Green Banking

Green Banking

13687   30-Apr-2018, Mon


The concern for environmental sustainability by the banks has given rise to concept of Green Banking. The concept of “Green Banking” will be mutually beneficial to the banks, industries and the economy. Green financing is the part of green banking.


What is Green Banking?

Green Banking is an umbrella term that refers to the practices & guidelines that make banks sustainable in environment, economic & social dimensions by promoting eco-friendly activities & reducing carbon footprints from banking activities.


Green banking aims at improving the operations and technology along with making the clients habits environment friendly in the banking business. It is like normal banking along with the consideration for social as well as environmental factors for protecting the environment. It is the way of conducting the banking business along with considering the social and environmental impacts of its activities.


Risks in green banking

Green banking is very important in mitigating the following risks involving in banks.

Credit Risk:

Due to climate change and global warming there will be direct as well as indirect costs to banks. It has been observed that due to global warming there had been extreme weather condition which affects the economic assets financed by the banks thus leading to high incidence of credit default. Credit risk can also arise indirectly when banks lead to companies whose businesses were affected due to changes in environmental regulation.


Legal risk:

If banks don’t comply with the relevant environmental regulations, they could face legal risks. Banks could also face risks of direct vendor liabilities for costs of cleaning up the damages, in case they possess assets that cause pollution.


Reputation Risk:

Due to increasing environmental awareness banks are prone for reputation risk if their direct or indirect actions are viewed as socially and environmentally damaging. Reputation risks emerge from the financing of environmentally objectionable projects.



Indian Banks can adopt green banking as business model for sustainable banking. Some of following strategies little reflected in their banking business or must be adopted by banks.

Carbon Credit Business (CBS):

All Nations must reduce greenhouse gases emission and reduce carbon to protect our environment. These emissions must be certified by Certified Emission Reductions commonly known as carbon credit.


Green Banking Financial Products:

Banks can develop innovative green based products or may offer green loans on low rate of interest. As Housing and Car loan segments constitute the main portfolio of all banks so they adopt green loans facility.


Paperless Banking:

All banks are shifting on CBS or ATM platform providing electronic banking products and services. So there is a scope for banks to adopt paperless banking. Private and foreign banks are using electronics for their office but in PSU banks are still using huge paper quantity.


Energy Consciousness

Banks have to install energy efficient equipment’s in their office. Banks have to transform this green banking in hardware, waste management, energy efficient technology products. Banks can donate energy saving equipment to schools and hospitals.


Mass Transportation System:

Banks have to provide common transport for groups of officials posted at one office.


Social Responsibility Services:

Indian banks can initiate various social responsibility services like tree plantation camps, maintenance of parks and pollution checkup camps.


The Financial Times and International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of World Bank Group launched Sustainable Finance Awards for institutions that are integrating social, environmental and corporate governance into their business operations. Their awards highlight the partnership between financial and non-financial companies in finding commercially viable and innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. The five categories of Sustainable Finance awards as per Financial Times are as follows

1) Sustainable Bank of the Year

2) Technology in Sustainable Finance

3) Sustainable Investment of the Year

4) Sustainable Investor of the Year

5) Achievement in Inclusive Business


Green banking in India

The various banks in India which provide green banking services to their customers are as follows


1. State Bank of India:

SBI has launched green banking policy and set up windmills in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat in generating 15MW power. This is the first bank in India which is in green banking and promoting green power projects.


2. Punjab National Bank:

They had taken various steps for reducing emission and energy consumption.


3. Bank of Baroda:

They had taken various green banking initiatives such as financing a commercial project. BOB is giving preference to environment friendly green projects such as windmills, biomass and solar power projects which help in earning the carbon credits.


4. Canara Bank:

As a part of green banking initiative, it had adopted environmental friendly measures such as mobile banking, internet banking, telebanking, solar powered biometric operations.


4. ICICI Bank Ltd:

ICICI bank had started ‘Go Green’ initiative which involves activities like Green products/offerings, Green engagement and green communication with customers.


5. HDFC Bank Ltd:

HDFC bank is taking up various measures for reducing their carbon footprints in waste management, paper use and energy efficiencies.


6. Kotak Mahindra Bank:

Through the ‘Think Green’ initiative this bank had taken several initiatives such as to reduce the paper consumption and encouraging their customers to sign for e-statements and they had become partners with ‘Grow-’ to plant one sapling for every e-statement on behalf of its customers.


7. IndusInd Bank:

It has initiated its Green Office Project under which it had installed solar powered ATMs in different cities targeting energy saving as well as reducing CO2 emissions.


8. YES Bank:

It has projects portfolio in the areas of alternative energy and clean Technologies.


9. HSBC Group:

HSBC has separate targets for data center, paper consumption and business air travel. The purposes of the targets are to drive efficiency, reduce its operational impact on the environment and generate cost savings.


10. IDBI:

IDBI Bank is providing various services in the field of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) to its client.



Green banking refers to the initiatives taken by banks to encourage environment-friendly investment. Green banking as a concept is a proactive and smart way of thinking towards future sustainability. It is very important for the banks to be pro-active and accelerate the rate of the growth of the economy. As there is a continuous change in the environmental factors leading the banks face intense competition in the global market. Banks needs to apply morality of sustainability and responsibility to their business model, strategy and formulation for products and services, operations and financing activities and become stronger. By adopting the environmental factors in their lending activities banks can recover the return from their investments and make the polluting industries become environment-friendly. These are the major information about Green Banking in India.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

17192   02-Apr-2019, Tue

Under PMKVY (2015-16)

  1. 13,000 training centers opened across India Training in 375 trades.
  2. 19.85 Lakh youth trained part of PMKVY (2015-2016) (updated)

Placement was not a feature of PMKVY 1, neither was it tracked. The number mentioned is record of voluntary information shared by TPs and thus shouldn’t be counted as an achievement.

Under PMKVY -2 (2016-20)

  1. More than 5,700 training centres opened across India
  2. More than 16 lakh candidates trained
  3. Model training centres known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK) are being opened in every district across India 
  4. Physical target of 20.5 lakh approved for 35 states/UT costing to INR 3000 crore till 2020
  5. 6.01 lakh training to be implemented through state/UTs by March’18
  6. Additional target of 20 lakh allocated for enrolment and training by training providers
  7. Women constitute approx. 50% of all enrolled candidates under PMKVY



6613   02-Apr-2019, Tue

Startup India Movement launched on 16th January 2016 for promotion of Entrepreneurship among youth.

  1. Action plan unveiled for encouraging startups.
  2. Tax relief for three consecutive years out of a block of seven year for startups.
  3. Start-up Fund of Rs. 10,000 Crore to be released over two Finance Commission cycles, that is, by 2025.
  4. Startups are allowed to issue ESOPs to promoters working as employees

Startups approved

  1. 4536 Startup applications have been recognized as Startups by DIPP as on 12th October, 2017
  2. 74 Startups have been approved by IMB for availing tax benefit
  3. 450+ Startups have been mentored for incubation and funding support by Startup India Hub

Start-up India, a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Start-ups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.


In order to meet the objectives of the scheme, the corporation has taken following initiatives:

  1. Nurturing Creativity and Innovation by institutionalizing Meritorious Innovation Awards
  2. Transferred about 120 technologies to various entrepreneurs/ Start-ups, contributing significantly to Start up India
  3. NRDC is assisting DIPP in evaluating the innovation content in the start-up applications for recognizing start-ups and recommending the eligible start-ups for tax exemption and other benefits.
  4. Designated by DIPP as Government Facilitator for IP filings for Start-Ups
  5. Partnered with MoMSME-UNIDO (GCIP) for evaluating the award proposals for innovativeness
  6. Managing and Monitoring Indian Oil and GAIL Start-up Scheme
  7. NRDC organized a Contest for Demonstrating Innovative Prototypes for Start-Ups during the two-day NRDC annual conference on “Leveraging Innovation Ecosystem for Accelerating Start-ups”.

New Development Bank  (BRICS Bank )

New Development Bank  (BRICS Bank )

21033   15-Jul-2018, Sun

The New Development Bank BRICS (NDB BRICS), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an alternative to the existing US-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. It has headquarters in Shanghai, China.
The Bank is set up to boost infrastructure funding in the emerging economies and offer them tailor-made services.

Making of BRICS Bank:

The BRICS countries in the 4th BRICS summit held in Delhi in 2012 came up with the idea of setting up the bank. It was then proposed by India.

Then at the 5th BRICS summit held in Durban, South Africa in 2013, all BRICS countries agreed to set up a Development bank.

Then at the 6th BRICS summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil, the BRICS countries signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank, which makes provisions for the legal basis of the bank.

The 7th BRICS summit in July 2015 held in Ufa, Russia marked the entry into force of the Agreement.

In July 2015, the bank was launched with K. V. Kamath from India as the first President of the Bank for the first five years.

Some facts about NDB BRICS:

The founding members of the Bank are the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa.

The membership shall be open to members of the United Nations, in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Agreement of the New Development Bank.

The New Development Bank shall have an initial subscribed capital of US$ 50 billion and an initial authorized capital of US$ 100 billion.

Each BRICS member will contribute an equal share in establishing a startup capital.

All BRICS countries hold equal number of shares and have equal voting rights.

The Bank will have its Headquarters in Shanghai. The Bank may establish offices necessary for the performance of its functions. The first regional office shall be in Johannesburg.

The Bank shall have a Board of Governors, a Board of Directors, a President and Vice-Presidents. The President of the Bank shall be elected from one of the founding members on a rotational basis, and there shall be at least one Vice President from each of the other founding members.

List of national symbols and what do they represent

List of national symbols and what do they represent

8801   10-Jul-2018, Tue


National symbols of a country represent a host of objects that paint a unique identity about the country’s sensibilities. Representatives are chosen carefully and each depicts a certain virtue that is distinctive characteristic of the country. The rich heritage of India is a result of assimilation of cultural influences from its invaders through the generations. Ours is a multi-faceted culture and the various facets of our heritage require appropriate representation. India has many national symbols with which it identifies itself and takes pride in them. These symbols have been chosen from India’s unique flora and fauna, and its culture and civilization. In a nutshell, these symbols say a lot about India. These symbols are intrinsic to the Indian identity and heritage. Indians of all demographics backgrounds across the world are proud of these National Symbols as they instill a sense of pride and patriotism in every Indian’s heart.

Here is some more information about the national symbols of India:

National Emblem: The National Emblem of India is an adaptation of the Buddhist Lion capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

National Animal: The Tiger is the National Animal of India. It is the symbol of India’s wealth of wildlife. The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris is a striped animal.

National Bird: The Peacock (Pavo Cristatus), is the National Bird of India. It is the symbol of qualities like beauty and grace.

National Flag: The National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, white in the middle and the dark green at the bottom and a blue wheel (chakra) with 24 sticks at the centre.

National Fruit: The Mango (Mangiferra Indica) is the National Fruit. It has been cultivated in India since time immemorial.

National Tree: The National Tree of India is the Banyan (Ficus bengalensis) Tree. This huge tree towers over its neighbors and has the widest trunk.

National Sport: Sport Field Hockey, in which India has an impressive record with eight Olympic medals, is considered as the National Sport. However, Home Ministry has said that officially, no sport has been accorded, the status of national Sport.

National Anthem: Jana-Gana-Mana. . the song was composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, adopted in its Hindi version is our National Anthem.

National Song: The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, is our National song.

National Calender: The National Calender based on the Saka Era with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22nd March, 1957.

National Flower: Lotus, scientifically known as Nelumbo nucifera is the National Flower of India.

Other National Symbols of India

National Sentence: Satyamev Jayate
Father of the Nation: Mahatma Gandhi
National Foreign Policy: Non-Alignment
National Information Letter: White Letter
National Currency: Rupee

National Festivals:

Republic Day (26th January)
Independence Day (15th August)
Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October)
National River: Ganga
National Aquatic Animal: Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) 
National Heritage Animal: Elephant

Name of all the approved stock exchange in India

Name of all the approved stock exchange in India

2941   30-Jun-2018, Sat

Name of all the approved stock exchange in India is given below:-
1. U.P. Stock Exchange, Kanpur
2. Vadodara Stock Exchange, Vadodara 
3. Koyambtour Stock Exchange, Coimbatore 
4. Meerut Stock Exchange, Meerut
5. Mumbai Stock Exchange, Mumbai
6. Over the Counter Exchange of India, Mumbai
7. National Stock Exchange, Mumbai 
8. Ahmedabad Stock Exchange, Ahmedabad 
9. Bangalore Stock Exchange, Bangalore 
10. Bhubaneshwar Stock Exchange, Bhubaneshwar 
11. Calcutta Stock Exchange, Kolkata
12. Cochin Stock Exchange, Cochin 
13. Delhi Stock Exchange, Delhi 
14. Guwahati Stock Exchange, Guwahati 
15. Hyderabad Stock Exchange, Hyderabad 
16. Jaipur Stock Exchange, Jaipur 
17. Canara Stock Exchange, Mangalore 
18. Ludhiana Stock Exchange, Ludhiana 
19. Chennai Stock Exchange, Chennai 
20. M. P. Stock Exchange, Indore 
21. Magadh Stock Exchange, Patna
22. Pune Stock Exchange, Pune 
23. Capital Stock Exchange Kerala Ltd.,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

On July 9, 2007 SEBI has withdrawn its approval from Saurashtra Stock Exchange, Rajkot due to its passive working. Hence the number of approved stock exchanges have come down to 23.

Important Lines and Boundaries

2003   27-Jun-2018, Wed

Important Lines and Boundaries

Marginal Line : 320 km line of fortification on the Russia-Finland border

Line of Actual Control : India  & China on the Northern Border

Line of Control : India and Pakistan

Durand Line : Afghanistan and Pakistan

Radcliffe Line : India and Pakistan (its includes Bangladesh Line)

Blue Line : Isreal & Lebanon

Purple Line : Israel and Syria

Green Line : Israel and its neighbours (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria)

Mason–Dixon line : Maryland and Pennsylvania/Delaware in Colonial America

Curzon Line : Poland & Russia

Military Demarcation Line (MDL) or Armistice Line : North Korea and South Korea

McMohan Line : India & China

Maginot Line : France & Germany

Mannar haime line : Russia & Finland

Order Neisse Line : Germany & Poland (aftermath of World War II)

Hindenburg Line : Poland & Germany (at the time of First World War)

 Sigfried Line East : France & Germany (at the time of second world war)

16 Parallel North : Angola and Namibia

17th Parallel Line : North & South Vietnam

20 Parallel North : Libya & Sudan

22 Parallel North : Egypt & Sudan

25 Parallel North : Mauritania & Mali

26 Parallel North : Western Sahara & Mauritania

31 Parallel North : Iraq & Iran

35 Parallel North : US it serves as border b/w Tennessee/Mississippi, Tennnessee/Alabama, Tennesse/Georgia, North Carolina/Georgia

36 Parallel North : In the US it Forms forms the southernmost boundary of the state of Missouri with the state of Arkansas

38 Parallel North Line : North  & South Korea

40 Parallel North : US it serves as border b/w Nebraska & Kansas

41 Parallel North : US it forms the border b/w wyoming/utah border, Wyoming/colorado, Nebraska/Colorado.

42 Parallel North : US it serves as border of new york & Pennsylvania Border

43 Parallel North : US it serves as border of b/w State Nebraska & state of south Dakota

45 Parallel North : US it forms the boundary b/w Montana & wyoming

49 Parallel North (Medicine Line) : USA & Canada

Highlight Of 15th Census Of India – 2011

Highlight Of 15th Census Of India – 2011

24665   24-Jun-2018, Sun

Census 2011

Census is nothing but a process of collecting, compiling, analyzing, evaluating, publishing and disseminating statistical data regarding the population. It covers demographic, social and economic data and are provided as of a particular date. Census is useful for formulation of development policies and plans and demarcating constituencies for elections. The Census of India has been conducted 15 times, As of 2011. It has been conducted every 10 years, beginning in 1871.

In Exam point of view, Questions related to Census is very common in all kinds of competitive exams. In every exam, we can expect a minimum of one or two questions from Census. Here is the simple and perfectly categorized 2011 Census of India.

  1. Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on 31st March 2011 by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and RGI C Chandramouli.
  2. Census 2011 was the 15th census of india & 7th census after Independece
  3. The motto of census 2011 was “Our Census, Our future”.
  4. Total estimated cost of the Census was INR2200 crore (US$350 million).
  5. First census in 1872.
  6. Present Registrar General & Census Commissioner – C.Chandra Mouli
  7. Total Population – 1,210,569,573 (1.21 Billion)
  8. India in 2nd rank in population with 17.64%. decadal growth & China is 1st rank with decadal growth 19% (over 1.35 billion)
  9. World Population is 7 Billions
  10. Increase in population during 2001 – 2011 is 181 Million

Population – 1210.19 million [Males – 623.7 million (51.54%) Females – 586.46 million (48.46%)]

            Top Populous of the Country
1 Uttar Pradesh 19,98,12,341
2 Maharashtra 11,23,74,333
3 Bihar 10,40,99,452
4 West Bengal 9,12,76,115
5 Andhra Pradesh 8,45,80,777
           Least Populous of the Country
1 Lakshadweep 64,473
2 Daman and Diu 2,43,247
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 3,43,709
4 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 3,80,581
5 Sikkim 6,10,577

Population Highlight

Highest Populous UT Delhi
Least Populous UT Lakshadweep
Highest Populous state Uttar Pradesh
Least populous state Sikkim
Highest urban Population in india (state& UT) Maharashtra – 4,11,00,980
Lowest urban Population in india (state& UT) Lakshadweep – 26,967
Highest Rular Population in india (state& UT) Uttar Pradesh – 13,16,58,339
Lowest Rular Population in india (state& UT) Lakshadweep – 33,683

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

Sex ratio in India 943
Highest sex ratio in state Kerala (1084)
Lowest sex ratio in state Haryana (879)
Highest sex ratio in UT Pondicherry (1037)
Lowest sex ratio in UT Daman and Diu (618)
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio 914
Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in state Mizoram (971)
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in state Haryana (830)

Literacy Rate in India

Total Person Literacy Rate 74%
Males 82.14%
Females 65.46%
Highest Literacy Rate in State Kerala (94%)
Lowest Literacy Rate in State Bihar (61.8%)
Hightest Literacy Rate in UT Lakshadweep (91%)
Lowest Literacy Rate in UT Dadra and Nagar Haveli (76.24%)

List Of Mergers & Acquisitions Of Bank In India

List Of Mergers & Acquisitions Of Bank In India

5189   24-Jun-2018, Sun

From 2010 to 2017
Name of the Banks Acquired  Name of the Banks got Merged Year of Merging happened
State Bank of India Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) 2017
State Bank of India State Bank of Travancore (SBT) 2017
State Bank of India State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) 2017
State Bank of India State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) 2017
State Bank of India State Bank of Mysore (SBM) 2017
State Bank of India State Bank of Patiala (SBP) 2017
Kotak Mahindra Bank ING Vyasa Bank 2014
ICICI Bank Bank of Rajasthan Ltd. 2010


From 2000 to 2009
Name of the Banks Acquired Name of the Banks got Merged Year of Merging happened
HDFC Bank Centurion Bank of Punjab 2008
ICICI Bank Ltd Sangli Bank 2007
Indian Overseas Bank Bharat Overseas Bank 2007
Centurion Bank of Punjab Lord Krishna Bank 2006
Federal Bank Ganesh Bank of Kurandwad 2006
 Nainital Bank Bank of Baroda 2006
IDBI Ltd United Western Bank 2006
IDBI Ltd IDBI Bank 2005
Bank of Punjab(POB) Centurion Bank 2005
Bank of Baroda South Gujarat Local Area Bank 2004
Oriental Bank of Commerce Global Trust Bank 2004
Punjab National Bank Nedungadi Bank Ltd. 2003
ICICI Bank ICICI Ltd. 2002
Bank of Baroda Benares State Bank Ltd. 2002
ICICI Bank Ltd Bank of Madura Ltd 2001
HDFC Bank Ltd. Times Bank Ltd. 2000


From 1990 to 1999
Name of the Banks Acquired Name of the Banks got Merged Year of Merging happened
Bank of Baroda Bareilly Corporation Bank Ltd. 1999
Union Bank of India Sikkim Bank Ltd. 1999
Oriental Bank of Commerce Bari Doab Bank Ltd. 1997
Oriental Bank of Commerce Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd. 1996
State Bank of India Kashinath State Bank Ltd 1995
Bank of India Bank of Karad Ltd. 1994
Punjab National Bank New Bank of India 1993
 Bank Of India Parur Central Bank Ltd. 1990
Central Bank Of India  Purbanchal Bank Ltd. 1990
Indian Bank Bank of Thanjavur Ltd. 1990
Indian Overseas Bank Bank of Tamilnadu Ltd 1990


Before 1990
Name of the Banks Acquired Name of the Banks got Merged Year of Merging happened
Allahabad Bank United Industrial Bank Limited 1989
Bank of Baroda Traders Bank Ltd 1988
Punjab National Bank Hindustan Commercial Bank Ltd 1986
State Bank of India Bank of Cochin Ltd 1985
Canara Bank Lakshmi Commercial Bank Ltd 1985
Union Bank of India Miraj State Bank Ltd 1985
State Bank of India National Bank of Lahore Ltd 1970
State Bank of India Bank of Bihar Ltd 1969

List Important International Organizations And Their Headquarters

List Important International Organizations And Their Headquarters

11620   24-Jun-2018, Sun

  1. World Trade Organization (WTO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Roberto Azevedo
  • Founded on – 1 January, 1995
  1. World Health Organization (WHO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Dr Margaret Chan
  • Founded on – 7 April, 1948
  1. World Economic Forum (WEF) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Klaus Schwab
  • Founded on – 1971
  1. International Labour Organisation (ILO) – 
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Guy Ryder
  • Founded on – 1919
  1. United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – MukhisaKituyi
  • Founded on – 1964
  1. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) –
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head – Michel Jarraud
  • Founded on – 1950
  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF) –
  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Head – Christine Lagarde
  • Founded on – 27 December, 1945
  1. The World Bank –
  • Headquarters – Washington DC, US
  • Founded on – July, 1944
  • President- Jim Young Kim
  1. United Nations Organization (UN) –
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Secretary general– Ban Ki-moon
  • Founded on – 1945
  1. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) –
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Head – Anthony Lake
  • Founded on – December, 1946
  1. United Nations Education Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) –
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Irina Bokova
  • Founded on – 16 November, 1945
  1. Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) –
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Head – Jose Angel Gurria
  • Founded on – 30 September, 1961
  1. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) –
  • Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
  • Head – Philip M. Breedlove
  • Founded on – 4 April, 1949
  1. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) –
  • Headquarters – London, UK
  • Head – Ki Tack Lim
  • Founded on – 1959
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) –
  • Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Yukiya Amano
  • Founded on – July 29, 1957
  1. Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) –
  • Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
  • Head – Diezani Alison-Madueke
  • Founded on – 1961-62
  1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) –
  • Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Head – Thomas Bach
  • Founded on – 23 June, 1894
  1. Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) –
  • Headquarters – Rome, Italy
  • Head – Jose Graziano da Silva
  • Founded on -16 October, 1945

National Parks in India

The National Parks in India

8385   18-Jun-2018, Mon

National Parks in India




1. Bandhavgarh National Park

Madhya Pradesh

2. Kanha National Park

Madhya Pradesh

3. Panna National Park

Madhya Pradesh

4. Pench National Park

Madhya Pradesh

5. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary


6. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary


7. Eravikulam National Park


8. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary


9. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary


10. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary


11. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


12. Keoladeo National Park


13. Nagarhole National Park


14. Ranthambore National Park


15. Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary


16. Rajaji National Park


17. Corbett National Park


18. Manas National Park


19. Kaziranga National Park


20. Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary


21. Mahim Nature Park


22. Dachigam National Park


23. Hemis High Altitude Park


24. Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary


25. Nandankanan Zoo


26. Similipal National Park


27. Bandipur National Park


28. Dandeli National Park


29. Dudhwa National Park

Uttar Pradesh

30. Gir National Park


31. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary


32. Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary


33. Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary

Himachal Pradesh

34. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Haryana (Gurgoan)

35. Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

West Bengal