Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shorts Notes

1>Yakshagana- it is a popular form of dance in Karnataka, started by the Vijayanagar artists back in 14th century, also known as Aataa and Tulu.
2>The Statue of Liberty-Situated in New York,USA,symbol of liberty of mankind, presented to the people of France to USA in 1886.Its a statue of a lady with a torch in her raised hand.
3>Know India Program:It is a program to introduce Indian cultural,socio religious,architectural,geographical and historical heritage to the foreigners to attract more tourists to India
4>Footloose Industry-is a general term for an industry that can be placed and located at any location without effect from factors such as resources or transport.These industries often have spatially fixed costs, which means that the costs of the products do not change despite where the product is assembled. Diamonds and computer chips are some examples of footloose industries.
5>MERCOSUR- It is a regional trade agreement among 5 South American nations, Brazil,Argentina,Paraguay,Uruguay.Started in 1991 with Asunción agreement.Venezuela will soon be the 5th full member.Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru currently have associate member status.
6>Eiffel Tower-Named after its designer Gustave Eiffel, situated in Paris beside the Seine river it has become a symbol of French culture and a favourite tourist destination.Completed in 1889.
7>Euro Control-It is the international norm for vehicular pollution control.Presently Euro III is in operation but will soon be replaced by Euro V.In India it exists in the name of BHARAT III.
8>Mekong Ganga Cooperation-It is an economic cooperation existing between India, Myanmar,Vietnam,Thailand,Laos and Cambodia, established in 2000.It is an evidence of India's increasing participation in South East Asian economy.
9>Central Vigilance Commission-Established in 1964, it is vested with the power and authority to eradicate corruption in central departments and units, now a constitutional body.
10>Reverse Migration- Reverse migration is a phenomenon in bird migration. Although some large birds such as swans learn migration routes from their parents, in most small species, such as passerines, the route is genetically programmed, and young birds can innately navigate to their wintering area.Sometimes it denotes the return of the people who have settled in other countries to their own country.
11>Chilka Lake:It is a brackish water lagoon in Orissa,at the mouth of Daya river, the largest in India and the second largest lagoon in the world, in 1981 it got the status of the first Indian wetland of international importance under Ramsar convention.
12>Mau Mau rebellion- Lasted from 1952 to 1960, rebellion against British colonial group by the Kikuyu ethnic group in Kenya, brutally repressed by the British
13>Sanand-It is a small municipal city in Ahmedabad district Gujarat, came in news when Tata group shifted the manufacturing units of Nano car from Singur in West Bengal to there.
14>Idi Amin-The notorious Ugandan dictator, died in 2003,responsible for many massacres in Uganda and also for compelling the people of Indian origin and other Asians in Uganda to flee leaving behind their properties without any compensation in 70s.
15>G 77- Originally founded by 77 developing nations in 1963 under the UN banner for better political, economic and social cooperation.Presently it has 130 members.G-24 is a part of it.

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