Showing posts with label FACTS ABOUT INDIA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FACTS ABOUT INDIA. Show all posts

Thursday, July 28, 2016

General Knowledge Questions About First in India and World

1. Where was the first session of the Constituent Assembly held —New Delhi 
2. Who is the first person to set foot on Moon —Neil Armstrong 
3. Which was the first talkie film of India —Alam Ara 
4. Which was the first English ship that came to India —Red Dragon 
5. Which was the first newspaper to be published in India —Bengal Gazette 
6. At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India —Champaran 
7. By which ruler was the practice of military governorship first introduced in India —Greeks 
8. Who was the first person to cross the Alps with army —Hannibal 
9. The first railway line in India was opened in which year —1853 
10. Which metal was first discovered by man —Copper 
11. From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented —April, 1987 
12. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress —Sarojini Naidu 
13. During India's Freedom Struggle, which led to the first 'All India Hartal' —Protest against Rowlatt Act 
14. Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time —Prithviraj III
15. Where were first Olympic Games held —776 B.C. 
16. In which year was the first no confidence motion moved in the Lok Sabha after independence —1963 
17. In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India —Srilanka 
18. Who was the first Indian to be honoured with a lifetime achievement Oscar Award —Satyajit Roy 
19. By whom was Gene first isolated —Hargobind Khurana 
20. Which was the first woman to climb Mount Everest —Junko Tabei 
21. By whom was the Bhakti Movement first organised —Ramananda 
22. Which first Europeans came to India —Portuguese 
23. When did man first land on moon —1969 
24. Which was the first woman Governor of a State in free India —Mrs. Sarojini Neidu 
25. Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress —Dadabhai Neoroii 
26. Which is the first geostationary telecommunication satellite of India —APPLE 
27. Which first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment in 1882 —Vijiaraghavachari 
28. What is the duration of proclamation of Financial Emergency —At the first instance two months 
29. Which was the first metal used by man —Copper 
30. In which Aryans first settled —Punjab 
31. The Asian Games were held in Delhi for the first time in which year —1951 
32. Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha —Malgaonkar 
33. Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title —Wilson Jones 
34. Who was the first asian to have received the Nobel Prize —R.N. Tagore 
35. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda' —Balban 
36. By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first 'made —Dadabhai Naoroji 
37. During the Mughal period which trader first came to India —English 
38. Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Later Vedic period —Varuna 
39. Which was the first scholar, who read Ashokan edicts —James Princep 
40. Which was the first National Security Advisor of India —Brajesh Mishra 
41. What is the first compound which is fixed during photosynthesis —Glucose 
42. In India, which first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 —Oudh Commercial Bank 
43. By whom was first women's university in India was founded —Dhondo Keshave Karve 
44. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India —Indira Gandhi 
45. Which is the first company-managed major port in India —Ennore 
46. From-which date shall the tenure of every Panchayat be for five years —From the date of its first meeting 
47. What was the first venture of Gandhiji in all- India politics —Rowlatt Satyagraha 
48. Which is the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India —Damodar Valley Corporation 
49. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India —Shri V. T. Krishnamachari 
50. Who was the first Defence Minister of India —N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 
51. Which was the first woman film star nominated/elected to the Rajya Sabha —Nargis Dutt 
52. Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India —Fort Sf. George 
53. Which first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India —Sucheta Kripalani 
54. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha —Mahakassapa 
55. Who were the first to establish trade contacts with the Roman empire —Tamils 
56. The first law of thermodynamics is concerned with the conservation of which thing —Energy 
57. By whom was the first Muslim invasion of India lead —Mohammad-bin-Qasim 
58. What was Sachin Tendulkar's average when he made his first thousand runs in ODls —35.83 
59. Which was the medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of agriculture —Mohammad-bin- Tughlaq 
60. Who was the leader to have the unique distinction of firing the first shot in the rebellion of 1857 —Mangal Pande 
61. Which Act gave representation to Indians for the first time in the Legislature —Government of India Act, 1935
62. Who first voiced the idea of a separate Muslim state in India —Mohammad Iqbal 
63. Who was the first foreigner to invade India —Darius I
64. Where was the first iron and steel industry of India established —Jemshedpur 
65. In which year did the first modem Olympic Games take place —1896 
66. During whose reign did the Mongols first invade India —lltutmish 
67. Who was the first Indian to get selected in ICS —Surendranath Banerjee 
68. Who was the first Governor General of Bengal —Warren Hastings 
69. Who were the first Europeans to reach India for trade —Portuguese 
70. Which decade is celebrated as First International Decade of the World's Indigenous People —1994-2004 
71. Which decade is celebrated as First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty —1997-2006 
72. Which was the first Asian lady swimmer to have crossed the English Channel —Arati Saha 
73. Who firstly predicated the existence of electromagnetic waves —Maxwell 
74. The massive hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctica was first discovered in which year —1985 
75. Who is the first Air Chief to receive the honour of "Marshal" —Arjun Singh 
76. By whom was first successful vaccine against virul disease of small pox discovered —Edward Jenner 
77. In which year was Vande Mataram first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress —1896 
78. Which State was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine of Lapse —Satara 
79. Which was the first to legalize euthanasia —Netherlands 
80. In India, in which was the service tax first introduced —1994 
81. Which ruler at first assumed the title of 'Hazrat-i-Ala' and afterwards 'Sultan' —Sher Shah Suri 
82. In which of the years was the first Railway line between Bombay and Thane laid —1853 
83. When the first metal tool came into being why was it used for —Clearing jungles 
84. Which was the first State to become bifurcated after independence —Madras 
85. By whom was the first attempt to initiate economic planning in India made —By M. Visvesvaraya 
86. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress —Badruddin Tyyabji 
87. Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session —George Yule 
88. In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141 were nationalised in India —1980 
89. Which first movement was launched against the British in India —Swadeshi Movement 
90. By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali —Lichhavi 
91. Who was the first woman to win the Jnanpith Award —Ashapurna Devi 
92. Who among the first Indian to receive the Magsaysay award —Vinoba Bhave 
93. Who was the first leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha —Kamlapati Tripathi 
94. Who was the first 'Indian to swim across English Channel —Mihir Sen 
95. Who was the first Indian woman to swim across the English Channel —Arati Saha 
96. In which State was the Panchayatl Raj first introduced —Rajasthan 
97. Who laid the foundation of the first independent Turkish kingdom in India —Outubuddin Aibak 
98. Who was the first European to translate the Bhagwad Gita into English —Charles Wilkins 
99. Who first divided his empire into Iqtas during the process of civil administration —Iltutmish 
100. Which country ranks first in producing teak —Thailand 
101. Who has become the first Indian to score a-triple century in Tests —Virender Sehwag 
102. Which war was ended by the Treaty of Madras —First Mysore war 
103. Where was first Madarasa set up by the British in India —Calcutta 
104. What is the first large research reactor of India that uses U-233 as fuel —KAMINI 
105. Who is considered as the first national ruler of India —Chandragupta Maurya 
106. Who is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna —Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 
107. Who was the first and the last woman ruler of Delhi —Razia Sultan 
108. Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920 —Lala Lajpat Rai 
109. Journalist's day was celebrated for the first time all over the country on which date —Oct 1, 1984 
110. Who set up the Atmiya Sabha in Kolkata in the first half of the nineteenth century —Ram Mohan Roy 
111. The first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming —Buljl Chaudhary 
112. By whom was Artificial gene synthesis first done in laboratory —Hargovind Khurana 
113. Which Act formally introduced the principles of elections for the first time —Indian Councils Act, 1909 
114. Who was the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest —Bachhendri Pal 
115. What is the first month of the 'Saka era' —Chaitra 
116. Who was awarded the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award —Mother Teresa 
117. Which was the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest —Bachendri Pal 
118. Which is the scientist who explained about blood circulation for the first time —William Harvey 
119. Who is the world's first woman cosmonaut —Valentina Tereshkova 
120. In which was Indian Constitution amended for the first time —1951 
121. When was the Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met —9th December, 1946 
122. Who was the first Indian woman who owns the gold medal in Asian Games —Kamaljit Sandhu 
123. 'Holding a Bandh' was declared illegal for the first time in India by which High Courts —Kerala High Court 
124. The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of which king —Rudradaman 
125. Who produced the first film in India 'Raja Harishchandra' in 1913 —Dada Saheb Phalke 
126. Who among the issued the coin rupee for the first time —Shershah Suri 
127. In what commodity the English first conducted trade from India —Indigo 
128. By whom was the calculation of electronegativities first done —Pauling 
129. What was the first major inscription in classical —Sanskrit of Rudradaman 
130. When was the first 'International Non-Smoking Day' observed all over the world —04.07.1988 
131. Which was the first dynasty of the Vijayanagar kingdom —Sangama 
132. The first Commonwealth Games were held in the year 1930 at which place —Hamilton (Canada) 
133. Which Scientist first explained about circulatory system —William Harvey 
134. Which is the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals in individual track events —P.T. Usha 
135. The Ninth Schedule was added by which Amendment —First 
136. In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States for the first time after the elections —1967 
137. Which is the first National Park established in India —Corbett National Park 
138. In which year did India first take part in the Olympic Games —1920 
139. Who was the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court —Leila Seth 
140. Who was the first woman minister of a state —Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 

Indian States General Knowledge Questions

1. In which state has India's largest private sector sea port been commissioned recently —Andhra Pradesh 
2. Which Indian State has the minimum total forest cover —Haryana 
3. If you wish to visit Golconda Fort, you will have to go to which state —Karnataka
4. Which state produces maximum Soya bean —Madhya Pradesh 
5. Which reformer from Maharashtra was known as Lokhitavadi —Gopal Hari Deshmukh 
6. In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufism popular —Punjab and Sind 
7. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes —Utter Pradesh 
8. Which region has internal drainage —Rajasthan 
9. Which was an associate State of India before becoming a full fledged State —Sikkim 
10. Which state receives rainfall from north-east monsoons —Tamil Nadu 
11. Folk painting 'Madhubani' is famous in which state —Bihar
12. Local thunderstorms 'Norwesters' are prominent in which state —West Bengal 
13. Which is not administered by a Lieutenant Governor —Chandigarh 
14. Which State has the largest forest area —Gujarat 
15. In which year Delhi became the capital of India —1977
16. Among the Union Territories which has the highest literacy rate —Lakshadweep 
17. In which district, have large reserves of diamond-bearing kimberlite been discovered in the recent past —Raipur 
18. Which city will never get the vertical rays of the Sun —Srinagar 
19. Which city is at the highest altitude above mean sea level —Bangalore 
20. Bhopal gas tragedy struck in the year 1984 due to the leakage of which gas —Methyl-iso-cyanate 
21. Which Indian port leads in imports —Mumbai 
22. The Musalman, the handwritten daily newspaper in circulation since 1927, is published from which place —Chennai 
23. Indian Institute of Forest management is located at which place —Dehradun 
24. Who was instrumental in bringing the Extremists and the Moderates together at Lucknow —Annie Besant 
25. Which city has the longest day in the month of June —Kolkata 
26. Why do Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa often face natural disasters —Due to cyclones 
27. The Tibetan river 'Tsangpo' enters India through which State —Arunachal Pradesh 
28. Kamarupa is the old name of which state —Assam 
29. Where are the traces of Portuguese culture found in India —Goa 
30. On which date was the State of Bombay was bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat —May 1, in the year 1960 
31. Which river flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat —Tapti 
32. In which' State, no tribe has been declared as 'Scheduled' by the President —Haryana 
33. Kula, Kufri, Kajjair and Dalhousie are all tourists place of which state —Himachal Pradesh 
34. Where is Port Blair situated —South Andaman 
35. Which place receives fainfall less than 20 cms —Jammu and Kashmir
36. The river Cauvery originates from which state —Karnataka 
37. Which State in India has the broadest continental shelf —Tamil Nadu 
38. Silent valley having rare plant and animal is located in which state —Kerala 
39. Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Government of which state —Madhya Pradesh 
40. Which hill range that separates the state of Manipur from the state of Nagaland —Barailhills 
41. Which Indian state is known as 'Land of Five Rivers' —Punjab 
42. If you want to visit sambhar lake, to which state you will go —Rajasthan 
43. Which is the major silk producing state in India —Karnataka 
44. Which state is the larger producer of lignitle coal —Tamil Nadu 
45. Telangana region represents type of vegetation —Thorn 
46. Where are Tapovan and Vishnugarh Hydroelectric Projects located —Uttarakhand 
47. The Matatila multipurpose project is located in which state —Uttar Pradesh 
48. Where are the Local thunderstorms 'Nor westers' prominent —West Bengal 
49. Which is the highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands —Saddle Peak 
50. Who is the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh —Nek Chand 
51. Which is the largest mustard oil growing state —Uttar Pradesh
52. When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu —1969 
53. Which is the suthernmost city —Raipur 
54. Why does Mumbai receives more rainfall than Pune —Because mumbai is on the windward side 
55. Which National Highway connects Chennai and Visakhapatnarn —NH-5 
56. The 'Grand Trunk Road' connects which cities —Kolkata and Amritsar 
57. Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is famous for which metal —Gold 
58. Where is the national institute of nutrition located —Hyderabad 
59. In India which is the State with the largest area under very dense forests —Arunachal Pradesh 
60. Which states is the leading producer of tea —Assam 
61. From which ruler did Albuquerque capture Goa —Bijapur 
62. Which mountain range stretches from Gujarat in west to Delhi in the north —Aravallis 
63. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located in which state —Gujarat 
64. Which are the leading states in the production of cotton in India —Maharashtra and Gujarat 
65. Who appoints the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir —President 
66. Which stare is the largest producer of coffee —Karnataka 
67. Palghat joins which states —Kerala and Tamil Nadu 
68. Narmada river originates from .Amarkantak in which state —Madhya Pradesh 
69. Which State has no Panchayati Raj Institution at all —Nagaland 
70. Which region in India receives substantial rain during the winter month of January —Punjab
71. Rana Pratap Sagar Plant (Rajasthan) is associated with which thing —Hydroelectricity 
72. Where are Shevaroy Hills located —Tamil Nadu 
73. Which State has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats —Uttar Pradesh 
74. West Bengal shares boundaries with how many foreign countries — Three 
75. Port Blair - the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located in which island —South Andaman 
76. Which national Highway route is the longest —Kolkata-Hajira 
77. Which pair of states is the leading producer of tabacco in India —Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat 
78. Which -State shares boundaries with the maximum number of other States of India —Assam 
79. Which Union Territory attained statehood in February, 1987 —Goa 
80. Which is the State with the largest area under waste land —Jammu and Kashmir 
81. Which state was in the development of hydroelectricity the pioneering state —Karnataka 
82. Which state is the largest producer of black pepper in India —Kerala 
83. Recently reserves of diamond have been reported in Madhya Pradesh from which place —Devbhog 
84. In which State is the Guru Shikhar Peak located —Rajasthan 
85. Which state has the largest net irrigated area —Tamil Nadu 
86. Which State sends the maximum number of members to the Rajya Sabha —Uttar Pradesh 
87. Which city is nearest to the Tropic of Cancer —Kolkata 
88. The world famous 'Khajuraho' sculptures are located in which State —Madhya Pradesh 
89. Which state has smallest land area —Goa 
90. Which state is with the largest area under waste land —Jammu and Kashmir 
91. In which is the largest population of Scheduled Tribes —Madhya Pradesh 
92. Which state has the maximum length of surface roads —Tamil Nadu 
93. Which State has the largest number of sugar mills —Uttar Pradesh 
94. Which does not have a unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) —Kolkata 
95. Which region does not receives much rainfall in the south-west monsoon season —Tamil Nadu coast
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nobel Laureates

Amartya Sen (b-1933): Prof. Amartya Sen is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics for the year 1998, becoming the first Asian to have been honoured with the award. The Santiniketanborn economist who is a pioneer in Welfare Economics has to his credit several books and papers on aspects of welfare and development. An economist with a difference, Prof. Sen is a humanist. He has distinguished himself with his outstanding writings on famine, poverty, democracy, gender and social issues. The 'impossibility theorem' suggested earlier by Kenneth Arrow states that it was not possible to aggregate individual choices into a satisfactory choice for society as a whole. Prof. Sen showed mathematically that societies could find ways to alleviate such a poor outcome.

Subramanian Chandrashekhar (1910-1995): The Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 was awarded to Dr S. Chandrashekhar, an Indian-born astrophysicist. Educated in Presidency College, Chennai, Dr Chandrashekhar happened to be the nephew of his Nobel forbear, Sir C.V. Raman. He later migrated to the United States where he authored several books on Astrophysics and Stellar Dynamics. He developed a theory on white dwarf stars which posts a limit of mass of dwarf stars known also as Chandrashekhar Limit. His theory explains the final stages of stellar evolution.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997): The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mother Teresa in 1979. Albanian parentage, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born at Skopje, now in Yogoslavia. She joined the Irish order of the Sisters of Loretto at Dublin in 1928 and came to Kolkata in 1929 as a missionary, only to find the misery of the abandoned and the destitute. Concern for the poor and the sick prompted her to found a new congregation, Missionaries of Charity. Having become an Indian citizen, Mother Teresa served the cause of dying destitutes, lepers and drug addicts, through Nirmal Hriday (meaning Pure Heart), the main centre of her activity. Her selfless service and unique devotion, not only to helpless fellow-Indians but also to the cause of world peace, earned her and India the first Nobel Peace Prize.

Hargobind Khorana (1922-2011): Hargobind Khorana was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1968. Of Indian origin, Dr Khorana was born in Raipur, Punjab (now in Pakistan). He took his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Liverpool University and joined the University of Wisconsin as a Faculty Member in 1960. His major breakthrough in the field of Medicine -interpreting the genetic code and analysing its function in protein synthesis- fetched him the Nobel Prize.

Chandrashekhar Venkataraman (1888-1970): India's first Nobel Prize for Physics was claimed in 1930 by the renowned physicist Sir C.V. Raman. Born at Thiruvanaikkaval near Tiruchirapalli in Tamilnadu, Raman studied at Presidency College, Chennai. Later, he served as Professor of Physics at Calcutta University. Recipient of many honours and awards, including the title of 'Sir', Sir C.V. Raman received the Nobel Prize for an important optics research, in which he discovered that diffused light contained rays of other wavelengths-what is now popularly known as Raman Effect. His theory discovered in 1928 explains the change in the frequency of light passing through a transparent medium.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941): Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian ever to receive a Nobel Prize. Popularly known as Gurudev, India's Poet Laureate Tagore was born on 7th May 1861, in Kolkata. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his work Geetanjali, a collection of poems, in 1913. Tagore wrote many love lyrics. Geetanjali and Sadhana are among his important works. The poet, dramatist and novelist is also the author of India's National Anthem. In 1901 he founded the famous Santiniketan which later came to be known as Vishwabharati University.

Monday, November 9, 2015

List of State Birds of India


StateCommon nameBinomial nomenclature
Andhra PradeshIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
Arunachal PradeshGreat hornbillBuceros bicornis
AssamWhite-winged wood duckAsarcornis scutulata
BiharIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
ChhattisgarhBastar hill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularis
GoaBlack-crested bulbulPycnonotus flaviventris
GujaratGreater flamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
HaryanaBlack francolinFrancolinus francolinus
Himachal PradeshWestern tragopan (Jujurana)Tragopan melanocephalus
Jammu and KashmirBlack-necked craneGrus nigricollis
JharkhandAsian koelEudynamys scolopaceus
KarnatakaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
KeralaGreat hornbillBuceros bicornis
Madhya PradeshAsian paradise flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi
MaharashtraYellow-footed green pigeonTreron phoenicoptera
ManipurMrs. Hume's pheasantSyrmaticus humiae
MeghalayaHill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularis
MizoramMrs. Hume's pheasantSyrmaticus humiae
NagalandBlyth's tragopanTragopan blythii
OdishaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
PunjabNorthern goshawkAccipiter gentilis
RajasthanGreat Indian bustardArdeotis nigriceps
SikkimBlood pheasantIthaginis cruentus
Tamil NaduEmerald doveChalcophaps indica
TelanganaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
TripuraGreen imperial pigeonDucula aenea
UttarakhandHimalayan monalLophophorus impejanus
Uttar PradeshSarus craneGrus antigone
West BengalWhite-breasted kingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Puducherry (UT)Asian koelEudynamys scolopaceus
Lakshadweep (UT)Sooty ternOnychoprion fuscatus
Delhi(NCT)House sparrowPasser domesticus

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (RIMES)

RIMES came into existence as a multi-lateral technical cooperation platform formally on 30th April 2009 with the first batch of 5 countries signing the Cooperation Agreement on the RIMES for Africa and Asia in consonance with Articles 5 and 25 of the United Nations. RIMES Secretariat is established by the Republic of Maldives at Maldives Meteorological Services, Ministry of Environment and Transport, Male.  The RIMES Programme Unit and the RIMES Regional Facility are located at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus in Pathumthani, Near Bangkok, Thailand.

RIMES had dedicated its efforts to build institutional structures for holistically dealing all aspects of multi-hazard and climate risk management for bringing a major shift to make all RIMES country partners fully disaster resilient by upgrading the early warning systems as per their national circumstances.

The RIMES council in its first meeting held on 30th April 2009 constituted an Executive Board to translate designated mandates into actionable initiatives.  Appreciating the prominence gained by India in the Indian Ocean region after the setting up of the state-of-the art Tsunami Warning Centre (NTWC) at the ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, and the associated professional accomplishments, India has been elected to the Chair of the RIMES Executive Board.  With the clearance of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, accepted the Chair of the RIMES Executive Board. 

Union Cabinet has approved the Cooperation Agreement with the RIMES on 7th December, 2010 and India formally joined the RIMES family on 24th Feb., 2011 by signing the Agreement.  RIMES Executive Council has elected India as its Chairman with all other  member states/countries as members.

 The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, UK, has signed an MOU with RIMES to support for building country specific Early Warning Systems under its umbrella.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sobriquets - India

All Seasons State:Himachal Pradesh
Blue Mountains:Nilgiri
City of Palaces:Calcutta
City of Golden Temple:Amritsar
Garden City of India:Bangalore
Gateway of India:Mumbai
Granary of India:Punjab
Land of Five Rivers:Punjab
Pearl of the Orient:Goa
Pink City:Jaipur
Lake City:Udaipur
Switzerland of India:Kashmir
Paradise on Earth:Kashmir
Mini-Switzerland in India:Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh
Sorrow of Bengal:River Damodar
Sorrow of Bihar:River Kosi
Sorrow of Assam:Brahmaputra
Spice Garden of India:Kerala
Sugar Bowl of India:Uttar Pradesh
Tea Garden of India:Assam
Detroit of India:Pitampur
Land of Sunrise in India:Arunachal Pradesh
Manchester of South India:Coimbatore
Manchester of India:Ahmadabad
Mini Switzerland:Himachal Pradesh
City of Orange:Nagpur
Weavers City of India:Panipat
Silicon Valley of India:Bangalore
Clouds of House:Meghalaya
Gods own land of India:Kerala
Pink City:Jaipur
Hollywood of India:Mumbai
Silent Share:Ladakh
Pearl of the East:Goa

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Top Crop Producing States in India

Apple: Jammu & Kashmir
Rice: West Bengal
Bajra: Rajasthan
Bamboos: Assam
Bananas: Tamilnadu
Barley: Uttar Pradesh
Cashewnut: Kerala
Chillies: Maharashtra
Cotton: Gujarat
Wheat: Uttar Pradesh
Maize: Andhra Pradesh
Gram & Pulses: Madhya Pradesh
Ground Nut: Gujarat
Jute: West Bengal
Mango: Uttar Pradesh
Maize: Uttar Pradesh
Mustard: Rajasthan
Onion: Maharashtra
Pepper: Kerala
Paddy:  West Bengal
Potato: Uttar Pradesh
Ragi: Karnataka
Rubber: Kerala
Silk: Karnataka
Sugarcane: Uttar Pradesh
Soyabean: Madhya Pradesh
Sunflower: Karnataka
Tea: Assam
Tobacco: Andhra Pradesh
Turmeric: Andhra Pradesh
Wheat: Uttar Pradesh
Tur: Uttar Pradesh
Coconut: Kerala

Friday, August 29, 2014

Famous Fathers in India

Branch of Subject
Founding Father
» Father of Indian Unrest-Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
» Father of Indian Cinema-Dada Saheb Phalke
» Father of Indian Green Revolution-Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
» Father of Co-operative Movement in India-Frederic Nicholson
» Father of Indian Printing-James Hickey
» Father of Sanskrit Drama-Kalidasa
» Father of Indian Railway-Lord Dalhousie
» Father of Local Self Government in India-Lord Ripon
» Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi
M.Visweswariah
» Father of Indian Engineering-M.Visweswariah
» North America-Leif Ericsson
» Father of Indian Painting-Nandalal Bose
» Father of Indian Budget-Professor Mahalanobis
» Father of Indian Renaissance-Raja Ram Mohan Roy
» Father of Surgery-Susruta
» Father of Astronomy-Varahamihira
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