Island. Here, we are giving a list of the Major Islands of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.

List of Superlatives of World Geography

Jul 11, 2017

The Earth is only planet where life exists because of favourable atmosphere and Biosphere. It is covered around 70% by water and rest are the surface rises above sea level to form seven continent and countless smaller islands. Here, we are giving the list of Superlatives of World Geography for general awareness (GK).

List of Inventions and Discoveries by Israel

Jul 10, 2017

Israel has become the fastest growing economy and technological powerhouse after 50 years of its establishment, because country's has a tremendous combination of the educational and scientific infrastructure with the country's most pressing problems unexpectedly made for a creative synthesis which set development into motion. Here, we are giving list of Inventions and Discoveries by Israel in areas like Mathematics, Robotics, Chemistry, Physics, arms and ammunition etc for Defence for general awareness.

List of Highest Waterfall in the World

Jul 7, 2017

Waterfalls are formed in the upper course of a river where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river. Here, we are giving a list of Highest Waterfall in the world in which we have covered the name, location, source/river and approx. height in meters for general awareness.

List of Major Rivers of the World

Jul 6, 2017

About 70% of Earth surface is covered with water and is found in rivers, lakes, streams and oceans. Here, we are giving, the list of Major Rivers of the World which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Six Philosophical Systems or Shada Darsana of India

Jul 5, 2017

The rational investigation of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics is called Philosophy. In other word, it is a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school. Here, we are giving a detailed summary on the Six Philosophical System or Shada Darsan of Indian Philosophy.

 

List of largest lakes of the World

Jul 5, 2017

A Lake is a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land. Some of these lakes are formed by glaciers coercion or intimidation into the ground and some are created when river valleys are blocked by dams. Here, we are giving the list of the largest lakes of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.

What is O-1 Visa and how it is different from H-1B?

Jul 4, 2017

If you are travelling any part of the world for education, employment, residence and tourism, you need two things- Passport (Document for identity because you need to prove who are you); and Visa (To prove you have been checked before you travel). A Visa is a conditional authorisation by a country to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that country.

Development of Education during British Period in India

Jul 3, 2017

Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

Jun 23, 2017

Mathematics is a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. The Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji are classical Indian mathematician whose contribution made immortal. Here, we are giving the list of Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India with their contribution.

Summary on the Political Condition of the Rajputs Ruling States

Jun 21, 2017

After the death of King harsh, the new ruling class emerges in the Indian Subcontinent i.e., Rajput. The myriads of Rajput dynasties carved a new dimension to the politics of the Indian subcontinent. Here, we are giving a complete overview of the political condition of the Rajputs, which will help the readers to their general knowledge about this warrior clan of early medieval India.

List of Railways Ministers of India

Jun 19, 2017

The first railway on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. The Indian Railways are the premier transportation organization which is the largest rail network in Asia and the world's second largest under one management. Here, we are giving the list of Railways Ministers of India for the general awareness.

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

Jun 6, 2017

The Mountains are one of the significant features of the Earth’s surface. These are such highlands whose slopes are steep and the peaks are pointed. Generally, mountains are more than 100 meters whereas hills are less than 1000 meters. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World for general awareness to the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.

List of Major Fishing Grounds of the World

Jun 6, 2017

The World's Ocean Fishing grounds are located in the cool waters of the northern hemisphere because in southern hemisphere commercial ocean fishing is less developed and best fishing grounds founded above continental shelves. Here, we are giving the list of World' major fishing ground of the world for enhancing the general knowledge of the readers.

List of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India

May 31, 2017

The Quit India Movement was launched by MK Gandhi after Cripps departure, for British withdrawal and a non-violent non-cooperation movement against any Japanese invasion which was popularly known as ‘Quit India Movement’. Here, we are giving the list of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India, which helps the readers to enhance their knowledge about India’s freedom fighters.

List of Personalities Associated with Civil Disobedience Movement during British India

May 30, 2017

The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi when British Government not given positive response on Gandhi’s eleven demands. Hence, Mahatma Gandhi had decided to make salt the central formula for Civil Disobedience Movement. This movement was injected with the ideology of disobeying laws, demands and commands of the Government. Here, we are giving the list personalities who were associated with Civil Disobedience movement of British India.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

May 29, 2017

From the evolution of humankind to the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from ancient world to modern world.

List of the Major Straits of the World

May 26, 2017

A Strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses. Here, we are giving the list of the World’s major Straits that will give general awareness to the reader in understanding how these straits connect the world.

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