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19 most interesting facts about Nobel Prizes

Oct 10, 2018
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.

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Oct 9, 2018
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. In this article, we are giving the list of 2018, 2017 and 2016 laureates who get a Nobel prize for the contributions in chemistry, economics, literature, peace, physics, or physiology or medicine.

Top 10 Richest Countries in the World

Oct 8, 2018
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the primary indicators used to estimate the health of an economy. It identifies the wealth of a specific country. In this article, we are giving the name of top 10 list of Richest Countries in the World on the basis of report given by the International Monetary Fund assessments and US Central Intelligence Agency's list of countries by GDP (PPP).

List of Top 25 Countries with the most Firearms in the World

Oct 8, 2018
This article is explaining the findings of the survey conducted by the Small Arms Survey. This survey was published in June 2018. As per this survey USA has highest number of firearms in the world. The total population of the USA is 32.67 cr while the average numbers of firearms in this country are 39.33. It means USA has more than one firearm per individual.

Top 10 Richest Countries in Africa

Sep 28, 2018
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent after Asia in both categories. It covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. In this article, we have listed the name of top 10 Richest Countries in Africa on the basis of report given by the International Monetary Fund assessments.

Top 10 highest altitude airports in the World

Sep 24, 2018
An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. It is also termed as aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 highest altitude airports in the World, situated at a minimum elevation of 2,500 m (8,202 ft.) above sea level on the basis of report given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes in the World

Sep 11, 2018
An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. It occurs due to the dynamic margins of tectonic plates. In this article, we are giving the top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes in the World for general awareness.

What is the difference between the FBI and CIA?

Sep 7, 2018
The main functions of the CIA include overseas intelligence gathering and covert action. FBI on the other hand protect the U.S. from terrorist attacks; protect the U.S. against foreign intelligence operations and espionage, Combat public corruption at all levels and protect the USA against the global cyber attacks. FBI also investigates cases of murders, interstate crimes and kidnapping in the country.

How does the cryosphere affect global climate?

Aug 16, 2018
Cryosphere is an integral part of the global climate system with important linkages and feedbacks generated through its influence on surface energy and moisture fluxes, clouds, precipitation, hydrology, atmospheric and oceanic circulation. It plays a significant role in the global climate and in climate model response to global changes through these feedback processes. In this article, we are giving the concept of Cryosphere and how does the cryosphere affect global climate, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

UNESCO list of Creative Cities Network 2017-18

Aug 2, 2018
The 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities on the basis of Crafts & Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. In this article, we are giving the UNESCO list of the Creative Cities Network in which three Indian Cities are designated as Creative City.

List of Communist Countries in the World

Jul 23, 2018
Communism is a political and economic doctrine that advocates a system of government where all the property is owns by the public and the government as well as controls the manufacturing and transportation industries. In this article, we are giving the list of Communist Countries in the World which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

Why most of the world’s tropical deserts located on the Western margins of continents?

Jul 5, 2018
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile to plant and animal life. In other words, it is extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. In this article, we have discussed about the factors responsible for why world’s tropical deserts located on the Western margins of continents, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Which Countries are the largest borrowers from the World Bank in 2017?

Jun 28, 2018
As per the recent data of the World Bank, China is the largest recipient of the loan from the World Bank Group. China took loan of 2420 million dollar followed by the India with 1776 million dollar and Indonesia is on the third position by borrowing 1692 mn dollar in the FY 2017. As per the definition of the World Bank, India is no longer eligible to receive the loan under the IDA arm because it is no more considered as the poor country.

What is the Eurozone and what are the conditions for joining it?

Jun 26, 2018
The union of 28 member countries located in Europe is called the European Union (EU). Out of the 28 members of the EU only 19 have accepted the euro (€) as their authorised currency. These countries are collectively known as the Euro zone. The Euro is used as a common currency for all the transactions in the Eurozone without any discrimination. These transactions are related to online/offline shopping, flight ticket booking, purchase of grocery etc.

How many Countries’s currency will change after the death of this person?

Jun 25, 2018
British Queen Elizabeth II has been holding the post since February 6, 1952. As of now the British currency pound has the picture of Queen Elizabeth. Apart from the Britain there are 10 other countries also use the British pound as their currency. As per the British rule, after the death of queen the picture of queen will be removed from the currency. This article is publishing the name of those countries whose currency will change after the death of the queen.

What is Interpol's Red Corner Notice and why is it issued?

Jun 12, 2018
Red corner Notices are issued for individuals sought for prosecution or to serve a sentence. This notice alert the international police to arrest an accused person. There are 8 types of notices are issued by the Central Secretariat of Interpol, on the request of the National Central Bureau (NCB) and other authorized agencies.

What is the Siachen Glacier Dispute?

Jun 6, 2018
The Siachen Glacier is located near Indo-Pak Line of Control: approximately 76.9° East, Latitude: 35.5° North. The average elevation of Siachen Glacier from sea level is approximately 17770 feet. The total area of Siachen Glacier is approximately 78 km. Siachen is the 5th largest glaciers of the Karakoram Range and second largest glacier in the world.The Siachen Glacieris known as the highest battlefield of the world.

Asian Development Bank: Functions and Assistance to India

May 28, 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established on Dec.19, 1966. The aim of this bank was to accelerate economic and social development in Asia and pacific region. The bank started its functioning on January 1, 1967. Its head quarter is located at Manila, Philippines. Its chairmanship is always given to Japanese and 3 deputy chairmen belong to USA, Europe and Asia.

“Act East Policy” of India: Meaning and Objectives

May 25, 2018
"Look East Policy" of India was launched by the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1991.The main focus of this policy was to shift the country's trading focus from the west and neighbours to the booming S.E. Asian countries. The new NDA government in the centre upgraded this policy as the “Act East Policy” at the East Asia Summit held in Myanmar in November 2014.

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

May 4, 2018
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).

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