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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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’.