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What is the selection criteria of National Bravery Award on Republic Day?

National Bravery Awards

The selection for the award are made from the applications received from sources like the central / state government departments, Panchayats, Zilla Parishads (district level Government bodies), school authorities as well as state and Union territory councils for child welfare. National Bravery Award for Indian Children is given each year by Government of India and Indian Council for Child Welfare …

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How is Republic Day celebrated in India?

Republic Day Celebrations: Celebrating Republic Day in India

It is one of the national holidays of India. The republic day of India is on January 26. the main center of celebration is New Delhi. A prominent ruler from a foreign country is invited for the ceremony as chief guest. A very nice procession along with military parade is the attraction of the day. Soldiers are awarded for their …

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Why is Winston Churchill’s speech known as the ‘Iron Curtain speech’?

Winston Churchill

In the “Iron Curtain speech” Winston Churchill drew attention to the fundamental split in Europe between the Eastern Bloc and the West, though at that stage (March 1946) there were no formal alliances. He had a fear of another world war that involves fighting against the communist regime and that the so called iron curtain is blocking some of the …

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What’s the story behind Subhash Chandra Bose and Hitler’s secret Indian army?

सुभाष चन्द्र बोस - गोपाल प्रसाद व्यास: देश भक्ति कविता

In the closing stages of World War II, as Allied and French resistance forces were driving Hitler’s now demoralized forces from France, three senior German officers defected. Legionnaires were recruited from German POW camps The information they gave British intelligence was considered so sensitive that in 1945 it was locked away, not due to be released until the year 2021. …

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Are elephants afraid of mice? Education & Reference Q&A

आप हाथी नहीं इंसान हैं

Although you may have seen many cartoons and films which show elephants being terrified by tiny mice, in reality elephants pay as little attention to mice, which often scuttle around their feet, as you would pay a sparrow in your garden or in the street. Many people believe that the elephant would be afraid of the mouse because it is …

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Who was the Army Nurse who won fame by writing books for girls?

Louisa May Alcott

Her name was Louisa May Alcott. She was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 29, 1832, the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, a struggling educationalist who could obviously have profited by a little education himself in a few financial matters. Louisa became an army nurse during the American Civil War and in 1863 her book Hospital Sketches, a record of …

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Why is there a dodo in Alice in Wonderland?

When Lewis Carroll wrote Alice In Wonderland, he introduced the nicknames of some of his friends The Lory was young Lorina Liddell, the sister of Alice on whom Carroll based his look. The Eaglet was Alice’s other sister Edith. As for the Dodo, this was Carroll himself. Lewis Carroll was born January 27, 1832. In 1861, he decided to enter …

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Why is the countdown so important while launching a rocket?

A countdown is loudly counting in reverse from 10 to 1, prior to an event. In a rocket launch, a countdown is a carefully devised set of procedures ending with the ignition of a rocket engine, which starts 72 to 96 hours prior to its launch time. During the countdown, step-by-step procedures like placing the vehicle at the launch site, …

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Why do some countries control the entry of animals?

In several countries, people cannot bring in animals freely from abroad. Any animal that does arrive must go into quarantine and spend several months in a cage before being allowed to mix freely with other animals and people. There is a very good reason for this law. It is to prevent the spread of a terrible disease called rabies. People …

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Why do plants flower at different times of the year?

The flowers appear at the times most suited to the production of seed for the continuation of the species. Before seed can develop the flower must be pollinated. This means that the dust-like pollem produce by the stamen of the flower must be transferred to the stigma of the ovary. Pollination is brought about by various means. Most plants are …

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