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List of current Indian Governors took office in 2016

List of current Indian Governors took office in 2016 Governors of Indian States   STATE   NAME OF GOVERNOR   TOOK OFFICE           Assam   Banwarilal Purohit   22 August 2016   &nbs Read More


Some Important Facts of Chief Ministers of India

Some Important Facts of Chief Ministers of India :   Of the thirty-one incumbents, four are women—Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu and Kashmir, and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan.    Serving since December 1994 (for 21 years, 274 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency.    Parkash Singh Badal (b. 1 Read More


List of Chief Ministers of India who took office in 2016

List of Chief Ministers of India who took office in 2016   STATE   CHIEF MINISTERS   TOOK OFFICE           Arunachal Pradesh   Pema Khandu   17 July 2016       Read More


Important Welfare Schemes for UPSC UPSC, SSC, IBPS, SBI and Railway

I am giving you today some names of welfare schemes launched by Government of India/Modi Government in the years 2015-2016. UPSC UPSC, SSC, IBPS, SBI and Railway very often throws questions related to recent schemes of Central Government. I have also mentioned some of android app/application names that Govt. of India has recently launched.  These welfare schemes are specially made for those poor and backward people of India who are depriv Read More


Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day

Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day   Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 70th Independence Day on Aug 15, 2016. His speech on India’s 70th Independence Day had a strong message about how his government promoting transparency in governance. The Prime Minister highlighted a lot of measures that the BJP government h Read More


Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Full list

Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Full list The 19 new Ministers are from 10 States. The new faces in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers come mainly from Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The cabinet reshuffle followed a hard-eyed performance appraisal by Modi of each minister’s work. Junior environment minister Prakash Javadekar takes over from Irani at the Human Resource Development Ministry.  The n Read More


Important Organisations of the World and their Headquarter

Important Organisations of the World and their Headquarter       Organisation Headquarter Founded on United Nation Organisation (UNO) New York 1945 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) New York Read More


Facts You Must Know About SIRI

SIRI Addressing US Congress India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned about the computer programme Siri, Yoga’s popularity, the decline of baseball and the acknowledgment of India’s disputes with America over intellectual property rights. He said “SIRI tells us that India’s ancient heritage of yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the US”…Let’s discuss what SIRI actually is Read More


List of Important Holy Places in India

List of Important Holy Places in India:   Holy Place Location Amarnath Temple Kashmir Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh Badrinath Temple Uttarakhand Bhubaneswar Temple Read More


All about Prime Minister Modi Five-nation visit

All about Prime Minister Modi's Five-nation visit   1. Afghanistan visit :- This was his 2nd trip to Afghanistan in the last six months. During his visit to the nation, he has inaugurated the Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The dam was earlier called as the Salma Dam, in Herat province which highlights India's continued commitment to Afghanistan's reconstruction and develo Read More


List of Popular Books and Their Authors

List of Popular Books and Their Authors     BOOKS AUTHORS 1. Who is the author of the book 'Babur-Nama'? Babur. 2. Who is the author of the book 'Made in Japan' Akio Morita. 3. Who is Read More


Famous-characters-and-creators

List of most famous Fictional and Cartoon characters: Famous Fictional/Cartoon CharacterCreator Alice Lewis Caroll Archie  Bob Montana Brutus William Shakespeare Batman Bob Kane Bundledass, Nimbupani Mario Cleopatra Read More


List of Current Indian Governors Updated on May 2016

List of Current Indian Governors Updated on May 2016 : State Gorvernor     Andhra Pradesh E. S. L. Narasimhan     Arunachal Pradesh Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa     Assam Padmanabha Acharya   &n Read More


Updated List of Current Chief Ministers of Indian States 2016

Updated List of Current  Chief Ministers of Indian States 2016  LIST OF CURRENT INDIAN CHIEF MINISTERS :   STATE CHIEF MINISTER     Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu     Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul   Read More


About Roanu Cyclone

About Roanu Cyclone Roanu cyclone is the first tropical cyclone of the annual cyclone season. Deadly Cyclone Roanu brought a major flood risk to northeastern India and Bangladesh as it slams onshore during the first half of the weekend. It originated from a low pressure area that formed south of Sri Lanka. It gradually drifted north and intensified into a cyclonic storm. Let’s know more updates and details about this cyclone. It Read More


Important points of Union Budget 2016-17

Important points of Union Budget 2016-17 Following are the highlights of the Union Budget for 2016-2017 presented by Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley   1. Fiscal deficit target for next year at 3.5 percent of GDP, promising to deal with tax evaders firmly and raising the prices of cigarettes as well as cars.   2. Jaitley targeted a total of $130 billion in credit to farmers.   3. 45% tax (30% tax + Read More


List of Jnanpith (Gyanpith) Award Winners till 2015

List of Jnanpith (Gyanpith) Award Winners till 2015  The Literary award Jnanpith or Gyanpith is one of the highest literary honour in India. Some call it Gyanpeeth award also.  The award is meant to recognize, nurture and promote the excellence in writing in all recognized Indian languages. In recent past, there have been a few questions asked on this topic. Since the topic of Jnanpith Awards is a very simple topic, this quic Read More


World Health Organization

World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. This organization has been working for over 60 years. Current head of the who is Margaret Chan. The organization is responsible for the world hea Read More


Symbols of States of India

Symbols of States of India   Andhra Pradesh Animal – Blackbuck Bird – Indian Roller Flower -Water Lily State Dance – Kuchipudi Tree – Neem Sport – Kabaddi   Arunachal Pradesh Animal – Mithun(Gayal) Bird – Great Hornbill Flower – Foxtail Orchid Tree – Hollong   Assam Animal – One Horned Rhinoceros Bi Read More


International Airports in India

International Airports in India   Name of International Airports in India City State       Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata West Bengal       Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Internati Read More


List of countries and their national games

List of countries and their national games Argentina- Pato Bahamas= Sloop Bangladesh -Kabaddi Brazil -Capoeira Canada- Ice Hockey (winter), Lacrosse (summer) Chile -Chilean rodeo Colombia -Tejo Mexico- Charrería Korea (Rep.) -Tae Kwon Do Philippines -Arnis Puerto Rico -Paso fino Sri Lanka -Volleyball Uruguay -Gaucho Afghanistan -Buzkashi Anguilla -Yacht racing Antigua and B Read More


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). It was created in 1945 to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The Organization has Read More


International Labour Organization

International Labour Organization The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all. The organization has 187 member states. The organization has also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969 for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assi Read More


First in India

First in India   1 First Solar Energy Centre – Gwalpahar, Gurgaon, Haryana   2 First song-less film – JBH Wadia’s Naujawan   3 First south Indian film to be released in Korea – Tamil Film Muthu Maharaja   4 First Talkie Film – Alam Ara   5 First Telefilm – Satyajit Ray’s Sadgat   6 First Telegraph Line Read More


Important Cups & Trophies

Important Cups & Trophies   Some Important CUPS AND TROPHIES Cup/Trophy Game with which associate Aga Khan Cup Hockey Ashes Cricket. B.C.Roy Trophy National Junior Football (India) Beighton Cup Hockey C.K. Naidu Trophy Read More


The Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Climate Agreement The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation and adaptation. The agreement will come into force once 55 countries representing at least 55 % of global emissions formally join it. So basically this is an agreement on the language of the treaty, negotiated by representatives of 1 Read More


World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization which regulates international trade. It was established on 1st January, 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994. It has replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which commenced in the year 1948. WTO is a forum for governments to negotiate trade agreements, which deals with regulation of Read More


List of all Important Awards and their Fields

List of all Important Awards and their Fields   1. Nobel Prize Most coveted international award of the world. Instituted by Alfred Bernard Nobel (inventor of dynamite). The award is giver on December 10 (death anniversary of Alfred Bernard Nobel).   Nobel Prize is given every year to those eminent persons who have made pioneering achievements in the following fields: Physics Chemistry Medicine Read More


Major Points to Remember about Census of India

Major Points to Remember about Census of India Census 2011 is the 15 Census of India since 1872. It has been conducted every 10 years, beginning in 1871. The motto of census 2011 was ‘Our Census, Our future’. The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.72 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females.   Sex Ratio (Females per 1 Read More


First Recipients of Important Awards

First Recipients of Important Awards   BHARAT RATNA is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.   1st Indian to be awarded the Bharat Ratna: C Rajagopalachari who was the last Governor-General of India. &nbs Read More


All About The International Monetary Fund

All About The International Monetary Fund The International Monetary Fund (IMF)is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was established along with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (also known as World Bank), at the conference of 44 nations held at Bretton Woods, USA in July 1944 to build a framework for economic cooperation and also to avoid a repetition of the competitive devaluations Read More


ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH POLITICAL PARTIES

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH POLITICAL PARTIES Here we are providing the short and full name list of political parties in India, and also with their current chairperson’s name of some parties. Short Name Full Name (Chairperson) AAGSP All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad AAP Aam Aadmi Party (Arvind Kejariwal) Read More


FAMOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR EXPONENTS

FAMOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR EXPONENTS   Instruments Exponents Flute Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Raghunath Seth, Pannalal Ghosh, B. Kunjamani, N. Neela, Rajendra Prasanna, Rajendra Kulkarni, Prakash Saxena Ghatam T.H. Vinayakaram Guitar Vishwamohan Bhatt, Jatin Mazumdar, Brij Bhushan Kabra, Sri Kr Read More


LIST OF INDIA’S POSITION IN THE WORLD WITH FIELD

LIST OF INDIA’S POSITION IN THE WORLD WITH FIELD   Position Field First Postal Network First Livestock Population First Production of Milk First Production of millets First Consumer of Gold Jewellary First Production of Jute Read More


Important Days & Dates

  Important Days & Dates   January: January 1 – Global Family Daynational youth day January 12 – National Youth Day January 15 – Army Day January 23 – Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose January 26 – Republic Day January 26 – International Customs day January 28 – Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai January 28 – Data Protecti Read More


Important Books By Freedom Fighters, Presidents and PMs

Important Books By Freedom Fighters, Presidents and PMs   Mahatma Gandhi   • Hind Swaraj   • The Story of My Experiments with Truth (Autobiography)   • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi   • Key to Health   Jawaharlal Nehru   • The Glimpses of World History   • An Autobiography   • The Discovery of India   &bu Read More


Indian Fairs and Festivals

Indian Fairs and Festivals Festivals in India are determined by Solar and Lunar positions and they may fall in the different month as specified below:-   January Maker Sankranti Lohri Pongal Thai Pusam Flot Festivals Read More


First in Sports in India

First in Sports in India : The first Indian to win an individual medal at the Olympics KD Jadhav in Wrestling in 1952 Olympics at Heisinki     The First Indian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Abhinav Bindra     The first Indian cricketer to score a triple century Virendra Sehwag Read More


POSITION OF INDIA IN THE WORLD

INDIA'S POSITION IN THE WORLD • 1st to introduce government supported family planning in the world. • Largest postal network in the world. • Largest livestock population. • Largest producer of milk. • Largest producer of millets in the world. • Largest consumer of gold jewellery. • Largest producer of jute. • Largest producer of ginger. • Largest producer of b Read More


VENUES OF FOR UPCOMING SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

VENUES OF FOR UPCOMING SPORTS TOURNAMENTS 2016 Olympics  Rio de Genero (Brazil)     2020 Olympics Tokyo (Japan)     2016 Summer Paralympics Rio de Genero (Brazil)     2018 FIFA World Cup Russia &nb Read More


Number of Players in Sports

Number of Players in Sports SPORT NAME NUMBER OF PLAYERS     Base-ball 09     Basket ball 05     Cricket 11     Hockey 11   Read More


POSTAL SERVICES IN INDIA

POSTAL SERVICES IN INDIA 1766 — Establishment of first Indian Postal system by Lord Clive in India. 1774 — Establishment of first G.P.O. in Kolkata by Warren Hastings. 1786 — Establishment of Madras G.P.O. 1793 — Establishment of G.P.O. at Mumbai 1854 — On October 1, 1854, Indian Post Office was recognised as of national importance and was brought under the authority of Director-General. Year 2 Read More


World Cultural Heritage Sites in India

List of World Cultural Heritage Sites in India There are 32 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2014. These are places of importance of cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. The Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted on 17 Read More


Real Name

 Real Name (General Knowledge)   WELL KNOWN AS REAL NAME     Valmiki Ratnakar     Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Visvambhar     Guru Angad Dev Bhai Lehna     Read More


Countries & Towns Rename

Countries & Towns Rename (General Knowledge)   Old Name New Name   Old Name New Name           Bechuanaland Botswana   Ceylon Sri Lanka         Read More


Latest Books and Authors

Latest Books and Authors 2015 True Colours — Adam Gilchrist    Storm Over the Sutlej–Akali   Politics — A.M. Narang    My Life Struggle — Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan    Asking for Trouble — Amreek Singh    Sandy Storms — Sandeep Patil    Runs in Ruins — Sunil Gavaskar    Assam-A Valle Read More


World Famous News Agencies

WORLD'S FAMOUS NEWS AGENCIES : COUNTRIES AGENCIES   COUNTRIES AGECNIES           Australia AAP   Italy ANSA           China Read More


WORLD FAMOUS NEWSPAPER

WORLD'S FAMOUS NEWSPAPER : NEWSPAPER CITY/COUNTRY   NEWSPAPER CITY/COUNTRY           Al Ahram Cairo (Egypt)   Le Republica Rome (Italy)           Read More





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