GKToday Archives: March, 2009

Battle of Jajau

The Battle of Jajau was a pivotal conflict fought on June 20, 1707 between two Mughal prince brothers, Bahadur Shah I and Muhammad Azam Shah, over succession to the Mughal throne after the death of their father Aurangzeb. Background to ..

Sunday Quiz : Current Affairs March 2009

1 . The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) started way back in 1795 under British. What was the original name? 2 . Profiles in courage” who has written this book? 3 . The UN sponsored theme for this year’s International Women’s day ..

Quick Fact Sheet : Gold

1. Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and atomic number 792. Gold has traditionally found use because of its good resistance to oxidative corrosion.3. It is attacked by aqua regia* (a mixture of acids), forming ..

Types of Tarrifs

Tariffs are taxes or duties imposed on imported goods and services by a country’s government. They are one of the most common tools of protectionism, used by countries to protect their domestic industries from foreign competition. There are several types ..

Fourth Five Year Plan (1969-1974)

Fourth Five Year plan was the first plan launched by Indira Gandhi government amid pressure of drought, devaluation and inflationary recession. The country was fighting with population explosion, increased unemployment, poverty and a shackling economy. In addition, the situation in ..

Today’s Headlines: Current Affairs

1. England and South Africa have emerged as the front-runners to host the second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the BCCI decided, following days of inconclusive negotiations with the Indian home ministry and various state governments, to ..