- Perahera Festival is the most famous, colourful celebrations of Sri Lanka.
- The country's most sacred relic, one of Buddha's teeth, is normally kept enshrined within the town's Dalada Maligawa temple.
- But during the festival it is paraded around the streets.
- It is a Mexican holiday also known as Day of the Dead.
- It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
- The celebration takes place on 1st and 2nd November.
- Songkran is the welcoming of spring and it is celebrated in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma, under different names.
- In Thailand it begins on 13th April and ends on 15th April and is the traditional New Year.
- Thai citizens celebrate it by throwing water at each other and passers-by in the street.
- Section 80c of the Income tax act allows tax deductions upto 1.5 lacs per year and the investment options are given below:
- Public Provident Fund or PPF which has locking period of 15 years.
- Employee Provident Fund or EPF which also has locking period of 15 years.
- Full form is Sun Protection Factor, which is exactly what it sounds.
- Sunscreen blocks the photons of the Sun from penetrating into our skin.
- SPF is a factor to measure that blockage. And as you can see in the photo, it is not linear.
- IMPS is an immediate payment service. It includes internet banking, mobile banking, etc.
- It is 24X7 and the upper limit varies from bank to bank. But it is around 100000/day.
- In NEFT the transfer is not immediate. It is done in batches.
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Intergovernmental military alliance
- Formed in 4th April, 1949
- Multi-sports event
- Takes place every four years
- First held in 1930
- It is parachuting down from a cliff instead of a plane
- A BASE is any building, antenna, span and cliff
- Regarded as an extreme sport
- Played by using a bow and an arrow
- Previously used for hunting and combat
- Now it is a competitive sport
- Indian politician and lawyer
- Current Minister of External Affairs
- Represents Bharatiya Janata Party
- Don't give 500 and 1000 rupees notes to local vendors who will accept it because they don't provide bills
- Notes are banned, the only place where it should be given is a bank
- Don't exchange notes because it has a limit, rather deposit them into your account
- Indian American business executive
- CEO of Google Inc
- Born in Madurai, India
- Italian born Indian politician
- President of Indian National Congress
- Widow of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
- Indian model/actor and politician
- Former HRD minister of India
- Current Minister of Textiles in India
- Indian director, writer, music composer
- One of the greatest filmmaker of India
- Widely known for his Apu trilogy
- It is result of negligence and fraud by Greece officials
- In 1999, there was an earthquake that destroyed much of the infrastructure of Athens
- They were still recovering and they hosted Olympics in 2004
- Contingent is accidental and superorganism is group of many organism
- Humans form this on some level of hierarchy
- On higher level people put their success behind the group’s success
- Former Indian cricketer and captain
- Known as the greatest batsman of all time
- Only player to score 100 centuries in one day international
- Indian businessman, philanthropist, investor
- Chairman of Tata group from 1991 to 2012
- Studied architecture from Cornell University and management from Harvard
- Vice-president of Indian National Congress
- Chairperson of Indian Youth Congress and National Students Union of India
- Represents Amethi as its Member of Parliament
- 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank of India
- Chief economist at International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2007
- Known as one of the best central bank governors
- 13th and current President of India
- Was senior leader in Indian National Congress with career spanning six decades
- Was Union Finance Minister before becoming President
- 15th and current Prime Minister of India
- Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014
- Represents Bharatiya Janta Party
- Boxer from Manipur
- Five time World Amateur Boxing Champion
- Only woman boxer to qualify in 2012 Olympics, winning a bronze medal
- Prominent leader in Indian independence movement against the British
- Father of the nation
- Philosopher of non-violence
- On 26th June, 1974, a number of banks released payment of Deutsche Marks
- It was the German currency that time
- It was released to Herstatt bank in Frankfurt
- Proposed by Archimedes in 250 BC
- If the weight of the water displaced by an object > weight of the object, object floats.
- Water displaced by a hollow object and a solid object will be the same.
- Indian jurist and social reformer
- Campaigned for the untouchables in India
- India’s first law minister
- Indian revolutionary socialist
- Highly influential in Indian independence movement
- Assassinated John Sanders for revenge of Lala Lajpat Rai’s murder
- American businessman, philanthropist and computer programmer
- Cofounded Microsoft in 1975
- It is the largest PC software company
- German born theoretical physicist
- Developed special theory of relativity and general theory of relativity
- General theory of relativity and quantum mechanics are two pillars of modern physics
- Scientist turned politician from Rameswaram, Tamilnadu
- Known as Missile Man of India
- Played a pivotal role in Pokhran-II tests
- Engineer, inventor, investor
- Founder of SpaceX, Tesla motors, OpenAI, Solarcity, PayPal
- Net worth: US $10.7 billion
- One of the greatest actors in Indian film industry
- Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Appeared in more than 180 movies
- Tsechus are integral to Bhutanese culture and take place from tiny, isolated villages to some of the country's largest monasteries.
- People travel all over the country to celebrate and Tsechus attract visitors from around the world.
- Tsechus are a wonderful way to experience and gain an insight into this unique culture.
- The Obon Festival is celebrated in Japan in August and it usually lasts for three days.
- It is a Buddhist festival to commemorate one's ancestors and is celebrated through Bon Odori dances and a giant bonfire lit in the hills of Kyoto.
- The festival is also known as the festival of lanterns.
- These are some apps which can be used to manage your social media handles.
- They can help you post on different handles at the same time and you can also schedule the posts.
- These apps do not include WhatsApp because it is a personal messaging app and nobody uses it commercially as of now.
- Paracetamol for pain in any part of the body and/or fever
- Levocetirizine for runny nose
- Amoxicillin for infections of the ear, nose, throat or skin
- Heat stroke is also known as hyperthermia. It happens when body hits 40.3º C temperature.
- The symptoms include dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, vision distortion, etc.
- The cause is exposure to excessive heat. The most common occurrence is between 2 to 5 pm.
- Consists of three continuous cardio regime
- 1) 3.86 kms of swimming in 2 hours 20 minutes
- 2) 180.25 bicycle ride in 8 hours 10 minutes
- An Intergovernmental organization
- Organises Commonwealth games
- Formed on 19th November, 1926
- It's a bat and ball game like cricket.
- Played between two teams having nine players each
- Goal is to score runs by hitting the ball thrown by pitcher and running four bases anti-clockwise
- Association of South-East Asian Nations
- Economic and political organization
- Member countries: 10
- Indian international cricketer
- Right handed batsman
- Current captain of Indian team in test cricket
- It will root out the current 500 and 1000 rupees notes
- Black money is stored in notes with higher denomination so people will have to either declare it or lose it
- Many of these are fake notes which is the second benefit of new notes
- Was an American entrepreneur and inventor
- Cofounded Apple Inc. with Steve Wozniak
- CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation studio
- The position between goalkeeper and the last defender is called offside
- One can not stand at the offside position and make a goal
- One has to be in an active play, he can then make a goal from this position
- Theoretical physicist, Cosmologist
- Suffers from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Was given 3 months to live when diagnosed with ALS in 1963 but still breathing at the age of 74
- It is the result of human error
- When information travels through many channels, it get distorted
- Misleading information gets more errors like this
- Indian born American business executive
- Current CEO of Microsoft
- Built Microsoft’s cloud computing services
- Indian barrister and leader of Indian National Congress
- One of the founding fathers of independent India
- Played a vital role in integration of India
- Indian badminton player
- Former number 1 in women’s singles
- First Indian to win a medal in Olympics
- People tend to attract towards ideas which are easily understandable
- Ideas and concepts which are easily digested are accepted easily
- Round figures are remembered easily
- A movement to establish a communist society
- Promotes common ownership and no class among the people
- Also promotes no money or state
- One of the best Garbas in Gujarat
- The largest Garba ground in Vadodara
- Garba starts at 7 pm but it reaches it's full capacity of people at 9 pm
- A system based on private ownership
- Decision making is done by owners and price is set by market conditions
- Promotes ownership of goods and profit accumulation
- Serbian American inventor and physicist
- Designed AC current electricity system, induction motor, tesla coil
- Worked for Thomas Edison in 1884
- Chairman, Managing Director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited
- It is a fortune 500 company
- Resides at Antilia building in South Mumbai which is worth $ 2 billion
- American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, philanthropist
- Chairman, CEO and cofounder of Facebook
- Attended Harvard University where Facebook was first launched
- American scientist and internet entrepreneur
- Cofounded Google with Sergey Brin
- CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc
- First Prime Minister of India after independence
- Influential figure in Indian independence movement
- Led India from its independence till his death in 1964
- MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
- Known for shaping retail banking in India
- Received Padma Bhushan in 2010
- 44th President of the United States of America
- First African-American President in the USA
- Represents Democratic party
- Indian born, naturalized American businesswoman
- Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo
- It is world’s second largest food and beverages business
- Indian business tycoon and philanthropist
- Chairman of Wipro Limited
- It is one of the leading IT company in India
- Indian author and political activist
- Won Man Booker Prize for fiction in 1997 for her book The god of small things
- Born in Shillong, Meghalaya
- First woman to be the chairperson of State Bank of India
- Joined SBI in 1977 as a probationary officer
- In 2015, listed in 30 most powerful women by Forbes
- 16th President of the United States of America
- Abolished slavery in the US after the Civil War
- Born in Kentucky, USA