Category: General Knowledge

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What Is A Blue Moon?

Although the full moon that occurred in the western hemisphere on Thursday, May 31, 2007, looked like an ordinary full moon, it was actually a bit extraordinary—it was a blue moon. What is a...

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IUCN | International Organizations

IUCN or the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. It brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental...

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Harry Potter Time Line

All the seven books in the Harry Potter series have been massive hits. Potter mania used to grip the world every time a new book in the series was ready for launch. While stuck...

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World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship is played to determine the World Champion in chess. Both men and women are eligible to contest this title. In addition, there is a separate event for women for the...

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Voting Systems Around the World

Election is the most crucial system in any democracy. But voting methods differ between countries. Here are the various ways in which the world votes. First-past-the-post or Westminster system In this system, the country...

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or radioactivity. The most pressing problems concerning nuclear energy are the possibility of an accident at a...

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Nuclear Suppliers Group

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of 45 countries that are allowed to trade in nuclear raw material, technologies and equipment under strict supervision and monitoring. These include the five Nuclear Weapons...

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people are called Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). WMD can...

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How Do Hurricanes Form?

Every year, major storms cause major problems around the world. There’s nothing people can do to stop the powerful forces of nature. But new techniques are helping scientists to predict how, when, and where...