(‘h’ stands for height above sea level) Almora: h 1676 metres in Kumaon hills (Uttarkhand); nearest railway station is Kathgodam. Cheerapunji: h 1358 metres—48 km south of Shillong; place of heaviest rainfall in the world (average 1182 cm annually). Coonoor: h 2054 metres on the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu; it is reached from Ootacamund by rail. Dalhousie: More...

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By gktoday On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Historical Places -Historical Places and its features Starting with the alphabet B

Bastille: a castle or fortress in Paris built in 14th century and used as State Prison for political offenders. Demolished on 14 July 1789 at the beginning of the revolution by the French. Bethlehem: Palestine; More...

By gktoday On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

$ 50,000 PLuS Alliance Global Prize 2017 conferred to Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and Mumbai-born scientist Veena Sahajwalla have been conferred the PLuS Alliance Prize – a prestigious honour that recognises Research Innovation, Education Innovation, More...

By gktoday On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Angela Merkel Declared Winner of German Election Debate

BERLIN — The only televised debate between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main challenger, Martin Schulz, before German elections later this month appeared not to sway many undecided voters on Sunday about More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

GST Registration

GST is the biggest tax reform in India, tremendously improving ease of doing business and increasing the taxpayer base in India by bringing in millions of small businesses in India. By abolishing and subsuming More...

By gktoday On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017

India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017 published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on the eve of International Day of Happiness (20 March). The rankings are More...

By gktoday On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Apple releases Latest iPhone 7 in new stylish red colour

California :The special edition phone will help benefit (PRODUCT)RED, the AIDS charity. Apple has worked with the charity a number of times in the past, creating red products and supporting it in a range of different More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Bharatvani project

The Bharatvani project is set to be launched by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The main objective of the project is delivering knowledge in and about all languages in India using multimedia such as text, More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Contactless Debit and Credit Cards

ICICI Bank ICICI bank has become the first bank to launch the countries first contactless debit and credit cards. The cards use the near-field communication technology, enabling one to make payments by just waving More...

By gktoday On Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Supreme Court directed Union Government to not appoint CVC without its approval

Supreme Court (SC) on 17 December 2014 directed the Union government to not appoint the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) without its approval. The apex court asked the Union to More...