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List of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets

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There are about 100 billion galaxies in the universe and the Milky Way Galaxy is one of it in which our Solar System exists. The Sun is the originator of the Solar System, which eventually is also a star, is the source of light and energy. The celestial bodies revolves around the Sun, which includes 8 planets, 180 satellites, comets, meteors and asteroids, together constitute the Solar System. Here, we are giving the list of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets that gives a general awareness to the readers.

How the pre-monsoon rain became the boon of India's markets and Farmers!

2 days ago

India is a land of diverse range of climatic condition ranging from tropical in south, temperate and alpine in the Himalayan region, whereas some part of north-western part remains dry (Thar Desert) and some parts like Sunderban Delta, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat are characterised by mangrove vegetation. Hence, it very difficult to generalised the India’s diverse geographic level, and its wide range of weather. Let's find out, how pre-monsoon brings blessings and happiness to the India's markets and Farmers.

Timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case

May 17, 2017

The Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhumi Disputes has proven to be sources of religious and political conflicts. The main issues is moving around possession of site because groups of Hindu organisation claim that Mosque was built after demolishing the temple and also the site to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity i.e. Rama whereas Muslim claims that the Mosque was never built after the demolition but with the help of the ruins of temples. Here, we are giving a complete timeline of Babri Masjid - Ram Janmabhoomi Dispute Case to understand the issue, how and why the issues remain unsolved.

Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India: A Complete Overview

May 16, 2017

The dawn of the 19th century witnessed the birth of new vision- a modern vision among some enlightened sections of the Indian society. This enlightened vision was to shape the course of events for decades to come and even beyond. This process of reawakening, sometimes, but not always follow the intended as the ‘Renaissance’, did not always follow the intended line and gave rise to some undesirable by-products as well, which have become as much a part daily existence in the whole of the Indian subcontinent as have the fruits of these reform movements. Here, we are giving a complete overview on the Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India that will enhance the knowledge of readers to understand, how Indian Society transformed after reform movements.

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.

Interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere

May 10, 2017

The Hydrosphere is a combination of mass of water and the Earth's hydrosphere is made of oceans, lakes and rivers, glaciers, ice caps and icebergs. The composition of the hydrosphere in terms of percentage of water are Oceans (97.6), Saline lakes and inland seas (0.008), Ice caps and glaciers (1.9), Ground water (0.5), Soil moisture (0.01), Lakes (0.009) Fresh water rivers (0.0001), Atmosphere (0.0009). Here, we are giving interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere for enhancing the knowledge of aspirant who are preparing for different competitive exams.

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.

4 different ways to contact Prime Minister Office (PMO) of India

May 10, 2017

In order to fulfill the aspiration of the people and to establish direct contact with the public, the Prime Minister's Office has started many online and offline applications, apps, etc. In this article, we are giving information about the methods through which you can communicate with Modiji, PMO and can also reach their point of view.

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.

Which benefits and rights you are entitled to at Petrol Pumps in India?

Apr 27, 2017

There are more than 58000 petrol pumps in India out of which 95% belong to Government oil company viz. India Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum. There would be very few people among us who have never been deceived at petrol pumps. In this article we are explaining some rights i.e. free air pressure, free Drinking water, First aid box, Toilets etc. entitled to common men at the Petrol pumps.

Interesting Facts on Coral Reefs and Atolls

Apr 26, 2017

Corals are a kind of calcareous rock, chiefly made of the skeletons of minute sea organisms called 'polyps'. Coral reefs and atolls are formed due to the accumulation and compaction of the skeletons of these lime secreting organisms. They are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and also considered the medicine cabinets of the 21st century because several medicines are developed to treat cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, viruses, and other diseases.

10 interesting facts about Human Brain

Apr 26, 2017

Brain is located inside the skull of the head and is protected by a bony structure in the skull called cranium. It is the command center of the nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. This article deals with some interesting facts about the brain, which may be you don’t have studied till now.

Cultural History Vijaynagar Empire: Architecture, Literature & Art

Apr 21, 2017

The Vijaynagar Empire was founded by Harihara and Bukka in AD 1336 and made Hastinavati (Hampi) as the capital city. They ruled over Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and parts of Kerala in southern India. Here, we are giving the gist of the cultural history of Vijaynagar Empire that will refine the knowledge about how architecture, art, music and literature developed under this kingdom.

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.

10 cruellest kings in human history

Apr 12, 2017

Human history is full of unique people- some people are remembering for their humanity concern and some people are remembering for their inhuman action. Here, we are giving 10 cruellest kings who are remembering for their brutality, evil act and their whim of action that causes fear factor to the human civilisation.

5 Facts that you don’t know about the Infinity Symbol

Apr 12, 2017

Various theories or ideas are propounded for the existence of the symbol Infinity but that time it considered as a philosophical concept. This article deals with some facts related to the Infinity symbol like who had discovered this concept, when it was discovered, first time when it was used, how it was used etc.

Do you know the salary of Indian Cricketers?

Apr 12, 2017

Recently, BCCI has doubled the remuneration to be paid to the Indian cricketers in this year. BCCI has divided the contracted players into three categories A, B and C. As per new contract, player of A grade will get Rs. 2 cr. per year, B grade player will get Rs. 1 cr. per year and C grade player will get Rs. 50 lakhs per year.

15 Interesting facts about Statue of Liberty

Apr 10, 2017

The Statue of Liberty was a gift of the French people to the Americans on the commemoration of American Independence on July 4, 1776. The Statue was completed in France in July 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June 1885 onboard the French frigate "Isere."

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.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Apr 3, 2017

India is the land World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

Origin and Meaning of 13 common symbols used in our everyday life

Mar 31, 2017

The man on earth has discovered many symbols for the convenience of human being. There are so many symbols we use in our daily life like: Zebra Crossing, OK symbol, Victory sign and Danger sign etc. In this article we put some interesting information about the origin and importance of such symbols.

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.

10 Unknown traditions of the Modern India

Mar 28, 2017

India is a land of world's oldest and urban civilization i.e. Indus Valley Civilization. Hence, from ancient to modern India, Indian Society transform and synthesises various cults, customs, rituals and sects. Many of these cults and customs have had religious and social basis. These cults and customs are spread in different regions and religions. Here, we are giving 10 unknown traditions of Modern India.

Architectural Landmarks of the Sultanate Period: A Detailed Account

Mar 27, 2017

The architecture of the Sultanate Period manifested the aesthetic heritage of new sultans which include both religious and secular structures i.e. Indo-Islamic architecture. For Example- The dome is the prominent feature of the mosque in contrast to the Sikhar of Hindu temples. Here, we are giving an account of the architectural landmarks of the Sultanate period in which we have covered the name of builder, location and the characteristics of architecture.

Summary on the Military reforms under Delhi Sultanate

Mar 24, 2017

The Sultans of Delhi Sultanate were a perfect autocrat and their real source of authority was military strength. They were commander of forces, chief lawgiver and the final of the court of appeal. Here, we are giving a complete summary of the Military reforms under the Delhi Sultanate for the aspirants of different competitive exams.

Summary on Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate

Mar 24, 2017

The Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate was the first Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate and the various historians designated as the Slave Dynasty or the Mameluq Dynasty or the Ilbari Dynasty. Here, we are giving a complete Summary on the Ilbary Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate which can be used as revision capsule by the aspirants of different competitive examinations.

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.

10 Rarest and Most Valuable Coins of Human History

Mar 6, 2017

Human history is full of experiments and talents that represent their dynamism and how they are keen to change. This is just an art of collection that makes a piece of metal valuable than its real value.The value of these coins depends on the rarity of the pieces, their historical significance, and Minting errors. Here, we are giving 10 rarest and most valuable coins in human history, which will help to understand the history and art of collecting coins.

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.

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