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By admin On Monday, September 4th, 2017

South Korea conducts missile drill after North Korea nuclear test rattles globe

SEOUL/WASHINGTON – South Korea’s military carried out a missile drill on Monday in response to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, while global markets reacted to the sharp escalation in tensions between More...

By admin On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Telecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo

Telecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn (£3.51m), thus ending Yahoo’s two-decade long run as an independent company. Verizon is the No.1 wireless operator in the US. Salient Highlights More...

By admin On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker 2017 International prize

A Horse Walks Into a Bar, his novel about a standup comedian’s public breakdown, scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen London: David Grossman’s “ambitious high-wire act of a More...

By admin On Monday, June 12th, 2017

What is NISAR?

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission is a joint project between NASA and ISRO to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite. The satellite will be the first radar More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017

Gold -All about Gold and its atomic Characterstics

Gold Au Atomic Number 79 Atomic Mass 196.966569 Atomic radius 0.134 Ionization energy 889 Electronic config 2,8,18,32,18,1 Principal Valency +2 Density g/cm3 19.32 Melting point More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Solibacillus Kalamii-NASA Honouring Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam

NASA has named a new bacteria discovered on the filters of the International Space Station, ISS, as Solibacillus kalamii to honour the late president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The genus is Solibacillus and the species More...

By admin On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Supreme Court Orders Bharat Stage-IV Compulsory for new vehicles

New Delhi : Government has formally launched Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) grade transportation fuel across the country to keep carbon emission in check. The launch came days after the Supreme Court banned sale and More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

How to prepare General Knowledge for Competitive Exams

While preparing for competitive exams like UPSC Exam, GMAT and so on most aspirants are well aware of the fact that the section of general knowledge fetches them the greatest share of marks. Hence they have to More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The Brief History of Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2016

Random General Knowledge Questions and Answers

Pushkalavati was capital of which of the following acient Kingdoms? Ans: Gandhara Pushkalavati was capital of ancient Kingdom of Gandhara. Its ruins are currently located in Charsadda, Pakistan, located in Peshawar More...

By admin On Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Flamingo Festival

 The annual “Flamingo Festival” began at Sullurpeta near the Pulicat lake bird sanctuary in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The festival was being held every year to bring together the people and various More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Freedom of Online Speech Retained ! Section 66A declared as Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has scrapped a contentious law that was seen as a major infringement of the freedom of speech on-line as it allowed the arrest of a person for posting offensive content. Section 66A of the information More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Solar Impulse and Solar Impulse 2- The Beginning of a New Aviation History

  Solar Impulse is the name of a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, and also the name of the project’s two operational aircraft. The privately-financed project is led by Swiss More...

By admin On Monday, December 8th, 2014

First World Soil Day was observed

First World Soil Day was observed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 5 December 2014. On eve of the first World Soil Day, UNFAO along with Global Soil Parternership (GSP) declared More...

By admin On Monday, October 13th, 2014

Nalanda University re-opened after 800 years

  India took its first formal step to recapture its erstwhile glory as an international knowledge destination with the opening of the new Nalanda University (NU) on 1 September 2014, 12 km from where the ruins More...

By admin On Monday, November 25th, 2013

Current Affairs Today -Air Marshal Arup Raha.The next Chief of the Indian Air Force !

Air Marshal Arup Raha has been appointed the next Chief of the Indian Air Force. He will succeed Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, also a fighter pilot, on 31 December 2013.He was commissioned into the IAF on 14 More...

By admin On Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Current affairs bits and bytes today ! August 04 sunday 2013

Bomb detection kit developed by DRDO to unveil in the US The bomb detection kit which appears somewhat like a small cigar box will be unveiled in the US now, India’s Defence Research & Development Organization More...

By admin On Thursday, June 27th, 2013

GKToday -Do you Know Series . June 27

  Raja Harishchandra, directed by Dadasaheb Phalke, was India’s first silent and full-length feature film. It was released on May 3, 1913.   May 17 is observed as World Hypertension Day. The theme for More...

By admin On Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Miami title

In Tennis, world number one Serena Williams have clinched the Miami Open title for a record sixth time by beating Maria Sharapova of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. In the women’s singles final held at Miami yesterday, More...

By admin On Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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Fuel from Bacteria

Mar. 14, 2013 — In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive. Paul Hudson, a researcher More...

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