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India's 11 Guinness World Records

1 day ago
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.

List of language families spoken worldwide

Oct 13, 2017
Language is the method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structure and conventional way. These languages belong to certain language families because they possess have the same origins. There are approximately 6000 languages spoken worldwide out of these 94 languages belongs to different language families. Here, we are giving the list of language families spoken worldwide 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.

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.

List of Leading Newspaper and their Place of Publication

Sep 26, 2017
A newspaper is a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements. The news organizations that publish newspapers are themselves often metonymically called newspapers. Most newspapers are now published online as well as in print. The online versions are called online newspapers or news sites. They might be published daily or weekly. Here, we are giving the list of Leading Newspaper and their Place of Publication gor general awareness.

10 Interesting facts about Stonehenge

Sep 26, 2017
The Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire in England is one of the remarkable examples of prehistoric architecture. It is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, and consists of remains of what was once a ring of stones set within earthworks. It is believed that, Stonehenge was a memorate leader of nearby tribes. Here, we are giving 10 interesting facts related to the Stonehenge for general awareness.

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.

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.

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.

Tribes and Races in the World

Sep 11, 2017
The tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader whereas race of humans is a grouping based on shared physical traits, ancestry, or genetics. About 90% of the world's population lives in the  northern hemisphere of which about 60% lives in Asia  alone; and 30% lives in the temperate latitudes (mainly  Europe) and barely 1 % lives beyond 600 north. Here we are giving the list of tribes and races in the World for general awareness.

List of Intelligence Agencies of the World

Sep 8, 2017
An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives. Means of information gathering are both overt and covert.Here, we are giving the list Intelligence Agencies of the World for general awareness.

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.

List of Worldwide Hot Spots Region

Sep 4, 2017
Hot Spots are biogeographic regions with significant levels of biodiversity are areas that are severely threatened by human activities. A number of factors are important in determining the priority status of a given hot spot. Some of the most important factors are the number of plant and animal species found in the hot spot and nowhere else in the world; the degree of habitat loss and the number of endemic plant and animal species per unit area.  Here, we are giving the list of Worldwide Hot Spots Region for general awareness.

List of Countries with Nuclear Weapon

Aug 23, 2017
The nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). In order to check and balance the Non-Proliferation Treaty was created because it sets a precedent for international cooperation between nuclear and non-nuclear states to prevent proliferation. Here, we are giving a list of Countries with Nuclear Weapon for general awareness (GK).

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).

Who is more powerful in the defense sector between India and China: A comparative study?

Jul 28, 2017
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.

10 Poorest Countries of the World

Jul 26, 2017
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.

First in the World: A Complete List

Jul 18, 2017
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".

How China’s ‘String of Pearls Project’ would affect India’s security?

Jul 18, 2017
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.

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.

Is India in the position to boycott Chinese products?

Jul 14, 2017
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.

Which countries give highest salary in the world?

Jul 10, 2017
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.

List of Advance Technology used by Israel

Jul 7, 2017
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.

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.

Why China is hiding these 13 secret from the World?

Jul 6, 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.

Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World

Jul 6, 2017
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.

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.

Busiest airport in the World

Jul 4, 2017
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.

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.

List of 13 countries with multiple capitals

Jun 29, 2017
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.

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