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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).
India and China Both are considered as the largest superpower of Asian continent. The size of trade between these two countries is around $70 billion. On the other hand, the boundary dispute between the two countries is always alive. In the light of the recent standoff between these two counties in the Doklam area; we are comparing the defence capabilities of these two countries in this article.
This article tells about the 10 poorest economies of the world. In the list of ten countries no country individually has its total GDP greater than the total assets of the richest person of the world i.e. Bill Gates. Haiti, a country situated in Caribbean Sea has the most of its population (77%) Below Poverty Line.
A complete list of ‘First in the World’ which is composed of all those human exploration and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time by any human being. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for Competitive Exam (like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.), Bank Exam and Entrance Exam".
On July 12, 2017, Chinese troops have sailed for setting up country's first ever overseas military base in Djibouti (Africa).This Chinese step shows that China is trying to trap India through different base around its neighbouring countries. China is creating a ring around India which is named "String of Pearls" by the media.
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.
According to official figures, in the year 2015-16, India's export to China was $ 7.56 billion and India's imports from China stood at $ 52.26 billion. These data shows that India's trade deficit with China was $ 44.7 billion. Indians need to keep in mind that India sends 8% of its total exports to China, while China sends only 2% of its total exports to India.
According to the OECD Global Report, the country which pays highest salary in the world is Luxembourg, here a workers gets average salary of Rs.40 lacs per year.After this country USA is on the second spot which pays Rs.37.85 lacs per year.On an average, highly skilled employees in India get an average of Rs.6 lakh per year.
When we heard about the achievements in Science & Technology, invention, discoveries and innovation only one name come-up in our mind i.e. Israel. In other word, we can say Israel is the mitochondria of technology. Here, we are the list of latest technology used by Israel for general awareness.
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.
Helicopter is very useful aircraft because it can vertically take off and land in a very limited space, turn in any direction very quickly and hover in air. It is powered by an engine on its top with blades which rotate at high speed to give the craft its lift.
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.
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.
As per Airports Council International (ACI) report of the world's busiest airports measured by the total passenger which is the combination of passengers enplaned plus passenger’s deplaned plus direct-transit passengers. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport.
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.
Capital is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government. A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government; the status as capital is often designated by its law or constitution. Although most of the country has only one capital, but there are some countries with two or more capitals. In this article we are giving details of countries with two or more capitals.
The Oxford Dictionary of the English language contains more than one million words, while the Gorilla named Koko also communicates in more than 1,000 gestures in American Sign Language. But do you know the smallest language in the world, whose vocabulary consist only 120 words? If you do not have the answer, then you will read this article to know the world's smallest language and what is its specialty?
Every country imposes taxes on the income of its citizens, production activities and services to run their economy. When the government collects tax, then it uses the same to provide basic facilities such as electricity, water, education, hospital and road etc. to its citizens so that the welfare of the people can be increased.
As of now the size of India Economy has become $2088 billion which tagged it as the 7th largest economy in the whole world. On the other hand, the size of Pakistan's economy is about $273 billion. So, India's GDP is almost 7 times larger than Pakistan's economy.
The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy and are not part of the United Kingdom. It is comprises of seven different islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou. These Islands are created by tectonic forces that led them to rise out of the ocean about five million years ago.
Bridge is a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as body of water, valley, or road etc. In other word, it connects two points that shorten the distance and increase the connectivity. Here, we are giving top 10 the longest Bridge in the World for enhancing the general knowledge about the human effort of making bridge that connect the people as well as the world.
Jiaozuo Bay Bridge is the world’s longest bridge, followed by Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is at 38.44 km (23.89 miles) and in future world's longest title will be challenged by under construction Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge with an aggregate 50.0 km (31.1 miles) of bridges and tunnels. Here, we are giving 5 interesting facts about World's Longest Sea Bridge for general awareness.
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.
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.
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.
The Nobel Prize was established as per the wish of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895. Since 1901 the Nobel Prize is awarded in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and economics (1968). Till the date 8 Indians have won this Prize. Mr. Ravindra Nath Tagore was the first Indian who received this Prize.
At present, the size of Indian economy has grown more than $ 2 trillion and tagged as the highest growing economy in the world. The richest Indian state is Maharashtra, whose State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP) is $ 380 billion which is equal to Norway’s economy. The second richest Indian state is Tamil Nadu whose SGDP is $ 208 billion which is followed by Karnataka (SGDP $ 190 billion).
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.
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."
Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in Dec. 1966. The aim of this bank was to accelerate economic and social development in Asia and pacific region. The bank started its functioning on January 1, 1967. Its head quarter is located at Manila, Philippines. Its chairmanship is always given to Japanese and 3 deputy chairmen belong to USA, Europe and Asia.
Faunal region, also called Zoogeographic Region which can be defined on the basis of distinctive animal life by geographers. The leading ecologist and environmentalist A.R. Wallace attempted to classify the world animals into fauna regions in 1876 i.e. Palaearctic Region, Nearctic Region, Oriental Region, Ethiopian Region, and Australian Region. Here, we are giving the summary on the Fauna or Zoogeographic Regions of the World which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, and Railways etc.