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GK Questions and Answers on Richest Women in the World 2020

According to the Forbes list of the World Billionaires (Richest Women in the World), 234 women are listed in 2020. Some renowned and familiar faces are returned in the world’s richest women this year.

History

Kargil War History

Kargil War or Kargil conflict happened between May and July 1999 within the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. The war signifies an armed conflict between India and Pakistan. What was Kargil War 1999 was all about? What were the military and diplomatic challenges? Why the war took place? What is the history behind the Kargil War? Let us have a look!

Geography

Where is Lonar lake and how was it formed

Lonar Lake is located in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. This lake is a notified National Geographical Heritage monument in India. Lonar Lake is 500 km from Mumbai in Buldhana district. Recently this lake was in the news because its water turned pink due to a reason. Let us discuss Lonar lake in this article and the reasons for change in the colour of its water. 

Science

Tick Borne Virus

A new virus has been reported in China which has infected about 67 people and 7 died. Already, the whole world is struggling with the new Coronavirus which reportedly emerged from Wuhan, China, and now the country has reported a new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus. What is a tick-borne virus? What are the symptoms of tick-borne virus? Let us find out!

The Polity

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is an important topic to be studied for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam as well as for Mains GS Paper II. In this article, we have provided all the important details about the background, establishment, powers, and functions of NHRC. 

Economy

Why is Gold Price Rising in India

According to the World Gold Council, Indian household has around between 24,000 to 25,000 tonnes of gold. India's central bank RBI had purchased 40.45 tonnes of gold in the financial year 2019-20, which has now has a total reserve of 653 tonnes. Let us know in this article, why is the price of gold increasing in the country despite the huge storage of the Gold in India? 

GK Facts

List of the 5th Generation Fighter Aircrafts

The beginning of the era of the 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft is attributed to the introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in the US defence in 2005. There are many countries like India, China, Russia, Japan, Turkey, Europe, and South Korea are trying to build 5th Generation Fighter Aircrafts. Read this article to know the name of the Aircrafts developed/in development by these countries.

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