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Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters doubles crown

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lifted the men’s doubles crown at the Monte Carlo Masters after registering a hard- fought three-set win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in Monaco.

Employment News

Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore www.ada.gov.in invites applications for Project Assistant 01 post Refer website or Employment News dated 25-31 March 2017...

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 IndiaYamuna
The longest river of the south IndiaGodavari
Longest Electric railway line in IndiaFrom Delhi to Kolkata via Patna
Longest Road in IndiaGrand Trunk Road
State with longest coastline in IndiaGujarat
Longest railway route in IndiaDibrugarh in Assam to Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu
Longest tunnel in IndiaJawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)
Longest national highway in IndiaNH-7 which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari
Longest Dam in IndiaHirakund Dam (Orissa)
Longest River Bride in IndiaMahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna
Longest Populated City in IndiaMumbai (1.60 crore)
Longest Railway PlatformGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Longest river which forms estuary in India
Narmada
State with longest coastline of South IndiaAndhra Pradesh
Longest Railway Bridge in the WorldHuey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (U.S.A.)
Longest Irrigational CanalThe Kalakumsky Canal
Longest Canal in World
Suez Canal
Longest Beach in India
Marina Beach, Chennai
Longest Tunnel in World (Railway)Tanna (Japan)
Longest Tunnel in World (Road)Mont Blanc Tunnel between France and Italy
Longest Wall (World)Great wall of China
Largest Zoo (World)Kruger National Park, South Africa
Largest BirdOstrich
Largest ArchipelagoIndonesia
Largest Church in IndiaSaint Cathedral (Goa)
Largest Museum in IndiaNational Museum, Kolkata
Largest DeltaSunderban Delta, W. Bengal
Largest Dome in IndiaGol Gumbaz, Bijapur (Karnataka)
Largest Zoo (India)Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata
Largest man-made Lake in IndiaGovind Vallabh Pant Sagar (Rihand Dam)
Largest Desert in IndiaThar (Rajasthan)
Largest lake (Fresh water) in IndiaWular lake (Kashmir)
Largest Mosque in IndiaJama Masjid, Delhi
Largest State (Area) in IndiaRajasthan
Largest cave temple in IndiaKailash temple, Ellora (Maharashtra)
Largest animal Fair in IndiaSonepur (Bihar)
Largest State (Population) in IndiaUttar Pradesh
Largest corridor in IndiaRameshwaram temple corridor (Tamil Nadu)
Largest cantilever span brideHowrah Bridge (Kolkata)
Largest forest state in IndiaM.P.
Largest Stadium in IndiaSalt lake (Yuva Bharti), Kolkata
Largest Port in IndiaMumbai
Largest Gurudwara in IndiaGolden Temple, Amritsar
Largest river islandMajuli (Brahmaputra river, Assam)
Largest Planetarium in IndiaBirla Planetarium (Kolkata)
Largest Lake (Saline water) in IndiaChilka lake, Orissa
Largest City in PopulationTokyo
Largest ContinentAsia
Largest (Population) CountryChina
Largest (Electorate) CountryIndia
Largest CreatureBlue Whale
Largest DeltaSunderban (Bangladesh & India)
Largest Desert (World)Sahara (Africa)
Largest Desert (Asia)Gobi
Largest Dam (World)Grand Coulee Dam (U.S.A.)
Largest Diamond in the WorldThe Cullinan
Largest Dome in the WorldAstrodome, in Housten (U.S.A.)
Largest Epic in the WorldMahabharat
Largest Irrigation Scheme in WorldLloyd Barrage, Sukkur (Pakistan)
Largest Island (World)Greenland
Largest Sea in the WorldMediterranean sea
Largest Lake (Artificial) in the WorldLake Mead (Boulder Dam)
Largest Lake (Fresh water) in the WorldSuperior
Largest Lake(Salt water) in the WorldCaspian
Largest Library in the WorldUnited State Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Largest Museum in the WorldBritish Museum, London
Largest OceanPacific
Largest Park in the WorldYellow Stone National Park (U.S.A.)
Largest Peninsula in the WorldArabia
Largest River(deepest) in the WorldsAmazon (S. America)
Largest Sea-birdAlbatross
Largest Radio TelescopeNew Mexico (U.S.A.)
Highest City in the WorldVan Chuan (China)
Tallest StatueStatue of Motherland, Volgagrad (Russia)
Highest Volcano in the WorldOjos del Salado (Andes, Ecuador)
Highest Waterfall in the WorldAngel (Venezuela)
Highest Lake in the WorldTiticaca (Bolivia)
Highest Dam (World)Hoover Dam (U.S.A.)
Highest Capital in the WorldLa Paz (Boliva)
Highest Tower (India)Pitampura Tower, Delhi
Highest Waterfall in IndiaGersoppa waterfall (Karnataka)
Highest mountain peak in IndiaGodwin Austin (K2)
Highest Dam in IndiaTehri Dam on Bhagirathi River
Highest Gateway in IndiaBuland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra)
Highest straight gravity DamBhakra Dam
Highest Lake in IndiaDevatal (Garhwal)
Highest Award in IndiaBharat Ratna
Highest Gallantry Award in IndiaParamveer Chakra
Highest Battle field in IndiaSiachin Glacier
Highest   Airport in IndiaLen (Laddakh)
Tallest Animal in the WorldGiraffe
Fastest Bird in the WorldSwift
Smallest Bird in the WorldHumming Bird
Tallest Building in the World Burj, Dubai (UAE)
Biggest City(Area) in the WorldMount Isa Australia
Costliest City in the WorldTokyo
Smallest ContinentAustralia
Biggest Country(Area) in the WorldRussia
Deepest Lake in the WorldBaikal (Siberia)
Highest Mountain Peak in the WorldMount Everest (Nepal)
Longest Mountain Range in the WorldAndes (S. America)
Biggest Palace in the WorldVatican (Italy)
Coldest Place(Habitated) in the WorldVerkhoyank (Siberia)
Driest Place in the WorldIqique (In Atacama Desert, Chile)
Hottest Place in the WorldAzizia (Libya, Africa)
Biggest PlanetJupiter
Brightest PlanetVenus
Highest Plateau in the WorldPamir (Tibet)
Smallest PlanetMercury
Rainiest Place in the WorldMausinram (Meghalaya, India)
Brightest StarSirius
World’s first TramwayNew York
Most Active Volcano in the WorldMaunaloa (Hawail-U.S.A.)
Lowest body Water in the WorldDead Sea
Densest populated State in IndiaWest Bengal
Biggest Hotel in IndiaOberal - Sharaton (Mumbai)
Smallest State (Area) in IndiaGoa
Smallest State (Population) in IndiaSikkim
Deepest river valley in IndiaBhagirathi & Alaknanda

India Post Payments Bank

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st June 2016 has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country's population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI by March 2017 and by September 2017, its services will be available across the country through 650 payments bank branches, linked post offices and alternative channels riding on modern technology including mobiles, ATMs, PoS and m-PoS devices etc and simple digital payments. Setting-up of the IPPB to further financial inclusion was one of the budgetary announcements during 2015-16. The Departme ...

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What is NASSCOM?

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) is the India's premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with over 1100 members, of which over 250 are global companies from the US, UK. EU, Japan and China, NASSCOM's member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled BPO services and e-commerce. NASSCOM was set up to facilitate business and trade in software and services and to encourage advancement of research in software technology. It is a not-for-profit organization, registered under the Societies Act, 1860. What are its aims and objectives? To help the IT and IT enabled products and services industry in India to be a trustworthy, respected, innovative and society friendly industry in the world. What NASSCOM do? Set Strategic direction for industryPolicy advocacy for Industry growthBest practices, sharing & collabora ...

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History of Indian Cinema

India's first film "Raja Harischandra", a silent movie was first screened at Bombay's (Mumbai) Coronation Theater on May 3, 1913. It was made by Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema. It was Phalke who introduced India to world cinema at a time when working in films was restricted by social customs. After the success of his film 'Raja Harishchandra', several filmmakers in Bombay and Madras began making silent films. By the mid 1920s, Madras had become the epicenter for all film related activities. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, S S Vasan, A V Meiyappan set up production houses in Madras to shoot Telugu and Tamil films. The silent era came to an end when Ardeshir Irani produced his first talkie, 'Alam Ara' in 1931. If Phalke was the father of Indian cinema, Irani was the father of the talkie. The talkies changed the face of Indian cinema. Apart from looks, the actors not only needed a commanding voice but also singing skills, as music became a defining element in Indian cinema. The ...

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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 ...

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