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  1. Best Selling Notification Book:: The bible is the best selling notification book of all time. Since 1815, more than 2.5 billion copies have been sold worldwide. It has been translated in to more than 2200 languages and dialects.
  2. Fear of Thirteen:: The word "triskaidekaphobia" means "fear of Friday the 13th", it also means" "superstition" about the number thirteen in general.
  3. Diamond Jubilee:: Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch with a Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The last Diamond Jubilee was that of Queen Victoria in 1897
  4. Saudi Woman & Olympics:: Wojdan Shaherkani become the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in the Olympics. She competed in Judo at the 2012 London Olympics.
  5. Biggest Mango Producer:: India Grows approximately 16.34 million tonnes of mangos in a year, the weight equivalent to 107000 blue whales.
  6. Younger Indians:: The average Indians is nearly 20 years younger than the average Japanese (26 vs 45). Indians are also around ten years younger than the average Chinese.
  7. Christians in Pakistan: 2.8mn Christians live in Pakistan. They make up only 1.6% of the population of more than 170 mn
  8. Deepest Trenches: The eight deepest ocean trenches of the world would be deep enough to submearge Mount Everest which is 8846 m above sea level.
  9. Breakfast in 3 minutes: A new study has found that Britons on average spend just 3 minutes and 15 seconds on a weekday morning meal. Some are so pressed of time that they offen eat breakfast standing up. Only half of Britons eat breakfast at all.
  10. Arun Majumdar: Indian-American Arun Majumdar has been nominated as the US Under Secretary of Energy by President Obama.
  11. Abacus: Calculating instrument uses beads that slide along a series of wires or rods set in a rnframe to represent the decimal places. Probably of Babylonian origin, it is the ancestor of the modern digital calculator. Used by merchants in the Middle Ages throughout Europe and the Arabic world, it was gradually replaced by arithmetic based on Hindu-Arabic numerals. Though rarely used in Europe past the 18th century, it is still used in the Middle East, China, and Japan.
  12. AIDS:: Acquired Immuno deficiency Syndrome: Transmissible disease of the immune system caused by HIV. AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection, during which time the individual develops frequently fatal infections and cancers, including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia,cytomegalovirus (CMV), lymphoma, and Kaposi sarcoma.  HIV ( Early Stage of AIDS) are believed to have originated in African Green Monkey and Chimpanzee in West-central Africa and were transferred to humans in the early 20th century. HIV is transmitted primarily via unprotected sexual intercourse (including anal and even oral sex), contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding The first AIDS cases were identified in 1981, HIV was isolated in 1983, and blood tests were developed by 1985. According to the UN's 2004 report on AIDS, some 38 million people are living with HIV, approximately 5 million people become infected annually, and about 3 million people die each year from AIDS. Some 20 million people have died of the disease since 1981. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for some 70 percent of all HIV infections. Rates of infection are lower in other parts of the world, but the epidemic is spreading rapidly in eastern Europe, India, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
  13. Aaron:: Brother of Moses and traditional founder and head of the priesthood of ancient Israel: According to the Bible, he was the spokesman for Moses and played a central role in forcing the pharaoh to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt. God charged Aaron and Moses with commemorating the event at Passover, and Aaron and his sons were given priestly authority by Moses. Though Aaron is a pivotal figure in Exodus, he nearly fades from view thereafter. He is mentioned as the one responsible for the Israelites's idolatrous worship of the golden calf while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Law from God. His death at age 123 is noted in Numbers.
  14. Worlds Trade organization::

    The world trade organization (WTO) is an international body whose purpose is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. As such, it has become closely associated with globalization.Based in Geneva, the WTO was set up in 1995, replacing another international organization known as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) . The WTO has a much broader scope than GATT regulated trade in merchandise goods, the WTIO also covers trade in services, such as telecommunications and banking and other issues such as intellectual property rights. Membership of the WTO now stands at 155 countries. China formally joined the body in December 2001 after a 15-year battle.

    Head Quarter: Centre William Rappard, 154 Rue De Lausanne , CH -1211, Geneva 21, Switzerland.
    Website: www.wto.int
    Director General: Pascal Lamy (France)
  15. The Commonwealth:

    Formerly known as the British Commonwealth of Nations, the Commonwealth is a loose association of former British colonies, dependencies and other territories- and Mozambique, which has no historical ties to Britain.The Commonwealth has no constitution or charter, but the heads of government of its member states hold Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) every two year to discuss issues of common interest.

    Founded: 1931
    Member: 54 states
    Head Quarter (Secretariat): Marlborough House Pail Mail, London, SW1Y 5HX, UK
    Secretary-General: Kamlesh Sharma (India)
    Website :www.thecommonwealth.org
  16. G 20::

    The G 20 (more formally, the Group of Twenty finance Minister and Central Bank Government) is a group of finance ministers and center bank governors from 20 economies; 19 of the worlds largest national Economies, plus the European Union (EU) Collectively, the G-20 economies comprise 85% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including EU intra trade) and two third of the world population.The G-20 operates without a permanent secretariat or staff. The chair rotates annually among the members and is selected from a different regional grouping of countries.There are 20 Members of the G-20. These include the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries. France, Germany, India ,Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia , Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey United Kingdom, United States. The 20th member is the European Union, which is represented by the rotating Council presidency and the European Central Bank.

  17. G 8:

    With no headquarter, budget or permanent staff, the Group of Eight is an informal but exclusive body whose members set out to tackle global challeges through discussion and action. The G8 comprises seven of the worlds leading industrialised nations, and Russia.

    Founded :1975, Rambouillet, France
    Original Members: France, Germany, Italy , Japan , UK, US.
    Later Members: Canada (joined at 1976 Summit, San Juan, Puerto Rico), Russia ( Joined at 1998 Summit, Birmingham, UK)
  18. INTERPOL: Interpol is the worlds largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
    HQ: Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon France.
    Secretary- General: Ronald K. Noble
    Website: www.interpol.int
  19. Aromatherapy:

    Aromatherapy or technique is based on the skilled and controlled use of plant essences and essential oils. These oils are extracted from different part of the plant (flowers, leaves, stems, roots, seeds etc.) Aromatherapy is the treatment or prevention of disease by use of essential oils. Other stated uses include pain and anxiety reduction, enhancement of energy and short-term memory, relaxation, hair loss prevention, and reduction of eczema-induced itching.[ Lemon oil is uplifting and anti-stress/anti-depressant, Peppermint oil is often used to deter ants, Both lavender and Tea tree oil are used as antiseptics, Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile and Peppermint are used for anti-stress, anti-anxiety and as an anti-depressant, Sage oil has been suggested to boost short-term memory performance

    rnOnce a French chemist Rene Maurica Gatte Fosse in 1920, was working in his lab. Accidently he burnt his hand and more out of reflex than reason , he immediately immersed his hand in a vat of pure lavender oil. To his immense surprise, there was an immediate cooling effect and also oil healed his hand without any blister or scar. This motivated him to pursue research for other possible therapeutic effects of essential oil and hence originated aroma therapy.
  20. First Surgery: The first recorded surgical operation done under anaesthetia was to remove a cyst from a man''s neck. This took place in Georgia, USA in 1842. The surgen used Ether as the anaesthetic.

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