Geographical Sobriquets (Surname)

SurnameName
Bengal’s SorrowDamodar River
Blue MountainsNilgiri Hills
City of Sky-scrapersNew York
City of Seven HillsRome
City of Dreaming SpiresOxford
City of palacesKolkata
City of Golden GateSan Francisco
City of Magnificent BuildingsWashington D.C.
City of Eternal SpringsQuito(S.America)
China’s SorrowHwang Ho
Cockpit of EuropeBelgium
Dark ContinentAfrica
Emerald Isle Ireland
Eternal CityRome
Empire CityNew York
Forbidden CityLhasa (Tibet)
Garden CityChicago
Gate of TearsStrait of Bab-el Mandeb
Gateway of IndiaMumbai
Gift of the NileEqypt
Granite CityAberdeen (Scotland)
Hermit Kingdom Korea
Herring PondAtlantic Ocean
Holy LandJerusalem
Island ContinentAustralia
Island of ClovesZanzibar
Isle of PearlsBahrein (Peesian Gulf)
Key of the Mediterranean Gibralter
Land of CakesScotland
Land of Golden FleeceAustralia
Land of Maple Leaf Canada
Land of Midnight SunNorway
Land of the Thousand LakesFinland
Land of the ThunderboltBhutan
Land of white ElephantThailand
Land of Five RiversPunjab
Land of Thousand ElephantsLaos
Land of Rising SunJapan
Loneliest IslandTristan De Gunha (Mid-Atlantic)
Manchester of JapanOsaka
Pillars of HerculesStrait of Gibraltar
Pearl of the AntillesCuba
Playground of EuropeSwitzerland
Quaker CityPhiladelphia
Queen of the AdriaticVenice
Roof of the WorldThe Pamirs
Rose Pink CityJaipur
Sugar bowl of the WorldCuba
Venice of the NorthStockholm
Windy CityChicago
Whirteman’s graveGuinea Coast of Africa
Yellow RiverHuang Ho (China)

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 →

2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award Winners

The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) announced that this year six individuals and organizations from Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka will receive Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor, the Ramon Magsaysay Award. The 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award WinnersYoshiaki Ishizawa, from Japan. He is being recognized for "his selfless, steadfast service to the Cambodian people, his inspiring leadership in empowering Cambodians to be proud stewards of their heritage, and his wisdom in reminding us all that cultural monuments like the Angkor Wat are shared treasures whose preservation is thus, also our shared global responsibility." Lilia de Lima, from the Philippines. She is being recognized for "her unstinting, sustained leadership in building a credible and efficient PEZA, proving that the honest, competent and dedicated work of public servants can, indeed, redound to real economic benefits to millions of Filipinos." Abdon Nababan, from Indo →

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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