Knowledge Diary – 22nd August 2013, Thursday

Indian Govt. modifies RTI application procedure The government has introduced an electronic postal order for Non Resident Indians (NRI)to seek information under the RTI (Right to Information) Act, 2005. GSM user base hiked by 1.49 millions According to the sources of Cellular Operators Association of India, GSM users grew marginally to 672.6 million and about 1.49 million users were added in this month. Bing goes Ad-free Microsoft opened a new front against the world’s No. 1 search provider Google by piloting an ad-free offering called Bing for Schools for educational users of Bing so that students will no longer to see ads while … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 22nd August 2013, Thursday

World Event Diary – 21st August 2013

German technology burgeons a new app ‘FindMyStuff’ to find lost things At the Ulm university of Germany, scientists have developed a new technology which facilitates tracing the lost items such as keys and wallets in just a few seconds. This new technology includes special kind of search engine on computer or smartphone through which it traces the lost items. German scientist Florian Schaub is the creator of this application which is termed as FindMyStuff.  This new app allows you to find the things by just typing the name of the things in the same manner as Google performs. This app … Continue reading World Event Diary – 21st August 2013

Knowledge Diary – 21st August 2013, Wednesday

Yahoo halts Email services in China: Yahoo’s email service in China has been shut down due to the worlds biggest internet market is seen as part of the company’s efforts to support its Chinese partner and online shopping giant, Alibaba US Dollar skids against the euro, yen and rupee penny: The dollar has slipped against the euro and yen while India’s rupee rebounded from a record low as traders anticipate the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s July meeting. Congress to go social: A cell was created beneath the MP Deepender Hooda to broaden the Congress coverage on social media like Facebook and Twitter so … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 21st August 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 13th August 2013, Tuesday

Mercedes catches the top spot in Indian car market: Before 3 years Mercedes was the top most luxury car in India, but it lost this tag in last 3 years as it lagged behind the rivals Audi and BMW. And now once again Mercedes has gained the top spot in the country.  LoC flare up spreading menace among residents in J&K– Still there is no peace in Jammu and Kashmir as Raja Zaffar expected another bumper walnut crop before exchange of fire along the Line of Control (LoC) Onion prices cross the limits, selling at up to 80 per kg- Due … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 13th August 2013, Tuesday

Knowledge Diary – 12th August 2013, Monday

India’s first indigenous aircraft INS Vikrant launch today: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. This aircraft creates an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability.   HP Govt. serious about checking mining issue: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is serious about the mining issues as Congress Govt. had failed to check illegal mining activity in Himachal Pradesh. Apple to release next iPhone in next month: As per the Technology blog, one of the world’s largest technology company Apple is expected to release its redesigned iPhone in September. … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 12th August 2013, Monday

Largest, Biggest, Highest in the world

Largest Airport – King Abdul Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Largest Delta – Sundarbans, India Largest Coral Formation – The Great Barrier Reef, Australia Highest Country – Tibet (The Pamirs) Highest City – Wen Chuan (Tibet, China) Biggest Bell – Great Bell at Moscow Longest Wall – The Great Wall of China Most Intelligent Animal – Chimpanzee Wingless Bird – Kiwi Largest Mammal – Blue Whale Longest Epic – The Mahabharata Longest Day – June 21, in Northern Hemisphere Highest Lake – Titicaca, Bolivia Largest Dam (Concrete) – Grand Coulee Dam, USA Highest Asian Desert – Gobi, Mongolia Highest … Continue reading Largest, Biggest, Highest in the world

Official books of different countries

White Paper – An official paper of the Government of India and Britain on a specific issue Yellow Book – It is the french official book White Book – Official publications of Germany, Portugal and China Orange Book – Official publications of the Government of Netherlands Blue Book – An official report of the British Government Grey Book – Official reports of the governments of Belgium and Japan Green Book – Official publications of Iran and Italy Continue reading Official books of different countries

Knowledge Diary – 10th August 2013, Saturday

P V Sindhu becomes the first indian women singles player to win a medal at the World Badminton Championship on August 9 LIC Housing launches Public Deposit Scheme called “SANCHAY“ IPAB stands for Intellectual Property Appellate Board MERS is a virus related to Camel, according to the study published in Lancet Infectious Disease The currency of Norway is “KRONE” An Indian origin doctor Bhawana Patel has taken over as the first woman CEO of the hospital which carried out the world’s first heart transplant. It is the globally renowned Groote Schuur Hospital. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 10th August 2013, Saturday

Knowledge Diary – 9th August 2013, Friday

India lost 220 languages out of 1,100 languages: According to the survey of Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, India has lost about 20 percent of its languages in the last 50 years. Tamil Nadu to get 100mW of electricity from Kudankulam: Union Power minister Jyotiraditya Scindia states that Tamil Nadu will get an additional 100MW of electricity from unit 1 of the Kudankulam power plant. First indigenous aircraft carrier ‘INS Vikrant’ will soon launch in India- A historic step, the launch of Air Defence Ship, the largest military ship and first aircraft carrier to be built in Kochi in India. Tourists from 11 … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 9th August 2013, Friday

Knowledge Diary – 8th August 2013, Thursday

International giants looking to invest 50,000 crore in chip making- Two global giants IBM and STMicroelectronics have discussed about chip making facility in India and talks for an investment of over Rs. 50,000 crore are on with the Indian Govt. EC moves forward to perform SC order on convicted MP’s and MLA’s– On the basis of Supreme court order, Election Commission has moved to operationalize the judgment by asking all the states and Union Territories to track and promptly report conviction of MPs/MLAs to the concerned House and to the poll panel.  LG launches astonishing G2 against the Samsung Galaxy S4– … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 8th August 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 7th August 2013, Wednesday

23.3 lakh rural subscribers added by GSM in June- According to COAI report, GSM telecom operators added 23.3 lakh new subscribers in June this year to take the user base to 27.16 crore at the end of the month. BJP Govt. backtracks from deal with FDI in insurance matter:  BJP forced to deny that it had reached a deal with government on raising the FDI cap in insurance to 49% from the current level of 26% on the stipulation that the voting rights will be hooked at 26%. Branded medicines cost more than the non branded ones:  According to the sources at Jan … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 7th August 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday

Zee Group Chairman and editors charge sheeted due to extortion bid Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra and Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia were named as accused and alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm, Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Himachal Pradesh gives green signal to cancel hydro projects The Himachal Pradesh cabinet gave its approval to cancel nine small hydro electric projects in the state. Government working to process online permissions for filmmakers:  Instead of doing endless waits and a surplus of permissions, foreign filmmakers can look forward to online approval and payment gateway for shooting in India. Civilian … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday