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COVID-19: Comparison of Healthcare system of India and Italy

9 hrs ago
India spends about 3.5% of its GDP on healthcare and Italy spends about 9% of its GDP on health services. India's healthcare sector is not even in the top 100 list in the world rankings while Italy comes second in the world. Let us compare the health and other areas of India and Italy in the context of COVID-19 Pandemic in this article.

Essential Commodities Act, 1955: Meaning, Objectives, and Punishment

3 days ago
The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 is a law which prohibits shopkeepers from storing and black marketing of essential commodities. Recently, the Central Government has notified order under the Essential Commodities Act to declare masks and hand sanitizers as Essential Commodities up to 30th June 2020. This notification will prohibit the black marketing and hoarding of these two essential commodities.

Delhi at a Glance: A City of National Monuments

Mar 26, 2020
Delhi is a union territory of India that has 70 assembly seats. It is considered among the richest UTs in India. The Gross State Domestic product (GSDP) of Delhi is Rs 7.80 trillion (US$ 108.06 billion). The per capita income of Delhi was Rs 3,89,143 in 2019-20.

G-20 Summits: List of Summits and Members

Mar 26, 2020
List of G-20 Summits and Members: There are 20 members of the G-20 including India. The last annual meeting of the G20 was held in Japan's city Osaka in June 2019 and the next meeting will take place in Riyadh(Saudi Arabia) between 21–22 November 2020.

List of Lt. Governors & Administrators of the Union Territories of India

Mar 25, 2020
Currently, India has 28 states and 8 Union Territories.Two new Union Territories of India are; Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Shri Girish Chandra Murmu is the first Lieutenant Governor of the J&K while Shri Radha Krishna Mathur is the new Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. Read this article to know the list of all the Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of the Union Territories in India. 

Why are Ventilators important to fight COVID-19?

Mar 25, 2020
A ventilator is a machine that helps those patients who cannot breathe properly on their own due to any reason. It is also known as other names such as - Breathing machine or respirator or mechanical ventilator etc. Around 5% of COVID-19 patients need a ventilator to breathe properly.

List of all Five Year Plans of India

Mar 25, 2020
The first five-year plan of India was launched in 1951. There are 12 Five year plans have been launched by the Indian Government. The concept of economic planning in India is derived from Russia (then USSR).

What is the New definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?

Mar 25, 2020
MSME Definition: The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are classified as per the MSME Act-2006. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are classified into two categories: Manufacturing Enterprises and Service Enterprises. Now MSMEs are defined as per the “annual turnover" instead of investment in Plant & Machinery.

List of Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh

Mar 24, 2020
Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as the new CM of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time. The first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh was Mr.Ravishankar Shukla. Read this article to know the list of all Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh.

COVID-19: What is the difference between Lockdown and Curfew?

Mar 24, 2020
Difference between the Lockdown and Curfew: During the curfew, all the essential services, schools, colleges, and markets are closed for a specific period of time but in lockdown, essential services, hospitals, ATMs and markets are not closed.

GK Questions and Answers on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 23, 2020
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total number of positive Coronavirus cases in India is 437 and 9 deaths on 23 March, 2020. A novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China. What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? Let us solve a quiz based on coronavirus.      

What is a Lockdown? Check what are the restrictions imposed during Lockdown?

Mar 23, 2020
Lockdown literally means; A situation in which people are not allowed to enter or leave a building or area freely due to an emergency. Private and public offices, private establishments, and public transport are completely closed during Lockdown. This is a temporary arrangement to the outbreak of an epidemic.

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2020

Mar 23, 2020
Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0! Modi Cabinet has 58 Ministers; which includes 25 cabinet Ministers,24 Ministers of State and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge).

Official Languages in Indian Constitution

Mar 23, 2020
Official Languages in Indian Constitution: Article 345 of the Indian Constitution, provides constitutional recognition as "Official languages" of the union to any language adopted by a state legislature as the official language of that state.

Indian Constitution: Parts, Schedules and Articles at a Glance

Mar 23, 2020
Currently, the Constitution of India has 448 articles in 25 parts and 12 schedules. There are 104 amendments that have been made in the Indian constitution up to January 25, 2020. The very first amendment in the Indian Constitution was made in 1950.

Important Days in March 2020: National and International Days

Mar 20, 2020
The name of March is dedicated to the Roman god of war, Mars. It is the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. Several events, festivals and important days of the national and international fall in March. Let us have a look at the list of events and important days that fall in March.    

Why is India Constructing Strategic Petroleum Reserves?

Mar 20, 2020
Strategic Petroleum Reserves: India is making strategic petroleum reserves to store crude oil under the ground. India has already underground caves of 5.33 MMT storage in three places. These include; Padur (2.5 MMT), Visakhapatnam (1.33 MMT), and Mangalore (1.5 MMT).

What does Blood Group Type “A” mean?

Mar 19, 2020
A blood type is also known as a blood group. It is a classification of blood depends upon the presence and absence of antibodies. It also depends upon the inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). Let us read in detail about the Blood Group Type “A” and ABO system.

List of 10 fastest Centuries in ODIs

Mar 19, 2020
The fastest century in the ODI scored by the AB de Villiers in just 31 balls against West Indies in 2015. The first ODI century was scored by ‘Denis Amiss’ who scored 103 runs against Australia at Old Trafford in 1972. 

List of 20 fastest centuries in IPL history

Mar 19, 2020
 The very first century of the IPL history was scored by the Brendon McCullum for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Since the very first IPL tournament, 58 centuries have been scored by 35 different batsmen in IPL History. The fastest century in the IPL was scored by the Chris Gayle in just 30 balls.

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