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Comparison of the Air Force of India, China and Pakistan

2 days ago
China has the world's second largest air force while Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932 as the air force of the British Empire. Currently, there are 1.40 lac soldiers working in Indian air force. India has received first Rafale jet from France in October 2019.

19 most interesting facts about Nobel Prizes

Oct 9, 2019
The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious prize of the world. This prize is given in the 6 fields’ i.e, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace Prize. These prizes were commenced in 1901. The recipients of the first Nobel Prizes were given 150,782 SEK. In 2017, the Nobel laureates were awarded a prize amount of 9,000,000 SEK.

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

Oct 5, 2019
The The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that 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 listed in the grey list and vice versa.

List of International Awards received by Narendra Modi

Sep 25, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is honoured with the prestigious "Global Goalkeeper" award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Narendra Modi has also been awarded with highest civilian honour of the United Arab Emirates i.e. "Order of Zayed Award" on 25th August 2019. Many famous countries have awarded Narendra Modi with their highest civilian awards like “Order of St. Andrew” the highest civilian honour of Russia and “State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan” the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan.

History of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)

Sep 12, 2019
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) historically belonged to the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir which is integral part of India due to signing of "Instrument of Accession" but it is unlawfully occupied by the Pakistan in 1947.

Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sep 9, 2019
Ramon Magsaysay Award also known as the Nobel Award of Asian Continent. Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 is given to five individuals which includes India's most Influential journalist Ravish Kumar. Other recipient of this award includes Thailand’s Angkhana Neelapajit (human rights activist), Philippines’ Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab (musician), Myanmar’s Ko Swe Win (journalist), and South Korea’s Kim Jong-Ki, an activist working on violence and mental health issues in youth.

What is the history of Ashes Series?

Sep 9, 2019
Ashes series is a test match series played between England and Australia since last 137 years. This series is played alternatively in these two countries at least once every two years.The Ashes series was started in 1882. Australia has won this series 34 times while England won it 32 times.

Kulbhushan Jadhav: Biography and Full case details

Sep 4, 2019
Kulbhushan Yadav was born on 16 April 1970 and he is a retired Indian national who had served Indian navy between 1987 to 2001. Kulbhushan is in the custody of Pakistan since March 3, 2016. Pakistan claims that jadhav was spreading terrorism in the Balochistan province of Pakistan and spying for India's intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Balochistan Province of Pakistan: Facts on its Geography and Economy

Sep 3, 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.

G-7 and G-20 Organisations: Functions and Members

Aug 26, 2019
G-7 refers to the group of 7 highly industrialized nations—France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States and Canada. These countries hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terrorism.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF): Meaning and Objectives

Aug 23, 2019
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) sets standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures to combat money laundering,terror financing, human trafficking.

What is the Siachen Glacier Dispute?

Aug 20, 2019
The Siachen Glacier is located near Indo-Pak Line of Control. The average elevation of Siachen Glacier from sea level is approximately 17,770 feet.The Siachen Glacieris known as the highest battlefield of the world.

List of Countries with post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Aug 16, 2019
As per the announcement of the PM Modi from the rampart of the Red fort; India will soon have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). But do you know that many other countries have the same post with same name or a different name. Countries like, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Spain and Italy use the term Chief of Defence Staff for the head of defence force.

MOSAiC Mission: Objectives, Features and Benefits of the Mission

Aug 14, 2019
The MOSAiC stands for Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. The prime objective of this MOSAiC mission is to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and its impact on the rest of the world. The German research icebreaker RV Polarstern will depart for this mission from Tromsø, Norway in September 2019.

India-Pakistan Trade dispute: Who is in Loss and Profit?

Aug 9, 2019
According to a report, in the financial year 2018-2019 the total exports from India to Pakistan was about $ 2.17 billion, which is just .83% of India's total exports. Pakistan currently exports; fruits ($112.8 million per year), cement ($78.3 million), chemicals ($60.4 million), fertilisers ($34.9 million), and leather and allied products to India while India exports; tomatoes, tea, sugar, petroleum products, cotton yarn, tyres, rubber, dye and petroleum oils etc to Pakistan.

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Aug 1, 2019
Nobel Prize award is based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. Let us find out the list of Noble Prize Laureates who received Nobel Prize in the year 2018, 2017 and 2016.

What is Lookout Notice and why is it issued?

Aug 1, 2019
Lookout Notice also known as Lookout Circular (LOC) is a circular letter used by immigration officials to prevent an accused from leaving the country. Lookout Notices or Circular is used in nabbing the wanted people or criminals at the international borders, international airports, maritime areas and Ports etc.

ICC World Test Championship 2019: All You need to Know

Jul 31, 2019
The International Cricket Council has issued the schedule for the inaugural season of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). This championship will commence from Ashes Series to be played between the England and Australia from 1 August 2019. There are 72 Test Matches will be played in 27 series by the 9 teams in the time span of 2 years.

17th July- This day in history: 50th anniversary of Apollo Moon Mission

Jul 17, 2019
The 17th July in the history is famous for many scientific, entertaining, political and historical events. These events were occurred around more than 50 years ago but the impact of these events can be realised till date also. Let’s have a look on these events.

International Court of Justice: History and Jurisdiction

Jul 17, 2019
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was established in June 1945 by the United Nations Charter and it started working in April 1946. This is the main judicial body of the United Nations (UN). The headquarters of the International Court is in the "Peace Palace" in The Hague (Netherlands). The ICJ is hearing the case of detained Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan on charges of espionage.

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