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What does Apgar score mean?

Jun 7, 2018
Apgar score is the test given to infants just after birth to test the condition whether he or she has breathing problem or not, what is the colour of the baby, about his or her heart beat etc. Let us study more about Apgar score, who invented it, what does Apgar stands for, it has any limitation or not etc. through this article.

What is the Siachen Glacier Dispute?

Jun 6, 2018
The Siachen Glacier is located near Indo-Pak Line of Control: approximately 76.9° East, Latitude: 35.5° North. The average elevation of Siachen Glacier from sea level is approximately 17770 feet. The total area of Siachen Glacier is approximately 78 km. Siachen is the 5th largest glaciers of the Karakoram Range and second largest glacier in the world.The Siachen Glacieris known as the highest battlefield of the world.

Why does hail fall from the sky?

Jun 1, 2018
Often you may have noticed that occasionally with the rain some small crystals of ice falls from the sky which we call them hail storm. What are hails, how they are formed, what causes hail to fall etc. are discussed in this article.

10 interesting facts about Rajiv Gandhi

May 29, 2018
Rajiv Gandhi was born on 20 August, 1944 in Mumbai. He became the seventh and youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He had entered politics in 1980. Let us study some unknown and interesting facts about Rajiv Gandhi's life, his hobby, political career etc. through this article.

Interesting facts about Wagah Border Flag Ceremony

May 28, 2018
Wagah, a village situated on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar of India and Lahore in Pakistan. The Wagah border is situated at a distance of 29 kms. from Lahore (Pakistan) and 27 kms. from Amritsar (India). The purpose of "Wagah Border Ceremony" is to formally close the border for the night and take off the National Flag. The Flag Lowering Ceremony is done daily before sunset. However, this is an entertainment ceremony but displayed as patriotic performance every day.

“Act East Policy” of India: Meaning and Objectives

May 25, 2018
"Look East Policy" of India was launched by the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1991.The main focus of this policy was to shift the country's trading focus from the west and neighbours to the booming S.E. Asian countries. The new NDA government in the centre upgraded this policy as the “Act East Policy” at the East Asia Summit held in Myanmar in November 2014.

10 important facts about Alzheimer's disease

May 25, 2018
In Alzheimer’s disease loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain occurs. Progressively brain disorder which slowly destroys memory and thinking skills etc. In older adults it is the most common cause of dementia. Let us study 10 important or essential facts about Alzheimer’s disease through this article.

Interesting facts about Indira Point the Southernmost Point of India

May 25, 2018
Indira Point comes under the Nicobar district and Great Nicobar Tehsil in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. Administratively; Indira Point comes under the Laxmingar Panchayat. Indira Point was earlier known as the Pygmalion Point since the time of its inception. But when late P.M. Rajiv Gandhi visited this place he named it as Indira Point.

The National Health Policy, 2017: Key Targets at a Glance

May 24, 2018
The National Health Policy, 2017 was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 15th March, 2017.Through the help of this policy the government aims shifting focus from “sick-care” to “wellness”, by promoting prevention and well-being of the people.

What is the Meaning of Net Neutrality?

May 23, 2018
The term “Net Neutrality” was coined by the law professor Tim Wu at Columbia University in 2003. Net Neutrality means that all the internet users are equally important in the eyes of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If Net Neutrality is implemented somewhere it means the users of the Facabook, Gmail, Flipkart and YouTube will receive the same speed and access on the internet.

What is Nipah Virus and how it is transmitted?

May 23, 2018
Nipah Virus causes severe infection in humans and animals and get its name from the village of Malaysia where first time it was identified. Let us study through this article about Nipah Virus, symptoms of Nipah Virus infection, prevention and cure etc.

Meaning of Signs and Symbols used by Indian Railway

May 21, 2018
While travelling by the train we often see different signs & symbols besides the railway track. But many of us are not aware about these signs & symbols. These signs & symbols can only be understood by the person who is working in the Indian railways. But in this article we are publishing the detail of such signs & symbols to make you aware.

List of Members of ASEAN Organisation

May 18, 2018
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently there are 10 permanent members of this association. Its headquarter is in Jakarta (Indonesia).

How Bowling Speed is calculated in Cricket Matches

May 17, 2018
Have you ever heard the name of “Rawalpindi express”? Yes; Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan is known as the Rawalpindi express because he was the fastest bowler in the cricket history. Akhtar threw the ball at the speed of 161 km/ hour. But have you ever think that how the speed of the cricket ball is measured? Read this article; you will come to know about it.

Do you know the distance between a Degree of Latitude and Longitude?

May 15, 2018
Learn how the imaginary lines such as latitude, longitude, equator, meridian, which are drawn by geographers to find the location of the places precisely in the world. In this article, we are given how the distance between one degree of latitude to another or the distance between east or west when travel to reach the next degree of longitude can be calculated.

15 Most Important facts about IMF

May 15, 2018
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and IBRD are known as the Bretton Woods twins due to their similar date and place of establishment. In this article we have compiled the most important facts about IMF. These all facts are important for the competitive exams to be held in India.

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA): Powers and Pros & cons of the law

May 7, 2018
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act-(AFSPA) was passed on September 11, 1958 to help the army in tackling the disturbed areas of the Northeast India. AFSPA was implemented in the Kashmir amid increase in the insurgency in 1990. Currently, AFSPA is still in force in these states; Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland.

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

May 4, 2018
The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Apr 30, 2018
The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

Why animal’s eyes shine in the dark: Scientific Reason

Apr 27, 2018
You may have noticed that some animal's eyes shine in the night. It is because of different eye structure. At the back of the retina of their eyes a layer is present which reflect the light and able them to see in dark also. Let us study through this article what is the name of the layer present in the eyes of animals that make them shine in the dark.

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