Ancient Cemetery Discovered in China

Archaeologists have discovered a 6,000-year-old cemetery in China’s Shaanxi province. The cemetery, covering about 90,000 sq.metres, is located near the Yangguanzhai ruins, which belonged to...

National Sports Day

Dhyan Chand was born on the 29th of August in 1905. To commemorate his birth anniversary, in 2012, the Government of India designated 29...

Cherry Blossom Festival Starts in Meghalaya

India's first Cherry Blossom Festival has been started in Meghalaya. The Cherry Blossom Festival, popularly known as Sakura Festival in Japan, is held in...

Dr Pandya Shortlisted for NASA Space Mission

An Indian-origin lady neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA)...

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...

Corruption Index: Transparency International

Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 Rank Country/territory 2015 Score 2014 Score 2013 Score 2012 Score 1 Denmark 91 92 91 90 2 Finland 90 89 89 90 3 Sweden 89 87 89 88 4 New Zealand 88 91 91 90 5 Netherlands 87 83 83 84 5 Norway 87 86 86 85 7 Switzerland 86 86 85 86 8 Singapore 85 84 86 87 9 Canada 83 81 81 84 10 Germany 81 79 78 79 10 Luxembourg 81 82 80 80 10 United Kingdom 81 78 76 74 13 Australia 79 80 81 85 13 Iceland 79 79 78 82 15 Belgium 77 76 75 75 16 Austria 76 72 69 69 16 United States 76 74 73 73 18 Hong Kong 75 74 75 77 18 Ireland 75 74 72 69 18 Japan 75 76 74 74 21 Uruguay 74 73 73 72 22 Qatar 71 69 68 68 23 Chile 70 73 71 72 23 Estonia 70 69 68 64 23 France 70 69 71 71 23 United Arab Emirates 70 70 69 68 27 Bhutan 65 65 63 63 28 Botswana 63 63 64 65 28 Portugal 63 63 62 63 30 Poland 62 61 60 58 30 Taiwan 62 61 61 61 32 Cyprus 61 63 63 66 32 Israel 61 60 61 60 32 Lithuania 61 58 57 54 35 Slovenia 60 58 57 61 36 Spain 58 60 59 65 37 Czech Republic 56 51 48 49 37 Korea (South) 56 55 55 56 37 Malta 56 55 56 57 40 Cape Verde 55 57 58 60 40 Costa Rica 55 54 53 54 40 Latvia 55 55 53 49 40 Seychelles 55 55 54 52 44 Rwanda 54 49 53 53 45 Jordan 53 49 45 48 45 Mauritius 53 54 52 57 45 Namibia 53 49 48 48 48 Georgia 52 52 49 52 48 Saudi Arabia 52 49 46 44 50 Bahrain 51 49 48 51 50 Croatia 51 48 48 46 50 Hungary 51 54 54 55 50 Slovakia 51 50 47 46 54 Malaysia 50 52 50 49 55 Kuwait 49 44 43 44 56 Cuba 47 46 46 48 56 Ghana 47 48 46 45 58 Greece 46 43 40 36 58 Romania 46 43 43 44 60 Oman 45 45 47 47 61 Italy 44 43 43 42 61 Lesotho 44 49 49 45 61 Montenegro 44 42 44 41 61 Senegal 44 43 41 36 61 South Africa 44 44 42 43 66 Sao Tome and Principe 42 42 42 42 66 The FYR...

Sunny Verghese Joins Business Commission

A Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has become a member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. The Business Commission's mission is to make a...

Fortune Businessperson of Year Full List

RANK NAME TITLE COMPANY 1 Mark Zuckerberg CEO Facebook 2 Jeff Bezos CEO Amazon 3 Mary Dillon CEO Ulta Beauty 4 Larry Page CEO Alphabet 5 Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft 6 Brad Smith CEO Intuit 7 Jen Hsun Huang CEO Nvidia 8 Cheng Wei CEO Didi Chuxing 9 Rodney Sacks CEO Monster Beverage 10 Jack Ma Executive Chairman Alibaba 11 Tim Cook CEO Apple 12 Mary Barra CEO General Motors 13 Reed Hastings CEO Netflix 14 Delos “Toby” Cosgrove CEO Cleveland Clinic 15 Travis Kalanick CEO Uber 16 Wang...

Sagar Parikrama Project: Main Features

Project ‘Sagar Parikarma’ was launched in 2007. The objective of the project was solo-circumnavigation of the Globe in a sailboat. This was successfully accomplished...

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...

Anti Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This...

Oil Refineries in India

Guwahati Refinery, (Assam) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Guwahati Refinery, the first in public sector, was set up in collaboration with Rumania at a cost...

World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day was celebrated on 29 September 2016. The World Maritime Day theme for 2016 is "Shipping: indispensable to the world". The theme was chosen...

Rio de Janeiro Gets World Heritage Status

Rio de Janeiro has entered in the UN’s list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches. The...

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...

Submarine Day

Indian Navy’s submarine arm will complete 50 years on December 8, 2017. Submarine Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of the submarine...

List of Renamed States and Cities

Renamed States East Punjab to Punjab (change effective from 26 January 1950; state later trifurcated into modern-day Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab under the Punjab...

Important Days in November Month

2 November: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 5 November: World Tsunami Awareness Day 6 November: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of...

World Radio Day

World Radio Day is celebrated every year on 13th of February to celebrate radio as the medium for entertainment, information and the mode for...

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...

Universities Funded by Ministry of Culture

There are four teaching institutions declared as deemed to be Universities under Ministry of Culture. There are no institutions under the administrative control of Ministry...

Engineers Day

Engineers Day Celebration Date is different across various countries. Most of the countries including India celebrates Engineers Day (also called Engineering Day) on a...

Updated UNESCO Heritage Protection List

Three cultural elements in Portugal, Uganda and Ukraine have been inscribed to the United Nations list of cultural traditions. The meeting in Ethiopia of parties...

Postage Stamp on Yogoda Satsang Math

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math. Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) celebrated its 100 years...

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...

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...

Jnanpith Awards Winners Full List

List of award recipients, showing the year, and language(s) Year Recipient(s) Language 1965 (1st) G. Sankara Kurup Malayalam 1966 (2nd) Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Bengali 1967 (3rd) Umashankar Joshi Gujarati 1967 (3rd) Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kuvempu) Kannada 1968 (4th) Sumitranandan Pant Hindi 1969 (5th) Firaq Gorakhpuri Urdu 1970 (6th) Viswanatha Satyanarayana Telugu 1971 (7th) Bishnu Dey Bengali 1972 (8th) Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Hindi 1973 (9th) D. R. Bendre Kannada 1973 (9th) Gopinath...

INS Gets New President and Members

Somesh Sharma of Rashtradoot Saptahik is elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2016-17. Sharma succeeds P.V. Chandran of Grihalakshmi (Mathrubhumi Group). Akila Urankar...

‘Surreal’ is 2016 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary named surreal its Word of the Year 2016, the honour given to the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups...

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...

Book ‘Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has received the first copy of the Book titled ‘Hope in a challenged democracy; An Indian...

World’s Largest Rhino Horn Found

World's largest horn of one-horned rhinoceros, was found in Nagaon treasury (Assam) during verification process. The weight of the horn is 3.051 kg and has...

Aditya Puri Ranked 36th in Fortune List

HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri has been ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune’s top 50 business persons list for 2016, and is the only...

First Foreign ‘Artist In-Residence’ in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Well-known painter and freedom fighter Shahabuddin Ahmed of Bangladesh will be the first foreign artist to live in Rashtrapati Bhavan as a guest of...

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...

Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2016

Four Indian women are in the new list of Forbes’ world’s 100 most powerful women who are building billion-dollar brands and calling the shots...

Air Force Association Annual Day

Air Force Association is a welfare organisation in the non-governmental sector, actively involved in the welfare of air veterans and their families since 15...

Yoga in UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage

Yoga, India’s one of the ancient practices has now been inscribed as an element in the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity...

New Chief Ministers of States

Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM. He took oath as the state's 26th Chief Minister. This is the second time that Singh...

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 –...

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...

List of International Literature Awards

American literature Aga Khan Prize for Fiction Ambassador Book Award American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals in Belles Lettres, Criticism and Essays ...

Wax Statue Prabhas in Tussauds Museum

South Indian star Prabhas will have his wax figure immortalised at Madame Tussauds, Bangkok. He became the first South Indian actor to have his statue...

India Becomes Yaws Free Country

India has become the world’s first country free from yaws in 2016. India became the first country under the WHO 2012 Neglected Tropical Diseases...

‘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...

Important Observed Days of April Month

1 April : April Fools Day 2 April : International Children's Book Day 2 April: World Autism Awareness Day 4 April: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in...

Important Days in September Month

2 September: World Coconut Day 4 September: World Chocolate Day 5 September: International Day of Charity 5 September: Teachers Day (Birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan) 8 September: International Literacy...

India Elected to Kimberley Certification

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent "conflict diamonds" from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by...

USA H-1B Visa New Rules in News

President Donald Trump’s proposals to create new rules for H-1B visas extensively used by Indian IT firms has created concerns in Indian IT-enabled services...

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...

Top 10 Super Computers of the World

1. Sunway TaihuLight - China Chinese computer system that can make 93 quadrillions calculations per second has claimed the top spot on the list...

Priyanka World’s 8th Highest Paid Actress

Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world. Priyanka ranks eighth in...

Total Number of Cold Storages in India

Total number of cold storages in the country are: Sl. No. Name of State No. of Cold Storages 1. Andaman & Nicobar 11 2. Andhra Pradesh 645 3 Assam 24 4 Bihar 170 5 Chandigarh 5 6 Chhattisgarh 82 7 Delhi 45 8 Goa 16 9 Gujarat 432 10 Haryana 206 11 Himachal Pradesh 17 12 Jammu & Kashmir 18 13 Jharkhand 20 14 Karnataka 205 15 Kerala 158 16 Madhya Pradesh 164 17 Maharashtra 532 18 Orissa 45 19 Pondicherry 9 20 Punjab 425 21 Uttaranchal 14 22 Uttar Pradesh 1385 23 West...

National Railway University: Latest in General Knowledge

Ministry of Railways have decided to establish one Railway University at Vadodara in Gujarat. An initial project report had been prepared and thereafter, M/S RITES...

‘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...

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...

International Dublin Literary Award

Year Winner Country Novel 1996 David Malouf Australia Remembering Babylon 1997 Javier Marías Spain A Heart So White (translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa) 1998 Herta Müller  Germany (born in Romania) The Land of Green Plums (translated from...

Deepest Underwater Cave Found

A Polish explorer claims to have discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave, 404 meters down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. Krzysztof Starnawski found...

Total Area Sown Under Rabi Crops

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 23rd December, 2016 stands at 554.91 lakh...

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...

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

The Prime Minister =Narendra Modi attended the 'Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav' in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus, Varanasi. The 8 days cultural extravaganza was organised by the...

Arunachal Pradesh Gets Brand Ambassador

Actor-producer John Abraham has been named as the brand ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh Tourism. John's love for the Northeast has often been highlighted through his...

Paper Elephants Sets Guinness Record

Ensemble of 78,564 colourful origami elephants made by participants from all over the world has set a new Guinness World Record in the USA. Presentation...

Pakistan Becomes SAARC Secretary General

Pakistan has succeeded in getting its official elected to the post of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The...

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...

Indian Cities on Rivers

The following is a list  of Indian Cities located on the banks of a Rivers. City River State Agra Yamuna Uttar Pradesh Ahmedabad Sabarmati Gujarat Allahabad At the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya Saryu Uttar...

Wonsan International Air Festival

North Korea has inaugurated its first international air show at a newly upgraded airport in Wonsan city. The Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival, the first...

List of Coastal Economic Zones in India

The Ministry of Shipping has identified fourteen Coastal Economic Zones (CEZ)  along the coastline of the country under National Perspective Plan (NPP) of Sagarmala...

International Days and Observances: Jan, Feb and March

27 January: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 4 February: World Cancer Day 6 February: International Day of Zero Tolerance...

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...

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...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

Afghanistan Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Albania Butrint Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra Algeria Al...

Prineet Crowned Mrs India Earth

Prineet Grewal, 29 from Pune has been crowned winner of beauty pageant Mrs India Earth 2016. The first and second runners-up were Paris Keswani and...

International Customs Day

Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the...

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...

Latest General Knowledge

Click on the following to read the Posts under Latest GK section: 1.  Appointments 2.  Awards 3. Committees 4.  Reports 5.  Other Sections

World Physiotherapy Day

Every year, September 8 is being celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day. In 1996, the World Conference of Physical Therapy designated September 8 as World Physical...

Indian Coal Mines in Operation

Under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, and the rules made there under, 83 coal mines have been allocated for...

Sweden Reintroduced Compulsory Military Service

Sweden has announced to reintroduce compulsory military service from 2017 summer. The Scandinavian nation has ended conscription or compulsory military service in 2010 after it...

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....

Indian Cities and Their Nicknames

City State Nickname(s) Agra Uttar Pradesh City of Taj Ahmedabad Gujarat Boston of India Manchester of India Allahabad Uttar Pradesh sangam City abode of the God Amritsar Punjab Golden Temple (and Golden city is used for Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) Holy City Asansol West Bengal Land...

DSCI Opens Office at Singapore

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has opened its first global office in Singapore. DSCI has created a network of over 4,000 security and privacy...

State Wise Length of Railway Lines

As on 31.3.2016, the state-wise length of railway lines in terms of Route Kilometers’ is as under : NAME OF STATE ROUTE KILOMETRES ANDHRA PRADESH 3703.25 ARUNACHAL...

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...

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...

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...

Forbes List of Richest Tech Billionaires

This is list of Forbes 2016 Top 100 Richest Tech Billionaires. There are two Indians in this list: Rank Name Net Worth Age Origin of Wealth Country #1 Bill Gates $78 B 60 Microsoft United States #2 Jeff...

World Food Day: 16 October

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food...

National Marine Police Training Institute

The Government of India has decided to establish a National Marine Police Training Institute (MPTI) at Pindara Village, District Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gujarat for which,...

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....

New Species of Snakes Discovered

Researchers from Mumbai and three others from Gujarat have confirmed the discovery of a new snake species. This is one of the rarest of...

‘Mandi’ is Cleanest District in India

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj released the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ for rural India, revealing Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) and Sindhudurg...

Latest Key Health Indicators Data

The country has demonstrated reduction in key health indicators such as Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Under 5 Mortality Rate. Further, the annual...

River Festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ in News

Assam Government is hosting the biggest river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ planned all along the mighty river with the main venue being a river island...

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...

List of Dams in India

Dam Name Completion Year River Nearest city State Height (m) Length (m) Tehri Dam 2005 Bhagirathi Pratapnagar Uttarakhand 260.5 575 Lakhwar Dam U/C Yamuna Dehradun Uttarakhand 204 451 Idukki (Eb)/Idukki Arch Dam 1974 Periyar Todupulai Kerala 169 366 Bhakra Dam 1963 Satluj Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh 167.64 518.16 Pakal Dul Dam U/C Marusudar Kishtwar Jammu & Kashmir 167 305 Sardar Sarover Gujarat Dam U/C Narmada Rajpipla Gujarat 163 1210 Srisailam (N.S.R.S.P) Dam 1984 Krishna Nandikotkur Telangana 145 512 Ranjit Sagar Dam 1999 Ravi Pathankot Punjab 145 617 Baglihar...

World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of September (i.e. on 25th September of 2016). World Rivers Day is a celebration of the...

Do You Know About Bogibeel Project

Bogibeel bridge is a combined road and rail bridge in the Dibrugarh district of the north eastern Indian state of Assam. Upon its expected completion...

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...

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...