Author: Abhishek Singh

Which is the Longest River in the World

River Nile with a length of approximately 4,258 miles (6,853 kilometres) is considered the longest river in the world. The river passes through eleven countries namely Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt in its course of flow. It flows northward through the tropical climate of eastern Africa into the Mediterranean Sea. With the flow rate of an average volume of 300 million cubic meters (79.2 billion gallons) per day, the river water near Lake Victoria takes around three months to reach the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is separated into two major tributaries where the longer primary stream is called the White Nile and the other the Blue Nile, which carries about two-thirds of the river’s volume of water and silt. Historical Background Regarded as the “Father of Life” and the “Mother of All Men”, the Nile was said to be the source of life for Ancient Egyptians. Scarcity of rainfall in Egypt was also one of the reasons why the river was a significant for the Egyptians as it was the primary resource of fertile Oasis for agriculture. Besides, the river was also considered to be holy for them as they associated it with many Gods and Goddesses and believed that it has the power to perform miracles and bring prosperity in people’s lives. Origin and Source...

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How many rivers are there in India

The river is waylaid by smaller streams and tributaries as it lingers and gushes towards its course to finally shoot and enter into the ocean or sea. River is a natural source of life for mankind. It is both friend and foe; friend because it keeps us alive with its water; foe because it angrily consumes all when it swells into a flood causing havoc and mayhem. Some rivers simply flow underground and dry up along its course before reaching another water body, only to revive with the rainfall; such are called seasonal; whereas perennial rivers are such that always contain water and flow continuously; no matter what. Indian rivers are a pride of the nation because they provide water, irrigate land, river banks are a hustle bustle of small businesses and holy activities; monuments were built alongside or at a short distance; the banks of famous rivers pulsate with life that attracts domestic and foreign tourists. Indian terrain is home to a numerous number of rivers and tributaries that are sketched across in a chequered pattern across its geographical land. They flow from highlands like the Himalayas in North; Western and Eastern Ghats in South. Their sources are icy mountains and glaciers that melt making small streams that join together from various points and places to form a course or direction towards the plains quite naturally. Some of...

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National Epilepsy Day

National Epilepsy Day is celebrated by the Epilepsy Foundation, India. National Epilepsy Day is celebrated across India on November 17th, in order to make people aware about the disease Epilepsy. National Epilepsy Foundation is a charitable and non-profitable organization. The organization was established by Dr. Nirmal Surya in the year 2009. Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated towards the wellbeing of the numerous people who suffer from epilepsy in India. The foundation was the dream of Dr. Nirmal Surya and it became possible to open the organization because of his determination, passion, and hard work to support the needy and less privileged patients in the city Mumbai, Maharashtra. Every year, the foundation celebrates National Epilepsy Day. National Epilepsy Day 2019 National Epilepsy Day will be celebrated on 17th November 2019, Sunday across the country. Free epilepsy detection and treatment camps were organised in many parts of the country with the support of Epilepsy Foundation India and National Health Mission. Various academic workshops and training were also conducted by the foundation where hands-on training on diagnosis and management of epilepsy were given by various doctors and surgeons. One month prior to the National Epilepsy Day, ‘World Congress on Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization’ was held from October 15-16, 2018 in London which presented the latest scientific improvements in the treatment of epilepsy. The theme for this year meeting was ‘Inculcate the latent knowledge in...

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World Savings Day

World Savings Day, also called the World Thrift Day, is celebrated every year on October 31 across the world. The ceremony was introduced in 1924 for promoting the value of bank savings and re-establish citizen’s confidence in banks. The Day was launched during the First Congress held at the International Savings Bank in Milan, Italy. The last day of the assembly was declared as the World Savings Day. The concept of World Savings Day was adopted by the banks of the United States and Spain and the United States. In order to promote better living standards for the people of the nation, banks suggested the concept. World Savings Day was first introduced as the celebration in the form of a holiday in the year 1921. Even though the concept was supported by other countries’ banks, but it was difficult to implement the concept everywhere. Germany faced challenges in influencing people towards savings as the citizens of Germany didn’t trust banks after losing their savings in 1923 Monetary Reform. World Savings Day (World Thrift Day) 2019 The World Savings Day 2019 will be celebrated across the world on 30th of October, Wednesday. History of World Savings Day October 31 was nominated as the World Thrift Day in the year 1924. It was the last day of the first International Thrift Congress held in Milan in the year 1924. It was decided...

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World Tsunami Awareness Day

In the year 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations nominated 5th November as the World Tsunami Awareness Day. The day has been started to spread general awareness on tsunami amongst the people worldwide. The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was celebrated on 5th November, 2016 in order to commemorate the occasion by organizing events with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at AMCDRR (Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction). A Conference was also organized (3-5 Nov), 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Indian Government in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Even though Tsunamis are uncommon but these can impact many people especially those living in coastal areas. In the year 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake-tsunami occurred that impacted approximately five million people in around 15 countries. Tsunami is a global problem and thus international cooperation is highly critical for better information and recognition to adopt risk reduction measures. In the year 2017, the World Tsunami Awareness Day was concentrated on Target B of the Framework of Seven Campaign for Disaster Risk Reduction. The campaign aims at minimizing the number of people affected by disasters worldwide. World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019 World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019 will be celebrated all over the world on 5th of November, Tuesday. History of World Tsunami Day The word “tsunami” gets its name from the Japanese...

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