General Knowledge

Longest and Largest

Longest river (India) - Ganges Longest river (World) - Nile Longest Railway(World) - Trans-Siberian railway Longest Railway Station (World) - Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.) The longest tributary river of India - Yamuna The longest river of the south India - Godavari Longest Electric railway line in India - From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna Longest Road in India - Grand Trunk Road State with longest coastline in India - Gujarat Longest railway route in India - Dibrugarh in Assam to Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu Longest tunnel in India - Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir) Longest nation

News Papers and Journals

News Papers, Journals & their Founder/EditorsBengal Gazette (India's first news paper in English, published in 1780 from Srirampore, Hoogly near Kolkata) - J. K. Hikki Amrit Bazar Patrika - Shishir Kr. Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh Keshri("Lion") - Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharatta - Bal Gangadhar Tilak Sudharak - G. K. Gokhle Vande Mataram - Aurobindo Ghosh Native Opinion - V. N. Mandalik Kavivachan Sudha - Bhartendu Harishchandra Rast Goftar (First News Paper in Gujrati) - Dadabhai Naoroji New India - Bipin Chandra Pal Statesman - Robert Knight Hindu - Vir Raghavacharya and G. S. Aiyar Sandhy

Important Days

Important Days in January January 1Army Medical Corps Establishment Day January 8African National Congress Foundation Day January 10World Laughter Day January 9Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 11Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri January 12National youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand) January 15Army Day January 23Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary January 25International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, Indian Voter Day January 26Republic Day January 28Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai January 30(Martyr's day) Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom DayWorld Leprosy Eradicatio

Scientific Instruments And Appliances

Altimeter is a special type of aneroid barometer, used in measuring altitudes. Ammeter is an instrument to measure the strength of an electric current. Amplifier is an electronic device that increases the strength of a signal fed into it. Anemometer is an instrument to measure the velocity and find the direction of the wind. Audiometer is an instrument to measure difference in hearing Barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure Binocular is an optical instrument designed for magnified view of distant objects by both eyes simultaneously. Calorimeter is an instrument for measuring quantiti

First in India (Men)

The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut - Mohd. Azharuddin The first batsman to score double century in One Day International cricket match - Sachin Tendulkar The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twice - Nawang Gombu The first President of Indian Republic - Dr. Rajendra Prasad The first Prime Minister of free India - Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru The first Indian to win Nobel Prize - Rabindranath Tagore The first president of Indian National Congress - W. C. Banerjee The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress - Badruddin Tayyabji The f

First in India (Women)

First Women's University - Maharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916. First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet post - Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit First Woman governor of Independent India - Sarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces First Woman president of UN General Assembly - Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953) First Woman Prime Minister of India - Indira Gandhi (1966) First Woman IPS Officer of India - Kiran Bedi (1972) First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize - Mother Teresa (1979) First Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest - Bachendri Pal (1984) First Indian Wo

National Laboratories and Research Institutions

Name of Research Institute/LaboratoryPlaceCentral Building Research Institute- Roorkee, UttaranchalCentral Drugh Resedarch Institute- Lucknow, Uttar PradeshCentral Electro-Chemical Research Institure- Karaikudi, Tamil NaduCentral Electronics Engineering Research Institute- Pilani, RajasthanCentral Food Technological Research Institute- Mysore, KarnatakaCentral Fuel Research Institute- Dhanbad, JharkhandCentral Glass and Ceramic Research Institute- Jadhavpur, West BengalCentral Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants- Lucknow, Uttar PradeshCentral Leather Research Institute- Chennai, Tamil N

Classical Dances in India

Classical Dances of IndiaState Bharatanatyam Tamil Nadu Bihu Assam Bhangra Punjab Chhau Bihar, Orissa, W. Bengal and Jharkhand Garhwali Uttaranchal Garba Gujarat Hattari Karnataka Kathak North India Kathakali Kerala Kutchipudi Andhra Pradesh Khantumm Mizoram Karma Madhya Pradesh Laho Meghalaya Mohiniattam Kerala Mando Goa Manipuri Manipur Nati Himachal Pradesh Nat-Natin Bihar Odissi Orissa Rauf Jammu &Kashmir Yakshagan Karnataka

Different Branches of Science

BranchConcerning FieldAeronautics- Science of flight of airplanes.Astronomy- Study of heavenly bodies.Agronomy- Science dealing with crop plant.Angiology- Deals with the study of blood vascular system.Anthology- Study of flower.Anthropology- Study of apes and man.Apiculture- Honey industries (Bee Keeping).Araneology- Study of spiders.Batracology- Study of frogs.Biochemistry- Deals with the study of chemical reactions in relation to life activities.Biotechnology- Deals with the use of micro-organisms in commercial processes for producing fine chemicals such as drugs, vaccines, hormones etc. on

Tribal and Folk Dances in India

StatesDances Maharashtra Kathakeertan, Lezin, Dandaniya, Tamasha, Gafa, Dahikala, Lavani, Mauni, Dasavtar. Karnataka Huttari, Suggi Kunitha, Yakashagana Kerala Kaikottikali, Kaliyattam, Tappatikkali Tamil Nadu Kolattam, Pinnal Kolattam, Kummi, Kavadi, Karagam Andhra Pradesh Ghanta Mardala, Veedhi Natakam, Burrakatha Orissa Ghumara Sanchar, Chadya Dandanata, Chhau West Bengal Kathi, Chhau, Baul, Kirtan, Jatra, Lama Assam Bihu, Khel Gopal, Rash Lila, Tabal Chongli, Canoe Punjab Giddha (women), Bhangra (men) Jammu & Kashmir Rauf, Hikat Himachal Pradesh Jhora, Jhali, Dangli, Mahasu

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United Nations Organization (UNO)

History of United Nation The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organiza →

What is Bitcoin?

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Medical Council of India (MCI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function of the Organization: The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications →

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