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Do you know when did first Mobile phone Invented?

3 days ago
At the present time, without mobile phones our life is incomplete. We know not only condition of our friends and relatives through mobile phones, but also do all the work related to own office. But do you know when and where the first mobile phone was invented and who was the inventor. In this article we are describing the inventor of mobile phones and interesting facts about first mobile phone.

5 Places on Earth where Gravity becomes Zero

Dec 13, 2017
Because of the gravitational force we walk on the earth, meaning that it binds everything at the surface of the earth. But there are some places on earth where the gravitational force becomes zero and strange phenomena occur. Through this article, you will learn about the places where gravitational force does not work or becomes zero.

How to change Soiled and mutilated Bank Notes as per RBI rules

Dec 13, 2017
If you have old and soiled Notes, then you can change these Notes by going to any commercial bank. The most convenient thing is that customer need not to have any account with the bank in which he is going to change the Notes. No bank can refuse to change your old and soiled old Notes because of the rules of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

What is the Sensex and how is it calculated

Dec 11, 2017
The Sensex measures the stock prices of 30 listed companies of the Bombay Stock Exchange. If the Sensex rises up, then it shows that the stock price of most companies of "Bombay Stock Exchange" (BSE) has increased and if the Sensex decreases; it shows that the stock price of most companies of BSE has dropped down. The main reason for the ups and downs in the Sensex is the fluctuations in the prices of these 30 companies.

Do you know that the Indian aviation service still using a symbol of slavery

Dec 7, 2017
To ensure the national identity of the aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gives a code to all countries. India's aviation service is still using the code "Viceroy Territory (VT)" given during British rule in India. This article will make you aware that why Indian government has not been able to remove this code even after the 70 years of independence.

25 unknown facts about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Dec 6, 2017
Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is known as a world-class lawyer, Dalit political leader and chief architect of Indian Constitution. Due to being born in an untouchable family, he had spend all his life in hellish tribulations. But there are lots of facts related to him that most people are unknown. Therefore, in this article we are describing 25 unknown facts about Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

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.

Crime in India-2016 Report: 14 facts at a Glance

Dec 5, 2017
National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India -2016 report has been released in November 2017. This report covers 19 cities which have population more than 20 lakh. A total of 41,761 cases were filed against women in the year 2016 out Of which 33% i.e. 13,803 cases were reported in Delhi alone.

World's unique rivers which produce Gold

Dec 5, 2017
Man has a deep connection with the river. Since ancient times civilizations have been born on the banks of rivers and people have been nurtured by the rivers. The water of rivers is mainly used in agriculture works, drinking and producing electricity, but you will be surprised to know that there are some rivers in the world from which Gold is obtained. In this article, we are giving details about some of the world's selected rivers, from which Gold is obtained.

Concept of Democracy by Rig Veda

Dec 4, 2017
Democracy is a system in which the public elects its ruler himself. The term democracy is derived from two Greek words 'Demos' and Kratos. Demos mean ' people' and kratos means 'rule'. This system was prevalent in ancient times but how it was. Through this article, you will learn how the concept of democracy is taken from Rig Veda or about the democratic elements in Ancient India.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Dec 4, 2017
India is the land of World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

What is the importance of Chabahar Port for India

Dec 4, 2017
China is trying to surround India with the help of projects like "Strings of Perils" .To counter Chinese threats India has signed a $20 billion (about $ 1,363 billion) deal with Iran to develop "Chabahar port" in Iran in 2015. This is a trilateral agreement which includes Afghanistan and India along with Iran.

How currency and coins are circulated in the Indian economy by the RBI

Dec 1, 2017
The establishment of Currency Chests or "currency vault" has been done by the RBI to smoothly circulate the banknotes in the economy. To open a Currency Chest, the RBI authorizes the selected branches of commercial banks. Bank notes are stored by RBI in these Currency Chests. Currency Chest supplies banknotes to other branches of commercial banks situated in the nearby area.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Nov 30, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

Interesting facts about world's largest Solar Power Plant

Nov 27, 2017
At the present time, whole world is facing the threat of global warming. Therefore, scientists of the entire world are promoting the use of non-conventional sources of energy, due to which new solar plants are being set up to create solar energy in different countries of the world. In this article we are giving details of the world's largest solar power plant.

10 tallest buildings of the world

Nov 27, 2017
Recently in Dubai, it has been announced that Once again world's tallest building is going to be built there. The height of that building will be 928 meters and it will be 100 m higher than Burj Khalifa. In this article we are providing information about world's 10 tallest buildings.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility and how much money is spent on it in India

Nov 27, 2017
Corporate Social Responsibility refers to responsibility of the companies to upgrade the well being of the weaker sections of the society by spending a sum of their profit on CSR activities. As per CSR rule, companies which have annual net worth of Rs. 500crore or annual income of Rs.1000 crore or an annual profit of Rs.5 crore, it is necessary for them to spend at least 2% of the average profit of three years on the CSR activities.

10 areas in which India beats most developed countries

Nov 24, 2017
India, with a population of more than 1.25 billion, remains in the centre of discussion due to its unimaginable deeds and beliefs. Although India is still in the category of developing countries, but there are some areas where it has gone ahead of developed countries. In this article we are giving details of 10 characteristics of India which can be considered as better than the developed countries.

How does Cash Recycler Machine work against fake currency

Nov 23, 2017
In recent times, the incident of getting fake notes from ATM has increased significantly. The Reserve Bank of India has found a new strategy for people to get rid of fake currency notes from ATMs. Under this scheme, cash recycler machine is being installed by Reserve Bank of India in place of ATM machine. This machine also works with cash deposits and cash withdrawal as well as identifying counterfeit notes. In this article we are giving details of the features of the cash recycler.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

Nov 23, 2017
From the evolution of humankind in the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from the ancient world to the modern world.

What is in the briefcase of India's PM Bodyguards

Nov 22, 2017
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.

One year of Demonetisation: A detailed analysis of the Advantages and Disadvantages

Nov 21, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, had banned old notes of 500 and 1000 rupees all over the country. This ban throws a shock wave across the country and created fear among the terrorist, corrupt officials and tax evaders. This article is based on the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the demonetisation.

GK Questions and Answers on the South Indian Dynasties

Nov 20, 2017
The history of the southern part of India covers a span of over four thousand years during which the region saw the rise and fall of a number of dynasties and empires. Dynasties of Satavahana, Chola, Chera, Chalukya, Pallava, Rashtrakuta, Kakatiya and Hoysala were at their peak during various periods of history. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the South Indian Dynasties, which is designed according to the evolving nature of different competitive examination.

What are the features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir?

Nov 16, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that has its own constitution and National Flag in the Republic of India. Constitution of India also applied in this state. Permanent residents of this state get all the Fundamental Rights granted to the citizens of India. In this article we will learn about the main features of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

What does A/F mean on a vehicle's number plate?

Nov 16, 2017
Every vehicle must be registered under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1989. It is considered illegal to drive without a registration number. Whenever a vehicle either two wheeler, three wheeler or four wheeler comes out of the showroom then it is assigned a temporary registration number. If a vehicle is not given a temporary number, then the A/F is written on its number plate.

15 interesting facts about ATM

Nov 13, 2017
In the current scenario use of ATMs has become an important part of human routine. This machine is a telecommunicated and computerized device that provides services related to financial transactions to customers. In this transfer process, the customer does not need the help of cashier, clerk or bank teller. But do you know when and who invented ATMs? In this article we are describing 15 interesting facts about the invention and use of ATMs.

Where do Printing of Security Papers, Notes and Minting take Place in India?

Nov 10, 2017
Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) is a Miniratna Category-I CPSE, and wholly owned Schedule ‘A’ Company of Government of India, is engaged in the manufacturing of security papers, minting of coins, printing of bank notes, non-judicial stamp papers, postage stamps and travel documents, etc.

What is SMOG and how it is harmful for us?

Nov 8, 2017
Smog is derived from two words i.e. smoke and fog which is also described as a mixture of various gases with dust and water vapour and makes breathing difficult. In 17 years such an alarming situation raised in Delhi which raised health emergency. In this article we will discuss about the sources of smog, how it affects our health and how it is formed; what are the necessary precautions that we can take etc.

List of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement

Nov 7, 2017
The Bhakti Movement was the outcome of rigidity in religion and the objects of worship. The Bhakti Movement Saints and teachers belonged to various backgrounds, but mainly from the lower castes. They strongly preach the need for tolerance among humans and religions. It became popular just because this movement challenged the caste system and superiority of Brahamanas. Here, we are giving the list of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement for general awareness.

Do you know the members of first Indian cricket team

Nov 6, 2017
As a test team India was debuted in 1932 in international cricket, when Indian cricket team had visited England in the captaincy of Maharaja of Porbandar. The only Test match played between the two teams on 25-28th June, 1932, in which C.K. Naidu was the captain of Indian team. In this article, we are giving details of the members of the first Indian Test cricket team.

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