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Why we should not sleep under a tree at night?

Feb 15, 2018
Plants are an important part of our life. With the help of photosynthesis, plants prepare their own food. They produce glucose and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water. They help us to reduce the pollution. But have you ever thought why we should not sleep under the tree at night? Let's study through this article.

10 Amazing facts about PSLV C-40

Feb 12, 2018
One of the world's most trusted launch vehicles is Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It has been providing its services for more than 20 years. Let us study some amazing facts about PSLV C-40 through this article.

Which British Laws are still used in India

Feb 9, 2018
The British Governement made a number of legislations to run the country as per their convenience. The main obejctives behind all such legislations were to exploit the resources of India and to stop the rebellions from protesting against such open loot of resources. This article deals with some of such immoral and unethical legislations.

What is doomsday clock?

Feb 8, 2018
The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. This clock is taken care of by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. This clock represents the causes responsible for threat to humanity. If this clock shows 12 O’clock at midnight; it means that the world can end anytime.

What are the differences between Wholesale Price Index & Consumer Price Index?

Feb 6, 2018
Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) are two widely used indexes to calculate the inflation in the country. India uses WPI index to calculate the inflation while most of the countries use CPI for the same. This article is pointing some basic differences between the WPI & CPI.

10 Amazing facts about Akshardham Temple in Delhi

Feb 3, 2018
Akshardham Temple is located in New Delhi. It is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and is one of the India's largest Hindu temple complexes. The temple was officially inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. This article deals with 10 amazing facts about Akshardham temple which not only surprise you but also gives knowledge about its history.

Economic Survey Report 2017-18: Key Facts

Feb 3, 2018
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Economic Survey 2017-18 in both Houses of Parliament on January 29, 2018. The Economic Survey shows the condition of different sectors of the Indian economy. Through this survey, the economic condition of the country can be assessed properly. This survey is sought after by so many individuals and institutions like; students, policy makers, research scholars, IMF, World Bank, foreign governments and foreign investors etc.

Who get Z +, Z, Y and X category security in India and why?

Feb 2, 2018
In India, police and the local government provide security to dignitaries. On the basis of information given by the intelligence department, different persons are provided different categories of security. The security system in India is divided into four categories: Z + (highest level); Z, Y and X. In this article, we will understand who all in India are provided with which category of security and why.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Knew

Feb 1, 2018
The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR): Principles, implications and its Procedure

Feb 1, 2018
GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) is a tool for checking aggressive tax planning especially that transaction or business arrangement which is/are entered into with the objective of avoiding tax. It has been introduced in India due to VODAFONE case ruling in favour of this company by the Supreme Court. For example: “A” makes a company XYZ to sell product C. The company B pays 35% tax, but if “A” himself sold the products he would pay 40% tax. “A” has formed the company only to save 5% tax.

Is inflation always bad for the economy

Jan 31, 2018
A simple definition of the inflation is the constant rise in the price of goods and services. More often inflation is considered bad for any economy but this is just half truth. The positive and negative impacts of inflation on the economy depend on the rate of the inflation. Moderate inflation is good for the growth of the economy while hyperinflation is injurious for it.

7 Countries which are not recognised by the United Nations

Jan 30, 2018
There are 193 sovereign countries in the world which are the members of the United Nations (UN).But do you know that there are some countries in the world which are not recognised by the United Nations. This article is explaining about such countries.

What is bio toilet and how does it work?

Jan 29, 2018
Bio toilet is a decomposition mechanized toilet system which decomposes human excretory waste in the digester tank using specific high graded bacteria (aerobic or anaerobic) further converting it into methane gas and water. Bio toilet is a different toilet as compare to the traditional restrooms. It saves a lot of water and helps in keeping the station clean.

13 Interesting Facts about Republic Day Parade

Jan 25, 2018
Every year on the occasion of 26th January, you watch the parade organized on the Rajpath by the medium of TV, Doordarshan channel. But do you know who has the responsibility for organizing the parade on 26th January and how much expenditure is incurred for its organization? In this article, we are providing 13 interesting facts related to the parade of 26th January.

What is Super Blue Blood Moon?

Jan 25, 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 are the differences between FERA and FEMA?

Jan 24, 2018
The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) was passed in 1973; the main purpose of which was to ensure the use of foreign exchange. The FERA was creating obstacles in the development of the country so government replaced it by FEMA in 1999.This article is pointing the differences between the FERA and FEMA.

What is the National Medical Commission Bill and its effects

Jan 18, 2018
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 were Nobel Prizes started?

Jan 18, 2018
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

Jan 17, 2018
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?

Jan 17, 2018
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.

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