International Day for World Mine Awareness

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness...

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:...

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...

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...

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....

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...

New CIRDAP Centre Established in Hyderabad

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between Ministry of Rural Development and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for...

706 Carat Diamond Discovered in Africa

Emmanuel Momoh, a christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has discovered a 706-carat diamond. While working in the West African country’s east Kono...

Bangladesh Declares March 25 as ‘Genocide Day’

Bangladesh’s unanimously adopted a resolution declaring March 25 as Genocide Day, in remembrance of the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani Army in the...

World’s First Museum of Polar Lands

A new museum built by the son of a renowned French explorer aims to show "the beauty of polar landscapes" and illustrate the consequences...

MH370 Memorial in Australia

A permanent memorial to honour the 239 people who were on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be built in Perth, Australia,...

Indian Indigenous BtCotton Variety Developed

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has successfully developed the country’s first Bt cotton varieties. The ICAR has identified three varieties, namely PAU Bt 1, F1861 and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on 25 March, the date of the abduction of...

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...

Book “50 Years-The Great Indian Milk Revolution” Launched

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh launched the Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution” commemorating...

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...

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is observed annually on 20 March. Organized by FDI World Dental Federation, World Oral Health Day involves campaigns by national dental...

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...

Book ‘Relevance of Traditional Cultures for Present and Future’

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari has released the book titled ‘Relevance of Traditional Cultures for the present and the future’ edited...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Public Expenditure on Health: Top Countries List

A statement showing public health expenditure on health as percentage of GDP in India vis-à-vis select developed/developing countries is given below: S/No. Name of Country Public  expenditure...

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)...

Uranium Reserves in India: Latest Figures

Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which has a mandate to identify and...

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...

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...

Guinness Record to ‘Largest Tree Hug’ Programme

Tata-DAV Public School at Mithapur in Gujarat has achieved the Guinness world record for the "Largest Tree Hug" programme. The initiative saw the active participation...

IISc Bangalore in ‘Best Small Universities’ Rankings

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore has become the first Indian educational institution to make it to the top 10 of a...

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...

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...

Delhi Metro Enters in Limca World Records

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has entered the Limca Book of World Records for erecting 200 U-shaped girders. DMRC successfully executed the task of...

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...

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...

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...

World Wildlife Day

On 20 December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate...

Zero Discrimination Day

Each year on 1 March, the world marks Zero Discrimination Day to highlight how everyone can be part of the transformation and take a...

National Science Day Observed

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir...

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...

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...

Book “Judicial Reforms – Recent Global Trends”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, released the book “Judicial Reforms – Recent Global Trends” and presented the first copy to President Pranab Mukherjee. The...

International Mother Language Day

UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. To foster sustainable development, learners...

‘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...

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...

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...

Samsung Chief Arrested

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal in South Korea. Lee is accused of bribing 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...

IMF Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance inaugurated the IMF’s South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in Delhi. IMF’s South Asia...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. In 2015, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish an annual International Day...

UN Peace-Building Commission Gets New Chair

UN Peacebuilding Commission gets its new chair, Cho Tae-yul, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN. He detailed a number 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...

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)...

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...

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...

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 Productivity Week

12th-18th February is celebrated as the ‘National Productivity Week’ every year. The theme chosen for this year’s observance is “From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle...

National Deworming Day

Close to 34 crore children will be reached out to as part of the National Deworming Day initiative on 10th February. The third annual National...

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...

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’s Oldest Emoji Found

Scientists have found the world’s oldest emoji — a smiley face scrawled in a legal document dating back to 1635. A lawyer reviewing municipal account...

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...

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...

Iris Mittenaere Crowned Miss Universe

Iris Mittenaere, an dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe. She became the second French woman to win the title in the pageant's history...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Last Astronaut to Walk on Moon Dies

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon died at the age of 82. Cernan was the second man to walk in...

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 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...

World’s First Atlas for the Blind

The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of Kolkata, has come up with an Atlas for the blind, which is mass-reproduced and released...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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....

New Miss World Announced

Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss World 2016. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

2 Indians in Forbes List of US Richest

Two Indian-origin men have figured in Forbes magazine’s second annual list of wealthiest entrepreneurs under the age of 40. The list is topped by Facebook...