11 October 2013

Something about India and Time

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All about India 

A very good wiki book about India, giving full general details - here

National Indian symbols

  • National Anthem - Jana-gana-mana; composed by Rabindranath Tagore
  • National Animal - Tiger (Bengal)
  • National Bird - Peacock
  • National Flower - Lotus
  • National Fruit - Mango
  • National Game - Hockey
  • National Tree - Banyan
  • National Song - Vande Mataram; composed by Bankim Chandra Chaterjee
  • National Emblem - Ahoka Lion (Sarnath Lion)

Some websites

  • More about State-wise symbols - here
  • List of Indian heritage sites - here
  • Sculpture in India - here
  • Indian Architecture - here

Indian Architecture Types

  1. Colonial Architecture 
  2. Indo-Islamic Architecture
  3. Ancient Architecture
  4. Cave Architecture
  5. Rock cut Architecture
  6. Temple Architecture

Time standards 

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Also referred as mean solar time at the royal observatory in Greenwich, London is adopted as the global time standard. 

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is one of several closely related successors to GMT. But UTC is more specific than GMT and GMT is no longer precisely defined by the scientific community.

UTC is the time standard used for many Internet , www standards, aviation, weather forecasts and maps all use UTC to avoid confusion about time zones and daylight saving time.

International Atomic Time (TAI) is the primary standard from which other time standards, including UTC , are calculated. 

Universal Time (UT) is a time scale based on the mean solar day, defined to be as uniform as possible despite variations in earth's rotation.
Sidereal time is time by the stars.

More study about time systems - here

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