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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.

What is the chemical composition of Sweat?

Jul 11, 2018
Sweat is the natural phenomenon of our body. It maintains the temperature of the body. It is also known as perspiration. Let us study the chemical composition of sweat through this article.

Coinage Act 2011: What you can’t do with Coins in India

Jul 11, 2018
RBI prints the currency notes as per the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 while the coins in India are minted as per The Coinage Act, 2011. In this article the reader will understand that which rules exist in India regarding the tendering of coins in the country. Interesting to know that the Coinage Act, 2011 is applicable in the whole India including the J & K.

Which are the biggest Banking Scams of India?

Jul 10, 2018
The banking system of any country comprises of the small savings of the people. When a large number of people deposit the money it becomes the huge amount in the hands of the banks. Commercial Banks lends this money to individuals, traders and institutions and earns profits in the form of interest. But when the lenders do not returns this amount to the banks it becomes the threat to the banks.

Do You know Indians were richer than Americans during Akbar’s Regime

Jul 9, 2018
Around the year 1600 AD, India was ruled by the Akbar and in the same year the British had established East India Company in India. According to a report from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, when Indians was ruled by Akbar, India's Per Capita GDP was more than France, Germany, America and Japan.

What is the difference between RuPay Card, VISA Card and Master Card?

Jul 9, 2018
Have you ever noticed that on the credit or debit card, RuPay card or Visa or MasterCard is written, even if we have taken it from any bank. Why is it so, what is the difference between them, whether RuPay Card can be used internationally or not etc. Let us study through this article.

What is ‘High Grade’ Metastatic Cancer?

Jul 5, 2018
Cancer is caused when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way and can develop almost anywhere in the body. Let us study through this article about the high grade metastatic cancer, its symptoms, where it spreads in the body, causes etc.

Why Governor’s Rule is imposed in Jammu & Kashmir only?

Jul 2, 2018
Jammu & Kashmir State has its own Constitution and its administration is run by the same. If any other state of India except Jammu & Kashmir does not follow the rule of law then on the basis of report of the governor of the concerned state, the President rule (article 356) is imposed in that state. But if the same kind of situation arises in the in the Jammu & Kashmir then the state is administered by the governor of the state or the governor rule is applied here instead of President rule.

What does yellow and white line indicates in the train coaches?

Jul 2, 2018
On 16 April, 1853, Indian Railways started its services and the first train travelled at a distance of 33 km from Mumbai to Thane. Do you know why different stripes are applied on the coaches of the train and why the colours of the train coaches also vary? Let's study through this article.

10 interesting facts about Amarnath Yatra

Jun 29, 2018
Amarnath cave is in the Himalayan region of South Kashmir. There are many interesting and attractive stories related to the Amarnath cave. Thousands of devotees come from all over the world for the Amarnath Yatra. Let us study 10 interesting facts about Amarnath Yatra through this article.

Which Countries are the largest borrowers from the World Bank in 2017?

Jun 28, 2018
As per the recent data of the World Bank, China is the largest recipient of the loan from the World Bank Group. China took loan of 2420 million dollar followed by the India with 1776 million dollar and Indonesia is on the third position by borrowing 1692 mn dollar in the FY 2017. As per the definition of the World Bank, India is no longer eligible to receive the loan under the IDA arm because it is no more considered as the poor country.

What is Surgical Strike?

Jun 28, 2018
Being a soft state, India always acts or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

Why “I Promise to pay the bearer sum of 100 Rupees” is written on the Indian Currency?

Jun 26, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has the responsibility of printing currency notes in India. RBI prints the notes of all denomination except 1 rupee note because it is printed by the Ministry of Finance. Except one rupee note every currency note of India has the declaration of the RBI governor; “I Promise to pay the bearer sum of 100 Rupees”. Its simple meaning is; if somebody held a note of 100 rupee then it is the liability of the RBI to pay the bearer goods/gold of 100 rupee at any cost.

What is the difference between Drug abuse and Drug addiction?

Jun 26, 2018
Drug abuse is taking larger doses than were prescribed and it might lead to addiction. Nowadays it is common problems plaguing adolescents, teens and adults. Let us study about the difference between drug abuse and addiction through this article.

What is the Eurozone and what are the conditions for joining it?

Jun 26, 2018
The union of 28 member countries located in Europe is called the European Union (EU). Out of the 28 members of the EU only 19 have accepted the euro (€) as their authorised currency. These countries are collectively known as the Euro zone. The Euro is used as a common currency for all the transactions in the Eurozone without any discrimination. These transactions are related to online/offline shopping, flight ticket booking, purchase of grocery etc.

How many Countries’s currency will change after the death of this person?

Jun 25, 2018
British Queen Elizabeth II has been holding the post since February 6, 1952. As of now the British currency pound has the picture of Queen Elizabeth. Apart from the Britain there are 10 other countries also use the British pound as their currency. As per the British rule, after the death of queen the picture of queen will be removed from the currency. This article is publishing the name of those countries whose currency will change after the death of the queen.

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