’Statue Of Unity’ Launched

The 182-metre-tall ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest statue in the world was unveiled on October 31. The Statue of Unity...

India-UN Sustainable Development Framework 2018-2022

CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, signed the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF)...

New Inscribed World Heritage Properties by UNESCO in 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the...

112 First Ladies of India Honoured

The Minister of Women and Child Development, felicitated 112 exceptional women achievers in New Delhi. The initiative is in the spirit of Beti Bachao Beti...

UNESCO World Intangible Heritage List 2017

New elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible...

‘Youthquake’ Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries has declared "Youthquake" as 2017 Word of the Year. "Youthquake" was first coined in the 1960s by Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, who used...

International Universal Health Coverage Day

The United Nations has designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. UN General Assembly – composed of all 193 UN Member States –...

Energy Conservation Day on 14 December

The Energy Conservation Day is organized on 14th December each year by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power, with an aim to...

Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission has launched the Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day on 15th December 2017. The day marked the Community Drive Initiative in which...

National Energy Conservation Day on 14th December

To drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power, celebrates the National...

Chairman of Anti-Profiteering Authority

The Government appointed senior IAS officer B.N. Sharma, as the first Chairman of this apex Authority in the rank of Secretary to Government of...

V.O. Chidambaranar Port Creates New Record

V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Chennai created a new record for single day handling of cargo, when it handled 36,526 Metric Tonnes of...

Hornbill Festival in News

The President of India inaugurated the Hornbill Festival and State Formation Day celebrations of Nagaland on December 1, 2017 in Kisama. The Hornbill Festival is...

World Soil Day Observed

Every year World Soil Day is celebrated on 5th December. In India, Soil Health Card scheme was launched in February 2015 in Rajasthan. India’s strengths...

National Agricultural Education Day

Union Minister of Agriculture addressing the Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar on the occasion of National Agricultural Education Day on...

Kandla Port Renamed as Deendayal Port

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port. Ports in India are generally named after...

Book ‘Minimally Invasive GI Cancer Surgery’

The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has released two books titled ‘Minimally Invasive GI Cancer Surgery’ authored by renowned laparoscopic surgeon, Dr....

India’s First Aviation University

Indian government has established the first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district. The central university was planned as an autonomous body...

World’s Oldest Man Dies Recently

113 year old, world’s oldest man Israel Kristal has passed away. He lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. Last year Guinness World...

Women Hackathon for Smart Cities

 Visakhapatnam hosted the first women Hackathon for smart cities in India in August 2017. Students from Tech Foundation and US Consulate General Hyderabad organised the...

‘Blue Whale’ Game in News

The Blue Whale Game also "Blue Whale Challenge", is an Internet "game" that is claimed to exist in several countries. The game allegedly consists of...

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day (EDD), is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the...

National Nutrition Week

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is...

Train with Solar Power Generation on Roof Top

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation on roof top of its coaches has been dedicated to the...

American Woman Conquers K2

Vanessa O’Brien has become the first American woman to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain at 8,611 meters. The mountain is located at Pakistan’s...

Eid al-Adha Dates Announced

Eid al-Adha also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the...

Grand Mosque in Mecca

Saudi Binladin Group will restart work on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The Great Mosque of Mecca also called the...

‘Timbuktu Cultural Sites’ in News

For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros...

World Elephant Day

Indian Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ in a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day....

Sitaram Completes Bharat Parikrama Padyatra

Shri Sitaram Kedilaya met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful completion of Bharat Parikrama Padyatra undertaken by him. Shri Kedilaya had embarked on...

Development of New National Waterways in India

To promote Inland Water Transport (IWT) in the country, 111 waterways, have been declared as National Waterways under the National Waterways Act, 2016.  Of...

August Month Important Days

International Beer Day – first Friday of August Emancipation Day (Jamaica) - August 1 Yorkshire Day – August 1 Friendship Day – first Sunday of August World Anglo...

‘International Organization for Migration’ in News

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced...

Island Named After Abdul Kalam

The Odisha government has named the Outer Wheeler Island under Chandabali tehsil in Bhadrak district as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to...

Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Yoga was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 11th session of Intergovernmental Committee held from 28th November...

India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management

The Election Commission of India has set up the India International Institute of Democracy & Election Management (IIIDEM) as its advance training and resources...

Passport Seva Divas

The Ministry of External affairs celebrated the completion of 50 years of the Passport Act 1967 as the 5th Passport Seva Divas and a...

New Record for Solo Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Francis Joyon from France beat his own record for the solo trans-Atlantic crossing. He set a new benchmark of five days two hours and seven minutes. Joyon...

Vice President Releases Book ‘Isthmus of Time’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has released the book ‘Isthmus of Time’ authored by Anshuman Gaur and published by Milap Publications. The...

EC Disqualifies MLA in Madhya Pradesh

The Election Commission disqualified Madhya Pradesh MLA Narottam Mishra for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure. He was disqualified for three years  and his election...

New Germany Visa Centre Opened

The new Germany Visa Application Centre got inaugurated in Langford Town by representatives from the Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru. Germany visa applicants can...

Noble Sanctuary Temple Mount in News

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif is a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is one of the...

Book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Perspectives’

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’. He received the first...

NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance

As a leading player in the world energy sector, NTPC recognized the potential of cutting edge technology in further improving its services and efficiency. The...

UNICEF Initiative ‘Super Dads’

The UNICEF initiative ‘Super Dads’ comes on Father’s Day on 18 June. It celebrates fatherhood and highlights the importance of love, play, protection and good...

World’s Largest Lithium Battery in News

The world's largest lithium ion battery is being installed in South Australia. This 100-megawatt battery will produce enough electricity for 30,000 homes. The huge lithium...

New World Heritage Inscribed Properties 2017

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee took place on 2 July at the Royal Palace of Wawel in Krakow, Poland. The Committee...

Presidential Retreat ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 'Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The main restored and renovated building of 'Ashiana' was inaugurated by...

Israeli Flower Named After PM Modi

A fast-growing Israeli flower has been named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a special gesture to mark the first visit by an Indian...

July Month Important Days

1 July (first Saturday in July): International Day of Cooperatives 1 July: Canada Day 1 July: Chartered Accountants' Day (India) 1 July: International Chicken Wing Day 1 July:...

National Statistics Day Observed

In recognition of the notable contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning, Government...

Guinness World Records Created With Divyangjans

The biggest ever ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for Distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan’ was organised at Rajkot (Gujarat) by the Department of...

International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event that aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be...

ATM Machines Celebrates 50th Anniversary

An automated teller machine, known in the United States of America as an automatic teller machine. Thanks to an invention accredited to John Shepherd-Barron...

Indian National Flag Unfurled on Mt. Everest

The Indian Naval Mountaineering team comprising eleven summiteers (9 on Mt Everest & 2 on Lhotse) have successfully unfurled National flag and Naval Ensign...

List of Important Days of June Month

1 June - Global Day of Parents 1 June - World Milk Day June 3rd Sunday: Father’s Day 4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of...

India’s First Underwater Metro Tunnel

Construction of the country’s first underwater metro tunnel commenced on the banks of Hooghly river in Howrah of West Bengal. The tunnelling work under the...

Book ‘A Life with Wildlife: From Princely India to Present’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released the book ‘A Life with Wildlife: from Princely India to the Present’ authored by Dr....

Ex-Panamanian Dictator Dies

Panama is a country usually considered to be entirely in North America or Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west,...

International Day for Biodiversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created...

India Becomes Second Largest Telephone Network in World

India now has the second largest network in the world, next only to China. India crossed the landmark of one billion telephone subscribers in...

Book ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee received the first copies of books ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’ and ‘Marching with a...

India’s First ‘Village of Books’

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated India’s first ‘village of books’ in village of Bhilar in Satara district. This project was undertaken by the Marathi...

World’s Largest Solar Park in India

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is a solar park spread over a total area of 5,932.32 acres (24.0072 km2) in Panyam mandal of Kurnool...

First DNA Bank for Wildlife

Scientists at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly are in the process of collecting DNA samples of all wild animals to set...

Guinness World Record in Marathon

A 21-year-old student in the U.K. has broken a Guinness World Record by running the fastest half marathon dressed as a musical instrument. He bettered...

Worldwide Mozilla Innovation Challenge

An IIT Bombay (IIT-B) project facilitating broadband access in rural India has won a worldwide Mozilla innovation challenge. As part of the prize, the premier...

Peggy Whitson Makes Spacewalk Record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new spacewalking record for women in space as she and fellow NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough ventured outside the...

India’s Second Tallest Flag Post

Kolhapur city in Maharashtra get a 300-foot-high flag post to fly the tricolour, which is the second tallest in the country. The post was installed...

China Nominates Tai Chi for UNESCO Heritage

China has nominated Tai Chi, a form of ancient martial art, for inclusion in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. China attempted to get...

World Cartoon Day

5th May, 2017 was observed as World Cartoon Day. More than three decades ago on May 5, the first colour cartoon ‘The Yellow Kid’ was published. History: In...

Dhola-Sadia Bridge is Longest Bridge of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Dhola- Sadia bridge in Assam to the nation. The length of the bridge is 9.16 kilometres and this will...

Book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’ Released

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’ from Prof. Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay in Kolkata, West...

First Indian Woman To Scale Mount Everest 4 Times

Arunachal Pradesh’s Anshu Jamsenpa made history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. Ms Jamsenpa scaled the...

Indian Climbed 8516 Meter High Mt Lhotse

Indian climber Debasish Biswas and a woman climber from New Zealand successfully climbed 8516 meter high Mt Lhotse. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in...

Time’s Top 100 Most Influential People List

2017 LIST Pioneers 1. Samantha Bee 2. Chance the Rapper 3. Constance Wu 4. Gavin Grimm 5. Kirsten Green 6. Bob Ferguson 7. Ivanka Trump 8. Demis Hassabis 9. Barbara Lynch 10. Hamdi Ulukaya 11. Jared...

Re-imagined Version of Google Earth Launched

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a simulacrum of the Earth based on satellite imagery. It maps the Earth by the superimposition...

Nuclear Fuel Complex Creates World Record

The Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), the supplier of fuel for powering the country’s nuclear power programme, has set a world record by producing 1512...

Indian Climbers Reaches Top of Mt Everest

Six Indian climbers reached the top of Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Suresh Babu, Durga Rao Kunja, Bharat Thammineni, Krishna Rao Vooyaka, Satya Rao...

World Record in Corneal Transplants

The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has performed 2,043 corneal transplants in the financial year ended March, 2017. It was a world record in number...

PM Visits Seema Malaka Temple

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived in Colombo, the capital city of Srilanka. He was received at the airport by the Sri Lankan Prime...

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each year on 10 May to highlight the need for international cooperation to conserve migratory birds and their habitats...

First Woman High Court Chief Justice Passes Away

Justice Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court, died at the age of 86 recently. Born in 1930 in Lucknow, Ms...

India Elected to Head UN-Habitat Organisation

India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally...

146 Year Old Person Dies

An Indonesian man reported to be the world's oldest person died at the age of 146. Sodimejo, who was known locally as Mbah Gotho, was...

Important International Days: May Month

May 1-International Workers' Day 2 May-World Tuna Day 3 May-World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO) May 4-International Firefighters' Day, Star Wars Day May 4: Coal Miners’ Day May 5-International Midwives...

National Waterways of India

Name River States Length of NW (km) NW1 Allahabad-Haldia stretch of the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly Rivers UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal 1620 NW2 Sadiya-Dhubri Stretch of Brahmaputra River Assam 891 NW3 Kollam-Kozhikode Stretch of West Coast Canal and Champakara...

World Press Freedom Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the...

Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas

National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) is observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on May 02,2017 at 12 locations, namely- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur,...

Pink Diamond Sold for $71.2 Million

59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. It has set a new world...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The ILO celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and...

International Girls in ICT Day

United Nations agencies on 27 April introduced thousands of girls and women to careers in coding and robotics as part of its annual 'International...

Indian PM Modi to Inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Colombo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Colombo on May 12. "Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of...

Sikhism Gurudwara ‘Langar’ Enters Guinness World Record

A gurdwara in Dubai broke the world record for serving free breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar...

Book ‘Matoshree’ Released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book 'Matoshree', based on life of Maratha Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, authored by the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Speaker...

Malala Yousafzai Gets Canadian Citizenship

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has received honorary Canadian citizenship. Yousafzai, an Pakistani education activist who came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in...

World’s Oldest Person Dies

Emma Morano in Italy (117) believed to be the world's oldest person and the last surviving child of the 19th century, died recently. Morano, who...

Malala Yousafzai Designated UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus...

International Day for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June...

International Day of Human Space Flight

In 2011, the UN General Assembly declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate each year at the international...