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Party wise List of Lok Sabha Members 2019

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General election for the 17th Lok Sabha were held in seven phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party after winning 303 seats. BJP is also the single largest party in terms of total vote share in Lok Sabha Election 2019.

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2019

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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0! As on October 2019; there are 58 Ministers; which includes 25 cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:The Man behind United India

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Shri Vallabhbhai Patel's full name was Vallabh Bhai, Jhaverbhai Patel. Vallabhbhai Patel is also known as the Sardar Patel and Iron Man. Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31 October 1875, Nadiad, Gujarat and died on 15 December 1950, Bombay [now Mumbai]. Sardar Patel is most remembered for integrated India.

G-20 Summits: List of Summits and Members

3 days ago
The annual meeting of the G-20 Leaders is known as the G-20 summit. The G 20 Summit is formally known as the “Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy”. There are 20 members of the G-20 including India. The last 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.

What is Air Quality Index and how is it calculated?

Nov 6, 2019
The problem of air pollution has become a new challenge for the world. The air quality deteriorates throughout India in October and November months every year. The air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index. Let’s know what is the Air Quality Index (AQI) in India?

ICC T20 Men's World Cup 2020: Schedule, Teams and Venues

Nov 5, 2019
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the full schedule of the 7th Men's T 20 World Cup 2020. The tournament will be played in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020. Keep in mind that Australia is yet to win the Men's T20 World Cup while it has won five editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup so far.

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019:History and Theme

Nov 5, 2019
The World Tsunami Awareness Day is dedicated to promoting a global culture of tsunami awareness around the world. It is observed on 5 November every year. It is started by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015.

List of all Successful Moon Missions on dark side of the Moon

Nov 1, 2019
Till date there are 20 moon missions have been launched successfully on the dark side of the moon by the 3 countries. Indian could have been the 4th country if Chandrayaan-2 did not fail partially. The first successful moon was Luna 2 which was launched by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on 12 September 1959. While the first successful manned mission (Apollo 11) was launched by the USA on 16 July 1969. Read this article to know the full details of all the successful moon missions.

10 Forgotten Women Freedom Fighters of India

Nov 1, 2019
In the struggle for India’s Independence from the colonial rule or British Raj contribution of the women can't be neglected. They faced various tortures, exploitations, etc. to earn freedom for us. Let us have a look on 10 forgotten women freedom fighters of India.

Balochistan Province of Pakistan: Facts on its Geography and Economy

Oct 30, 2019
Balochistan Province means land of the Baloch peoples. It is not a country but one of the four provinces of Pakistan.Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of land area. Balochistan's capital is Quetta which is its largest city as well. Balochistan Province is underdeveloped and its economy is dominated by natural resources, especially its natural gas fields.

Why are Member countries leaving OPEC?

Oct 30, 2019
Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was established in September 1960 at the Baghdad conference. There are 14 OPEC member countries accounted for 29.3% of the world's total crude oil production in September 2019. According to OPEC's website, these 14 OPEC members had 80% of the world's total crude oil reserves. Venezuela has 25% and Saudi Arabia has 22.4% of the total reserves.

What is the Grey List and Black List of the Financial Action Task Force?

Oct 21, 2019
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body. The FATF develops and promotes policies to protect the Global Financial System from terror funding and Money Laundering activities. Those countries which don't support terror funding and money laundering are placed in the grey list.

List of 25 Inspiring books written by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Oct 15, 2019
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is known as the "Missile man of India". Dr. Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October, 1931 in Tamil Nadu and died on 27 July, 2015 in Shillong. Dr. Abdul Kalam was a prominent Indian scientist and 11th President of India. Dr. Abdul Kalam had crucial role in the development of the Polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV). In this article, we are giving list of 25 books written by Dr. Abdul Kalam which will be an inspiration for us.

New Economic Policy of 1991: Objectives, Features and Impacts

Oct 14, 2019
New Economic Policy of India was launched in the year 1991 under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao. This policy opened the door of the India Economy for the global exposure for the first time. In this New Economic Policy P. V. Narasimha Rao government reduced the import duties, opened reserved sector for the private players, devalued the Indian currency to increase the export. This is also known as the LPG Model of growth.

Current GK Questions and Answers on Indian Economy 2019

Oct 12, 2019
As per the observation of some exam expert, it is found that questions based on the Indian economy are always found in the different competitive exams. So we have published some interesting gk questions related to current economic events of India and world. We hope that these questions will be very useful for the exams like UPSC/ PSC/SSC/Banking/CDS etc.

World Arthritis Day 2019: History and Theme

Oct 12, 2019
World Arthritis Day is celebrated on the October 12 since 1996. World Arthritis Day is observed to raise awareness about the Arthritis around the world. The theme of the World Arthritis Day 2019 is "Time2Work". This theme would be followed in the financial year 2020 also.

13 Parameters to Compare India and China

Oct 11, 2019
India and China are the super powers of Asian Subcontinent and striving hard to capture the attention of the other economies of the world. As per the data of International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (October-2018) published on March 18, 2019 the size of Chinese economy is $ 13,457.267 billion which is around 16% of the world economy while on the other hand the size of Indian Economy is around $2,689.992 billion which is around 3.17% share of the the world economy.

Schedule Tribes in India

Oct 9, 2019
As per 1951 census, 5.6% of the total population of the country was tribal. According to Census-2011, the number of scheduled tribes in India is 10, 42, 81,034. It is 8.6% of the total population of India. A total of 9, 38, 19,162 people belonging to scheduled tribes reside in rural areas whereas 1, 04, 61,872 people in urban areas. The scheduled tribes are 11.3% of the total population of rural areas and 2.8% of urban areas. There are about 550 tribes in India.

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

Oct 9, 2019
The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are classified as per the MSME Act-2006. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are classified in two categories: Manufacturing Enterprises and Service Enterprises. Now MSMEs are defined as per the “annual turnover" instead of investment in Plant & Machinery.

PMC Bank Fraud Case: Full detail of the Bank fraud

Oct 7, 2019
Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank is a Scheduled Commercial bank situated in 6 states of the country. This bank was established on February 13, 1984 as a single branch Bank. In a span of 35 years, the Bank has a wide network of 137 branches across six states. This bank has total deposits of about Rs 11,617.34 crore.

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