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History of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)

Sep 12, 2019
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) historically belonged to the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir which is integral part of India due to signing of "Instrument of Accession" but it is unlawfully occupied by the Pakistan in 1947.

G-7 and G-20 Organisations: Functions and Members

Aug 26, 2019
G-7 refers to the group of 7 highly industrialized nations—France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States and Canada. These countries hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terrorism.

What is the Siachen Glacier Dispute?

Aug 20, 2019
The Siachen Glacier is located near Indo-Pak Line of Control. The average elevation of Siachen Glacier from sea level is approximately 17,770 feet.The Siachen Glacieris known as the highest battlefield of the world. 

How Indian Diplomacy trapped the Pakistan?

Apr 15, 2019
In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, India has launched a lot of diplomatic actions against Pakistan. As of now Pakistan is being pressurised by all countries of the world as well as International institutions.  Pakistan is being included in the grey list of financial action task force for allowing terror funding from its soil and its external debt is increasing rapidly.

Why Indian Fugitive Offenders take Shelter in Britain?

Apr 3, 2019
The Fugitive Offenders of India hide in the Britain because the legal system in India and Britain is almost identical. India and Britain signed the extradition treaty in 1992. Last year, India had given a list of 57 fugitives to Britain and Britain has given a list of 17 fugitives to India. In this article we have explained the reasons that why Indian offenders prefers to take shelter in London?

What are the Objectives and Functions of World Bank?

Mar 29, 2019
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was created in 1944 to help Europe rebuild after World War II. Today, IBRD provides loans and other assistance primarily to middle income countries. IBRD is the original World Bank institution. It works closely with the rest of the World Bank Group (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA) to help developing countries reduce poverty, promote economic growth, and build prosperity. IBRD is owned by the governments of its 188 member countries.

How will expulsion from Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) hurt India?

Mar 8, 2019
Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is an American business program that offers Duty Free Entry to goods of designated beneficiary countries especially developing countries. The Generalised System of Preferences was established on January 1, 1976 by the Trade Act of 1974.  Recently USA excluded India from the list of beneficiaries of this program.

What is the Meaning and Reasons of Human Trafficking?

Mar 6, 2019
Human trafficking occurs when an offender, often referred as a trafficker, takes an Action, and then employs the Means of fraud, force or coercion for the Purpose of compelling the victim to get involve in slavery, commercial sex acts and other kind of exploitation against his or her will.

India vs. Pakistan: Economic Comparision 2018

Feb 19, 2019
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.

Which Countries are the largest borrowers from the World Bank in 2017?

Jun 28, 2018
As per the recent data of the World Bank, China is the largest recipient of the loan from the World Bank Group. China took loan of 2420 million dollar followed by the India with 1776 million dollar and Indonesia is on the third position by borrowing 1692 mn dollar in the FY 2017. As per the definition of the World Bank, India is no longer eligible to receive the loan under the IDA arm because it is no more considered as the poor country.

What is the Eurozone and what are the conditions for joining it?

Jun 26, 2018
The union of 28 member countries located in Europe is called the European Union (EU). Out of the 28 members of the EU only 19 have accepted the euro (€) as their authorised currency. These countries are collectively known as the Euro zone. The Euro is used as a common currency for all the transactions in the Eurozone without any discrimination. These transactions are related to online/offline shopping, flight ticket booking, purchase of grocery etc.

How many Countries’s currency will change after the death of this person?

Jun 25, 2018
British Queen Elizabeth II has been holding the post since February 6, 1952. As of now the British currency pound has the picture of Queen Elizabeth. Apart from the Britain there are 10 other countries also use the British pound as their currency. As per the British rule, after the death of queen the picture of queen will be removed from the currency. This article is publishing the name of those countries whose currency will change after the death of the queen.

Name of the Countries where you can drive with Indian Driving Licence

Apr 17, 2018
A driving licence (DL) is required in India by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In many cases DL is used as the identity proof. Do you know that you can drive overseas with the help of Indian driving license also? In this article we are publishing the name of the countries where you can drive from 3 months to 1 year with Indian driving licence.

What is International Solar Alliance?

Apr 4, 2018
International Solar Alliance or ISA consists of 121 countries.ISA consists of most of those countries which are located between the tropic of cancer and tropic of Capricorn. These countries are located at the shortest distance from the Sun that is why solar energy is available in these quantities throughout the year. ISA's goal is to produce 1 trillion watt (1000 GW) of solar energy by 2030. ISA headquarter will be located in Gurgaon (Haryana).

Which countries of the world do not impose income tax?

Mar 23, 2018
Governments impose income tax on people in almost every country of the world. Corpus of the income tax is use to provide basic facilities like road, water, electricity, schools and many more to the residents of the country. But you would be surprised to know that there are some courtiers like Saudi Arab, Qatar and Bahamas which do not impose income tax on the citizens.

Why was the Berlin wall built?

Mar 14, 2018
After the World War II; the Germany was partitioned in two parts i.e. West Germany and East Germany. In the 50s and 60s, East Germans fled to West Germany in the search of better job opportunities and better education. In this migration there were hundreds of artisans, professors, doctors, engineers and businessmen. Due this mass brain drain the economy of East Germany started weakening which compelled the government of the East Germany to build a Berlin Wall in 1961.

7 Countries which are not recognised by the United Nations

Jan 30, 2018
There are 193 sovereign countries in the world which are the members of the United Nations (UN).But do you know that there are some countries in the world which are not recognised by the United Nations. This article is explaining about such countries.

Which are the most deadliest cities in the world?

Jan 3, 2018
Citizen's Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice; which is a Mexican Non Government Organization released its annual report -2017. The report says that Venezuela's capital "Caracas" was the most deadliest city in the world in the year 2016.In Caracas 130 people out of every 1 lac people are killed annually, which made it the deadliest city in the world.

What is the Stapled Visa and why is it issued?

Dec 6, 2017
If the stapled visa is issued to someone, the immigration Officer does not stamp on the passport of the passenger/applicant. Rather an additional paper is attached to the passport of the passenger.The attached additional paper have the full detail of the trip like purpose and duration of the trip in the destination country. So instead of passport this paper is stamped by the officials called Stapled Visa.

List of 10 most expensive and cheapest cities in the world

Nov 8, 2017
Humans are a moving creature by nature; therefore they always keep on walking and going out on vacation after getting an opportunity. But before going to any country or city for tourism, we must be aware of which are the most expensive and cheapest cities in the world. If you also want to visit a particular country or city for tourism during these winter and you do not know that particular city is cheap or expensive, then do not panic, because in this article we are giving a list of 10 most expensive and 10 cheapest cities in the world.

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