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 →

Amazing Arts and Artists : Sand Art by Kseniya Simonova

Not just about the art, it's about an inspiring journey of an awesome human being¬†Kseniya Simonova Kseniya Simonova¬†is a¬†performance artist¬†in¬†sand animation¬†and a¬†philanthropist. Sand performance was suggested by her husband,¬†Igor Paskar. Initially, Simonova was unsure, but she decided to try it in the absence of other viable options to improve their financial situation. When tests with... 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 →

Earth Our Home Too : Snow Leopards

You must know this marvelous cat's name which "Mac OS X" also carries.¬†The¬†Snow Leopard¬†(Panthera¬†uncia) is a large¬†cat¬†native to the mountain ranges of¬†Central¬†and¬†South Asia. It is listed as¬†endangered¬†on the¬†IUCN Red List of Threatened Species¬†because as of 2003, the size of the global population was estimated at 4,080-6,590 adults, of which fewer than 2,500 individuals may reproduce... Continue Reading →

Know : List of International Airlines Ratings

Do you know how many airlines have 5 star ratings in the world? Just 7 airlines from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea holds 5 Star Rated Airlines! The only one airline to hold a single star rating is North Korean Airline. How many Indian Airlines are there? ¬†Find the complete list... 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 →

Know : Rankings of Countries : Global Innovation Index

The core of the Global Innovation Index Report consists of a ranking of world economies‚Äô innovation capabilities and results. Recognizing the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity, and the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies, the GII includes indicators that go... Continue Reading →

Documentary : Know Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia, with its smaller part west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world; its territory of 2,727,300 square kilometres (1,053,000 sq mi) is larger... 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 Sic√≠lia Representative¬†-¬†Josep Maria Mauri French Co-Prince¬†-¬†Fran√ßois Hollande Representative¬†-¬†Sylvie Hubac Head of Government¬†-¬†Antoni Mart√≠ ¬†Angola President¬†-¬†Jos√© 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 : PISA 2012 Students Survey Results 65 Countries

PISA 2012 is the programme‚Äôs 5th¬†survey. It assessed the competencies of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science (with a focus on mathematics) in¬†65 countries and economies. ¬†(Note : INDIA is not a participant) Around 510 000 students between the ages of 15 years 3 months and 16 years 2 months participated in the assessment, representing... 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‚Äôt 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 : 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 —Ä. RUB Kopek 100 ¬†Afghanistan Afghan afghani ōč AFN Pul 100 ¬†Akrotiri and Dhekelia Euro ‚ā¨ EUR Cent 100 ¬†Albania Albanian lek L ALL Qindark√ę 100 ¬†Alderney Alderney pound[A] ¬£ None Penny 100 British pound[C] ¬£... Continue Reading →

Know : System of Government : 198 Countries

Legend Orange¬†‚ÄstParliamentary republics Green¬†‚ÄstPresidential republics,¬†executive presidency¬†linked to a¬†parliament Yellow¬†‚ÄstSemi-presidential republics Blue¬†‚ÄstFull¬†presidential republics Red¬†‚ÄstParliamentary¬†constitutional monarchies¬†in which the monarch does not personally exercise power Magenta¬†‚ÄstConstitutional monarchies¬†in which the monarch personally exercises power, often (but not always) alongside a weak parliament Purple¬†‚ÄstAbsolute monarchies Brown¬†‚ÄstCountries where the dominant role of a¬†single political party or coalition¬†is codified in the constitution... Continue Reading →

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