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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.

10 areas in which India beats most developed countries

Nov 24, 2017
India, with a population of more than 1.25 billion, remains in the centre of discussion due to its unimaginable deeds and beliefs. Although India is still in the category of developing countries, but there are some areas where it has gone ahead of developed countries. In this article we are giving details of 10 characteristics of India which can be considered as better than the developed countries.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

Nov 23, 2017
From the evolution of humankind in the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from the ancient world to the modern world.

What is the Geographical Indication and how it is different from Trademark?

Nov 16, 2017
We always hear about Kanchipuram Silk Saree, Alphanso Mango, Nagpur Orange, Kolhapuri Chappal, Bikaneri Bhujia, Agra Petha, etc., but do you know it is Geographical Indication tags given to particular products from particular region only. Here, we are giving the concept of geographical indication, rights given by geographical indication, governing body of geographical indication and how Geographical indication different from trademark for general awareness.

Coastal Zone Management (CZMA) - Purpose, Objective and Challenges

Nov 13, 2017
The Coastal zones are defined by the extent of territorial waters up to the high water mark. They are long, narrow features of mainland, islands and seas, generally forming the outer boundary of the coastal domain. Find out the concept, purpose, objectives and challenges of Coastal Zone Management for general awareness.

List of Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure

Nov 10, 2017
You would be surprised to know that since independence on 14th August, 1947 not a single Prime Minister of Pakistan has completed his five-year tenure. Prime Minister of Pakistan, whose tenure has longest, was Liaquat Ali Khan. In this article we are giving a list of all the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and their tenure, which will give you the information about which Prime Minister of Pakistan has been holding his post for the most time.

List of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Sites around the World

Nov 10, 2017
The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) are rich in agricultural biodiversity and associated wildlife, and are important resources of indigenous knowledge and culture. Here, we are giving the list of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Sites around the World for general awareness.

List of 10 most expensive and cheapest cities in the world

Nov 8, 2017
Humans are a moving creature by nature; therefore they always keep on walking and going out on vacation after getting an opportunity. But before going to any country or city for tourism, we must be aware of which are the most expensive and cheapest cities in the world. If you also want to visit a particular country or city for tourism during these winter and you do not know that particular city is cheap or expensive, then do not panic, because in this article we are giving a list of 10 most expensive and 10 cheapest cities in the world.

13 unknown facts about North Korea

Oct 30, 2017
Many times we hear that people talk about being unhappy with their country’s system and want to move another country. Although there are some countries in the world where life is not really easy. One of these countries is North Korea. In this article, we are going to tell you some things about North Korea that will not only surprise you, but you will feel that India is the best country in the world in terms of living.

India's 11 Guinness World Records

Oct 16, 2017
As everyone knows that the world is full of wonders; where some people are naturally peculiar while some people are famous in this world because of their weird hobbies. One of them is Ram Singh Chauhan, a resident of Jaipur who has a 14 feet mustache and the world's smallest woman known as Jyoti Amge whose height is only 61.95 centimeters or about 2 feet.

List of language families spoken worldwide

Oct 13, 2017
Language is the method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structure and conventional way. These languages belong to certain language families because they possess have the same origins. There are approximately 6000 languages spoken worldwide out of these 94 languages belongs to different language families. Here, we are giving the list of language families spoken worldwide for general awareness.

Interesting facts about Polar Regions

Oct 3, 2017
The regions of Earth surrounding its geographical poles (North Pole and South Pole) are known as Polar Regions. It is also known as Frigid Zone because these regions are dominated by Earth's polar ice caps, the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent of Antarctica. These regions are the zones in higher latitudes where there is never any summer in the sense that is understood in our moderate latitudes. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Polar Regions of Earth in general awareness.

Do you know how law of Cricket and formats evolved from 18th century to 20th century?

Sep 27, 2017
There are plethora of sources about the evolution of Cricket, some advocated the origins of cricket lie somewhere in the Dark Ages and some advocated that the origins of cricket lie somewhere from Indian game “Gilli-Danda” but 18th century witnesses the formal match took place between Australia Vs England which timeless match.

10 Interesting facts about Stonehenge

Sep 26, 2017
The Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire in England is one of the remarkable examples of prehistoric architecture. It is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, and consists of remains of what was once a ring of stones set within earthworks. It is believed that, Stonehenge was a memorate leader of nearby tribes. Here, we are giving 10 interesting facts related to the Stonehenge for general awareness.

List of Leading Newspaper and their Place of Publication

Sep 26, 2017
A newspaper is a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements. The news organizations that publish newspapers are themselves often metonymically called newspapers. Most newspapers are now published online as well as in print. The online versions are called online newspapers or news sites. They might be published daily or weekly. Here, we are giving the list of Leading Newspaper and their Place of Publication gor general awareness.

Difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Sep 26, 2017
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.

What is Hurricane and how it is formed?

Sep 20, 2017
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counter clockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface. Here, we are giving the concept, definition and formation of hurricanes for general awareness.

What is the difference between ethnicity and race?

Sep 11, 2017
The diversity is used to describe entities with members who have identifiable differences in their biological as well as cultural backgrounds or lifestyles. This diversity is complemented by races and ethnicity. The term “Race" and "Ethnicity" are often used interchangeably but have separate meaning– one as ‘biological quality’ and second one as ‘cultural phenomenon’. Here, we are giving the basic difference between the race and ethnicity for general awareness.

Tribes and Races in the World

Sep 11, 2017
The tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader whereas race of humans is a grouping based on shared physical traits, ancestry, or genetics. About 90% of the world's population lives in the northern hemisphere of which about 60% lives in Asia alone; and 30% lives in the temperate latitudes (mainly Europe) and barely 1 % lives beyond 600 north. Here we are giving the list of tribes and races in the World for general awareness.

List of Intelligence Agencies of the World

Sep 8, 2017
An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives. Means of information gathering are both overt and covert.Here, we are giving the list Intelligence Agencies of the World for general awareness.

7 Smallest Countries in the World

Sep 6, 2017
Country is a region identified as a distinct national entity. Some countries are so small that some cities of other nations are big enough. These countries have their own culture, government etc. This article deals about the 7 smallest countries in the world.

List of Worldwide Hot Spots Region

Sep 4, 2017
Hot Spots are biogeographic regions with significant levels of biodiversity are areas that are severely threatened by human activities. A number of factors are important in determining the priority status of a given hot spot. Some of the most important factors are the number of plant and animal species found in the hot spot and nowhere else in the world; the degree of habitat loss and the number of endemic plant and animal species per unit area. Here, we are giving the list of Worldwide Hot Spots Region for general awareness.

List of Countries with Nuclear Weapon

Aug 23, 2017
The nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). In order to check and balance the Non-Proliferation Treaty was created because it sets a precedent for international cooperation between nuclear and non-nuclear states to prevent proliferation. Here, we are giving a list of Countries with Nuclear Weapon for general awareness (GK).

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

Aug 3, 2017
The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).

Who is more powerful in the defense sector between India and China: A comparative study?

Jul 28, 2017
India and China Both are considered as the largest superpower of Asian continent. The size of trade between these two countries is around $70 billion. On the other hand, the boundary dispute between the two countries is always alive. In the light of the recent standoff between these two counties in the Doklam area; we are comparing the defence capabilities of these two countries in this article.

10 Poorest Countries of the World

Jul 26, 2017
This article tells about the 10 poorest economies of the world. In the list of ten countries no country individually has its total GDP greater than the total assets of the richest person of the world i.e. Bill Gates. Haiti, a country situated in Caribbean Sea has the most of its population (77%) Below Poverty Line.

First in the World: A Complete List

Jul 18, 2017
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".

How China’s ‘String of Pearls Project’ would affect India’s security?

Jul 18, 2017
On July 12, 2017, Chinese troops have sailed for setting up country's first ever overseas military base in Djibouti (Africa).This Chinese step shows that China is trying to trap India through different base around its neighbouring countries. China is creating a ring around India which is named "String of Pearls" by the media.

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