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When a chess player is called Grand Master?

Jul 20, 2020
Raunak Sadhwani is the latest and the 65th Grandmaster (GM) from India. At the age of 13 years, nine months, and 26 days, he is the 9th youngest GM in the world.  He is the 4th youngest Grandmaster in India after Gukesh D, Praggnanandhaa R, and Parimarjan Negi. Read this article to know the list of all Indian Grandmasters.

List of International Cricket Council (ICC) Presidents|Chairmen 2020

Jul 17, 2020
Mr. Shashank Manohar is the present chairman of the ICC who was elected in May 2016. Now he does not want to continue after May 2020. So the ICC will elect a new Chairman soon and Sourav Ganguly is the race for ICC chairman.

Know why PM CARES Fund does not come under the purview of RTI?

Jul 16, 2020
The PM Care Fund was established on 27 March 2020 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any type of emergency like COVID-19 pandemic in India. In response to an RTI application, the Prime Minister's Office has refused to show details regarding the use of money collected in this fund.

List of Top investors in Reliance Jio

Jul 16, 2020
Reliance Jio the digital platform has sold around 32.94% stake to 13 different investors to get rid of the debt of the company by March 2021. Facebook is the biggest investor that has purchased a 10% stake in the Jio Platform.

ICC World Cup 1983: Know how India became world Champion

Jul 15, 2020
The third tournament of the ICC Cricket World Cup was held in England and Wales from 9 to 25 June 1983. There are 8 teams participated in this and India won the tournament by defeating West Indies. On 25 June 2020, India has celebrated 37 years of this magnificent achievement.

How much Tax do you pay on Diesel & Petrol in India?

Jul 15, 2020
In 2020, the excise duty has increased at least 10 times since 2014. The excise duty on diesel is now Rs 31.83 and on petrol Rs 32.98 in 2020. Worth to mention that tax on petrol was Rs 9.48 per litre and on diesel, it was Rs3.56 a litre when the Modi government took office in 2014.

Official Languages in Indian Constitution

Jul 14, 2020
Indian Constitution has different languages to deal with various institutions, i.e. Language of the Union, Regional Languages, Language of the judiciary and texts of law and special directives.

What is the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020?

Jul 13, 2020
The Banking Regulation Act, 1949 is a law that regulates banking firms in India. This act has been amended by the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Read this article to know that what are the salient features of the Banking Regulation Act 2020.

What is the difference between LTE and VoLTE?

Jul 10, 2020
LTE is called 'Long Term Evolution'. Airtel launched the first LTE network service in India in 2012. Generally, LTE is also called 4G. VoLTE stands for 'Voice over Long Term Evolution'. It also supports 4G networks. In VoLTE, you can enjoy data connectivity while calling. Reliance Jio had started this VoLTE service in India.

The Prime Minister of India:Power and Functions

Jul 9, 2020
The Prime Minister is the real executive authority (de facto executive) of the country. He appoints many officers as the head of many constitutional institutions. Read this article to know the power and responsibilities of the Prime Minister of India.

List of products exported to China by India

Jul 9, 2020
In the FY 2019-20 Indian export to China stands at $16.6 billion. India exports organic chemical, mineral fuels, cotton, ores, plastic items, nuclear machinery, fish, salts, electrical machinery and iron and steel to China. Worth to mention that 5.1% of India’s total export went to China in FY 2019.

List of Products India imports from China

Jul 7, 2020
China is the source of around 14% of total Indian imports. Indian import from China includes; electrical machinery, cell phones, heavy machinery, telecom, power, plastic toys and critical pharma ingredients, furniture, pharma, fertiliser, food, and textiles, etc. India has imported goods worth $62.4 billion from China during April 2019-February 2020 period.

What is Floating Rate Bond?

Jul 7, 2020
The Government of India has launched the Floating Rate Bond 2020 scheme from July 01, 2020. The tenure of this bond will be 7 years. The interest rate on floating bonds will change every 6 months on January 1 and July 1. The minimum amount to invest in bonds will be Rs 1000 (digital mode) and maximum Rs 20 thousand in cash.

What is the Panchsheel Agreement between India and China?

Jul 6, 2020
The Panchsheel, or Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, was first formally signed on April 28, 1954, between India and the Tibet region of China. The agreement was signed between then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and China's first Premier (Prime Minister) Chou En-Lai.

What is Helicopter Money and when and why is it used?

Jul 3, 2020
The term 'Helicopter Money' was coined by the famous economist Milton Friedman. This means an unconventional monetary policy in which printed money is distributed among the public to recover an economy from the depression.

What is the McMahon Line between India and China?

Jul 2, 2020
The McMahon Line defines a clear boundary line between India and China. This line was determined by Sir Henry McMahon, then Foreign Secretary in the Government of British India. The length of this line is 890 kilometers. But China does not accept this line. This is the apple of discord between India and China.

Indian Polity & Governance: Complete Study Material

Jul 1, 2020
The Complete Study Material on the “Indian Polity & Governance” is designed to help the aspirants of competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS and others. This material contains; Fundamental Rights & Fundamental Duties, Parliament & Indian Judiciary, Union & State Executive & Constitutional & Non-Constitutional bodies. 

List of ICC Champions Trophy winning Teams

Jul 1, 2020
The ICC Champions Trophy is organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).This the second most important tournament after the ICC world cup. The first edition of the ICC Champions Trophy was held in 1998. Its name was changed to the Champions Trophy in 2002.

Param Vir Chakra: The Highest Gallantry Award in India

Jul 1, 2020
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) was instituted on 26 January, 1950. It is the highest gallantry award in India. No doubt it is what every army personnel dreams for. Do you know the meaning of Param Vir Chakra, why is it given, what is the eligibility criteria, who was awarded first with PVC, what are the allowances given to the awardees, etc. Let us find out!

What is Section 69A in The Information Technology Act,2000?

Jun 30, 2020
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act,2000 empowers the central government to block the online content and arrest the culprit. This is the primary law that deals with cybercrime and electronic commerce in India. Recently, the Indian government has banned many Chinese apps from citing this section of the IT act. Read it more… 

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