Search
  1. Home
  2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
  3. GK for Exams
  • April 2019: List of important National, International Days and Events

    List of important National, International Days and Events that fall in the month of April 2019 with their significance is given in the article which not only enhance knowledge but also help in the preparation of several competitive examinations.

    10 hrs ago
  • List of Botanical Gardens in India

    The Botanical Gardens are dedicated place for the conservation and exhibition of different varieties of plants and trees. They sometimes also associated with the zoos. In this article, we are giving the list of the Botanical Gardens in India along with their location which will strengthen the knowledge of reader who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

    11 hrs ago
  • What is the Neritic Zone of the Ocean?

    The Oceanographers divided the ocean into different layers or zone to study the ocean. The Neritic Zone is one the layer or zone. In this article, we are giving a short note on the concept, types, location, physical characteristics and habitat of neritic zone which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    16 hrs ago
  • What is the Expenditure limit in the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in 2019?

    A candidate is not free to spend as much as he/she likes in the election. The law prescribes that the total election expenditure shall not exceed the maximum limit prescribed under Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. A candidate can spend upto Rs.70 lakh, depending on the state they are contesting the Lok Sabha election. Expenditure limit in the Assembly Elections is Rs. 28 lacs in bigger states.

    1 day ago
  • What is a Rogue Wave?

    The Rogue Waves are popularly known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves because it appears as a wall like structure. In this article, we have explained the concept of rogue waves, theories related to the formation of the rogue waves and name of the regions prone to rogue waves which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    2 days ago
  • How is an Oasis formed?

    An oasis is a unique geographical formation gives showers of relief to the deserts and arid regions. It is a fertile tract in a desert where the water table approaches the surface. In this article, we have discussed about the formation and benefits of the oasis, and given name of famous Oasis in the world along with their location which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, and Railways.

    2 days ago
  • Temperance Movement- Causes and Outcomes

    The Temperance Movement is a social movement which was started to the make alcohol consumption free society during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was movement to promote total teetotalism (abstaining from alcohol) in the society. In this article, we have given the causes and outcomes of the Temperance Movement which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

    3 days ago
  • What is Sneaker Wave?

    Sea or Ocean Waves are one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomena but in a moderate height. In this article, we have given the definition of Sneaker waves, how sneaker waves occurs, region where sneaker waves impact and how sneaker waves are different from the Tsunami which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    3 days ago
  • What is the economic importance of Algae?

    Algae belongs to the kingdom of Protista and the size ranges vary from the microscopic Micromonas species to giant kelps. The habitat distribution of the Algae can be determined by their pigment. In this article, we are given a short note on the economic importance of the Algae along with their typology and classification, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    3 days ago
  • What is the cost of EVM in India and where it is built?

    The Electronic Voting Machines have been designed and made by the Technical Experts Committee (TEC) of the Election Commission in collaboration with two Public Sector Undertakings i.e. Electronic Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad and Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore. The cost of M3 EVM is around Rs. 17,000 per unit in India.

    3 days ago
  • What are the Benefits of Electronic Voting Machines in Elections?

    According to an estimate, about 10,000 tons of ballot papers are saved in a national election in India due to the use of EVM machine but the use of EVM will save around 2 lakh trees. EVM machines can be moved easily from one place to another in comparison to the ballot boxes, due to which the people living in inaccessible areas can use their franchise.

    3 days ago
  • What is Geode?

    Rocks are grain of minerals which are homogeneous solids formed from a chemical precipitation. Geode rock is a type of sedimentary and volcanic rock that is hollow, vaguely circular rock, in which masses of mineral matter (which may include crystals) are sequestered. In this article, we are given the concept, formation and structure of Geodes which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • Top 10 Oldest Operating Airlines in the World

    An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. In this article, we are giving the top 10 list of Oldest Operating Airlines in the World along with their foundation date and first flight date which will strengthen the knowledge of reader who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • Universal Basic Income (UBI): Definition, Features, Advantage and Disadvantages

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a model for providing a sum of money to all citizens of a country or other geographic area with a given sum of money, regardless of their income, employment status. The purpose of the UBI is to prevent or reduce poverty and increase equality among citizens.

    Apr 15, 2019
  • How Indian Diplomacy trapped the Pakistan?

    In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, India has launched a lot of diplomatic actions against Pakistan. As of now Pakistan is being pressurised by all countries of the world as well as International institutions. Pakistan is being included in the grey list of financial action task force for allowing terror funding from its soil and its external debt is increasing rapidly.

    Apr 15, 2019