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Gk exam ready notes 9 self-evaluation and facts

Some Points are hidden as part of quiz exercise. use mouse to highlight text and see the complete answer and self-evaluate 1.Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. 2.January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, led India's freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever. 3.The decision to celebrate the "Pravasi Bharatiya Divas" was taken in accordance with recommendations of the 'High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora' (HLC) set up by Government of India under the Chairmanship of Dr. L. M. Singhvi. 4.These conventions provide a platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of the land of their ancestors for mutually beneficial activities. 5.Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Divas are essentia…

my study ncert notes: Gk exam ready notes 8 self-evaluation and facts

Some Points are hidden as part of quiz exercise. use mouse to highlight text and see the complete answer and self-evaluate 1.Megha-Tropiques is an Indo-French Joint Satellite Mission for studying the water cycle and energy exchanges in the tropics. 2.The main objective of this mission is to understand the life cycle of convective systems that influence the tropical weather and climate. 3.It will provide scientific data on the contribution of the water cycle to the tropical atmosphere, with information on condensed water in clouds, water vapour in the atmosphere, precipitation, and evaporation. 4.The satellite consists of payloads as MADRAS, SAPHIR, SCARAB and ROSA. 5.MADRAS: a microwave imager aimed mainly at studying precipitation and clouds properties. 6.SAPHIR: a 6 channels microwave radiometer for the retrieval of water vapour vertical profiles and horizontal distribution. 7.SCARAB: a radiometer devoted to the measurement of outgoing radiative fluxes at the top of the atmosphere. 8.The GP…

Gk exam ready notes 7 self-evaluation and facts

Some Points are hidden as part of quiz exercise. use mouse to highlight text and see the complete answer and self-evaluate 1.The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. 2.It is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. 3.It came into existence by the ratification of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty in 1993. 4.The basic concept of European integration was first proposed by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. 5.Important institutions of the EU include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Central Bank. 6.EU aims to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. 7.The eurozone, …