Category Archives: General Knowledge/Awareness

All about UPI : How it works, how to send and receive money, and more

With Whatsapp embracing UPI-based payments feature, there has been a lot of buzz around the digital payment platform. Unified Payments Interface has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). While the payment platform has been around since 2015, it received a big push after demonetisation drive in November, 2016.

Currently, all major banks in India support the UPI platform. It has also been adopted by the likes of Paytm and technology giant Google, which launched India-focused Google Tez peer-to-peer payment platform based on UPI. According to the recent data from NPCI, BHIM UPI saw 171.40 million transactions worth Rs 19,126 crore as of February, 2018.

What is UPI?

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All time winners of Noble Price from India


  • The most prestigious award in the world. It was set up in 1900under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel.
  • The  Noble prizes are presented annually on 10th December (The death anniversary of the founder).
  • It is given in the fields of Peace, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine (from 1901) and Economics (from 1969).
WINNER                                     FIELD (YEAR)
Mother Teresa                                     Peace (1979)
Kailash Satyarthi                                     Peace (2014)
C V Raman Physics (1930)
Subhrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Physics (1983)
Rabindranath Tagore Literature (1913)

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All about Citizenship of INDIA


*   The Constitution of India provides for a single and uniform citizenship for whole of India.

*  The Citizenship act, 1955, provides for the acquisition of Indian citizenship in the following ways:

  • Generally every person born in India on or after January, 1950, shall be a citizen of India if either of his parents was a citizen of India at the time of his birth. 
  • A person who was outside India on or after 26 January, 1950, shall be a citizen of India by descent(the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality), if his father was a citizen of India at the time of that person’s birth.
  • A person can apply for and get registered as a citizen of India by the competent authority if he satisfies the conditions laid down.
  • A person residing in India for more than 7 years and having adequate knowledge of a constitutionally recognised Indian language can seek citizenship by naturalisation , provided he is not a citizen of country where Indian citizens are prevented from becoming citizens by naturalisation.
  • If any new territory becomes a part of India, the persons of the territory become citizens of India .

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Crematorium of Famous Persons -Shanti van- Jawahar Lal Nehru

Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi
Vijay Ghat Lal Bahadur Shastri
Kishan Ghat Ch. Charan Singh

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Medicinal Discoveries/Inventions – who invented what ?

Vitamin F.G. Hopkins, Cosimir Funk
Vitamin-A Mc. Collum
Vitamin- B Mc. Collum
Vitamin-C Holst
Vitamin- D Mc. Collum
Sulpha drugs Dagmanck
Streptomycin Selman WAksmann
Heart Transplantation Christian Bernard
Homoeopathy Hahnemann
Malaria parasite and treatment Ronald Ross
Diarrhoea and treatment of plague Kitajato
Sex hormone Stenach
Open heart surgery Waltallilehak
Contraceptive pills Pincus
First test tube baby Edwards snd Stepto
Electrocardiograph Iwanyaan
Antigen Karl Landsteiner
RNA James Watson and Arther  Arg
DNA James watson and Crick
Insulin Banting
Chloroform Harrison and Sympson
Vaccine of chicken pox Edward Jenner
T.B. Bacteria Robert Koch

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10 richest men in history- Akbar was richer than gates

On January 10, India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani was ranked 20th in the list of wealthiest people in the Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Ambani with his $41.2 billion wealth ranking at No. 20 is of course, no mean feat. But picture this– there was an Indian emperor, long before our time, who actually features among 10 richest persons of all time.Money magazine in 2015 compiled a list of richest people of all time by taking an individual’s wealth and comparing it to the country’s GDP, apart from adjusting for inflation and speaking to hundreds of economists and historians. The study revealed that Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal rulers, had 25 per cent of the global GDP in his possession.

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Man Booker Price 2017 goes to George Saunders

LONDON: American author George Saunders won the 2017 Man Booker prize on Tuesday for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo, a fictional account of former US President Continue reading

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Parliaments of Different Countries

COUNTRY                                    PARLIAMENT 

India                                                   Sansad(Lok sabha and Rajya sabha)

Pakistan                                              National Assembly

Germany                                             Bundstag(Lower House) and Bundesrat(Upper

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Awards and Honours

PRICE                                                   FIELD

Nobel Prize                                            Peace, Literature, Medicine, Physics,                                                                                 Chemistry(from 1901) and Economics (from                                                                   1969)

Pulitzer Prize                                         Journalism (1917)

Academy(Oscar) Awards                     Film (1929) Continue reading

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Full list of revised cabinet Ministers

Here are the revised portfolios of the ministers:


1.Rajnath Singh: Minister of Home Affairs.

2.Sushma Swaraj: Minister of External Affairs.

3.Arun Jaitley: Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs.


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