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Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak remembered on their birth anniversary: Checkout lesser-known facts

2 days ago
When Chandrashekhar Azad was arrested during the non-cooperation movement on December 20, 1921, he gave his name as "Azad" to the district magistrate Justice Reverend Tomson Kregat, his father's name as "Swatantrata" (Independence) and his residence as "Jail". 

Jeff Bezos to fly into space today for 11 mins: Where to watch launch live stream?- All you need to know

Jul 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos will be accompanied by Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, Mark Bezos, his brother, and an 18-year old student, Oliver Daeman. The group will travel in a capsule with the biggest windows flown into space, offering stunning views of the Earth.

Kadambini Ganguly: Google Doodle honours India's first woman physician on 160th birth anniversary- Know all about her!

Jul 18, 2021
Dr. Kadambini Ganguly was the first woman to get admission to the Calcutta Medical College in 1884, which was an exceptional feat by the late 19th-century standards, as the institution was almost exclusively attended by men at the time. She graduated in 1886. 

Pulitzer-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui dies while covering Afghanistan clashes

Jul 16, 2021
Danish Siddiqui had been working the Afghan special forces based in the southern province of Kandahar since the past week and had been reporting on fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters. 

Samir Banerjee: Indian-American wins Wimbledon boys singles title, all you need know!

Jul 12, 2021
Samir Banerjee is the third Indian-origin tennis player to win Wimbledon boys singles. The others to have won the title prior to him include Leander Paes in 1990, Ramesh Krishnan in 1979 and Ramanathan Krishnan in 1954. 

Sirisha Bandla becomes second Indian-born woman to fly to space: All you need to know!

Jul 12, 2021
Sirisha Bandla was one of the six crew members aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight, which flew to the edge of space before returning to the Earth. 

Indian Economist Kaushik Basu receives Humboldt Research Award

Jul 8, 2021
Kaushik Basu, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012 to 2016), is currently a professor of Economics at Cornell University. He has decided to use the award for the research on Game Theory and Moral Philosophy.  

Who is Ashwini Vaishnaw- India's new Railways Minister? All you need to know

Jul 8, 2021
Ashwini Vaishnaw: The first-time Minister is an IIT-Kanpur graduate and has an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He had served earlier as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's private secretary. 

Meet new Health Minister Manshukh Mandavia – All You Need to Know About

Jul 8, 2021
Mansukh Mandaviya is among the seven ministers who got elevated to Cabinet rank in the major cabinet reshuffle on July 7th. 

Jyotiraditya Scindia heads ministry held by his father 30 years ago: All you need to know!

Jul 8, 2021
New Civil Aviation Minister: Jyotiraditya Scindia's late father, Madhavrao Scindia had held the civil aviation portfolio under the PV Narasimha Rao-led central government between 1991 and 1993.

Meet world's oldest man, a 112-year-old sugarcane farmer from Puerto Rico

Jul 5, 2021
The Guinness World Records on June 30, 2021, officially named Puerto Rico’s Emilio Flores Márquez as the world’s oldest person (male) living. Read all you need to know.

Government gives Amitabh Kant one-year extension as NITI Aayog CEO

Jul 1, 2021
Amitabh Kant is a key player who has been involved at the top level in policy-related matters in the government about technology, industrial development, and investment.

Indian-origin Abhimanyu Mishra becomes youngest-ever Chess Grandmaster in history

Jul 1, 2021
Abhimanyu Mishra, a 12-years old Indian-origin boy, became the youngest ever Grandmaster in Chess breaking the record of 12 years and 7 months set by GM Sergey Karjakin in 2002.

Jamsetji Tata tops global list of biggest philanthropist of last century- Check the complete list

Jun 24, 2021
Jamsetji Tata, the founder of Tata Group, is ahead of others such as Bill Gates and his now-estranged wife Melinda who donated $74.6 billion, George Soros ($34.8 billion), Warren Buffet ($37.4 billion), and John D. Rockefeller ($26.8 billion).

Government appoints Aashish Chandorkar as Director at India’s WTO mission

Jun 21, 2021
The government has appointed a private person Aashish Chandorkar as ‘Counsellor’ in India’s Permanent Mission in WTO for 3 years.

Dingko Singh, Asian Games Gold Medallist Boxer, passes away at 42

Jun 14, 2021
The Asian Games Gold Medal in 1998 was Dingko’s historic medal that raised the morale of the success-starved Indian boxing team.

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter Prize

Jun 11, 2021
Tsitsi Dangarembga, the author of the book ‘Nervous Conditions’, was arrested in 2020 while she was protesting and taking a stand against corruption. She was also shortlisted for Booker Prize 2020 for her work, ‘This Mournable Body’.

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