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Oscar or Academy Award: Essentials To Be Known

The Oscar or Oscar or The Academy Award is an annual recognition for outstanding cinematic achievements in the United States film industry. It is hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The winners are selected through voting by members of the academy. Winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially

ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation  

ISRO has made every Indian proud once again. This time ISRO created a world record on 15 February 2017,   by successfully blasting 104 satellites into their orbits in a single launch.  What is ISRO?  ISRO is the space agency of the Republic of India. ISRO stands for Indian Space Research Organisation. The history of

CPSE ETF, Maharatna, Navratna and  Miniratna Companies

Maharatna and Navratna  have once again become the buzz words in India. Government of India has decided to sell stakes of four Maharatna  and six Navratna companies through CPSE ETF route. This is proposed by Government as part of its disinvestment plan in public sector units (PSU).  What are Mahartna, Navrtna and Miniratna Companies? Navratna

Worldwide Standard Time And Sir Sandford Fleming

Standard time concept can be considered as a byproduct of railroad expansion. Till 1800s, calculation of time was linked to the position of sun. This method is known as solar time. This led to many local time zones and began to create confusion with the progress in the fields of weather forecast and train travel.

BHIM app-Bharat Interface For Money

BHIM app is a simple UPI (United Payments Interface) based application for carrying out digital financial transactions. BHIM stands for Bharat Interface for Money. India after the recent demonetisation move has seen a rapid shift towards the less cash economy, digital banking and digital Payments. Government of India also announced two schemes, Lucky Grahak Yojana

Tornado And The Devastating Power

A tornado is a tunnel shaped, furiously rotating column of air. It is also referred to as a twister or whirlwind and is often highly devastating.  The sight of a tornado is fascinating, but people prefer not to see one at close quarters due to its furious devastating nature.  How is a tunnel shaped tornado

Digital India: Basics Ought To Be Known

Digital India is all about transforming India into a digitally empowered society and converting to a knowledge economy.   Digital India programme is a vision of the Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.  This transformation and delivery of good governance are envisaged through coordinated efforts of both central and state governments. The ruling