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What is Human Rights Day?

What is Human Rights Day?

December 10, 2019 9:36:29 am

Human Rights Day 2019: The theme for this year is 'Youth Standing Up for Human Rights', under which the UN aims to celebrate the potential of youth as agents of change, amplify their voices and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights.

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What is Maha Vikas Aghadi?

November 27, 2019 1:38:47 pm

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was elected as nominee for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post, following which their leaders met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and staked claim to form government of the "Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi".

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What are Electoral Bonds?

November 21, 2019 1:31:08 pm

The Finance Bill, 2017 introduced “Electoral bonds” as interest-free bearer instruments (like Promissory Notes) that will be available for purchase from the State Bank of India within a designated window of 10 days in every quarter of the financial year. 

What is Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA)

October 24, 2019 10:50:18 am

For the assembly elections in the state, the VBA fielded candidates in 243 out of 288 constituencies in the state, both to expand the organisational footprint and to make inroads in Western Maharashtra, where the BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-NCP are poised for a big fight.

Explained: What is Plogging and where did it originate? 

October 12, 2019 6:57:18 pm

Started in Sweden by Erik Ahlström in 2016, plogging is an eco-friendly exercise through which people pick up trash while jogging or brisk walking as a way to clean up litter and also take care of their health.

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Impeachment in the US: How does it work?

September 25, 2019 8:46:44 am

The Senate has the "sole power to try all impeachments," meaning that it has the power to convict. When the president is tried, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over proceedings.

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What is the longest electrified tunnel built by Indian Railways for commodity transport?

September 16, 2019 6:20:04 pm

Longest Electrified Railway Tunnel in India: The single line, which was commissioned on June 25 this year, has significantly reduced the freight rate per rake for commodities such as coal, fertilizer, iron ore and limestone.

What is the Ramon Magsaysay Award

August 2, 2019 10:15:08 am

Started in 1957, the Magsaysay award celebrates the memory and leadership example of the former Philippine president and is given every year to individuals or organisations in Asia.

What is Australian Hay Fever?

July 28, 2019 9:06:11 pm

It usually occurs after the nose or eyes of a person comes in contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mite, moulds and animal hair. Pollens from grasses are also amongst the most common causes. 


What is National Parents’ Day and when is it?

July 28, 2019 9:14:57 am

National Parents' Day is celebrated a month after Father's Day, observed in June, followed by Mother's Day, celebrated in May.  

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What is Article 356?

July 19, 2019 10:17:13 pm

Article 356 of the Constitution of India empowers the President to withdraw from the Union the executive and legislative powers of any state “if he is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution”.

Bihar starts socio-economic mapping of AES-affected families as toll reaches 114

Encephalitis (chamki fever): symptoms, causes, precautions, treatment, prevention

July 5, 2019 1:58:00 pm

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever) Symptoms, Causes, Precautions, Treatment, Prevention: The exact cause is yet to be identified in the latest Muzaffarpur outbreak. The cause of death in most this year has been attributed to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level).

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What is Chandrayaan 2?

July 5, 2019 2:02:45 pm

The space shuttle will explore the southern part of the moon making India the first country to do so. It will carry 13 scientific satellites and will weigh about 3.8 tonnes, Sivan claimed.

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What is section 376E of the Indian Penal Code

July 5, 2019 2:11:52 pm

Under section 376E of the IPC, a repeat rape offender will have to be imprisoned for the rest of his life or sentenced to death.

Mumbadevi constituency: Congress candidate misused Assembly letter head to support Yakub Memon’s mercy petition, advocate writes to EC

What is Article 324 in the Indian Constitution?

July 5, 2019 2:20:40 pm

The Election Commission invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19.

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What is ISRO’s RISAT satellite series?

July 5, 2019 2:16:37 pm

Radar Imaging Satellite or RISAT is a series of Indian radar imaging reconnaissance satellites built by ISRO. The latest RISAT satellite will be placed into an orbit of 555 km at an inclination of 37 degrees, the Indian space agency said in a statement.

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What the Apache attack chopper, IAF’s new acquisition, means for India

July 5, 2019 1:49:43 pm

Apart from the US Army, these aircraft have found their way into the defence fleet of several nations like Greece, Japan, Israel, Singapore and UAE.

What are ‘magic mushrooms’ and why did Denver vote to decriminalise it?

July 5, 2019 2:45:47 pm

Psychedelic mushrooms, also known as " magic mushrooms" is a hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms.

What is Iron Dome anti-missile system?

What is Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system?

May 6, 2019 2:39:48 pm

The Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from short distances.

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What is Akshay Tritiya?

May 6, 2019 2:41:34 pm

This day is considered to be very auspicious, people buy gold and undertake new activities like building houses or starting a new business.