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Know all about Indian Postal system - India Post

India has the largest network of postal system in the world . India Post previously known as " Department of Post " was formed on 1st October 1854 and comes under the jurisdiction of ministry of communication. Headquartered at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, It has around 1,55,000 post offices across the country. As of March 2017, India Post has more than 433,417 employees working. Calcutta GPO is the first post office in India - The East India Company started establishing post offices in India. In 1774 Calcutta GPO was established. Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh is famous for it's world's highest post-office , situated at around 4400 mtr (15,500 ft) above sea level.  Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir has a floating post office . Postal Number 9 (PB No 9), set up in 1920s is said to have completed 100 years and is situated in Munnar, Kerala.

Know all about International Cooperation and Convention Centre - Rudraksh, Varanasi

International Cooperation and Convention Centre - Rudraksh is a two-storey convention centre, which has a seating capacity of 1200, was built with the assistance of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Rudraksh Constructed in the Sigra area of Varanasi over 3-acres of land. JICA provided the cost of the construction of the convention centre by providing a grant of Rs 200 crore under the Japanese ODA scheme. The foundation stone for the centre was laid in 2015, during the then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Varanasi. The 'Rudraksh' centre has been positioned as an ideal location to host all types of international conventions, concerts and exhibitions in order to strengthen the city's competitiveness by developing its tourism sector. The convention centre comprises of a main hall with a tower, meeting rooms and a spacious parking area that can accommodate as many as 120 cars. The roof of the building has been constructed to resemble the Sh

Know about some widespread misconceptions in Hinduism

Is it allowed to marry a 6 year old girl in Hinduism? As per Hindu holy book, the Vedas, Girl's marriage is considered valid only after the age of puberty. In the Vedas marriage is shown to be between two adult persons after the Brahmacharya stage. The Vedas, specifically the Rigveda and Atharvaveda, have verses that clearly indicate that during the Vedic Period, girls married well after attaining puberty and were of a mature age. The early Dharmaśhāstra also state that girls should be married only after they have attained puberty, while some texts extend the marriageable age to before puberty. In the Manusmriti, which was not implemented as law, a father is considered to have wronged his daughter if he fails to marry her before puberty and if the girl is not married in less than three years after reaching puberty, she can search for the husband herself. It seems some briyani dealer has mixed some medicines with the biryanis and sold to the hindus. is it correct? These are absolute

Know all about Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak

Pranati Nayak (born 6 April 1995) is an Indian artistic gymnast hails from Medinipur, West Bengal. She earned a bronze medal on vault at the 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Pranati Nayak is being trained by Minara Begum for the last 18 years. Pranati Nayak was Eight years old when Minara Begum started to train her, Minara Begum also took her complete responsibilities for her education and living expenses in Kolkata since her parents were unable to afford it. Pranati's father retired as a bus driver in 2017. Indian Gymnast Pranati Nayak Pranati Nayak is the only Indian gymnast to have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year old became only the second woman gymnast from India to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games. She secured a spot in the Olympics, after claiming a Bronze Medal at the 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Vault, 2019 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 2019, she became eligible to compete in the World Championships in Stuttgart where she sec

Know all about winner of Masterchef Australia 2021 - Justin Narayan

Justin Narayan is an Indian origin pastor who stays in Perth, Western Australia, and with this victory Masterchef Australia season -13, he has become the second Indian-origin contestant on the Master Chef show to take home the trophy. Before him, it was prison guard Sashi Cheliah, who had won the Masterchef title in the year 2018. In some of the episodes of Masterchef, Justin had impressed judges with Indian chicken tacos, Charcoal Chicken with Toum, Flatbread and Pickle Salad and Indian Chicken Curry. Along with the Master Chef 2021 title & trophy, Justin took home AUD250,000 which is approx 1Cr Indian rupees. Justin had travelled to India in 2017 and fell in love with its culture, history, people and its food. Justin was seen preparing all kinds of cuisines in the MasterChef Australia kitchen but he possesses a great understanding of Indian flavours. Masterchef Australia 2021 - Justin Narayan

Quiz questions on Bharat Ratna

Who was given the Bharat Ratna award in 1980 who died in Kolkata she was a naturalised citizen? Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa was a naturalized citizen and was awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in the year 1980. Name the sports person who got the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna? Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna on 4th February, 2014 for his contribution towards cricket. As a commerce student what we need to do to get Bharat Ratna award? Professor Amartya Sen was awarded Bharat Ratna in the year 1999 for his contribution in economics . Which article related to the dispute of Bharat Ratna awards? Article 18 of the Indian Constitution, which abolishes conferment of titles by the state. Article 18 has an abolition of titles clauses No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State. No citizen of India shall accept any title from any foreign State. No person who is not a citizen of India

Know all about board game Ludo

Pachisi, Chausar, Chopad or popularly known as Ludo is an ancient Indian game, which per some historians Mughal Emperor Akbar was addicted to and used to play with real people instead of plastic buttons or plastic statue miniatures, the game has now become a strategy game and are taught at business schools. On August 29, 1891, Alfred Collier had applied for a patent in England, claiming that a board game, which he named Royal Ludo, was his invention. Since then the game became popular worldwide by the name we know today. Later on, the British Royal Navy converted it into a board game called ‘Uckers’. According to some historians this board game of Ludo or pachisi originates in India as far back as 3300 BC. The exact origins of this legendary game though seems uncertain, but some earliest proofs of this game comes from the historic Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, where the board game was depicted in the form illustrations on the wall. This seems to suggest that Ludo was an Indian creation.

Know all about game Snakes & Ladders or Chutes & Ladders or Mokshapat

The board game chutes & ladders alo popularly known as Snakes and Ladders , originated in ancient India. According to some historians, the game was invented by 13th-century poet saint Gyandev and was known with the name Mokshapat or Moksha Patamu. The squares in which ladders start representing for a virtue, and those housing the head of a snake were supposed to stand for an evil. The snakes outnumbered the ladders in the original Hindu game. The game was transported to England by the colonial ruler and a newer version was introduced by John Jacques in 1892. The modified game was named Snakes and Ladders and stripped of its moral and religious aspects and the number of ladders and snakes were equalized. In 1943, the game was reintroduced in the US by Milton Bradley under the name Chutes and Ladders. Snakes & Ladders or Mokshapat or Chutes & ladders Get the Game at Amazon from below link ↓↓↓

Know all about Uniform Civil Code

A Uniform Civil Code (UCC) involves having a common set of laws governing marriage, divorce, succession and adoption for all Indians, instead of allowing different personal laws for people of different faiths. The aim of such uniformity is meant to be ensuring equality and justice for women in particular, who are often denied their rights in marriage, divorce and inheritance under patriarchal personal laws. The UCC comes under Article 44 of the Constitution, which lays down that " The state shall endeavour to secure a Uniform Civil Code for the citizens throughout the territory of India. " What will Uniform Civil Code do? The objective of Article 44 of the Directive Principles in the Indian Constitution was to address the discrimination against vulnerable groups and harmonise diverse cultural groups across the country. Dr. B R Ambedkar, while formulating the Constitution had said that a UCC is desirable but for the moment it should remain voluntary, and thus the Article 35

Know all about Bharat awardees from state of Odisha

V.V. Giri was one and only Odia to receive India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. V.V. Giri was involved in the Irish Sinn Féin movement. Returning to India, he organised trade unions and brought them to take active participation in Indian freedom struggle. Post-independence, Giri held positions of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Mysore and various other cabinet ministries. He became the first acting president and was eventually elected as the fourth President of India (1969–74). He was conferred Bharat Ratna in the year 1975 when Shrimati Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India. Being an Odia, I wish Shree Naveen Patnaik ji to be conferred the highest Civilian award Bharat Ratna. Naveen Patnaik has been known for his quick and active responses during cyclones and has been particularly recognized for his evacuation strategies. 

Know all about Bharat Ratna awardees from Karnataka state

Karnataka has given as many as 3 Bharat Ratnas to the country as of date.  Here below are Bharat Ratna awardees from the state of Karnataka. 1955 - M. Visvesvaraya - A Civil engineer, statesman, and Diwan of Mysore (1912–18), Visvesvaraya was a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. His birthday, 15 September, is observed as "Engineer's Day" in India. 2009 - Bhimsen Joshi - A Hindustani classical vocalist from Karnataka, Joshi was a disciple of Kirana gharana, an Indian musical school. He is widely known for the Khyal genre of singing with a "mastery over rhythm and accurate notes". 2014 - C. N. R. Rao - The recipient of Honorary Doctorates from 63 Universities including Purdue, IIT Bombay, Oxford, chemist and professor Rao has worked prominently in the fields of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure. He has authored around 1600 research papers and 48 books.

Know all about the second longest expressway of India - Ganga Expressway

Proposed " Ganga Expressway " is expected to be the second longest expressway in the country after completion, Ganga expressway is expected to be complete by September 2023. Ganga Expressway will be connecting the western part of Uttar Pradesh (Meerut) with the eastern part of the state (Prayagraj/Allahabad). The new Ganga Expressway will be 594 kms long . The construction of the new expressway will begin in September 2021. Ganga Expressway is proposed to start from NH-334, in district Meerut and end in district Prayagraj at the bypass of NH-2. Districts that will benefit from the project: Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rai Bareli, Pratapgarh, and Prayagraj. Around 519 villages will be connected to the expressway. The travel time between Delhi and Prayagraj is expected to be cut short from the current 10-11 hours to just 6-7 hours with the help of the expressway. The top speed on the Ganga Expressway has been set at 120 kmp

Who are the only non Indians awarded India's highest Civilian award Bharat Ratna?

 Who are the only non Indians awarded India's highest Civilian award Bharat Ratna? Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (born on 6 February 1890 into a prosperous Sunni Muslim Pashtun family from Utmanzai, in the Peshawar Valley of British India's Punjab province. His father, Abdul Bahram Khan, was a land owner in Hashtnagar. Abdul Ghaffar Khan was an Afghan Political leader and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition and lifelong pacifism, he was a devout Muslim and an advocate for Hindu−Muslim unity) And Nelson Mandela (born on 18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtata, then part of South Africa's Cape Province. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa) are the only two Non-Indian Bharat Ratna awardees till date.

Know about 11th CM of Uttarakhand - Pushkar Singh Dhami

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Know about The greatest actor in the history of Hindi Cinema Dilip Kumar

" First superstar ". "Tragedy King" or widely known as " The greatest actor in the history of Hindi Cinema " Dilip Kumar was born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan. Dilip Kumar was his professional name, he was born in Qissa Khawani Bazaar area of Peshawar (currently Pakistan) on 11th of December 1922. Dilip Kumar, was an Indian actor, film producer and philanthropist. Actor has been credited for bringing the method acting technique to Indian cinema. Kumar holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and was also the inaugural recipient of the award. Dilip Kumar (Mohammed Yusuf Khan) Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies. In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films. Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the epic historical Mughal

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