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Why are Member countries leaving OPEC?

Oct 30, 2019
Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was established in September 1960 at the Baghdad conference. There are 14 OPEC member countries accounted for 29.3% of the world's total crude oil production in September 2019. According to OPEC's website, these 14 OPEC members had 80% of the world's total crude oil reserves. Venezuela has 25%  and Saudi Arabia has 22.4% of the total reserves.

List of Indian Festivals in October 2019

Oct 25, 2019
Festivals as the name suggest is a way to celebrate culture and traditions. It can be termed as cultural festivals. There are several types of cultural festivals like National, Religious and Seasonal. They connect people of nations together. Let us have a look on various festivals that falls in the month of October 2019 in India.

World Pasta Day 2019: History and Interesting Facts

Oct 30, 2019
World Pasta Day is celebrated on 25 October every year. This is the day for Pasta lovers who can enjoy their dish with friends, family, etc. Pasta is one of the versatile foods in the world and comes in various shapes and sizes. What is the history behind World Pasta Day and how is it celebrated? Let us find out!

World Polio Day 2019: History, Significance and Facts

Oct 24, 2019
World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October annually to raise awareness about the polio disease and efforts for eradication. Let us read more about World Polio Day, history and some facts regarding polio disease.

Why do we have Goosebumps?

Oct 22, 2019
When we feel cold, when we fear something or when we see a horror film on Television then suddenly goosebumps appear on our hand, isn’t it! Have you ever thought why it happens, why do we have goosebumps, is there any scientific reason behind it? Let us find out!

List of top 5 Indigenously developed Weapons/Systems of India

Oct 17, 2019
India was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014 to 2018 but later on Saudi Arabia became the number 1 arm importer in the world. But still India imports a lot of weapons for its military requirements. Government of India is striving to boost manufacturing of weapons in India through Make in India initiative. India has developed many weapons Indigenously which includes Tejas aircraft, Arjun Tank and AKASH Missile etc.

List of Presidents of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Oct 16, 2019
The very first President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was Mr. R E Grant Govan who hold this post between 1928-1933. Now Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has been elected as the next President of BCCI in October 2019.

International Day of Rural Women 2019: Current Theme, History and Facts

Oct 15, 2019
International Day of Rural Women is observed on 15 October every year to raise awareness about the important role that rural women play in climate action.  Let us read more about International Day of Rural Women, Its 2019 Theme, History and Significance.

New Economic Policy of 1991: Objectives, Features and Impacts

Oct 14, 2019
New Economic Policy of India was launched in the year 1991 under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao. This policy opened the door of the India Economy for the global exposure for the first time. In this New Economic Policy P. V. Narasimha Rao government reduced the import duties, opened reserved sector for the private players, devalued the Indian currency to increase the export. This is also known as the LPG Model of growth.

World Arthritis Day 2019: History and Theme

Oct 12, 2019
World Arthritis Day is celebrated on the October 12 since 1996. World Arthritis Day is observed to raise awareness about the Arthritis around the world. The theme of the World Arthritis Day 2019 is "Time2Work". This theme would be followed in the financial year 2020 also.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2019: Current Theme, History and Objective

Oct 11, 2019
The International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on 13 October annually to raise awareness about disaster reduction. This year it continues as a part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign which is centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. Let us read more about International Day for Disaster Reduction, its 2019 theme, history, and objective.

List of Women Empowerment Programmes/ Schemes in India

Oct 11, 2019
Women Empowerment can be defined as the process which allows women to take decisions of their own, provide fair laws and rights without gender bias, etc. No doubt the empowerment of women is Nation's empowerment. Let us read various programmes or schemes of the government that provide or facilitate women empowerment.  

International Day of the Girl Child 2019: Current Theme, History and Significance

Oct 11, 2019
International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October to highlight and draw attention towards the challenges that girls' face. It is also necessary to focus on their human rights and empowerment. What is the history behind celebrating International Day of the Girl Child, theme of 2019 and its significance? Let us find out!    

PMC Bank Fraud Case: Full detail of the Bank fraud

Oct 7, 2019
Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank is a Scheduled Commercial bank situated in 6 states of the country. This bank was established on February 13, 1984 as a single branch Bank. In a span of 35 years, the Bank has a wide network of 137 branches across six states. This bank has total deposits of about Rs 11,617.34 crore.

What is e-Cigarette and why is it banned in India?

Oct 7, 2019
e-Cigarette (electronic cigarette) is a device that looks like an ordinary cigarette. The exterior of the e-cigarette is made similar to cigarettes and cigars. An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device that converts the nicotine solution into a mist that can be inhaled into the lungs. E-cigarette does not contain tobacco. 
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