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

Sep 10, 2018
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.

What is the difference between Terminal, Junction and Central Station in Indian Railways?

Aug 27, 2018
Often you may have seen while travelling by the train that there are terminal, junction and central station on the way. Have you ever tried to know what is the difference between them? What they stand for or why they are called by different names. Let's study through this article.

How is Box Office collection calculated?

Jul 27, 2018
At present, the total revenue of the Indian film industry is Rs. 13,800 crore. But do you know that how Box office collection is calculated? If not, then read this article to understood that how the total collection of a film is calculated.

What does yellow and white line indicates in the train coaches?

Jul 2, 2018
On 16 April, 1853, Indian Railways started its services and the first train travelled at a distance of 33 km from Mumbai to Thane. Do you know why different stripes are applied on the coaches of the train and why the colours of the train coaches also vary? Let's study through this article.

What is Surgical Strike?

Jun 28, 2018
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.

Facts about India's Northernmost Point "Indira Col”

Jun 22, 2018
The Indira Col is situated at the altitude of 5,764 metres or 18,911 ft in the Siachen Muztagh in the Karakoram Range. There are two Col in this region; one is eastern and another is western. Eastern Col was named Indira Col in 1912 by Bullock Workman, after one of the names of the goddess Lakshmi.

Interesting facts about Indira Point the Southernmost Point of India

May 25, 2018
Indira Point comes under the Nicobar district and Great Nicobar Tehsil in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. Administratively; Indira Point comes under the Laxmingar Panchayat. Indira Point was earlier known as the Pygmalion Point since the time of its inception. But when late P.M. Rajiv Gandhi visited this place he named it as Indira Point.

Meaning of Signs and Symbols used by Indian Railway

May 21, 2018
While travelling by the train we often see different signs & symbols besides the railway track. But many of us are not aware about these signs & symbols. These signs & symbols can only be understood by the person who is working in the Indian railways. But in this article we are publishing the detail of such signs & symbols to make you aware.

10 amazing facts about Mahadevi Varma

Apr 27, 2018
Mahadevi Varma was born on 26 March 1907 in Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh, India. She is a famous poet of Hindi language, social worker, freedom fighter etc. She devoted her entire life to the education and development of women. Let's study 10 interesting facts about Mahadevi Varma through this article.

What is TRP and how is it calculated?

Apr 19, 2018
TRP is known as Television Rating Point. It shows the rating of the TV channel and the serial viewed most. Let us study through this article, what is TRP, what is TRP rating, what is the effect on the program or the channel of TRP and how it is calculated etc.

What is barcode and how is it made?

Mar 26, 2018
A barcode is a square or rectangular image consisting of a series of parallel black lines and white spaces of varying widths. Barcode stores product related data like the date of manufacturing, expiry date, name of the manufacturer, country of the origin and price & quantity of the product. There are two types of barcode one is 1D and other is 2D (2 dimensional).

7 Interesting facts about Ustad Bismillah Khan

Mar 21, 2018
Ustad Bismillah Khan was born on 21 March 1916 in Dumaron, Bihar. At the very young age he had learned to play shehnai and became the Ustad or master of it. He is a recipient of Bharat Ratna (2001), Padma Bhushan (1968), Padma Vibhushan (1980) and the Padma Shri (1961). Let us study 7 interesting facts about Ustad Bismillah Khan through this article.

Why “IND” is written on Indian Vehicle number plates?

Mar 16, 2018
There are different types of number plates on Indian vehicles with different colours, codes and also some numbers are marked on them. But have you ever noticed that IND is also written on these number plates. Why it is written, what is its significance, what does it mean etc. are discussed in this article.

Why are school buses yellow in colour?

Mar 13, 2018
Have you ever noticed why school buses are painted yellow in colour? Is there any scientific reason behind it? Let us find out from this article.

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

Mar 12, 2018
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.

Rent Agreements are for 11 months: But Why?

Feb 21, 2018
Have you ever rented a property or lived in a rented house then you must have signed a rent agreement. Isn’t it for 11 months only? Let's study through this article why rent agreements are of 11 months only and not for 12 or more months.

What is the meaning of number on Gas Cylinder?

Feb 20, 2018
In most of the homes gas cylinders are used, but have you ever noticed that a code or number is written on the cylinder, what does it mean, why it is given, etc. will be studied through this article.

Which British Laws are still used in India

Feb 9, 2018
The British Governement made a number of legislations to run the country as per their convenience. The main obejctives behind all such legislations were to exploit the resources of India and to stop the rebellions from protesting against such open loot of resources. This article deals with some of such immoral and unethical legislations.

What is doomsday clock?

Feb 8, 2018
The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. This clock is taken care of by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. This clock represents the causes responsible for threat to humanity. If this clock shows 12 O’clock at midnight; it means that the world can end anytime.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Knew

Feb 1, 2018
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.

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