President Lays Foundation of Nalanda University Campus

President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Nalanda University at Pilkhi village in Rajgir, Bihar. He also conferred the chancellors...

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...

Writer In-Residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Prof. Ranjan Banerjee, eminent ‘Writer In-Residence’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan called on the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. Prof. Banerjee has been staying at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

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...

Largest Indian Tricolour Flag Hoisted

The largest tricolour flag in the country has been been inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari border. The flag measured 110 metres (360-foot) in length, 24...

‘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...

‘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...

Chairman of Auroville Foundation

Dr Karan Singh, an eminent scholar, Rajya Sabha Member and a senior leader of Indian National Congress has been re-nominated as the Chairperson of...

World Elephant Day

On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant...

Book ‘Home of the Brave’ Released

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), at South Block, New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history...

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...

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 ...

Roshmitha to Represent India at Miss Universe

Roshmitha Harimurthy will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant this year. She was crowned as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016 at a glitzy event...

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...

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)...

Guinness Record by Kuchipudi Dancers

Andhra Pradesh’s classical dance ‘Kuchipudi’ found a place in the Guinness World Records when a record 6,117 dancers came together to present a show...

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...

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...

Majuli is India’s First River Island District

The country got its first river island district when Majuli, the world’s largest sweet water island, located in Assam, was upgraded from a sub-division...

MP in UK Takes Oath on Rig Veda

Britain's newest Indian-origin peer (MP of House of Lords) Jitesh Gadhia swear his oath of on the 'Rig Veda'. Jitesh Gadhia took along his own...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World Water Day

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 March. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation...

Kumbh Mela of Himalayas Begins

"Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas" that happens once in 12 years has begun in Ladakh's biggest monastery, Hemis, to commemorate the millennial birth anniversary...

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...

First Indian Singer at Madame Tussauds

Shreya Ghoshal has become the first Indian singer to make it to Madame Tussauds, with her wax figure at the Delhi wing of the...

Virat Kohli is Brand Ambassador of PNB

Punjab National Bank has appointed Cricketer Virat Kohli as Brand Ambassador. Over the years, PNB has grown from strength to strength and has established itself...

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...

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...

Fattest Woman of the World

36 Year Old Iman Ahmad Abdulati, an woman from Egypt has become the world's fattest woman. Having weight of 500 kg, she has not left...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Solo Non-Stop Circumnavigation of World

Thomas Coville of France completed an astonishing solo non-stop circumnavigation of the World on his 31m maxi trimaran. The record was once famously owned by...

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...

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...

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...

TIME Person of the Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders including US...

Atlas for Visually Impaired Launched

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the Special Edition of “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in...

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...

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....

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...

Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died at 93. Peres was part of almost every major political...

Modi Most Followed Indian on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become most followed Indian on Twitter. He has overthrown Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from the number one spot.   Prime Minister...

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...

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...

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...

New Central Service Created

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Cadre review and formation of a new service in the name of Índian Enterprise Development...

Indians in World Economic Forum’s Leaders List

Five Indians have made it to the World Economic Forum’s 100 Young Global Leaders list. There were nine global leaders from South Asia, out...

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...

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

In 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 29 August the 'International Day against Nuclear Tests' through the unanimous adoption of a resolution to that...

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...

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...

National Voters Day

25th January is celebrated as National Voters’ Day in India. National Voter’s Day aims at increasing the enrolment of voters, especially encourage participation of newly...

World Record for World’s Tallest Cake

The Cake on PM Modi's Birthday made its name to the Guinness World Record for being the world's tallest cake. The world's biggest cake weighing...

World’s Largest Viking Ship

The world's largest Viking ship docked in New York. The ship arrived from the Great Lakes via the New York Canal System and the Hudson...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Book ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ Released

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released the book titled ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’, written by K. Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser, Ministry of...

International Days: January Month

January 1 New Year's Day January 04 World Braille Day January 09 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas/NRI Day (India) January 11 International Parity at Work Day January 12 National Youth...

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...

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...

Ballistic Missile Shield Scientist Shashikala

Shashikala Sinha is Scientist G and Project Director of the Endo Atmospheric Interceptor Missile AAD (Advanced Area Defence) — a supersonic ballistic defence missile...

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...

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...

SBI ATM Installed on India’s Largest Warship

An ATM machine was installed onboard by State Bank of India on INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship and latest aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. The...

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival Starts

The seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival has been started at Thimpu, Bhutan's capital. Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the Royal Patron...

Church Renamed after ‘Saint Mother Teresa’

World will celebrate the proclamation of Mother Teresa as a 'Saint' on September 4 by Pope Francis in the Vatican. On same day, a church...

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...

Mukesh Tops Forbes Richest Indians List

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list with a net worth of $22.7 billion. This is the ninth...

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...

International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of...

Museums and Art Galleries under Ministry of Culture

There are 6 Museums and 3 Art Galleries under administrative control of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The Museums are as follows: (i)...

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...

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...

Guinness Record to Indian National Anthem

Indians have set a new world record by performing a mass rendition of the National Anthem. The "Jana Gana Mana" anthem was sung by 509,261...

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...

World Record Created by Singing National Anthem

Over 3.5 lakh people set a new world record by singing the national anthem at an event at Kagvad in Rajkot, Gujarat. The occasion was...

Highest Printing of Currency Notes in India

The RBI Note Mudran Printing Press in Mysuru has broken all its past record by printing highest number of currency notes in December. 10.9...

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...

International Coastal Clean Up Day

31nd International Coastal Clean Up Day was observed on 17 September. On this occasion, Lt Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi joined Coast Guard and volunteers...

Book on North Eastern Council Released

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh released the NEC Coffee Table Book, 2016 “North...

Thailand’s ‘Red Shirt’ Leader Jailed

A leader of Thailand's "red shirt" opposition group was jailed for two years for insulting the monarchy during a street protest in 2010. The Supreme...

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...

Institutes Established by Govt of India

Institute Location All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) Mysore Aryabhatta Research...

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...

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...

National Organ Transplant Organization

As per Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 (as amended) and Rules thereunder, the Central Government has been given the mandate to...

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...

Extinct Reptile Found in USA

Scientists have identified a new species of extinct reptiles — carnivores measuring 12 to 18 feet in length and related to crocodiles — that...

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...