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What is the National Medical Commission Bill and its effects

1 hour ago
After the passage of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, the Medical Council of India (MCI) will be replaced by NMC. In India, the work related to the registration of medical education, medical institutes and doctors was the responsibility of the Medical Council of India. But after the passage of this bill, all these policies will come into the hands of this commission. Let us study about the National Medical Commission Bill and its impact through this article.

Why Nobel Prizes were started?

17 hrs ago
Nobel prizes are counted among the most prestigious awards in the whole world in the fields of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. You would be surprised to know that false news published in a newspaper is the main reason behind the commencement of these awards. These awards are given in 6 fields each year. A winner gets around 7 cr. 22 lakh rupees.

5 largest Central Prisons in India

1 day ago
Prison is of great importance to protect our society in a country like India where population is huge. In India, Central Prisons are depicted as rehabilitation centers. Do you know that some of India's prisons are considered to be the largest in the world? In this article, we will study about the 5 largest Central prisons in India.

What is the salary of MLAs in India?

1 day ago
There are 4120 MLAs in 31 State Legislative Assemblies (including Delhi and Puducherry) in India. All the MLAs elected to the State Legislative Assemblies are given a ‘MLA fund’ between Rs. 1 crore to Rs.4 crore per annum in each state assembly. At present; MLAs of the Telangana State get the highest salary of Rs. 2.50 lacs along with legislative fund.

List of drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency

Jan 12, 2018
The 21st century witnesses the evolving role of humans because of the shift from "personnel" to "human resources”. It brings an incredible number of things such as increasing globalization, rapid technological change, and tougher competition. Some sportsperson uses performance-enhancing substances or techniques to compete in the competition. Here is the list of substances or drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency.

Why Makar Sankranti is celebrated?

Jan 12, 2018
Makar Sankranti is one of the most propitious days for Hindus, and is distinguished in almost all parts of India in countless cultural forms, with immense devotion, gaiety and fervor. This article deals with the Makar Sankranti festival, significance, importance, history etc.

Is India making a Secret Nuclear City?

Jan 12, 2018
According to news published in a US journal, India is building a top secret nuclear city at Challakere village in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The American journal claims that the construction of this secret nuclear city began in 2012 and was likely to be completed by the end of 2017.

What is the difference between LED and CFL bulbs?

Jan 11, 2018
We all use LEDs or CFL bulbs. But do you know what is the difference between LED and CFL bulbs? Which bulb is better LED or CFL, in which power consumption is less, which material is used in making it and how it works, etc. Through this article we will try to study about these LED and CFL bulbs.

A Brief history on the relationship between North and South Korea

Jan 11, 2018
In recent years, geopolitics has been shifting their attentions towards the Korean peninsula as North Korea experienced ups and downs in its relations with South Korea. The combative relationship between the North and South Korea can be traced all the way back to the Korean War (1950 –1953), which resulted the division of the Korean peninsula along the 38th parallel.

What is INTERPOL and its functions?

Jan 11, 2018
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is the world's largest international police organization with 192 member countries. The INTERPOL was founded in 1923 and its headquarter is located in France. INTERPOL issues 7 types of notices against the most wanted criminals of the world.

5 Places on Earth where Gravity becomes Zero

Jan 10, 2018
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.

Do you know about the Battle of Bhima Koregaon and its significance

Jan 10, 2018
Recently, clashes took place between Dalits and Maratha communities in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra. Let's find out the reason behind the clashes between the Dalits and the Maratha community on the Koregaon Bhīma Battle which was fought 200 years ago on the battle.

A Brief history on the relationship between USA and North Korea

Jan 10, 2018
We always listen and read from news and newspaper about the combative relationship between the USA and North Korea that sometimes unease the global politics. Recently, the relation between North Korea and the United States become a hot cake in the world politics on the issue of nuclear armament and the launch of a series of missiles. Find out the reason for the combative relation of USA and North Korea.

What is Electoral Bond? 12 interesting facts about it

Jan 9, 2018
The central government has introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and Rs. 1 crore to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties. These bonds can be bought from selected branches of State Bank of India. In this article 12 interesting facts about these election bonds are mentioned.

Do you know about World's First Solar Powered Train

Jan 9, 2018
The 21st century world is moving towards energy efficient and energy saving mode of industrialisation because the traditional sources of energy like coal and natural gases lead to pollution and global warming. Recently, Byron Bay Railroad Company of Australia has created World's first solar powered train.

World's Biggest Cruise Ship: 10 Amazing Facts

Jan 9, 2018
Whenever we heard about cruise ship then we got pictures of Titanic and its ambience, but before moving on to the discussion on the World's biggest cruise ship, firstly know that 'what is cruise ship?’ A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are a part of the experience, as well as the different destinations along the way. It is like floating hotels, with a complete hospitality staff in addition to the usual ship's crew.

What is Interpol's Red Corner Notice and why is it issued?

Jan 8, 2018
There are 8 types of notices are issued by the Central Secretariat of Interpol, on the request of the National Central Bureau (NCB) and other authorized agencies. Red corner Notices are issued for individuals sought for prosecution or to serve a sentence. This notice alert the international police to arrest an accused person.

World's Largest Underwater Museum: 10 Amazing Facts

Jan 8, 2018
The Earth and the human are the best creation of nature that always surprises and known for transcending the imaginative realm of marvels or wonders. Here, we are giving 10 amazing facts about the World's Largest Underwater Museum, which is located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Riviera Maya that will change the perceptions about museums are boring.

What happens on internet in 1 minute

Jan 5, 2018
Today we are living in the era of social media. The population of the world has crossed 7.47 billion out of which 4.9 billion have mobile phones. A huge $751522 is spent on online shopping in a minute. This article is showing some very interesting facts about the activities occurring in a minute on internet.

Which are the most deadliest cities in the world?

Jan 3, 2018
Citizen's Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice; which is a Mexican Non Government Organization released its annual report -2017. The report says that Venezuela's capital "Caracas" was the most deadliest city in the world in the year 2016.In Caracas 130 people out of every 1 lac people are killed annually, which made it the deadliest city in the world.

History behind the tradition of Bonfire Night

Jan 2, 2018
The literal meaning of the bonfire is a large open-air fire on which bones are burnt and it is derives from the term banefyre from a time when the corpses of witches, heretics and other nonconformists were burned on a pyre instead of being buried in consecrated ground. When we heard the term Bonfire Night then we characterised it with firework and celebration, but do you know how this tradition was started.

Difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Jan 2, 2018
People often use the term United Kingdom, Great Britain and England for the same place, but these three terms have different meanings. First term represents political, second one is for geographic and the last one is for nationality. Here, we are giving some important facts that differentiate the terms United Kingdom, Great Britain and England, and enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

What is the cost of printing 200, 500 and 2000 rupees notes in India?

Jan 2, 2018
In India, printing of new notes is the solely right of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).RBI prints currency notes of all denomination except one rupee note. In its annual report, the Reserve Bank has stated that the cost of printing a note of 200 rupees is Rs.2.93, printing cost of 500 rupee note is Rs. 2.94 and printing of a 2000 rupee note costs Rs.3.54.

Main Characteristics and Features of Rural Tourism in India

Dec 29, 2017
India’s tourism attractions are large and varied. Our culture, which is both syncretic and dates back to ancient times, is our most visible attractions. This article deals with what is tourism, what is rural tourism, its important characteristic features.

What is the meaning of four colour dots in Newspaper?

Dec 27, 2017
Have you ever noticed while reading the newspaper that there are four colour dots below the pages of the newspaper? What does they mean? Is it mandatory to give colour dots? Let's us find out the reason why these colour dots are given in the newspaper.

Interesting facts about India Gate

Dec 27, 2017
India has been a land of architectural marvels because it has deep roots in its history, culture and religion. India Gate is one of the examples of Indian architectural marvel. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century. Here, we are giving some interesting facts about India Gate, which will enhance the general awareness of the readers on the architectural glory of India.

Interesting facts about Gateway of India

Dec 26, 2017
The Indian architecture is one of the enduring achievements of the Indian Civilization, which has evolved through centuries. Indian architectures bear the living glory of respective periods of the history. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Gateway of India, which is considered as one of the great historical monument built during the British rule.

Do you know why Pen Caps have holes

Dec 23, 2017
Ballpoint pen is mostly used by all of us, but while writing or using it, have you ever noticed that there is a hole in the pen's cap. Why it is so, is there any scientific reason behind giving hole in the pen cap, who invented ballpoint pen and when etc. are discussed in this article.

List of Lost cities in India

Dec 22, 2017
Excavation is the most time-honoured archaeological tool for understanding the processes of the human past, and it certainly represents the type of activity that most people attribute to archaeology. The excavation and historical treatise are the only sources to reveal the prosperous and flourished historical sites in any part of the world. Here, we are giving the list of lost cities in India, whose location has eventually lost over the period of time, but their existences are revealed by the legends and mythology.

What types of Notices are issued by the INTERPOL?

Dec 20, 2017
There are 8 types of notices are issued y the INTERPOL’s General Secretariat at the request of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and authorized entities. The basic motive behind the issuance of these notices is to alert the police of all member countries to nab most wanted criminals or missing persons. This article will equip you to know the full information about the all notices and their objectives.

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