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Meaning of unique number which randomly display on TV screen

1 day ago
When we are watches TV, a unique number randomly appears on the screen which has in the form of 000-8769-1545-99. This number is automatically appears and disappears on our screen. Due to this number, we have face troubles watching different programs or live matches. But have you ever wondered that what is the meaning of this number and why does it frequently appears on our screen? Apart from this, anyone can be reached to your house through this number. If you are unaware the answers of these questions then after reading this article you will know that what is the meaning of the unique number that appears on the TV screen and how can someone reach your house through this number?

India's 11 Guinness World Records

Oct 16, 2017
As everyone knows that the world is full of wonders; where some people are naturally peculiar while some people are famous in this world because of their weird hobbies. One of them is Ram Singh Chauhan, a resident of Jaipur who has a 14 feet mustache and the world's smallest woman known as Jyoti Amge whose height is only 61.95 centimeters or about 2 feet.

World's only bank which gives loan without any document

Oct 16, 2017
Generally, citizens have to deposit many types of documents in order to take loans from banks and loans are given to the citizens only after scrutiny of those documents. But you will be surprised to know that there is only one bank in the world, which gives loans to customers without any documents. In this article, we are giving detailed explanation about that bank who gives loan to its clients without any documenting.

Do you know the reason behind the fish rain?

Oct 16, 2017
There are many mysteries in the world which are difficult to believe. One of such is the fish rain. Do you know how fish rains, is it possible or not? Due to which process the fish suddenly falls from the sky that too with rain? How this happen, will study in this article.

Top 10 players who have scored most runs in international T20

Oct 11, 2017
At the present time, international T20 matches are rarely held, but due to the domestic T20 leagues being held in different countries, it has become quite popular. The impact of the explosive batting by batsmen in T20 matches can be seen in ODIs and Test matches because every batsman's strike rate of the current time is much better than the batsmen who played 20 years ago. In this article, we are giving details of the top 10 players who have scored most runs in international T20 matches.

Certification Marks issued for different products in India

Oct 10, 2017
Government of India has created some standards for almost every product to protect the economic interests of all citizens. These standards are like "AGMARK" for agricultural products, ISI mark for electric products, BIS mark for gold ornaments and “FPO mark" for all the "processed fruit products". This article will explain some of the most essential certification marks to protect the consumer rights.

List of Approved Stock Exchanges in India

Oct 9, 2017
Stock exchanges are the place where investors buy and sell the shares in the companies. As of now there are 23 SEBI approved stock exchanges in the country. Stock market is managed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Which acid is used to peel ginger skin and how it affects health?

Oct 7, 2017
Ginger is a very common spice which is used in almost everyone's homes for cooking. But adulteration of ginger is a life threatening issue which is causing several serious diseases like cancer. Which acid is used by the vegetable vendors to make ginger shiny or polished and how it can affect health is discussed in this article.

What are Generic Medicines and why are they affordable

Oct 5, 2017
According to the World Health Organization, if doctor started prescribing generic medicines, then health expenditure can be reduced by 70% in developed countries and developing countries. Generic drugs consumption is only 10-12 percent of the total drug market. Greedy attitude of the drug manufacturer companies, medical stores and doctors don't want to spread the market of generic drugs. In today’s world almost all type of generic drugs are available at the price lower than the branded medicines.

Why Indian Highways have coloured milestones?

Oct 5, 2017
Have you ever noticed that there are different colour stripes on milestones while travelling on the side of the road or on the highway? What do these milestones reflect, why they have coloured stripes, etc. will study in this article.

What is Cloudburst and how cloudburst different from normal rainfall?

Oct 4, 2017
Rains are the blessings to all the living beings on the Earth because it is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth and also provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. Cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time to a small geographical area. Here, we are giving detailed explanation on cloudburst, how such cloud formed and what causes the clouds to burst and release all the water at once for general awareness.

Interesting facts about Polar Regions

Oct 3, 2017
The regions of Earth surrounding its geographical poles (North Pole and South Pole) are known as Polar Regions. It is also known as Frigid Zone because these regions are dominated by Earth's polar ice caps, the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent of Antarctica. These regions are the zones in higher latitudes where there is never any summer in the sense that is understood in our moderate latitudes. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Polar Regions of Earth in general awareness.

How can you verify your fake GST bill

Sep 29, 2017
The Indian government has decided to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the entire country from July 1, 2017. So all the restaurants which have registered themselves with the government of India and do not have air conditioner (AC) will have to pay GST at the rate of 12% and those restaurants which have air conditioner in their premises will have to pay GST at the rate of 18%.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat SIngh

Sep 28, 2017
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907 and at the young age he was hanged. He was a great and brave freedom fighter who fought for the country. Popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagt Singh. In this article we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influence others.

How to register complaints with Indian Railways

Sep 28, 2017
Indian Railways make some new changes every year, keeping in mind the convenience of the people. These changes mainly include changes in passenger fares, freight rates, train and cleaning at the station, passenger safety, easy ticket booking etc. Even after all these changes, if a passenger experiences any inconvenience, the railway authorities make every effort to solve the grievances of the people through social media, helpline number and email etc.

What is Tide, why it occurs and how it is important for human life?

Sep 28, 2017
Most of the people dreamed to have a unique tidal experience and hence, they are familiar with the terms low tide and high tide. Here, we are giving interesting fact about Tides, why it occurs and how it is important for human life for general awareness.

Top 10 countries with largest military expenditure in the world

Sep 27, 2017
The defence budget of US military for the fiscal year 2018 is $ 824.6 billion. This budget has a base budget of $ 574.5 billion for the development of the US Army, whereas $ 64.6 billion is set aside to fight Islamic State and war on foreign lands. America's defence spending is more than the total defence budget of top nine military spenders of the world. India's entire defence budget is $56 billion.

Do you know how law of Cricket and formats evolved from 18th century to 20th century?

Sep 27, 2017
There are plethora of sources about the evolution of Cricket, some advocated the origins of cricket lie somewhere in the Dark Ages and some advocated that the origins of cricket lie somewhere from Indian game “Gilli-Danda” but 18th century witnesses the formal match took place between Australia Vs England which timeless match.

Do you know about the ‘Plastic-eating’ fungus discovered in Pakistan

Sep 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered a natural method to degrade plastic which take decades. They have found a fungus that can break a non-biodegradable plastic in weeks by secreting enzymes which pull apart individual molecules. Let us find out about this fungus, how it works, what is the name of the fungus.

Advantages and Disadvantages of interlinking Rivers in India

Sep 26, 2017
The purpose of interlinking the rivers is to join the Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals. This will solve the problems of flood and will provide water throughout the year. Farmers will also get benefit as they will not be dependent on monsoon for water etc. This article is based on the River linking project, in which its history and the benefits of this project are given.

Difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Sep 26, 2017
People often use the term United Kingdom, Great Britain and England for the same place, but these three terms have different meanings. First term represents political, second one is for geographic and the last one is for nationality. Here, we are giving some important facts that differentiate the terms United Kingdom, Great Britain and England, and enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

Famous Indian personalities whose postage stamps have been issued in their lifetime

Sep 25, 2017
There are many famous people in the world who, in their lifetime, get the prestige and fame that many people do not even have luck after they die. One of these publications- Postage stamp releases in the name of a living person. Such great personality’s in India, whose names have been depicted in their lifetime. In this article, we are giving details of the famous Indian personalities whose postal stamps have been issued in their lifetime.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Benefits & Drawbacks

Sep 22, 2017
PM Modi announced a decisive war against black money and also corruption by demonetising notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 which will be no longer legal. So, let us have a look on the benefits of this scheme, how it will be beneficial and also some drawbacks.

What is Hurricane and how it is formed?

Sep 20, 2017
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counter clockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface. Here, we are giving the concept, definition and formation of hurricanes for general awareness.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Sep 20, 2017
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are giving an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

What is the difference between ethnicity and race?

Sep 11, 2017
The diversity is used to describe entities with members who have identifiable differences in their biological as well as cultural backgrounds or lifestyles. This diversity is complemented by races and ethnicity. The term “Race" and "Ethnicity" are often used interchangeably but have separate meaning– one as ‘biological quality’ and second one as ‘cultural phenomenon’. Here, we are giving the basic difference between the race and ethnicity for general awareness.

What are the demands of Kashmiri from Government of India

Sep 11, 2017
With the end of British rule, the state of Jammu and Kashmir also became independent on 15 August 1947. For the protection of Jammu and Kashmir, a treaty of accession was signed on October 26, 1947 between Maharaja Hari Singh and Jawaharlal Nehru. An article 370 was added in the Indian Constitution, under which Kashmir has got status of special state. The present NDA Government of India wants to abolish Article 370 but Kashmiris are opposing it.

List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters

Sep 6, 2017
A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Here, we are giving the ‘List of Public sector banks in India and their headquarters’ along with their taglines and year of establishment. In this article, we have also included the proposed merger of SBI’s associate banks and Bhartiy Mahila Bank with state bank of India and its impact on Indian Banking Industry which will be useful GK Study material for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams like IAS/PCS/SSC and Banking etc.

7 Smallest Countries in the World

Sep 6, 2017
Country is a region identified as a distinct national entity. Some countries are so small that some cities of other nations are big enough. These countries have their own culture, government etc. This article deals about the 7 smallest countries in the world.

What is Project 73 of India to tackle China?

Aug 28, 2017
Between the growing tension in India and China, India has started construction of 73 roads on the border with China, in which 27 roads will be constructed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and 46 roads by the Defense Ministry. Therefore, the construction of these 73 roads by India has been named "Project 73". The construction of 30 roads of this project has been completed.

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