Indian Satellites Designed by Students

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is addressing the possibility of launching satellites being designed by students of various Indian institutions / Universities, as given...

South African Singer Johan Botha Dies

Renowned South African singer Johan Botha died after a critical battle with cancer. He was 51. Known for his fluid musicality and tenor sound, Botha...

Book “Courts of India- Past to Present” Released

On the occasion of Constitution Day, Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur released the book published by Publications Division titled “Courts of...

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of...

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...

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,...

List of Banks in India

27 Public Sector Banks in India: State Bank and its associates: 1. State Bank of India 2. State Bank of Patiala 3. State Bank of Mysore 4. State Bank...

World Tourism Day Observed

World Tourism Day was celebrated on 27th September since 1980 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its...

World Monkey Day

Monkey Day is celebrated internationally on December 14. While the holiday is mainly about monkeys, it also celebrates other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers,...

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...

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...

Mumbai Port Creates New Record

Continuing its march to set ever higher records of handling cars, Mumbai Port has set a new record of shipment of 6316 cars on...

Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security

UN Women, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations Development...

First Carbon Neutral Airport in Asia

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in...

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...

Aadhaar Set to Reach 100 cr Mark

Aadhaar enrolments are set to cross the 100 crore mark in a couple of days. As per the website of Unique Identification Authority of India...

Kulwant Singh Appointed Founder VC

Dr Kulwant Singh Ded was appointed founder vice chancellor of the new declared Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences (SGPC) at Amritsar. A...

National Milk Day Celebrated in India

The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the milk production has recorded a growth rate of 6.28%...

International Women Day

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the struggle for women's rights. The...

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...

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...

State Wise List of Lakes in India

Andhra Pradesh Kolleru Lake Pulicat Lake Assam Chandubi Lake Deepor Beel  Bird Sanctuary Son Beel Bihar Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary Chandigarh (UT) Sukhna Lake Gujarat Hamirsar Lake Kankaria Nal Sarovar Narayan Sarovar Sardar Sarovar Dam Thol Lake Vastrapur Lake Haryana Badkhal Lake Blue Bird Lake Brahma...

World Rabies Day Observed

World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September. The day is celebrated to aware about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this...

Forbes World’s Most Powerful People

Since 2009, Forbes has compiled an annual list of the world's most powerful people. The list has one slot for every 100 million people on...

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:...

Festivals in India with Different Names on Baisakhi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on 14th April across India on the various festivals. Baisakhi: Punjab Poila Boishakh/Naba Barsha: West Bengal Bohag Bihu: Assam Puthandu:...

India’s First Design University Launched

Avantika University is India’s first design university. An MIT Pune initiative, Avantika is conceived and envisioned by Professor Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder, Executive President &...

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

The Government had decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October...

Old Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered

Archaeologists have uncovered a new cave that once housed Dead Sea Scrolls, in a discovery described as one of the “most important” in 60...

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...

Nuclear Security Summit: Glossary

Following is the list of commonly used terms during Nuclear Security Summit 2016. Section I: The Nuclear Security Summit Communiqué: The public summary statement issued following...

Andhra Achieved 100% Electrification

According to report, Andhra Pradesh has become the second state after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households. JM Financials published the report...

Important Days in December Month

1 December World AIDS Day 2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities 5 December International Volunteer Day...

National Foundation for Corporate Governance

With the objective of fostering a culture of good governance, the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) has accredited forty Seven premier Indian Institutions/Organizations...

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...

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...

Flyover Named After Banda Singh Bahadur

Delhi government has decided to rename Barapullah flyover after Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. The Barapullah flyover, now the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu,...

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1st of October every year pursuant to the adoption of a resolution by the UN General...

World’s Largest Monopoly Board Created

A new Guinness record has been created for the world’s largest Monopoly board in the Netherlands. Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank announced that...

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...

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...