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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).

A Brief history on the relationship between North and South Korea

Apr 27, 2018
The Combative relationship between North Korea and South Korea is always hot ball discussion in geopolitics. It can be traced all the way back to the Korean War (1950 –1953), which resulted the division of the Korean peninsula along the 38th parallel.

When and Why Earth Day is celebrated?

Apr 23, 2018
Earth Day is an annual event, organized to show support for environmental protection around the world on April 22. Earth Day was founded by American senator Gaylord Nelson for environmental education. This day commenced on April 22, 1970 and today more than 1 billion people in 192 countries of the world are celebrating Earth Day.

10 Amazing Facts of Scandinavian Countries

Apr 17, 2018
The Scandinavia countries are the name given to the group of three European countries (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) on the basis of common historical and cultural-linguistic heritage. The term Scandinavia is usually used as a cultural term, but in English usage, it is occasionally confused with the geographical term Scandinavian Peninsula, which took its name from the cultural-linguistic concept.

Name of the Countries where you can drive with Indian Driving Licence

Apr 17, 2018
A driving licence (DL) is required in India by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In many cases DL is used as the identity proof. Do you know that you can drive overseas with the help of Indian driving license also? In this article we are publishing the name of the countries where you can drive from 3 months to 1 year with Indian driving licence.

List of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Apr 16, 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the environment, reduce economic inequality and ensure peace and justice for all. On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

List of Commonwealth Countries

Apr 12, 2018
The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), also known as the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states, mostly were ruled by the British Empire. Modern commonwealth was established on 28 April 1949.

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.

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