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Which Day is observed as International Day of the Girl Child?

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October 11 is declared as the International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage.

The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. Plan International representatives in Canada approached the Canadian federal government to seek support for the initiative. A coalition of supporters raised awareness of the initiative internationally.

International Day of the Girl Child was formally proposed as a resolution by Canada in the United Nations General Assembly. Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women, sponsored the resolution; a delegation of women and girls made presentations in support of the initiative at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child.


Who won the 2014 Nobel prize for peace?

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nobel-prize-for-peace-2014India’s Kailash Satyarthi, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai are joint winners of 2014 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Child Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi has been conferred with the prestigious Nobel peace prize 2014 along with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

Satyarthi is the eighth Indian to win a Nobel prize. He has been advocating against child labour since the 1990s. His organisation – Bachpan Bachao Andolan symbolises the fight against child servitude. Bachpan Bachao Andolan has helped free over 80,000 children from various form of servitude.

Satyarthi was born on January 11, 1954 in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said that he has been awarded for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

A teenage Pakistani activist came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban…

The 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai rose to prominence in October 2012, when the Taliban tried to kill her for advocating the equality and education of women. She was shot in the head while returning from school in Mingora, the main city of the northwestern Swat valley where militants had a strong base at the time.

She was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown to a hospital in Britain, where she now lives with her family.


What does Dasara means?

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What does Dasara means:

Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within you.

Kama vasana (Lust)
Krodha (Anger)
Moha (Attachment)
Lobha (Greed)
Mada (Over Pride)
Matsara (Jealousy)
Swartha (Selfishness)
Anyaaya (Injustice)
Amanavta (Cruelty)
Ahankara (Ego)

It’s also known as ‘Vijaydashami’ which means Vijaya over these ten bad qualities.


What does the star rating of electric appliances denote?

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The domestic electric appliances,these day have star rating (up to 5 star) on them.The number of star on them denotes that, more the number of stars :

1) higher the long span of the appliance
2) higher the energy efficiency of the appliances
3) better performance of the appliances
which of the above statements is/are above true ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only

The answer is a) 1 only. – Higher the energy efficient of the appliances.


What is the principle behind international date line?

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Suppose you are starting a journey to the east from 180 deg longitude. So every 15 degree of longitude you pass, you have to advance your clocks by one hour. Thus by the time you cover 360 deg and come back to the point you have started, you will find that you have advanced your clocks by 24 hours and hence you have to retard by a day when you cross the 180 deg line again.


When 1 liter of water freezes, the volume of ice formed will be…

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When 1 liter of water freezes, the volume of ice formed will be...

Hints:

1. The volume of water changes when the water changes state from a liquid to a solid.
2. Ice is less dense than water, and it floats on water.

Options:

A. 1.5 ltr

B. 1.11 ltr

C. 1 liter

D. 0.8 ltr

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