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...

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...

5 Indian Museums in Top 25 Asia List

Five following Indian museums feature among the best 25 museums in Asia. 1. Leh's "Hall of Fame" has topped the India list. 2. Bagore Ki Haveli...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

International Day of the Girl Child

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to...

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...

Mountaineer Junko Tabei Dies

Junko Tabei , the first woman to reach Mount Everest in 1975 has died at the age of 77. Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei was born...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Teenager completes World Round on Solo Flight

An Australian teenager made history by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft. Lachlan Smart,...

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...

World’s Longest Flight in News

The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres Doha-Auckland service. Qatar Airways is the new titleholder...

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...

Guinness Record for Tattooed Person

A 67-year old US woman, inked from head to toe, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most tattooed female senior citizen. Charlotte...

Samta Diwas: Important National Days

Samta Diwas is the celebration of birth anniversary of nationalist politician Babu Jagjivan Ram. Born on April 5, 1908, he is a famous politician....

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 Girl Child Day

National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child. This celebration was started...

World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Participants observe the day by promoting the basic...

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...

Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Passed Away

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died. He was 90. Fidel Castro has ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before...

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...

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...

‘Swaraj Fund’ in News

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will allocate Rs. 350 crore under the Swaraj Fund in the upcoming budget for the coming fiscal with...

Ancient Camping Site Discovered in Ladakh

An ancient camping site dating ninth millennium BC has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under Ministry of Culture, on the...

’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...

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...

World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

73-meter Christmas tree, claimed to have broken previous records, was unveiled in Colombo, Srilanka on Christmas. The tree located on a sea facing beach has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Centre of Integrative Oncology Launched

Centre of Integrative Oncology has been inaugurated at National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), Noida. The MOU for the centre was signed on 19th...

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2 each year to mark the Day the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian City...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World’s Largest Pearl in Philippines

The world's largest natural pearl will be put on display in the Philippines, after the $100 million treasure was recovered from a burned down...

World Tsunami Awareness Day: GK

The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated on November 5, 2016. To commemorate the occasion, an event will be organised with Disaster Risk...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Roopa Ganguly Nominated to Rajya Sabha

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3)...

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...

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 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...

Three Books on Rashtrapati Bhavan Released

Three books on Rashtrapati Bhavan ‘Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan’; ‘Indradhanush – Volume II’ and ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj’ were released at Rashtrapati...

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts...

Buddhist Mahakaruna Diwas Celebrated

The Buddhist Mahakaruna Diwas was celebrated on February 4 at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Auditorium in New Delhi for spreading the message of...

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...

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)...

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...

Data on Flower Production in India

Area Under Flower Production in India: State Area (ha.) Karnataka 19,161 Tamil Nadu 14,194 West Bengal 12,285 Andhra Pradesh 5,933 Maharashtra 3,356 Rajasthan 1,985 Delhi 1,878 Haryana 1,540 Madhya Pradesh 1,270 Uttar Pradesh 1,000 Others 2,166 Total 64,768 Average Market Price for Major Flower Crops: Flowers Unit Price (US$1 = Rs.40) Rs./kg or doz or...

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...

UN Charter Translated into Sanskrit

The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has now been translated into Sanskrit. Dr Jitendra Kumar Tripathi has made this possible. Tripathi...

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 Chiefs of Banks in India

S.S. Mundra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Nachiket M. Mor, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India(SBI) Dr....

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...

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...

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...

Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery

Healthcare provider Narayana Health has joined hands with Infosys Foundation to launch Infosys Institute of Robotic Surgery in Bengaluru. The da Vinci robotic surgical system...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

3 Guinness Records Made on PM’s Birthday

Following three world records were made at events held to celebrate the 66th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Navsari in Gujarat. 1. Record...

Networking Centre for Chemistry Opened

India's first Networking Centre for Chemistry in academic circles was launched at the University of Hyderabad. Located in the School of Chemistry Annexe , the...

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...

Priyanka Crowned Miss Japan

Priyanka Yoshikawa, lady with an elephant trainer’s licence was crowned Miss Japan. Ms. Yoshikawa, born in Tokyo to an Indian father and a Japanese mother,...

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...

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...

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...

Table Tennis Robot Makes Guinness Record

World’s first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has created a new Guinness World Record for its ability of being able to play the...

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...

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 ...

National Maritime Day

April 5 marks the National Maritime Day of India. On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship...

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...

Book “Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry”

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry” jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy...

Important Facts About India

India, a South Asian nation, is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.21 billion people, and the most populous...

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...

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...

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:...

National Ayurveda Day

National Ayurveda Day is observed on 28th October 2016. Government of India has decided to celebrate National Ayurveda Day every year on the occasion...

100 Districts in India Declared Defecation Free

The number of ODF (Open Defecation Free) districts in the country has now crossed 100. Over 1.7 lakh villages have become ODF. Ministry of Drinking...