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GK Questions and Answers on Thyroid Gland

Thyroid gland is located in the base of our neck. It releases hormone which controls metabolism, breathing, heart rate, body temperature etc. This article deals with questions and answers on thyroid gland, its secretions, diseases and disorders etc.

History

Do you know about the Battle of Bhima Koregaon and its significance

Recently, clashes took place between Dalits and Maratha communities in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra. Let's find out the reason behind the clashes between the Dalits and the Maratha community on the Koregaon Bhīma Battle which was fought 200 years ago on the battle.

Geography

Ocean Acidification Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem

The Earth is a watery planet because about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Our ocean acts like carbon sink that absorb about a quarter of carbon dioxide that human produces that causes changes in ocean basic chemistry. Here, we are giving brief note on the Ocean Acidification, Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem for general awareness.

Science

Global Warming Effects and Causes

Global Warming is the increase in Earth's mean surface temperature because of the effect of greenhouse gases. These gases absorb long wave radiations and warm the atmosphere, and this process is called as Greenhouse effect. It had led to many changes on the planet, such as rise in sea level; massive melting of snow and land ice, elevated heat content of the oceans, increased humidity, change in the timings of seasonal events, and many others. The main greenhouse gases, namely:Carbon dioxide (CO2); Methane (CH4); Nitrous oxide (N2O); Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

The Polity

What is Electoral Bond know 12 interesting facts about it

The central government has introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and  Rs. 1 crore to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties. These bonds can be bought from selected branches of State Bank of India. In this article 12 interesting facts about these election bonds are mentioned.

Economy

What are the features of PENCIL Portal

PENCIL is an electronic portal which aims at eradicating child labour to create a child labour free society. PENCIL stands for Effective Enforcement for NO Child Labour. This article deals about what is PENCIL portal, its features. When NCLP scheme was started and what were the objectives etc.

Enviornment & Ecology

What is Global Dimming

Climate change is a long-term shift in weather conditions identified by changes in temperature, precipitation, winds, and other indicators. The Climate is regulated by the balance between incoming and outgoing solar energy, which determines the Earth's energy balance. Here, we are giving the concept of “Global dimming how is it caused and what are the effects of global dimming?” which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

GK Facts

List of drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency

The 21st century witnesses the evolving role of humans because of the shift from "personnel" to "human resources”. It brings an incredible number of things such as increasing globalization, rapid technological change, and tougher competition. Some sportsperson uses performance-enhancing substances or techniques to compete in the competition. Here is the list of substances or drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency.

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