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What is UTC Time Zone?

UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated, formerly known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).This designation is also unofficially still in use today, but UTC is since 01.01.1982 by decision of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union – the official name of “World Time”. The Coordinated Universal Time is the time zone of reference against which all other…

Why does Stars twinkle but Planets Shine?

Twinkling of stars is something that fascinates most of us. It does enhance the beauty of the sky during night. Let’s explore why stars twinkle but planets shine steadily. It’s the distance of the stars from earth and the earth’s atmosphere that contributes in the twinkling of stars. When the ray of starlight travels towards…

What actually are woodworms?

Woodworms are larva/grubs of wood boring beetles which are capable of destroying strong, thick dry wood. These insects like creatures called beetles have the potential of damaging even the best quality of furniture. Let’s look at the cycle of how the woodworm develops. There are four stages of woodworm development. • Egg • Larva •…

Why does ice float on water?

Everyone must have once placed ice in a drink and have seen ice floating on it. Ever thought why does it float being solid form of water? Water – It is something so simple that we rarely think about it. However, there is nothing more mysterious than plain water. The biggest mystery of water is…

What sport is “FootVolley”

Footvolley is a blend of beach volleyball and football. More simply to put, it is playing beach volleyball but with your feet. Players are not allowed to touch the ball through the hands. They can use their feet, thighs, chest, shoulders or head. The objective is to prevent the ball from touching the ground. The…

What is NASDAQ

NASDAQ Full Form: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations NASDAQ Stock market is an American Stock Exchange. It was created in 1971 by National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and emerged as a global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities. Trading began on February 8, 1971. Being world’s first electronic stock market it…

What is SENSEX and NIFTY?

SENSEX is stock market index for BSE Limited which was earlier known as Bombay Stock Exchange. It was established in 1875 in Mumbai. BSE is the first exchange in the world to obtain 9001-2002 certification for its on-line trading system. SENSEX Index is comprised of 30 of the largest and most actively-traded stocks on the…

Why do we Fart?

People of all age group usually fart. It’s a natural process but it does leave us embarrassed whenever it happens at public place. Let’s look at the reason why human beings fart? There are two reasons which cause this, one is digestion of food which release gases and other is air swallowed while eating food….

Who is the Father of Computer?

All of us have studied in our schools that it’s Charles Baggage who was considered as the father of computer, primarily because of his concept of Analytical Engine which contained an Arithmetic Logic Unit in 1837. It took another 73 years to complete this concept and in 1910, it was Charles Baggage youngest son, Henry…

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