Category Archives: GK & Current Affairs

Weightage to General Studies in UPSC

The changes in the syllabus of Civil Services (Prelims) took place from Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2011 followed by changes in the Civil Services (Main) from CSE 2013 in which four papers of General Studies carrying 250 marks each were included. Thus General Studies is

10 most popular world leaders on Twitter

1 Barack Obama, Former President, the US 85.1 million followers 2 Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India 27.9 million followers 3 Donald Trump, President, the US 25.7 million followers 4 Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State 13.4 million followers 5 Pope Francis, Pope, Roman Catholic Church 10.4 million followers

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017

Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on 14th March, 2017 to declare the FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI). The objective of the proposed legislation is to facilitate and

GK update: Arun Jaitley takes over as Defence Minister

Arun Jaitley takes over as Defence Minister of India. He took over additional charge as Defence Minister, . On his arrival at the Ministry of Defence in South Block, Jaitley was received by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar

Modi inaugurates India’s longest cable bridge; Here’re the details

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest cable bridge  on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway Tuesday. Here goes the details about the extra dose cable bridge Length: 1.4km Span lenght: 144m Location: Baruch, Gujarat Deck width: 20.8 m The bridge is built over river Narmada.

Here goes the list of world’s top ten small universities

London-based Times Higher Education (THE) has just released the rankings of world’s best small universities. What’s a small university? According to THE, a small university is one which has not more than 5,000 students. These are the world’s best 10 small universities, according to THE

IISc in the list of world’s top ten small universities

New Delhi: Finally an Indian higher education institute has found place in the list of a global university rankings. The new ranking of the Times Higher Education (THE) makes the students of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) happy and cheerful. THE revealed that IISC is

OLYMPUS experiment sheds light on structure of protons

Seven-year study indicates two photons, not one, are exchanged in electron-proton interactions by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved, thanks to a seven-year experiment led by researchers at MIT. For