January 1, 2013


In 2011, researchers had discovered a bacterium that uses arsenic in the place of phosphorus – one of six elements previously thought indispensable for all life forms. The strain

November 24, 2012


In May 2012, a book titled "Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World" was published by political scientist Ian Bremmer. The book describes the power

November 24, 2012

Gorkha Rifles

The Gurkhas derive their name from Guru Gorakhnath of 8th century.  The USP of Gurkhas is Khukri, a curved Nepalese knife used as both a tool and as a

October 2, 2012

Golden Quadrilateral Project

In August 1998, the NDA Government under AB Vajpayee announced an ambitious national highways development plan and its first phase consisted of the Golden Quadrilateral project, which essentially meant improving road

October 2, 2012

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is located in Orissa and is only marine wildlife sanctuary of Orissa. This sanctuary boasts of possessing the world’s largest known rookery of Olive Ridley sea

September 28, 2012

Green Responsibility Guidelines for Indian Companies

In 2012, Ministry of Environment & Forests released a circular that makes it mandatory for companies to incorporate an environmental responsibility policy document in their applications while seeking the

September 27, 2012


Guetapens is an French / English word that means ‘ambush, snare or trap’ as per Merriam Webster dictionary. It was recently in news because it is the winning word

September 26, 2012

Gegeneophis primus

Gegeneophis primus is the scientific name of a caecilian (limbless) amphibian reported from Kerala. A team of scientists from the University of Kerala; Central University, Kasaragod; and Natural History

September 25, 2012

Global Thermohaline Circulation

Global thermohaline circulation is the movement caused by differences in the temperature and salinity content of the water. Because cold, salt-laden water is heavier than warm water, it sinks

September 25, 2012


Grexit is a new slang term introduced in 2012. It is made up of two words Greece + Exit, referring to the possibility that Greece could have to leave