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Current Affairs 2017

Mathematician Yves Meyer has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2017

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017 to mathematician Yves Meyer of the Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay, France, for his “pivotal role in the development of mathematical theory of wavelets.” The theory of wavelets that he started and made fundamental contributions to finds wide-ranging applications from image processing to fluid dynamics.

Employment News

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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

Prime Minister of India and his Cabinet Minister

Shri Narendra Damodar Das Modi has been taken oath as 15th Prime Minister of India along with his cabinet minister & minister of state. Cabinet Ministers Minister's Name Portfolios Mr. Narendra Damodar Das Modi Prime Minister of India, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Rajnath Singh Home Affairs Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Arun Jaitley Finance and Corporate Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways, Shipping Manohar Parrikar Defence Suresh Prabhu Railways D. V. Sadananda Gowda Statistics & Programme Implementation Uma Bharati Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Ramvilas Paswan Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Kalraj Mishra Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises ...

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What is Basel III?

"Basel III" is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. These measures aim to: Improve the banking sector's ability to absorb shocks arising from financial and economic stress, whatever the source Improve risk management and governance Strengthen banks' transparency and disclosuresThe reforms target: Bank-level, or microprudential, regulation, which will help raise the resilience of individual banking institutions to periods of stress Macroprudential, system wide risks that can build up across the banking sector as well as the procyclical amplification of these risks over time

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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 Advertising Industry

Advertising world has led to the emergence of many new roles within the advertising profession. In the new edge of ad world, advertising goes beyond its conventional approach. For the non-conventional and conventional advertising approach, Industry requires well groomed people who can develop innovative and creative new idea. Flexibility and competence is must for the industry as the Ad World is highly creative as well as dynamic. Advertising careers are diverse and can run across a variety of departments, offering positions in the fields of creative departments, production, media, and research. The ultimate goal is to meet the client’s goals of increasing sales as much as possible. Public relations services are often involved with businesses, governments, and institutions and can help them make effective decisions. Students of an advertising school may choose to pursue a career as a: Advertising Media PlannerMedia ResearcherCreative DepartmentCopywriter/IllustratorAccount PlanningPr ...

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