General Knowledge

What is Difference between NITI Aayog and Team India?

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, he has a firm belief that ..


Why halogen lamps have long lifetimes?

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 to replace the air inside the ..

Why there are no high low tides at Equator?

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 path on the earth’s surface which ..

What are Ecosystem Services?

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 development. The concept of ecosystem services ..

What is DNA sequencing?

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 laboratories to uncover genes related to ..