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What is Pasteurised or homogenised milk?

Aug 28, 2018
The milk that we get from the nearby shops in the packet is known as pasteurised milk. But do you know what is pasteurisation, homogenisation, how pasteurised milk is prepared, is it beneficial for health or not etc. Let us study through this article.

What are the Differences between IB and RAW?

Aug 28, 2018
Intelligence Bureau (IB) was founded on December 23, 1887, as the “Central Special Branch” by the Secretary of State for India in London. It is renamed as Intelligence Bureau in 1920. RAW on the other hand was founded in the 1968 for external secret operations of the country. This article is explaining key differences between these two agencies.

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.

Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

Aug 27, 2018
The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

Asian Games: History and List of host Countries

Aug 20, 2018
The first Asian Games were organized in 1951 in New Delhi, India. Our country hosted these games in 1982 again. So far, 17 Asian Games have been organized. The 18th Asian Games kicked off in the Jakarta and Palembang cities of the Indonesia on 18th August 2018.

Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 14, 2018
India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat SIngh

Aug 14, 2018
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907 and at the young age he was hanged. He was a great and brave freedom fighter who fought for the country. Popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagt Singh. In this article we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influence others.

What were the reasons behind Indo-Pakistan War and its effects?

Aug 13, 2018
Pakistan was created out of India in 1947 when both the countries became Independent from Great Britain. India-Pakistan Wars, name given to the series of conflicts between India and Pakistan. The most violent outbreaks came in 1947-48, 1965, 1971 and 1999. Reasons of conflicts are border dispute, Kashmir problem, Water dispute and terror controversy.

10 Important Facts about Kakori Train Conspiracy

Aug 10, 2018
We celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August. It is worth knowing that this day of celebration is not achieved in one day, but a long process of struggle and Kakori Train Conspiracy is one of the important events of the freedom struggle. Here, we are giving 10 important facts about Kakori train Conspiracy.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Aug 10, 2018
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498 opens a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of the Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambition getting wider to grab Spice Islands trade monopoly which causes numerous naval battle. Here, we are given an interesting glimpse of the trivial fact, in the Indian history about when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

Do You Know about the Geological Time Scale

Aug 9, 2018
The geological history of the Earth is divided into several Eras. These eras are further divided into Periods, which are sub-divided into Epochs. Durations of each Period have been demarcated and the evolution of vegetation and animals are explained accordingly. In this article, we are giving the Earth's history into a series of time intervals which called geological time scale.

Who were the “Thugs of Hindostan”?

Jul 30, 2018
"Thugs of Hindustan" were in reality are the robbers, dacoits, thieves etc. If not, then who were them? Have you read or heard about the Thugs, where did they live, whom they used to worship, how thugs became an evil etc. Let's study through this article.

Why Doctors wear white Coat?

Jul 30, 2018
It has been seen mostly that the profession is identified with uniform, such as police khaki uniform, black coat of the lawyer, white coat of the doctor etc. But do you know why doctors wear a white colour coat, what can be the reason behind this. Let's study through this article.

Who can use National Emblem on number plate of Car?

Jul 27, 2018
According to rule 7 of Schedule 2 of the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007, only certain statutory authorities and other high officials will have the right to use Ashoka's sign or National Emblem on their cars. In this article you will know which people can use this sign on their vehicle.

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 is Super Blue Blood Moon?

Jul 27, 2018
A supermoon is a moon that is full when it is at its closest point in an elliptical orbit around the Earth and a total lunar eclipse or blood moon in which Earth's shadow upon the lunar eclipse gives it a reddish colour. This article deals with super blue blood moon, its features and significance.

What is ‘Meghalayan Age’ in Earth’s history?

Jul 25, 2018
Do you know that scientists have discovered a new age in the history of the Earth and named it after the name of India's Meghalaya? This has been called as ‘Meghalayan Age’. Let us study through this article what is the Meghalayan Age, how it has been calculated, etc.

What are the main Security Features of the Currency Notes of India?

Jul 16, 2018
An estimation done by the RBI says that the number of the counterfeit notes in the FY 2017 has increased by 20% and the number reached up to 7.62 lac. The maximum numbers of fake notes were in the denomination of 500 and 2000 rupees. To aware the general public we are publishing some security features of the currency notes so that, fake notes can be detected by the general public.

What will change, if Delhi gets full Statehood?

Jul 12, 2018
In 1991, the 69th Constitutional Amendment granted special state to Delhi and it was declared the National Capital Territory while the Lieutenant Governor was nominated the Administrator of Delhi. It created a state assembly and council of ministers for the state. It is known that Delhi has been given the status of Union Territory under Article 239A of the Constitution.

Do you know that Apple seeds are Poisonous?

Jul 12, 2018
Apple is considered good for health. Even the doctor says to eat an apple every day. But do you know that apple seeds are poisonous or can be deadly. Let's study through this article.

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