World Physiotherapy Day

Every year, September 8 is being celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day. In 1996, the World Conference of Physical Therapy designated September 8 as World Physical...

Oldest Person to Swim Tsugaru Strait

Japan’s Toshio Tominaga, 73, became the world’s oldest person to swim across the country’s Tsugaru Strait. The Tsugaru Strait is a strait between Honshu and...

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...

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...

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,...

Arunachal Pradesh Gets Brand Ambassador

Actor-producer John Abraham has been named as the brand ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh Tourism. John's love for the Northeast has often been highlighted through his...

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...

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 LEGO Ship Sets Record

A new Guinness world record for the largest LEGO ship has been set in Denmark, where employees of a shipping company successfully constructed the...

Top Things About Zika Virus Outbreak

The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. The infection has been linked to thousands of babies being...

Mother Teresa’s Statue Unveiled in Chennai

Mother Teresa's statue was unveiled at Seashore St. Anthony's Shrine in Chennaihours ahead of the canonization. Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope...

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...

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...

International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The UN General Assembly voted in 2010 to designate 30 August as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to draw attention...

Pakistani Sisters Fly Boeing 777 Aircraft

Two sisters working as pilots for Pakistani national flag carrier PIA have become the first such pair to fly concurrently the Boeing 777 aircraft. Maryam...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Centers for Railway Research in India

With a view to promote Railway related education and research Ministry of Railways has been taking significant steps in setting up Centres of Railway...

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...

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...

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 &...

Rio Olympics Mural Gets Guinness Record

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics has another record for the world`s largest street mural created by an artist. At 15.5m tall and 170m long, the...

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...

List of RBI Governors

No. Name Term of office Began Ended 1 Osborne Smith 1 April 1935 30 June 1937 2 James Braid Taylor 1 July 1937 17 February 1943 3 C. D. Deshmukh 11 August 1943 30 June 1949 4 Benegal Rama Rau 1 July 1949 14...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

Afghanistan Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Albania Butrint Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra Algeria Al...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

List of Dams in India

Dam Name Completion Year River Nearest city State Height (m) Length (m) Tehri Dam 2005 Bhagirathi Pratapnagar Uttarakhand 260.5 575 Lakhwar Dam U/C Yamuna Dehradun Uttarakhand 204 451 Idukki (Eb)/Idukki Arch Dam 1974 Periyar Todupulai Kerala 169 366 Bhakra Dam 1963 Satluj Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh 167.64 518.16 Pakal Dul Dam U/C Marusudar Kishtwar Jammu & Kashmir 167 305 Sardar Sarover Gujarat Dam U/C Narmada Rajpipla Gujarat 163 1210 Srisailam (N.S.R.S.P) Dam 1984 Krishna Nandikotkur Telangana 145 512 Ranjit Sagar Dam 1999 Ravi Pathankot Punjab 145 617 Baglihar...

Indian Cities and Their Nicknames

City State Nickname(s) Agra Uttar Pradesh City of Taj Ahmedabad Gujarat Boston of India Manchester of India Allahabad Uttar Pradesh sangam City abode of the God Amritsar Punjab Golden Temple (and Golden city is used for Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) Holy City Asansol West Bengal Land...

Indian Cities on Rivers

The following is a list  of Indian Cities located on the banks of a Rivers. City River State Agra Yamuna Uttar Pradesh Ahmedabad Sabarmati Gujarat Allahabad At the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya Saryu Uttar...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TIME’s Most Influential People: Modi

Prestigious TIME Magazine has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the most influential people on the Internet. TIME magazine describing him as the Indian leader...

New Species of Snakes Discovered

Researchers from Mumbai and three others from Gujarat have confirmed the discovery of a new snake species. This is one of the rarest of...

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