He was elected as an MP from Gorakhpur to the Lok Sabha in the 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
A hill in the Columbia Hills inside Gusev crater on planet Mars is named after Kalpana Chawla and is called as Chawla Hill.
Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.
Chandra Shekhar Azad, who lived for mere 24-years, made a difference in India’s struggle for the freedom.
Somalia's MPs elected Abdullahi Farmajo, holder of dual US-Somalia citizenship, as the country's new president in a vote held at a heavily guarded aircraft hangar.
Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honoured with Israel's Genesis prize for his commitment to Jewish values.
This development is a reflection of growing dissatisfaction in the American corporate world with Trump’s policies.
The contest will take place on 30 January 2017 in Philippines.
The files released on Bose’s 120th birth anniversary include a report of Justice Mukherjee Commission on Inquiry on the alleged disappearance of Bose and Action Taken Report of 2006.
In 1984, it was declared by the Union Government that 12 January will be observed as National Youth Day.
Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She will join Feustel as a flight engineer on Expedition 56, and remain on board for Expedition 57.
Savitribai taught in the school which was started by her itself along with her husband Jyotirao Phule in 1848.
Swaraj’s name featured in the ‘decision makers’ category along with the names of other world-renowned leaders such as US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
AR Rahman’s acclaimed number ‘Ginga’ is among the 91 songs selected in the initial nomination list for the 89th annual academy awards. If selected, the Indian music maestro stands the chance to win double Oscar once again.
The Queen of Pop has written & produced numerous songs that topped the record charts, such as Like a Virgin, Papa Don't Preach, Like a Prayer and more.
Jose Ramos-Horta is the UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) since January 2013. He won the Nobel peace prize in 1996 for his role in resolving the violence in East Timor.
Time cover that features a photograph of the President-elect sitting on a chair reads, “Donald Trump – President of the Divided States of America”.
Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, was a jurist, economist, politician and a social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination.
Justice Khehar who will be sworn-in as CJI on 4 January 2017 led the Supreme Court bench that struck down NJAC Act and set aside Presidential rule in Arunachal.
By the virtue of being the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar is also referred to as the Father of Indian Constitution.
Modi with 18 percent votes was much ahead of by U.S President Barack Obama, US President-elect Donald Trump and Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange, who all got 7% votes each.
She is the owner and CEO of SVC Inc, a health policy consulting firm and has worked as an adviser to several US States including Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
President-elect Donald Trump named Nikki Haley as the US Ambassador to the United Nations and Betsy DeVos as education secretary of the country.
The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is scheduled to be held from 7 January to 9 January 2017 at Bengaluru in Karnataka. The Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held on 7 January 2017.
This is the third no- confidence vote that Zuma has survived in less than a year and fifth since 2012. Zuma’s career in politics has not been a smooth one with corruption and other allegations being thrown at him every now and then. Latest to join the list is an allegation of a possible criminal activity or misconduct.
Anil Bokil, who put his take on financial reforms, is the founder of Arthkranti Pratishtan that has been promoting the theory of ArthaKranti- revolution in economics.
Though for the world Trump’s win came as a shocker, ‘The Simpsons’ predicted it years back. One of the show’s episodes titled ‘Bart to the Future’, which was aired in 2000, showed a fictionalized Trump in a disastrous presidency that ultimately left the entire nation bankrupt.
The position was lying vacant since Aamir Khan’s ouster as the campaign’s brand ambassador in January 2016 for his remarks on Indian intolerance. Names of Bollywood superstars, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were doing rounds as likely contenders of the role.
Bindeshwar Pathak is an Indian sociologist and the founder of Sulabh International. His work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene.
Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary is celebrated as National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas). The theme for the 2016 Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was Integration of India.