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National Laboratories and Research Institutions

Name Place Central Building Research Institute Roorkee, Uttaranchal Central Drugh Resedarch Institute Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Central Electro-Chemical Research Institure Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute Pilani, Rajasthan Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore, Karnataka Central Fuel Research Institute Dhanbad, Jharkhand Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute Jadhavpur, West Bengal Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Central Leather Research Institute Chennai, Tamil Nadu Central Mechanical

Important Days

Important Days in January Jan 1 Army Medical Corps Establishment Day Jan 8 African National Congress Foundation Day Jan 10 World Laughter Day Jan 9 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Jan 11 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri Jan 12 National youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand) Jan 15 Army Day Jan 23 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary Jan 25 International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, Indian Voter Day Jan 26 Republic Day Jan 28 Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai Jan 30 (Martyr's day) Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day;World Leprosy Eradication Day Jan 31 World L

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

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 Woman to win Booker Priz

Different Branches of Science

BranchConcerning Field Aeronautics 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,

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 national highway

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

Parliament of Other Countries

Country Parliament Afghanistan Shora Australia Parliament Bangladesh Jatia Parliament Bhutan Tasongadu Canada Parliament China National People Congress Denmark Folketing Egypt People’s Assembly France National Assembly Germany Bundestag Great Britain Parliament India Parliament (Sansad) Iran Majlis Ireland Dail Eireann Israel Knesset Japan Diet Malaysia Majlis Maldive Majlis Magnolia Khural Nepal Rasthtriya Panchayat Netherlands States General Norway Storting Pakistan National Assembly Poland Scym Spain Crotes Sweden Riksdag South Africa Parliament Switzerland

News Papers and Journals

News Papers and JournalsFounder/Editors Bengal Gazette (India's first news paper, 1780) J. K. Hikki Amrit Bazar Patrika Shishir Kr. Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh Keshri 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 Sandhya B. B. Upadhyaya Vichar Lahiri Krishna Shastri Chiplunkar

Famous Dancer Instrumentalists and Vocalists in India

Famous Dancer in India Famous Bharatnatyam Dancer in India Bala Saraswati, C. V. Chandrasekhar, Leela Samson, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Padma Subramanyam, Rukmini Devi, Sanyukta Panigrahi, Sonal Mansingh, Yamini Krishnamurti Famous Kathak Dancer in India Bharti Gupta, Birju Maharaj, Damayanti Joshi, Durga Das, Gopi Krishna, Kumudini Lakhia, Sambhu Maharaj, Sitara Devi Famous Kuchipudi Dancer in India Josyula Seetharamaiah, Vempathi Chinna Sthyam Famous Manipuri Dancer in India Guru Bipin Sinha, Jhaveri Sisters (Nayana Jhaveri, Ranjana Jhaveri, Suverna Jhaveri, and Darshana Jhaveri), Nirmala M

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter →

2018 Filmfare Awards Winner

63rd Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by the Filmfare Magazine, honored the best Hindi language Indian films of 2017. The ceremony was held on 20 January 2018 at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. Winner of the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 Best Film Hindi Medium Critics' Award for Best Film Newton Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) Vidya Balan for Tumhari Sulu Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male) Rajkummar Rao for Trapped Critics' Award for Best Actor (Female) Zaira Wasim for Secret Superstar Best Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for Bareilly Ki Barfi Best Debut Director Konkona Sensharma for A Death in the Gunj Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) Rajkummar Rao for Bareilly Ki Barfi Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Meher Vij for Secret Superstar Best Dialogue Hitesh Kewalya for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Best Screenplay Shubhashish Bhutiani for Mukti Bhavan Best Original Story Amit Masurka →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of value. Cryptocurrency, just like other resources, has some demand for it, and subsequently a market price. The significant difference is Bitcoin’s intangibility - there is no bank-issued notes or papers - meaning that rather being used in hand-to-hand transactions, Bitcoins are stored and exchanged digitally within a decentralized, peer-to-peer network. The original Bitcoin software developed by Satoshi Nakamoto was released under the MIT license. Most client software, derived or "from scratch", also use open source licensing. Bitcoin is one of the first successful implementations of a distributed crypto-currency, described in part in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list. Building →

Genetically Modified Food or Crops

Genetic Modification Genetic modification refers to techniques used to manipulate the genetic composition of an organism by adding specific useful genes. A gene is a sequence of DNA that contains information that determines a particular characteristic/trait. All organisms have DNA (genes). Genes are located in chromosomes. Genes are units of inheritance that are passed from one generation to the next and provide instructions for development and function of the organism. Crops that are developed through genetic modification are referred to as genetically modified (GM) crops, transgenic crops or genetically engineered (GE) crops. Over the last 30 years, the field of genetic engineering has developed rapidly due to the greater understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the chemical double helix code from which genes are made. The term genetic engineering is used to describe the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism can be altered using “recombinant DNA technology.” This →

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