Know : Top 60 Green Economy Countries

This 4th edition of the GGEI is an in-depth look at how 60 countries perform in the global green economy, as well as how expert practitioners rank this performance and ranks based on perception. Performance Rank SCORE 1 Sweden 68.1 2 Norway 65.9 3 Costa Rica 64.2 4 Germany 63.6 5 Denmark 63.2 6 Switzerland…

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…

Know : List of saying “Thanks” in Many Languages

Thanks is  one of the most Beautiful Words in any Language! Here is the big list of Thanks in many languages along with the regions / countries where it is spoken. Help : Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’ on your keyboard, and type to jump to the language / region you want. or SCROLL 🙂 Regions…

Curiosity : Something behind TV and Radio

While watching TV or Listening to FM Radio, what we do? We switch between channels/stations which in fact is tuning the frequencies  of  electromagnetic spectrum which are measured in Hertz (Hz). By the way who regulates this? What frequency is used for what purpose? Is there any standards? Know more now… Radio spectrum refers to the part…

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…

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…

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…

Know : The World’s Highest Artificial Climbing Wall

Lago di Luzzone is a lake in Ticino, Switzerland. The reservoir has a volume of 108 million m³ and a surface area of 1.27 km². It is located in the upper Blenio valley, on the territory of the municipalities of Ghirone and Aquila. The arch dam Luzzone was completed in 1963. In the years 1997–1998, its height was increased by 17 m. One wall of the dam currently features the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Know : Rankings of Countries : Global Innovation Index

The core of the Global Innovation Index Report consists of a ranking of world economies’ 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…

Know : Bicycle Sharing System and Available Countries

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…

Know : Country wise % of Agricultural Land Area

Country name 2009 2010 2011 Afghanistan 58.1 58.1 58.1 Albania 43.8 43.8 43.8 Algeria 17.4 17.4 17.4 American Samoa 24.5 24.5 24.5 Andorra 42.3 42.8 43.2 Angola 46.8 46.8 46.8 Antigua and Barbuda 20.5 20.5 20.5 Argentina 52.4 53.6 53.9 Armenia 61.3 60.9 60.1 Aruba 11.1 11.1 11.1 Australia 53.2 51.9 53.3 Austria 38.4 38.4…

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…

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…