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What is International Solar Alliance?

Apr 4, 2018
International Solar Alliance or ISA consists of 121 countries.ISA consists of most of those countries which are located between the tropic of cancer and tropic of Capricorn. These countries are located at the shortest distance from the Sun that is why solar energy is available in these quantities throughout the year. ISA's goal is to produce 1 trillion watt (1000 GW) of solar energy by 2030. ISA headquarter will be located in Gurgaon (Haryana).

Which countries of the world do not impose income tax?

Mar 23, 2018
Governments impose income tax on people in almost every country of the world. Corpus of the income tax is use to provide basic facilities like road, water, electricity, schools and many more to the residents of the country. But you would be surprised to know that there are some courtiers like Saudi Arab, Qatar and Bahamas which do not impose income tax on the citizens.

Interesting Geographical facts about Asia

Mar 20, 2018
Asia is the largest continent and occupies about 30% of the total area of the Earth. It has extremely diverse geographic features as well as climates. Climates range from arctic and subarctic in Siberia to tropical in southern India and Southeast Asia. In this article, we are given important geographical facts about Asia, which are very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why was the Berlin wall built?

Mar 14, 2018
After the World War II; the Germany was partitioned in two parts i.e. West Germany and East Germany. In the 50s and 60s, East Germans fled to West Germany in the search of better job opportunities and better education. In this migration there were hundreds of artisans, professors, doctors, engineers and businessmen. Due this mass brain drain the economy of East Germany started weakening which compelled the government of the East Germany to build a Berlin Wall in 1961.

International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2018
International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements.This article deals with the history of International women’s day, why it is celebrated, what is the theme of 2017 celebration etc.

First in the World: A Complete List

Feb 19, 2018
A complete list of ‘First in the World’ which is composed of all those human exploration and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time by any human being. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for Competitive Exam (like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.), Bank Exam and Entrance Exam".

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.

Top 10 World’s Best Cities to live in

Jan 19, 2018
The “Top 10 World’s Best Cities to live in” are surveyed by the Mercer Quality of Life Study on the basis of Political and social environment; Economic environment; Socio-cultural environment; Medical and health facilities; Public services and transportation; Consumer goods; Recreation; Housing; and Natural environment. Vienna is on the top of the list and Indian cities like Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore ranked 139, 144 and 145 respectively.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Fastest Helicopters in the World

Dec 21, 2017
Helicopter is very useful aircraft because it can vertically take off and land in a very limited space, turn in any direction very quickly and hover in air. It is powered by an engine on its top with blades which rotate at high speed to give the craft its lift.

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.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Dec 8, 2017
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is considered the “constitution of the oceans”. It is also known as the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty. Here, we are giving the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its provision for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive exams.

List of Ocean Ridges around the World

Dec 7, 2017
The Ocean Ridges are submarine mountain chain formed by plate tectonics. In other words, it is an underwater longest mountain range in the world. It demarcates the boundary between two plates. It is a divergent zone where Ocean plates are born, spreading apart from the central valley, or axial trough. Here, we are giving the concept of Ocean ridges, how Ocean ridges are formed and the list of Ocean ridges around the world for general awareness.

What is the Stapled Visa and why is it issued?

Dec 6, 2017
If the stapled visa is issued to someone, the immigration Officer does not stamp on the passport of the passenger/applicant. Rather an additional paper is attached to the passport of the passenger.The attached additional paper have the full detail of the trip like purpose and duration of the trip in the destination country. So instead of passport this paper is stamped by the officials called Stapled Visa.

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