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General Knowledge 2013-2014

Shadow Banking in India

Shadow banking refers to all the non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to those of traditional commercial banks. They generally carry out traditional banking functions, but do so outside the traditional system of regulated depositoryA system of organisation, which keeps records of securities, deposited by its depositors. The records may be physical or simply

Nanavati Commission

The Nanavati commission was appointed by the government of Gujarat to probe the Godhra train burning incident of 27 February 2002 and the subsequent communal riots in Gujarat. It was appointed on 6 March 2002. The Commission submitted in September 2008 the part of the report covering the Godhra train burning incident (Part I). The

E-Diplomacy

Indian diplomats are increasingly using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and country-specific social media networks to stay in touch with the world. This has resulted in new trend of e-diplomacy. What is e-diplomacy? E-diplomacy is use of social media by diplomats to be in touch with the world especially netizens. For example, using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and

National Air Quality Index

The NAQI was prepared by an expert group, set up the Ministry of EnvironmentEnvironment and Forests, comprising of renowned medical practitioners from hospitals and research agencies. The index is a part of the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The index will measure eight major pollutants, namely, particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5), nitrogen dioxide, sulphur

Custom in Jurisprudence

Custom is a habitual course of conduct observed uniformly and voluntarily by the people concerned. When people fine any act to be good and beneficial, which is agreeable to their disposition, they practice it and in course of time by frequent observance and on account of its approval and acceptance by the community for generations,

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar (1894-1954) was the Founder -Director of CSIR and first Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Bhatnagar is known as Father of Indian Research Laboratories, remembered for having established various chemical labs in the country. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a proponent of scientific development, after the independence in 1947, the

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