General Knowledge

What is Difference between NITI Aayog and Team India?

July 12, 2017

Governing Council of the NITI Aayog comprises all the State Chief Ministers in the country and it is not without much reason as to why Prime Minister accords it very much priority and calls it his Team India. Since the days when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat,...

Why halogen lamps have long lifetimes?

March 2, 2017

As the tungsten filament inside a lightbulb is heated, minute particles of tungsten evaporate. Over time, these particles are deposited on the inner surface of the bulb, causing the bulb to blacken. As it loses its tungsten, the filament eventually breaks and the bulb “burns out.” A remedy is...

Why there are no high low tides at Equator?

April 3, 2016

For any particular location, their height and fluctuation in time depends to varying degrees on the location of the Sun and the Moon, and to the details of the shape of the beach, coastline, coastline depth and prevailing ocean currents. The tidal bulge of the Moon follows along the...

What are Ecosystem Services?

June 27, 2015

Ecosystem services are the suite of benefits that ecosystems provide to humanity.  They include: Provision of clean water and air Pollination of crops Mitigation of environmental hazards Pest and disease control Carbon sequestration Accounting for the way in which ecosystems provide economic goods is an increasingly popular area of...

What is DNA sequencing?

January 17, 2015

DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. It includes any technology that is used to determine the order of the four bases viz., adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine- in strand of DNA.  The DNA sequencing technology has been used in...

What is Trade Based Money Laundering?

January 17, 2015

Trade based money laundering is called next frontier in the international money laundering. It is an alternative remittance that allows illegal organisations the opportunity to earn, move and store proceeds disguised as legitimate trade. Value can be moved through this process by false-invoicing, over-invoicing and under-invoicing commodities that are...

What is the difference between Green field investment and Brownfield investment?

December 22, 2014

Green field investment refers to building new production facilities in domestic or foreign countries (in case of FDI). It refers to investment in a manufacturing, office, or other physical company-related structure or group of structures in an area where no previous facilities exist. On the other hand, Brownfield investment is used...

First Lok Adalat of India

December 16, 2014

Lok Adalats (people’s courts) settle dispute through conciliation and compromise. The First Lok Adalat was held in Una city in Junagarh district of Gujarat in 1982. Generally, Lok Adalat accepts the cases pending in the regular courts within their jurisdiction which could be settled by conciliation and compromise. The...

What are criteria for National sports awards in India?

January 28, 2014

To avoid controversies for the selection of sportspersons for the National sports awards, the Union Sports Ministry in January 2014 had finalized a new set of criteria to make the selection process more transparent. The new guidelines are – 90% weightage will be given to medal winners in various...

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