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...

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...

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 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...

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 Kamdhenu Breeding Centres

Government is undertaking establishment of two National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres in India. An amount of Rs.25.00 Crore has been released to Madhya Pradesh for establishment...

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...

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...

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...

List of DRDO Laboratories in India

Details of laboratories / establishments / units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith their areas of research and locations are given...

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...

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...

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...

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 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%...

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...

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...

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...

Madame Tussauds Museum in India

The 250-year-old 22nd Madame Tussauds is all set to open its first branch in India in Delhi by mid-2017. The original Madame Tussauds in the...

14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention

Dr. António Costa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be the Chief Guest...

United Nations Champion for Space

Former US astronaut Scott Kelly has been appointed as the first UN Champion for Space. Mr. Kelly holds the record for the most cumulative number...

UN ‘Orange the World’ Campaign

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each and every month as “Orange Day,” a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

India Elected Head of World Rubber Body

India has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). A Ajith Kumar, Chairman, Rubber Board, took charge from...

2016 World Polio Day

World Polio Day (24 October) was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the...

World Development Information Day

The General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need...

United Nations Day

24th October is United Nations Day. The day marks as the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945. With...

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...

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...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was officially recognised by the United...

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...

International Day of Rural Women: 15 Oct

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its...

World Egg Day

World Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the...

Per Capita Egg Availability in India is 63

The egg availability is 63 eggs per person per year in India, while as per National Nutrition Institute this should be about 180 eggs...

Thailand King Passes Away

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years as head of state. The 88-year-old king had been in poor health...

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...

International Day for Disaster Reduction

By resolution 44/236 (22 December 1989), the General Assembly designated the second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. The International Day was...

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...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the...

Important International Days: October

1 October: International Day of Older Persons 2 October: International Day of Non-Violence 3 October (first Monday in October) World Habitat Day 5 October: World Teachers’ Day...

World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the...

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)...

World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

Mumbai is Wealthiest Indian City

According to New World Wealth Report, India's financial capital Mumbai is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of USD 820 billion. Mumbai...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Book ‘Citizen and Society’ in News

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee released the book ‘Citizen and Society’ written by Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari.

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...

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...

International Kullu Dussehra Festival

The week-long International Kullu Dussehra festival would commence on October 11. Annual congregation of over 200 local deities of the Kullu Valley, who converge at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Former Italian President and PM Dies

Former Italian president, prime minister and central bank governor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has died at the age of 95. Ciampi spent most of his working...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dharamsala International Film Festival

The 5th Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) will held at McLeod Ganj from November 3 to November 6, 2016. DIFF will be presented by White...

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...

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...

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...

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...

President Removes Arunachal Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was removed from the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. President Pranab Mukherjee has asked Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan to...

China Launches Sky Train

China launched its first sky train in the city of Nanjing, making it the third country after Germany and Japan to develop the technology. Nanjing...

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...

Pranati Wins India’s Top Model Show

Pranati Rai Prakash from Patna won the reality show "India's Next Top Model Season 2". The modelling reality show was judged by model-actress Lisa Haydon...

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...

China Construct World’s Highest Bridge

China has completed the construction of the highest bridge in the world, 565 meters above the Nizhu River Canyon. The bridge, called Beipanjiang and located...

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...

Insect Named after Barak Obama

U.S. scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a...

China Gets Longest Bullet Train Track

China's high-speed railway has completed over 20,000 KMs of track network in the country, becoming world's longest bullet train network. A high-speed railway linking Zhengzhou...

Akbar’s Painting Fetch Rs.19 crores

Akbar Padamsee's 'Greek Landscape' fetched a record Rs 19.19 crores at Saffronart's auction at Delhi. It is the most expensive painting by the artist ever...

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...

India has World’s 7th Largest Satellite Fleet

The launch of the latest satellite INSAT 3DR in the INSAT series has once again put India cryogenic rocket technology in focus. With it, India...

‘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...