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Current Affairs 2017

Delhi Police chief Alok Verma appointed new CBI Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office. Shri Alok Kumar Verma, currently Delhi Police commissioner, is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

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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

Swachhta Udyami Yojana

National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), an Apex Corporation of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched "Swachhta Udyami Yojana" on 2.10.2014. The objective of the Scheme is to provide concessional loan for viable community toilet projects and sanitation related vehicles to collect the garbage, to consolidate the ongoing efforts for realising the objectives of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by Prime Minister on 2nd October, 2014. Under the Scheme, entrepreneurs among safai karmacharis and identified manual scavengers can avail loan upto defined ceiling at concessional rate of interest @ 4% per annum. In case of women beneficiaries, there is a rebate of 1% in the rate of interest charged. No State/ Union Territory wise budget allocations are made under the Scheme as funds are to be provide to the channelizing agencies on the basis of the proposals received from them.

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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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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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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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