2nd Class General Knowledge World Overview Notes - World Overview

Notes - World Overview

Category : 2nd Class

World Overview

 Interesting Facts

  •          The blue .wheel in India's flag has 24 spokes which represent the 24 hours of the day.
  •          The red circle of Bangladesh's flag represent the lushness and blood of those who died for independence.
  •          The popular nickname for USA's flag is Betsy Ross kept after the name of woman that made the first flag.
  •          The flag of UK is actually made up of the three flags of England, Scotland and Ireland.

 

S. no.

Country

Flag

1.

Australia

2.

Bangladesh

3.

Canada

4.

France

5.

India

6.

Japan

7.

Pakistan

8.

Sri Lanka

9.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

10.

United States of America (USA)

11.

United Kingdom (UK)

 Do you know?

  •           The popular nickname for USA?s flag is Betsy Ross kept after the name of woman that made the first flag.
  •           The flag of UK is actually made up of the three flags of England, Scotland and Ireland.

 Interesting Facts

  •          In Arabic, Taj Mahal is known as "Crown of Places".
  •          The Great Wall of China is wide enough in some places to drive a car over it.
  •          There are 354 stairs to reach the Statue of Liberty's Crown.
  •          Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and also have the highest number of stories.
  •          The Lotus temple is also known as Bahai house of worship.
  •          Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and stands at 3,776 metres.

 

Some Important Places

1.

'The statue of liberty' -New York (USA).

2.

Great wall of china -Beijing (china)

3.

Taj Mahal -Agra (India)

4.

The Colosseum -Rome (Italy)

5.

Burj Khalifa -Dubai

6.

Lotus Temple -Delhi (India)

7.

The Pyramids of Giza -Egypt

8.

Sydney Opera House- Australia 

9.

Mount Fuji -japan

10.

Christ the Redeemer- Brazil

           

 

Do you know?

  •          Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and also have the highest number of stories.
  •         The Lotus temple is also known as Bahai house of worship.
  •         Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and stands at 3,776 metres.

 Do you know?

  •           Christ the Redeemer statue is covered with 6 Million stone tiles.
  •           The 1st Republic bay was celebrated 3 Years after we got Independence.

 

Important Days

1.

10th January -World Hindi Day

2.

12th January -National Youth Day

3.

15th January -Army Day

4.

4th February -World Cancer Day

5.

8th March -International Woman?s Day

6.

21st March ?World Poetry Day

7.

7th April -World Health Day

8.

5th June -World Environment Day 

9.

21th June -International Day

10.

1st July -Doctor?s Day

11.

8th September -International Literacy Day 

12.

27th September -World Tourism Day

13.

5th October -World Teacher?s Day

14.

16th October -World Food Day   

15.

10th December -Human Rights Day

 

Some Famous Personalities

 1.            Albert Einstein: He is the most famous scientist and works in the Field of Science and Technology.

 

2.            Nelson Mandela; He was the first black president of South Africa. He worked to achieve human rights.

 

3.            Mother Teresa: Mother Teresa was a social worker. She helped old, poor and sick people.

 

4.         Donald Trump: He is the 45th and current president of the United states.

 

5.            Charlie Chaplin: Charlie Chaplin was the powerful actor who set stage for comedy.

 

6.            Neil Armstrong: He was the first person to set foot on the Moon, in 1969.

 

7.            Rabindranath Tagore: He worked in the field of literature and music.

 

 

8.            Walt Disney: He was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character 'Mickey'.

 

do you know?

  •           The Footprints made by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are still on the moon.
  •           Rabindranath Tagore has written national anthems for two countries i.e., India and Bangladesh.
  •           Walt Disney began developing his skills as a Cartoonist as a young kid.
  •           Mandela's birth name was Rolihiahla.
  •           In addition to promoting literacy, Teresa taught the children basic hygiene.
  •           Charlie Chaplin was the first actor to appear on Time Magazine.

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