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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.

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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

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) is designed to provide continuous power supply to the entire rural India. The scheme was launched under leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in November 2014 announcing that "the government had decided to electrify 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days, by May 1, 2018. It is one of the key initiatives of Government of India and a flagship programmes of the Ministry of Power. The DDUGJY can benefit rural households significantly as electricity is extremely vital for growth and development of the country. The scheme will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) but features of RGGVY have been subsumed in the new scheme of DDUGJY and the unspent amount of RGGVY will be carried forward to DDUGJY. The scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Power Ministry (MoP) and will facilitate 24x7 supply of electricity. Source:India.Gov.in

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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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