From the evolution of human to the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from ancient world to modern world.
The Nobel Prize was established as per the wish of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895. Since 1901 the Nobel Prize is awarded in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and economics (1968). Till the date 8 Indians have won this Prize. Mr. Ravindra Nath Tagore was the first Indian who received this Prize.
At present, the size of Indian economy has grown more than $ 2 trillion and tagged as the highest growing economy in the world. The richest Indian state is Maharashtra, whose State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP) is $ 380 billion which is equal to Norway’s economy. The second richest Indian state is Tamil Nadu whose SGDP is $ 208 billion which is followed by Karnataka (SGDP $ 190 billion).
China is the most populous and third largest country in the world. It occupies a large part of East Asia, borders fourteen states and has coastlines on the Yellow, East China and South China Seas. Two-thirds of the territory is mountainous or desert; only one-tenth is cultivated. The eastern half of the country is one of the world's best watershed lands. Apart from these entire epitomic examples, there are numerous hidden secrets of China, which are never coming to the World's scrutiny.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of the French people to the Americans on the commemoration of American Independence on July 4, 1776. The Statue was completed in France in July 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June 1885 onboard the French frigate "Isere."
Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in Dec. 1966. The aim of this bank was to accelerate economic and social development in Asia and pacific region. The bank started its functioning on January 1, 1967. Its head quarter is located at Manila, Philippines. Its chairmanship is always given to Japanese and 3 deputy chairmen belong to USA, Europe and Asia.
Volcano is a landform at the end of a conduit or pipe which rises from below the crust and vents to the surface. Magma rises and collects in the magma chamber deep below, resulting in eruptions that are effusive or explosive forming the mountain landform. The volcanic eruptions are closely associated with sea-floor spreading, plate-tectonics and mountain building process. Here, we are giving the list of World’s Major Active Volcanoes of the World which can be used for academic purpose as well as preparing for competitive exams.
Faunal region, also called Zoogeographic Region which can be defined on the basis of distinctive animal life by geographers. The leading ecologist and environmentalist A.R. Wallace attempted to classify the world animals into fauna regions in 1876 i.e. Palaearctic Region, Nearctic Region, Oriental Region, Ethiopian Region, and Australian Region. Here, we are giving the summary on the Fauna or Zoogeographic Regions of the World which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, and Railways etc.
The distribution of animal is an important area of study in Environment & Ecology as well as Zoogeography which deals with the fauna characteristics, classification, spatial distribution, association, and migration of different species of animals. Here, we are giving the list of Regional distribution of the Wild Animal around the World which will helps the aspirant in strengthening the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.
The “Top 10 World’s Best Cities to live in” are surveyed by the Mercer Quality of Life Study on the basis of Political and social environment; Economic environment; Socio-cultural environment; Medical and health facilities; Public services and transportation; Consumer goods; Recreation; Housing; and Natural environment. Vienna is on the top of the list and Indian cities like Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore ranked 139, 144 and 145 respectively.
The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. Here, we are giving the Current GK on International Events & Issues 2016 with full coverage of events and issues related International Cooperation, International relations, Multinational Corporation, Multinational State, Supranational, Transnational, World community, Global Awards, treaty between countries, sports events, and international summits.
White House is the most famous palace in the whole world. Every president of the USA lives in this house of 132 rooms. This 6 storey house has a swimming pool, a jogging track, a tennis court, a billiard room, a bowling lane and a movie theatre.
H-1B Visa is a kind of non immigrant Visa provided for immigration to United States of America under the Section 101 (15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of the USA. According to the present American laws, within a year, only 65000 individuals can be granted the H-1B visa.
A complete list of ‘First in the World’ which is composed of all those human exploration and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time by any human being. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for Competitive Exam (like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.), Bank Exam and Entrance Exam".
By the end of the 18th century, the scientific revolution had given way to the "Age of Reflection" that resulted discoveries and expeditions. It was Roald Amundsen; a Norwegian explorer who reaches the geographic South Pole and became first man on the South Pole.
Do you know that in 1676, the first successful measurement or determination of speed of light was made by Olaus Roemer and became the first person to prove that light travels at a finite speed? His method was based on observations of the eclipses of the moons of Jupiter.
Without geniuses History can’t be created. Persons like Newton, Thomas Elwa Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei etc are still alive due to their methods, ideas and formulas. There are also people who have gained fame and achieved in small age with their mind-boggling IQ levels. Here are 10 most intelligent people on earth those who have created history.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development was also known as Earth Summit II or Rio +10 which was organised after 10 years of the first Earth Summit 1992 at Rio de Janeiro to discuss on the sustainable development by the United Nations. The Summit gives a political statement in the form of a "Johannesburg Declaration", to be agreed by world leaders, reaffirming their commitment to work towards sustainable development.
The Pan American Health Organisation was founded on December 2, 1902 as the health organization of the Inter-American System. The prime objective and mission of the organisation revolving around the improvement and the protection of the public health.
The UN Conference on Environment and Development is another name of Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, Rio Summit, Rio Conference, and Earth Summit. It was the first conference on the global environment to rethink economic development and find ways to stop the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution of the Earth.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is one of the specialised agencies of UNO that creates investment path for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It increases access to microfinance and investment capital through which it creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities. It was established by UN’s General Assembly in 1966 as an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations System. It was formed as independent body in 1966 but converted as UN’s specialized agency in 1985 to promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an intergovernmental forum for the scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field world-wide. It was established as autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957. The prime objective of the forum is to works for the safe, secure and peaceful utilisation of nuclear science and technology.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an independent body that as an arbitrator or tribunal board, generally of a public administrative agency for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions. It was established in 1968 by the mandate given in the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is one of the specialised agencies of the United Nation Organisation that coordinates the postal policies among member’s countries. It was established in 1874 with the name of "General Postal Union" under the influence of Treaty of Bern, but in 1878 the name was changed to "Universal Postal Union”.
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit organisation which is task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest that organised at local, national or international level. It is diverse groups of organizations engaged in an extensive range of activities which is revolving around services like human rights, environment or health and humanitarianism. In 1945, the term "non-governmental organization" was firstly coined during the establishment year of United Nation Organisation.
The International Bureau of Education is a leading UNESCO institute which was formed as a leader of the Global Centre of excellence in Curriculum and related matters. It was created as private organization in 1925 and in 1929, became the first intergovernmental organization that works in the field of Education.
Libraries are the incredible gift of and to mankind through knowledge and imagination that provide inspiration and help to work that little bit harder. Sometime it works as power house of knowledge because by accessing this, it increases realm of human’s imagination. Here, we are giving 10 incredible list of libraries around the world.
The European System of Central Banks was founded on 1 June, 1998 on the basis of the Maastricht Treaty and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank. The prime objective of the institution is to maintain the price stability in the European Union and to improve monetary and financial cooperation between the Euro- system and member states outside the euro-zone.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is a non-profit long-term lending institution of European Union (EU). It is established under treaty of Rome in 1958. It provides three types services: Lending; Blending; Advising and technical assistance.