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Amazing facts about Prime Minister’s Residence

3 days ago
7 Lok Kalyan Marg (earlier 7 Race Course Road) is the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, where he lives and holds most of his official or political meetings. It is situated on 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi and the official name of the PM’s residence complex is Panchavati (it was also the forest name of Lord Rama). The entire Lok Kalyan Marg is also named as Delhi Race Course, which is now closed to the public. Rajiv Gandhi was the first PM to stay at Lok Kalyan Marg in 1984 and now it is the present residence of Narendra Modi since 26th May 2014.

What is in the briefcase of India's PM Bodyguards?

3 days ago
The responsibility of the security of the Prime Minister is with the Special Protection Force i.e. SPG. Have you ever noticed that these bodyguards also have a briefcase or suitcase in their hand? In this article we will discuss what is in the briefcase of the PM bodyguards and what they do with it.

Do you know the security arrangements of the Prime Minister of India?

3 days ago
The security arrangements for the Prime Minister of India is as stringent as that of any other Head of any State. The responsibility for providing 24 hours’ security to the Prime Minister lies on SPG (Special Protection Group). Let us see further how SPG works, about weapons of SPG, Prime Minister Aeroplane, about Delhi Police role in providing security to the PM etc.

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

3 days ago
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.

What is Lookout Notice and why is it issued?

May 10, 2019
Lookout Notice also known as Lookout Circular (LOC) is a circular letter used by immigration officials to prevent an accused from leaving the country. Apart from this, this Lookout Circular is also used to trace absconding criminals. Lookout Notices or Circular is used in nabbing the wanted people or criminals at the international borders, international airports, maritime areas and Ports etc.

What is depicted by 16 digits printed on Debit Card?

May 10, 2019
What do the numbers on my debit card mean? How to identify numbers on a debit card? What is card number and what do 16 digits on debit card mean? These are some basic questions that frequently asked. For complete details let us see below.

What is the criterion of Censor Board to give Certificate to films?

May 9, 2019
The Central Board of Film Certification Board (CBFC) or the Indian Censor Board (1952) is the body in India to hold rights to review films, TV serials, TV commercials and various visual materials. The CBFC gives certificates to all those programs which are shown to the public. A movie which contains adult material gets “A” certificate and its circulation is restricted to adults (above 18 years of age or older.) only.

What is Surgical Strike?

May 7, 2019
Being a soft state, India always acts or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

Why do we use Pig to show Piggy Bank?

May 6, 2019
The origin of the Piggy Bank is found during the 15th century when the housewives used to make home utensils with the help of cheap clay called “Piggy”. Since then the concept of piggy came into light but it get popularised in the 19th century when the Pitcher men made piggy banks with the help of this clay in the shape of Pig.

What is Easter Festival and why is it celebrated?

Apr 23, 2019
Have you ever heard about Easter festival? What is the meaning of Easter? Why it is celebrated? When did it started? What does bible says about it? Brief History of Easter festival etc. Let us study through this article in detail.

7 ‘Waste to Wonder’ Theme Park: Features and Facts

Apr 18, 2019
Delhi is the national capital territory of India and is regarded as the heart of the nation. No doubt the city is popular for its enriched culture and heritage. Several historical monuments, beautiful gardens etc. are there in the city. Recently, one new theme park also added in the list of Delhi which is amazing, different and based on a theme namely 'Waste to Wonder. It was inaugurated by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van.

How National Highways are named in India

Apr 9, 2019
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI; was set up in 1988) is responsible for development, maintenance and management of Highways in India. India has the second largest road network across the world. The total length of Natioanl Highways in increased from about 91,287 km in 2014 to about 142,126 km in 2019.

Lifestyle of RAW agents: Training, Recruitment & Salary

Mar 25, 2019
When we think about the Life Style of RAW agents or a Secret Intelligence Field Agents, James Bond movie strikes our mind and we imagine or dreams about the action, investigations, conspiracy plots etc but is it really true in real life. Is it happened like that only, or may be different. They also sometimes work as a support job at our country’s Secret Intelligence Services like translation of Foreign Languages, communication officers etc.

What is the Complete Process to open a Petrol Pump in India?

Mar 13, 2019
Government has made certain rules and regulations to ensure transparency in the allocation of the petrol pumps in the country. In this selection process two rounds of selection are made, if somebody qualifies in the first round only then he/she will be allowed to take part in the second round. In this article we are publishing detailed information about the entire process of opening new petrol pump in India.

Do you know the difference between Curfew and Section 144 of CrPC?

Feb 25, 2019
Do you know what is curfew, when it is imposed, is it similar to Section 144 of CrPC or not? When Section 144 of CrPC is imposed in any area then automatically curfew is also imposed? Let's study through this article about Section 144 of CrPC, curfew and difference between Curfew and Section 144?

10 Interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express

Feb 19, 2019
Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 is fully manufactured in India and is India’s first semi-high-speed train. It is running from New Delhi to Varanasi and will cover the journey in 8 hours. It has several unique features like bio-vacuum toilets, Wi-Fi onboard, fully automatic doors etc. Let us study some more interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express through this article.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Knew

Jan 31, 2019
The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

How 29 States in India got their Names: Origin and Interesting Facts

Jan 25, 2019
India derived its name from Indus River and the Aryan worshippers referred Indus River as Sindhu. The invaders of Persia converted it into Hindu. Therefore, the name ‘Hindustan’ combines with Sindhu and Hindu. Billions of people live together in India in 29 states where Language, History, Rulers etc. of particular regions has also contributed to the names. That is why we call it as Unity in diversity. Let see how Indian 29 States got their name.

All about India's First Ever Voter Shyam Saran Negi

Jan 24, 2019
The name of the first voter of Independent India is Shyam Saran Negi, who had been a teacher by profession. Incidentally, this person is also called the first voter of Independent India. Shyam Saran Negi was born on 1 July 1917 in Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh.

13 Interesting Facts about Republic Day Parade

Jan 23, 2019
Every year on the occasion of 26th January, you watch the parade organized on the Rajpath by the medium of TV, Doordarshan channel. But do you know who has the responsibility for organizing the parade on 26th January and how much expenditure is incurred for its organization? In this article, we are providing 13 interesting facts related to the parade of 26th January.

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