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Famous Tourist Visiting Places and Attractions in India

By | September 2, 2015

Below table shows the list of famous tourist spots and location that attract foreign travelers to India. S.no Site name Location Founder 1 Adhai Din Ka Jhopda Ajmer (Rajasthan) Qutub-ud-din Aibak 2 Aram Bagh Agra (Uttar Pradesh ) Babur 3 Akbar’s Tomb Sikandra (Uttar Pradesh) Jehangir 4 Anand Bhawan allahabad (Maharastra) Babur 5 Bibi Ka Maqbara Aurangabad (Maharastra)… Read More »

Scientific Instruments and Their Purpose

By | August 30, 2015

Scientific instruments are used for scientific purposes. Scientific Instruments are specifically designed, constructed and refined for their purpose. Over time, instruments have become more accurate and precise. Various scientific instruments and their purpose are briefly described below. Actinometer: Actinometer is a device that measures the heating power of radiation. Altimeter: Altimeter is a special type of aneroid barometer,… Read More »

Milestones in Indian Space Programme from 1962 to 2010

By | August 17, 2015

Year Milestones in Indian Space Programme 1962 Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed and wok on establishing Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) started. 1963 First Sounding rocket launched from TERLS (November 21, 1963). 1965 Space Science and Technology Centre (SSTC) established in Thumba 1967 Satellite Telecommunication Earth Station set up at Ahmedabad. 1968 TERILS dedicated… Read More »

A few Famous Autobiography Books

By | August 13, 2015

List of few famous autobiographies covering especially Indian Authors. Below table covers the list of 33 famous  books. S.No List of Autobiography Books Author 1 My Experiments with Truth Mahatma Gandhi 2 An Autobiography Jawaharlal Nehru 3 My Life and Times V.V. Giri 4 My Own Boswell: Memoirs M. Hidayatullah 5 My Presidential Years R. Vekatataman 6 My… Read More »

Major Indian Railway Zones, Headquarters and their Divisions

By | August 10, 2015

In Indian Railway there are 16 major railways zones. Each zone having a headquarter. Zones are sub-divided into divisions. There are a total of 69 divisions. S.No Name of the Railway Zone Zonal Headquarter Divisions 1 Central Railway Mumbai Bhusawal, Nagpur, Mumbai(CST), Solapur,Pune 2 Eastern Railway Kolkata Malda, Howarh, Sealdah, Asansol 3 Northern Railway New Delhi Ambala, Ferozpur,… Read More »

Auxiliaries of the Indian Defence System – NSG, NCC, Indian Coast Guard

By | June 23, 2015

Auxiliaries of the Indian Defence System includes:- National security Guard (NSG) National Cadet Crops (NCC) Indian Coast Guard Territorial Army Cantonment Boards Home Guards National Security Guard: The National Security Guard (NSG) was setup in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country. The NSG was modelled on the pattern… Read More »

Worldwide Major Newspapers

By | March 30, 2015

Newspapers read that are read by most number of readers. Arranged in no particular order. S.No Newspaper Name Country 1 The Times of India India 2 The Economic Times India 3 The Hindu India 4 Dainik Bhaskar India 5 The Hindustan Times India 6 Business Standard India 7 The Indian Express India 8 DNA – Daily News &… Read More »

Country with Capitals and Currencies

By | March 29, 2015

There are total 190 + countries. Remembering each countries currency, capital is not easy. In the below table we have written country capitals, currencies of some popular countries. S.No Country Name Capital Currency 1 Afghanistan Kabul Afgani 2 Albania Tirana Lek 3 Algeria Algiers Algerian Dinar 4 Angola Luanda Kwanza 5 Argentina Buenos Aires Peso 6 Australia Canberra… Read More »

Biggest Countries and Continents in the World by Area

By | March 28, 2015

Total Earth’s surface area is 148,940,000 Sq.Km. The most important place you know is about the size of an average sunspot. The total land coverage is 29.2% of Earth’s surface, the remaining surface area of 70.8% is of water. Biggest Countries (In Area): S.No Country Name Area (Sq. km) Location 1 Russia 17,075,000 Europe-Asia 2 Canada 9,976,139 North-America… Read More »

Programs and Funds of United Nations (UN)

By | March 15, 2015

United Nations (UN) programs and funds are financed through voluntary contributions rather than assessed contributions. They include the following programs: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) United nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) United Nations International Children’s Emergency… Read More »