Know : List of Countries using Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power stations operate in 31 countries. Of the thirty countries in which nuclear power plants operate, only France, Belgium, Hungary and Slovakia use them as the primary source of electricity, although many other countries have a significant nuclear power generation capacity. According to the World Nuclear Association, a nuclear power advocacy group, over 45 countries are... Continue Reading →

Know : About Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during the summer months that have more sunlight so that people get up later in the morning and go to bed later at night. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in the autumn. The modern idea of... Continue Reading →

Know : FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Facts

Totally 204 Countries across the world aimed for a spot to play the FIFA World Cup 2014, played 820 matches and scored 2350 Goals! Finally 32 countries made it to the Group Stages! No Wonder why Football has more fans around the globe.  Group A Brazil Croatia Mexico Cameroon  Group B Spain Netherlands Chile Australia... Continue Reading →

Know : March Against Monsanto

On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in... Continue Reading →

Know : World Population List and Facts

  What is the Total Population of the World? Check out the list below, but here are some interesting facts about Population World population refers to the total number of humans living in the world. The world population has been on a constant rise since the Great Famine and Black Death ended in 1350. With... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Top 50 Countries : E-Government Readiness

E-government (short for electronic government, also known as e-gov, Internet government, digital government, online government, or connected government) consists of the digital interactions between a government and citizens (G2C), government and businesses/commerce (G2B), government and employees (G2E), between government and employees /agencies (G2G), as well as citizen interaction with their government (C2G). The following is the... Continue Reading →

Know : Ranking of Countries : Where to be Born?

The index was calculated for 2013 and includes data from 80 countries and territories. The survey used ten quality of life factors along with forecasts of future GDP per capita to determine a nation's score. A Comparison from 1988 to 2013 Rank Country or territory Score (out of 10) 1   Switzerland 8.22 2  Australia 8.12 3  Norway 8.09... Continue Reading →

A bicycle sharing system, or bike share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. The main purpose is transportation: bike share allows people to depart from point "A" and arrive at point "B" free from the worries of ownership. Bike-share has seen explosive, global growth... Continue Reading →

Know : List of All Presidents and Prime Ministers (As on Dec 2013)

Member states and observers of the United Nations State Head of state Head of government  Afghanistan President - Hamid Karzai  Albania President - Bujar Nishani Prime Minister - Edi Rama  Algeria President - Abdelaziz Bouteflika Prime Minister - Abdelmalek Sellal  Andorra Episcopal Co-Prince - Joan Enric Vives Sicília Representative - Josep Maria Mauri French Co-Prince - François Hollande Representative - Sylvie Hubac Head of Government - Antoni Martí  Angola President - José Eduardo dos Santos  Antigua and... Continue Reading →

Know : World Trade Organization (WTO)

Brief Overview: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The result is assurance. Consumers and producers know that they can enjoy secure supplies and greater choice of... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Secular, Non Secular and Ambiguous Countries

SECULAR COUNTRIES North America Africa Canada Angola Cuba Benin Honduras  Botswana Mexico Burkina Faso United States of America  Burundi South America Cameroon Brazil Cape Verde Chile Chad Colombia Republic of the Congo Ecuador Ethiopia Peru Gabon Uruguay The Gambia Venezuela Guinea Europe Guinea-Bissau Austria Liberia Albania Mali Belarus Namibia Belgium  Senegal Bosnia and Herzegovina Rwanda... Continue Reading →

Know : Total Number of Websites : Country wise

Rank Country Total Domains  Gain Loss Net 1 United States 80,818,367 777,532 678,646 98,886 2 China 7,139,690 139,884 96,867 43,017 3 Germany 6,560,502 43,441 45,336 -1,895 4 United Kingdom 4,805,145 31,460 30,770 690 5 Canada 3,723,070 76,395 100,010 -23,615 6 France 3,436,741 17,744 20,146 -2,402 7 Japan 3,012,362 29,853 24,822 5,031 8 Australia 2,023,544 26,930... Continue Reading →

Ranks : Environmental Performance of 132 Countries

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method of quantifying and numerically benchmarking the environmental performance of a state's policies.  As of January 2012 four EPI reports have been released - the Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index, and the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Environmental Performance Index. For the 2012 report, a new "Pilot Trend EPI" was developed to rank countries based... Continue Reading →

Know : Independence Days of Countries & From whom they got it

  Courtesy and Source : Wikipedia Country Date Year Independence Event  Abkhazia July 4 1993 De facto independence from Georgia in 1993. Officially declared as such in 1999. (Only partially recognized.) End of the 1992-1993 War in Abkhazia; also known as "liberation day".  Afghanistan August 19 1919 Independence from the United Kingdom control over Afghan foreign affairs in 1919. Afghan Independence Day  Albania... Continue Reading →

Documentary : A World Without Water (must watch)

As less and less water is available, you have yet another problem being added and that is the problem of privatization. There are companies now saying why don’t we bottle it, mine it, divert it, sell it, commodify it. That greed of privatization, we believe, will be much worse than climate change and everything else that has... Continue Reading →

Know : Smoking Bans & Rules across Countries

Some countries have no legislation restricting smoking whatsoever; these include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and a number of other countries in Central and Western Africa. Rest all other countries has bans as follows (alphaphetically arranged) Smoking bans by country Albania A law went into effect on 30 May 2007 restricting smoking in closed public... Continue Reading →

Know : No. of Nuclear Reactors in the World (Country wise)

Currently, 73 reactors are under construction in 15 countries. Some new countries will be starting their first nuclear power plants including: Belarus, Vietnam, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Ghana, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Nuclear power stations operate in 31 countries. In 2010, before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, it was reported that an average of about 10... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Currencies used by all countries

Country or territory Currency Sign ISO code Fractional unit Number to basic  Abkhazia Abkhazian apsar[A] None None None None Russian ruble р. RUB Kopek 100  Afghanistan Afghan afghani ؋ AFN Pul 100  Akrotiri and Dhekelia Euro € EUR Cent 100  Albania Albanian lek L ALL Qindarkë 100  Alderney Alderney pound[A] £ None Penny 100 British pound[C] £... Continue Reading →

Know : System of Government : 198 Countries

Legend Orange – Parliamentary republics Green – Presidential republics, executive presidency linked to a parliament Yellow – Semi-presidential republics Blue – Full presidential republics Red – Parliamentary constitutional monarchies in which the monarch does not personally exercise power Magenta – Constitutional monarchies in which the monarch personally exercises power, often (but not always) alongside a weak parliament Purple – Absolute monarchies Brown – Countries where the dominant role of a single political party or coalition is codified in the constitution... Continue Reading →

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