GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
First court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI
The Supreme Court has appointed former apex court judge Justice DK Jain as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI under the terms of newly approved constitution of the cricket board. The role of the ombudsman would be to resolve the disputes relating to the players within the state cricket associations as also financial issues.
Sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea
17th century Gita Govinda: International Mother Language Day
Gita Govinda was translated for hundreds of years.Manuscripts were copied by hand in beautiful handwriting much before the technology of printing press arrived. This is the earliest Bengali manuscript we have in the collection of VMH and we found it historically most relevant to display to mark the International Mother Language Day
‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound
Kumbh Mela had its first ever transgender art fair
First woman flight engineer of IAF
World's 1st diesel-to-electric locomotive at DLW campus
The first-ever 10,000 HP locomotive, manufactured at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, combines two old diesel engines to form a high horse power electric locomotive.
India-Made 114 Artillery Gun "Dhanush" Gets Clearance
'Dhanush' is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India and it is a major success story of the 'Make in India' initiative. The gun is equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system.
HRD Ministry launches Operation Digital Board
Under programme, all 9 lakh classrooms in country to have digital boards by 2022. Around 60-70 years back, ‘Operation Black Board was launched, and now as the country is progressing, we have come up with ‘Operation Digital Board’, the aim of which is to have digital and interactive boards in every classroom.
Vande Bharat: India’s self-propelled
The inaugural trip of India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the New Delhi railway station on Friday.The train, named ‘Train 18’ at the concept stage, is a plush 16-coach, air-conditioned, self-propelled train set and doesn’t have a locomotive.
Zoologist discovers ‘crying’ snake in Arunachal Pradesh
Blink and miss: Kerala’s mystery frog
Ghumot to be declared Goa’s heritage musical instrument
The Art and Culture Minister of Goa, Govind Gaude has announced that Ghumot, an indigenous earthen drum will soon be notified as a heritage nstrument of Goa. Ghumot is an indigenous earthen drum fashioned as a designed clay pot, with the skin of the monitor lizard stretched taut across the pot’s mouth, forming a drumhead.
February 13: World Radio Day 2019
World Radio Day 2019 is celebrated to highlight the importance of the radio in its search for a more peaceful and tolerant world. The theme is selected to provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues like migration or violence against women which can help to raise awareness among listeners.
1st District Cooling System of India to come up in Amaravati
Capital of the Andhra Pradesh. The government of Andhra Pradesh has entered into a 30 year concession with UAE-based international cooling provider, The agreement between the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) for the District Cooling System at Amaravati.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins the Dan David Prize
February 11: National Unani Day (NUD-2019)
To mark the birth anniversary of great Unani researcher Haqim Ajmal Khan. He was an eminent Indian Unani physician who was versatile genius, freedom fighter, educationist and founder of scientific research in Unani Medicine.
First-ever Annual Conference of Media Units
Organized by Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 13th of February 2019. The purpose of the Conference is to give a unique platform to the officers of the Indian Information Service (IIS) working under different Media Units.
Jamie Chadwick: first female driver to win MRF Challenge
Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German analytical chemist. Runge identified the mydriatic effects of belladonna extract, identified caffeine, and discovered the first coal tar dye.
January 30: Martyrs Day
January 30 marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On January 30, 1948, at the age of 78, Mahatma Gandhiji, Father of the Nation was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Godse held that Gandhiji favoured the political demands of India’s Muslims during the partition of India.
BSE Carbonex- India’s 1st carbon-based thematic index
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched, country’s first carbon based thematic index, BSE Carbonex, which will provide a strategic perspective of of organizational commitment to climate change mitigation. This index is introduced with an aim providing a benchmark, and increasing awareness about the dangers posed by climate change.
2 February: World Wetlands Day
Theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change”. The theme signifies the importance of healthy and intact wetlands to one of the most pressing challenges of our times, climate change. The theme has been chosen to initiate action against the the drainage of wetlands.
Refugee wins the Australia’s richest literary prize
India’s Mithali Raj: 1st Woman Cricketer to Play 200 ODIs
Hoveizeh Cruise Missile
February 4: World Cancer Day
The day is observed to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, raising awareness and by pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the deadly disease.