Miscellaneous

Time Person Of The Year: Everything About The Issue

Time Person Of The Year is an annual issue of the famous news magazine Time. The interesting fact about the Time Person Of the Year is that it may not always be about an individual. In the last month of every calendar year, Time choses a person, a group, an idea or an object that

Demonetisation And Legal Tender : Basics Ought To Be Known

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 8 November 2016, in a live televised address to the nation declared circulation of all Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 bank notes as invalid from 9 November 2016. Through this process of demonetisation, the said currencies ceased to be legal tender.  What is legal tender? What is demonetization?

Phishing: Basics Ought To Be Known

Phishing is a way of fraudulently acquiring vital information such as usernames, passwords and details of credit debit card, by sending e-mails or over phone by creating an impression that it is from regulators, authentic organizations or individuals.  How is phishing carried out? Phishing is usually carried out through hoax emails (with fake sender addresses),

Brexit and implications- Basics ought to be known

As June 23,2016 is approaching, media is getting filled with news on Brexit.  Brexit stands for the two words “British Exit” indicating the chances that Britain may withdraw from European Union ( EU). To decide on Brexit, Britain is holding a referendum on in-out from EU membership on June 23, 2016.  What is meant by

Monsoon-Basics That Should Be Known

Monsoon results in rain and hence the term monsoon often refers to a rainy season. Monsoon is in fact a shift in wind direction that causes a marked change in local weather conditions and results in rain. What causes monsoon? The imbalances in atmospheric pressures between two locations results in winds. The pressure imbalance is

Minerals: Sources And Roles In The Functioning of Body

Vitamins and minerals are two important words made familiar by advertisers promoting heath drinks and foods aimed at kids. Our body requires only tiny quantities of vitamins and minerals. Hence they are called micro nutrients. But both act as a team and play major roles in various functions of the body.     When we

Garlic and the magical powers

Garlic, the herb, is a powerhouse of magical strengths. Surprised? Just read on and decide by yourself.   Garlic has been in use since ancient times as an ingredient of food. Apart from adding a powerful smell and a pungent taste to dishes, it has got immense medicinal properties too.  Garlic: Earlier beliefs and uses