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Indian Railways Suvidha Train: Ticket booking, Ticket Cancellation and Refund Rules

15 hrs ago
The facility of Suvidha trains is provided by the Indian Railways so that people can book confirm tickets on the busy routes of Indian Railway network. They are also known as Premium Express and were introduced by the Ministry of Railways in 2015. How tickets are booked for Suvidha trains, how many types of Suvidha trains are there, what is the ticket cancellation process and refund rules. Let us find out!

Train 18, 2nd Vande Bharat Express: All you need to know

15 hrs ago
Second Vande Bharat Express train is a gift to the devotees of Vaishno Devi temple by the Indian Railways. It will run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route. Let us read more about second Vande Bharat Express i.e. how much time it will take to reach Katra from Delhi, features of the train. Why this train is different from other trains?

LIC Policy Holders: How to avoid frauds and save your money?

1 day ago
It is being observed that some LIC policy holders are getting calls from the fraudster. These fraudsters are calling LIC policy holders to link their Aadhaar number with the policies by sending SMS on a particular number. LIC has clarified that LIC officials never call policyholders or never encourage its policy holders to discontinue their existing policy/policies to get extra benefits.

India's moon mission Chandrayaan-2 launched 22 July: All you need to know

1 day ago
India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 successfully launched at 2:43 pm on 22 July, 2019 from Sriharikota space station. A new history is created in India. It is a proud moment for all of us. People will be able to see the darker side of the Moon. What is Chandrayaan-2 mission, how it will collect data, how many payloads it has etc. Let us have a look!

Hima Das: Biography and International Records

1 day ago
Hima Das nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. Dhing is a town in Nagaon district in the state of Assam; that is the reason she is called “Dhing Express”. Hima Das holds the current Indian national record in the 400 metres. Hima has won a gold medal in the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere (Finland). She is the first Indian to win a gold medal at an international track event.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission: Why are we going to the Moon?

1 day ago
Moon is the Earth's natural satellite which was formed around 4.6 billion years ago after the formation of the solar system. In 1959, the first unmanned mission to the Moon was launched by the Soviet Lunar Program with the first manned landing being Apollo 11 in 1969. ISRO landed its first mission to moon in 2008 named Chandrayaan-1. and on 22 July, 2019 second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will be launched.

NASA's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Space Mission: Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Jul 19, 2019
NASA's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Space Mission - 50th Anniversary: Google honoured the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 Moon Landing with a Google Doodle on its home page. Check details.

International Chess Day 2019: History and Facts

Jul 19, 2019
International Chess day is celebrated on 20 July every year to honour the foundation of the Federation Internationale des Eches (FIDES) in 1924. Do you know the history of International Chess day, first time when and how it was celebrated? Let us find out!

What is Ebola Virus?

Jul 18, 2019
As we know that World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which is of international concern. Do you know what is Ebola Virus, its history, symptoms and treatment?

Do you know who has replaced Bill Gates as a second richest person?

Jul 18, 2019
According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Bill Gates is no longer the world's second-richest person. Do you know who has replaced him and how much net worth he holds? Let us find out some interesting facts about him.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2019: History and Significance

Jul 18, 2019
Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on 18 July every year globally to remind the contributions of Mandela to the culture of peace, human right, reconciliation and freedom. Do you know why Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated and significance?

17th July- This day in history: 50th anniversary of Apollo Moon Mission

Jul 17, 2019
The 17th July in the history is famous for many scientific, entertaining, political and historical events. These events were occurred around more than 50 years ago but the impact of these events can be realised till date also. Let’s have a look on these events.

M.S. Dhoni: International records as Batsman, Captain and Wicket Keeper

Jul 17, 2019
M.S Dhoni is the only Indian captain who have brought two World Cups to India. One world cup was of T-20 World Cup in 2007 and another was 50 over format in 2011. Dhoni is considered as the most successful captain of the Indian ODI team. During his captaincy the success rate of Indian team was around 60%. Although the success rate of Kohli is around 76%.

World Emoji Day 2019: History and Things you need to know

Jul 17, 2019
World Emoji Day is celebrated in summers annually on 17 July to represent an idea or an emotion through an electronic means. Do you know who created Emoji first and when it was used? What are new features of emojis that are introduced this year? Let us find out!

International Court of Justice: History and Jurisdiction

Jul 17, 2019
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was established in June 1945 by the United Nations Charter and it started working in April 1946. This is the main judicial body of the United Nations (UN). The headquarters of the International Court is in the "Peace Palace" in The Hague (Netherlands). The ICJ is hearing the case of detained Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan on charges of espionage.

What is lunar eclipse and how does it occur?

Jul 16, 2019
Lunar Eclipse takes place when Earth comes in between the Moon and the Sun. It is also known as Chandra Grahan. On 16 and 17 July, 2019 partial lunar eclipse will take place and it will be visible in various parts of the world including India. On 21 January, 2019 last lunar eclipse took place and next lunar eclipse will be visible on 26 May, 2021. Do you know what is partial lunar eclipse, types of lunar eclipse and how does it occur? Let us find out!

Important Days and Dates in July 2019: National and International

Jul 16, 2019
Important National and International days and dates in July 2019 calendar consists of several events with themes, festivals and their significance which will let you know about list of events and also help in the preparation of several competitive examinations.

World Day for International Justice 2019: Significance and History

Jul 16, 2019
World Day for International Justice is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. It is observed globally on 17 July every year to recognise the strengthening system of international justice. Let us read more about World Day for International Justice, history and its significance.

List of Winners & Runners-up of the ICC Cricket World Cup

Jul 16, 2019
England team has won the 12th edition of the ICC cricket world cup. This was the first time that the winner of the final match is declared on the basis of maximum boundary count. This is the first world cup title of English team.

ISRO’s Space Programme: Timeline from 1960s to 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space exploration agency of the Government of India. Its headquarter is in Bengaluru. It is among the top six government space agencies in the world where various scientists and technical experts of different fields are working for future space missions. Do you know that ISRO has a record of more than 100 successful space missions? Let us read about the timeline of ISRO's space programme.

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