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  • Swami Vivekananda - 128th Anniversary of the Historical Chicago Address

    13 days ago
    On September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered a famous speech at the "Parliament of World Religions", winning a full two minutes of standing ovation and the nickname of ‘cyclonic monk of India’. This year marked the 128th anniversary of the Swami Vivekananda's historical Chicago Address. Highlights: ♦ Chicago's ....

    Death Anniversary of Subramania Bharati - 100th Year

    14 days ago
    Tamil Nadu authorities commemorated the death anniversary of Subramania Bharathi, a firebrand poet and freedom fighter, as Mahakavi Day. Death anniversary of Subramania Bharati is on 11th September. The year 2021 will mark the 100th death anniversary of the poet. Subramania Bharati: ♦ His works ignited patriotism and left an indelible mark ....

    Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Grant Sahib Ji

    19 days ago
    The Prime Minister greeted the people at the sacred moment of Sri Guru Grant Sahib Ji’s Parkash Purab . About Sri Guru Grant Sahib Ji’s Parkash Purab : ♦ In 1604, the first Prakash Purab Utsav marked the establishment of Guru Granth Sahib in Harmandir Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple). ♦ Guru Gobind Singh's hymns ....

    Doodle for Subhadra Kumari Chauhan - Google

    42 days ago
    Google paid tribute to Subhadra Kumari Chauhan on her 117th delivery anniversary by way of dedicating a creative doodle to her. Highlights: ♦ Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was an Indian activist, freedom fighter, and poet. ♦ Google doodle was once illustrated with the aid of Prabha Mallya who is a New Zealand-based guest artist. ♦ ....

    Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay - 27th June

    91 days ago
    On June 27th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay on his Jayanti. About Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: ♦ He was one of India's greatest novelists and poets. ♦ He wrote the Sanskrit song Vande Mataram, which served as an inspiration to the people during their struggle for independence. ♦ ....

    GC Murmu Selected as External Auditor by OPCW

    157 days ago
    G C Murmu selected as the External Auditor of the OPCW (Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons). G C Mumru is currently serving as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. He will serve as an External Auditor of OPCW for 3 years. India was elected as the member kingdom of the Executive Council of OPCW in the Asia place for some ....

    Ambedkar Jayanti is on 14th April

    166 days ago
    Ambedkar Jayanti is on 14th April to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. Highlights: Ambedkar Jayanti (also known as Bhim Jayanti) is an annual festival, held on April 14, to commemorate the birth of Dr. Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, born on April 14, 1891. Since 2015, this day has been regarded as a national legal public holiday in India. ....

    Birth Anniversary of Poet Sarala Das

    174 days ago
    The Vice President addressed the 600th anniversary of the birth of Odia Adikabi Sarala Das in Cuttack. Sarala Das is one of the great scholars of Odiya literature. Sarala Das: He was the first scholar to write a work in Odia in the 15th century AD. The most famous are the three Odia books, Mahabharata, Vilanka Ramayana and Chandi Purana. He also ....

    Facts about Lieutenant General Walter Anthony Gustavo Wag Pinto

    181 days ago
    Pune Lieutenant General Walter Anthony Gustavo WAG Pinto, a former general of the Indian Army, died at the age of 97 in his final breath on the evening of March 25, 2021. Highlights: General Pinto was born in 1924 and received school education at St. Aloysius High Schools in Bangalore and Jabalpur, where he passed the 4D (Graduation Certificate) ....

    Tribute to Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal

    197 days ago
    PM pays tribute to Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal. Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal (1809-1851) was a great thinker & social reformer of the 19th century. Highlights: ♦ Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal (1809-1851) was a great thinker & social reformer of the 19th century. According to the Prime Minister, the teachings of Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal have helped society ....

    Birth Anniversary of Udupi Ramachandra Rao Google Doodle

    201 days ago
    The technology giant Google will celebrate the 89th birthday of Udupi Ramachandra Rao, a famous Indian professor and scientist, through its "Google Doodle" on March 10, 2021. The graffiti is based on Professor Rao's sketches, with the earth and meteors as the background, to commemorate his contribution to the space field. Udupi Ramachandra ....

    Birth Anniversary of Biju Patnaik

    204 days ago
    March 5 is designated as the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik. People remember him as a freedom fighter, Indian politician, aviator and businessman. Highlights: ♦ Bijayananda Patnaik was born on March 5, 1916, he is popularly known as Biju Patnaik. ♦ He is an ace pilot and joined the Royal Indian Air Force in 1936. ♦ He was ....

    New Chairperson of AIBAs Champions & Veterans Committee Mary Kom

    207 days ago
    Indian boxer Mary Kom was appointed as the Chairman of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Champion and Veterans Committee on March 3, 2021. Highlights: ♦ AIBA Chairman Umar Kremlev said that he believes Mary Kom will make a significant contribution to the success of the committee with his wealth of knowledge and experience. ♦ ....

    Morarji Desai 125th Anniverasary

    210 days ago
    The 125th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Morarji Desai was celebrated. He was the fourth prime minister of India (1977-79) and the first non- Congress Prime Minister of India. Key Facts: Early Life: Shri Morarji Desai was born on February 29, 1896 in the village of Bhadeli in Bulsar districts of Gujarat. After graduating from the ....

    Guru Ravidas Jayanti is Designated on 27th Feb

    211 days ago
    According to the Hindu lunar calendar, on the full moon day of the month of Maga, Magh Purnima (February 27, 2021) celebrates Guru Ravidas Jayanti. About Guru Ravidas: He is a 14th century saint and religious reformer of the Bhakti movement in Northern India. It is believed that he was born into a cobbler family in Varanasi. He is highly praised ....

    Bir Chilarai Jayanti Prime Minister

    211 days ago
    The Prime Minister still remembered Bir Chilarai on Jayanti. About Bir Chilarai: Bir Chilarai (1510-1571) was a brave warrior and general of the Koch dynasty of the Assamese. He is the younger brother of King Nara Narayan of the Kamata Kingdom. Since 2005, the Government of Assam has organized Mahabir Chilaray’s birthday anniversary every ....

    Mannathu Padmanabhan Death Anniversary

    213 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Sri Mannathu Padmanabhan Ji on his Punya Tithi. About Mannathu Padmanabhan: Mannathu Padmanabhan (1878-1970) was Indian social reformer and freedom fighter in Kerala. He participated in the anti-untouchability agitations and advocated the opening of temples for people of all castes. He also participated ....

    Birth Centenary of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

    235 days ago
    The legendary Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's one-year celebration of the centennial birthday will begin on February 4, 2020. Highlights: ♦ The Rithwik Performing Arts Foundation also organized a two-day event in Mumbai to commemorate the eternal legacy of this great music master. The event celebrating the centenary of the birth was named "SwarBhaskar ....

    Manjamma Jogati - Padma Shri Winner of Popularizing Rural Folk Arts

    241 days ago
    Manjamma Jogati is the Padma Shri winner, he is a transgender in Karnataka. In the past few decades, she has engaged in the practice and single-handedly popularised rural folk arts. Highlights: Overcoming personal difficulties, Manjamma Jogati promoted these art forms, especially Jogati Nritya and Janapada songs practised in rural Karnataka, Maharashtra ....

    Guru Gobind Singh Jayant was Observed on 20 January

    249 days ago
    Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Parkash Purab or Guru Gobind Singh Jayant was designated on January 20, 2021. Guru Gobind Singh: ♦ The 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born in December 1666. His birthday will be December or January based on the Gregorian calendar. In 2021, the date is January 20. Mark this day as Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti ....

    Sushruta Father of Indian Medicine

    251 days ago
    Sushruta (around 7th or 6th century BC) was a doctor in ancient India, presently known as the "Father of Indian Medicine" and "Father of Plastic Surgery" for designing and developing surgical procedures. Highlights: ♦ Sushruta (around 7th or 6th century BC) was a doctor in ancient India. His work on Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's ....

    International Bharathi Festival - 138th Birthday Of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi

    288 days ago
    International Bharathi Festival 2020 was organized by the Vanavil Cultural Center to celebrate the 138th birthday of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, and Scholar Shri Seeni Viswanathan won the Bharati Award 2020. Subramanya Bharathi: He is widely known as "MahakaviBharathi" and is a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independent activist, ....

    Veermamunivars 140th birth anniversary was celebrated on 8 November

    313 days ago
    The 140th anniversary of Veermamunivar’s birth was celebrated on November 8, 2020. Veeramamunivar, a Jesuit priest, is famous in the Tamil literature circle for his epic Thembavani. Christian missionaries also composed small literary works including Thevaram based on hymns sung by the Saivaite saints. Highlights: ♦ Veermamunivar was ....

    IWF appoint Michael Irani as interim President

    344 days ago
    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on October 16, 2020, announced the appointment of Michael Irani as its interim President. Michael Irani was appointed after the resignation of IWF President Tamás Aján. International Weightlifting Federation (IWF): International Weightlifting Federation was founded in 1905 and had its ....

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presented Raksha MantriTrophy

    346 days ago
    Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh gives away Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best Command Hospitals Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2019 on October 16, 2020. The Defence Secretary attended the award function besides senior service and civilian dignitaries. Highlights: ♦ Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru has backed the Best ....

    ECI appoints Shri M K Das as Special Police Observer forBye-Elections in Madhya Pradesh

    346 days ago
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) appoints retired IPS officer Shri Mrinal Kanti Das as Special Police Observer for forthcoming Bye-Elections to Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Mrinal Kanti Das (Sh. M K Das) assigned to observe the conduct of bye-elections and poll preparedness, especially concerning security-related issues. M ....

    NGMA celebrated painter and artist Raja Ravi Varmas 172nd birth anniversary

    515 days ago
    National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) paid tribute to celebrated painter and artist Raja Ravi Varma on his 172nd birth anniversary on 29 April 2020 through a virtual tour. This virtual tour showcased the entire collection of his artworks at reserve collection, NGMA in New Delhi. The website for Virtual Tour is http://www.ngmaindia.gov.in/virtual-tour-of-raja-ravi-varma.asp Who ....

    Basava Jayanthi was celebrated on 26 April

    519 days ago
    Basava Jayanthi was celebrated on 26 April. It is an annual event that is celebrated in the honour of the birth of Vishwaguru Basaveshwara, the 12th-century philosopher and social reformer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Lord Basaveshwara and greeted the people on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi. The day aims to spread Lord Basavanna's ....

    Saudi Arabia Plans To Enhance Anti-Terror Cooperation With India

    734 days ago
    Saudi Arabia to enhancecooperation with India to combat terrorism, including choking funds to terror networks and exchange of information and intelligence. Saudi Arabia Ambassador Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati India and Saudi Arabia are closely cooperating with each other in fighting terrorism.Saudi Arabia siding with India in its campaign to rid the ....

    Japanese defense ship JS Sazanami visits Kochi

    774 days ago
    JS Sazanami, the fourth vessel of the Takanami class destroyers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The defence force is commanded by Commander Shoji Ishkawa. It is a 2-day goodwill visit from August 13 to19,2019. The activities such as the visit of Indian Navy personnel onboard JS Sazanami and professional interaction between the two navies ....

    Tarun Chaudhri becomes first IAF pilot to complete wingsuit skydive jump

    789 days ago
    Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhri became the first pilot to perform a wingsuit skydive jump. He jumped 8500 feet from the Mi-17 V5 helicopter at Air Force Station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This is the first time when a pilot of the IAF jumped the wingsuit skydive with the same helicopter, which he has just flown. It is a military transport ....

    Bank of Baroda declared Dighi Port chairman Vijay Kalantri as 'wilful defaulter'

    843 days ago
    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has declared Dighi Port chairman and managing director Vijay Goverdhandas Kalantri and his son Vishal Kalantri as wilful defaulters for owing close to Rs 3,334 crore to a consortium of 16 banks in the country that include BoB, while Bank of India is the lead lender. Vijay Kalantri-owned Balaji Infra has 51.01 percent stake in Dighi ....

    PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

    857 days ago
    A French judge has charged the president of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with corruption over Qatari bids to host the world athletics championships 2019. Two payments totalling $3.5m (£2.8m), made in 2011, are under scrutiny. London won the bidding to host the championships in 2017, but Qatar is hosting this year's ....

    Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer with 100 million social media followers

    863 days ago
    Virat Kohli is the first cricketer in the world ever to break into the 100 million category for followers on social media. Virat Kohli has Facebook (37.1 million), Twitter (29.4 million) and Instagram (33.5 million) to his name. Football giant from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sportsperson on the social media with 77 million followers ....

    Kylie Jenner named youngest self made billionaire of all time by Forbes magazine

    934 days ago
    Jenner, 21, made it onto the annual Forbes list of billionaires after debuting her Kylie Cosmetics online in 2015 with $29 lip kits containing matching lipstick and lip liner. According to Forbes list, she was both the world's youngest billionaire and also the youngest self-made billionaire ever. The richest person in the world remained Amazon.com ....

    IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India 2 days after being captured by Pakistan

    941 days ago
    Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistani military on 27 February after his MiG-21 jet was shot down in PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir). After the pilot’s release, the Pakistan Foreign Office described him as a Prisoner of War. Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up when 40 CRPF personnel ....

    India's Arunima world's 1st woman amputee to scale Antarctic peak

    995 days ago
    Indian mountaineer Arunima Sinha has now become the World's first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica. In 2013, Sinha had broken the world record by becoming the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest. A former national level volleyball player, Arunima had lost her left leg after being thrown off a moving train ....

    India's Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian to cycle the globe

    1009 days ago
    Vedangi Kulkarni, a 20-year-old cyclist from Maharashtra's Pune, achieved the feat by completing the 29,000-km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe in 159 days. She reached Kolkata on December 23 after pedalling up to 300 km a day in 14 countries across the 159 days. British adventurer Jenny Graham (38) is the fastest woman ....

    Scientist Dr VR Lalithambika is heading India's First Human Space Mission

    1100 days ago
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has chosen veteran scientist Dr VR Lalithambika to head its Gaganyaan mission to put an Indian in space by 2022. The 56-year-old scientist has 30 years of experience in space missions with ISRO. She was also a key member of the team responsible for launching 104 satellites in one go in February 15, 2017.

    PM Modi became third most followed world leader on Twitter

    1171 days ago
    BCW’s (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) Twiplomacy study 2018 identified PM Narendra Modi as the third most followed world leader on Twitter with 42 million followers on his personal account @NarendraModi, while Sushma Swaraj is the most followed female world leader, with 11 m followers. US President Donald Trump is the most followed world leader on ....

    Peggy Whitson most experienced space woman in the world retires as astronaut

    1200 days ago
    NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired on June 15 after a 22-year-long career. She has spent totally 665 days over three International Space Station missions. The 58-year-old is the oldest woman to go into space and also the most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 missions.

    USA Bans Use Of Venezuelan Cryptocurrency- Petro

    1287 days ago
    The Donald Trump administration banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency (Petro) that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions. The prohibition applies to all people and companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction. In February 2018, cash-strapped Venezuela became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, the petrol.

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