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Important Days

Important Days in January 2020 January 1 Army Medical Corps Establishment Day January 8 African National Congress Foundation Day January 10 World Laughter Day January 9 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 11 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri January 12 National Youth Day (Birth Day of Swami Vivekanand) January 15 Army Day January 23 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary January 25 International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, Indian Voter Day January 26 Republic Day January 28 Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai January 30 (Martyr's day) Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrd

Popular Names of Personalities

Popular Name Personality Lady with the lamp Florence Nightingale Grand Old man Dadabhai Naoroji of India Iron Duke Duke of Wellington Guru Ji M. S. Golwalkar Jonn Bull England and the English people CR Chakravarti Rajagopalachari King Maker Earl of Warwick JP Jayaprakash Narayan Little Corporal Napoleon Mahamanya Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Maid of Orleansns Joan of Arc Desh Bandhu C. R. Das Deen Bandhu C. F. Andrews Yankee Inhabitants of U.S.A. Lion of Punjab (Sher-i-Punjab) Lala Lajpat Rai Bard of Avon Shakespeare Panditji Jawaharlal Nehru Man of B

First Chief Minister of Various States in India

First Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh- Neelam Sanjiva ReddyFirst Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh- N. Chandrababu Naidu (After separation of Telangana)First Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh- Prem Khandu Thungan First Chief Minister of Assam- Gopinath BordoloiFirst Chief Minister of Undivided Bihar- Sri Krishna SinhaFirst Chief Minister of Bihar- Rabri Devi (After separation of Jharkhand)First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh- Ajit JogiFirst Chief Minister of Goa (UT)- Dayanand BandodkarFirst Chief Minister of Goa (State)- Pratapsingh RaneFirst Chief Minister of Gujarat- Jivraj Nara

Longest and Largest

Longest river (India)- Ganges Longest river (World)- NileLongest Railway(World)- Trans-Siberian railwayLongest Railway Station (World)- Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.)The longest tributary river in India- Yamuna The longest river of south India- GodavariLongest Electric railway line in India - From Delhi to Kolkata via PatnaLongest Road in India- Grand Trunk RoadState with the longest coastline in India- GujaratLongest railway route in India- Dibrugarh in Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil NaduThe longest tunnel in India- Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)Longest national highway in Indi

First in India (Men)

The first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India Justice Ranganath Misra The first Lokpal of India Justice P. C. Ghosh The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut Mohd. Azharuddin The first batsman to score a double century in One Day International cricket match Sachin Tendulkar The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twice Nawang Gombu The first President of the Indian Republic Dr. Rajendra Prasad The first Prime Minister of free India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru The first Indian to win Nobel Prize Rabindranath Tagore The f

First in India (Women)

First Women's UniversityMaharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916. First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet postVijaya Lakshmi Pandit (Pre-Independence)First Woman to hold a Union Foreign Minister's postSushma Swaraj(2014) First Woman youngest minister of a stateSushma Swaraj (She became the cabinet minister of Haryana when she was only 25 yrs old) First Woman governor of Independent IndiaSarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces First Woman president of UN General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953) First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndira Gandhi (1966)First Wo

Scientific Instruments And Appliances

AltimeterIt is a special type of aneroid barometer, used in measuring altitudes. AmmeterIt is an instrument to measure the strength of an electric current. AmplifierIt is an electronic device that increases the strength of a signal fed into it. AnemometerIt is an instrument to measure the velocity and find the direction of the wind. AudiometerIt is an instrument to measure difference in hearing BarometerIt is used to measure atmospheric pressure BinocularIt is an optical instrument designed for magnified view of distant objects by both eyes simultaneously. CalorimeterIt is an instrument for m

News Papers and Journals

First News Papers, Journals & their Founder/Editors Bengal Gazette (India''s first news paper in English, published in 1780 from Srirampore, Hoogly near Kolkata) - James Augustus Hicky Amrit Bazar Patrika - Shishir Kr. Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh Keshri("Lion")- Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharatta - Bal Gangadhar Tilak Sudharak- Gopal Krishna Gokhle Vande Mataram- Aurobindo Ghosh Native Opinion- V. N. Mandalik Kavivachan Sudha- Bhartendu Harishchandra Rast Goftar (First News Paper in Gujrati)- Dadabhai Naoroji New India- Bipin Chandra Pal Statesman- Robert Knight Hindu- Vir Raghavacharya and G. S. A

National Laboratories and Research Institutions

Name of Research Institute/LaboratoryPlaceCentral Building Research Institute- Roorkee, UttaranchalCentral Drugh Resedarch Institute- Lucknow, Uttar PradeshCentral Electro-Chemical Research Institure- Karaikudi, Tamil NaduCentral Electronics Engineering Research Institute- Pilani, RajasthanCentral Food Technological Research Institute- Mysore, KarnatakaCentral Fuel Research Institute- Dhanbad, JharkhandCentral Glass and Ceramic Research Institute- Jadhavpur, West BengalCentral Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants- Lucknow, Uttar PradeshCentral Leather Research Institute- Chennai, Tamil N

Classical Dances in India

Classical Dances in IndiaStateBharatanatyamTamil NaduBihuAssamBhangraPunjabChhauBihar, Orissa, West Bengal and JharkhandGarhwaliUttaranchalGarbaGujaratHattariKarnatakaKathakNorth IndiaKathakaliKeralaKutchipudiAndhra PradeshKhantummMizoramKarmaMadhya PradeshLahoMeghalayaMohiniattamKeralaMandoGoaManipuriManipurNatiHimachal PradeshNat-NatinBiharOdissiOrissaRaufJammu &KashmirYakshaganKarnataka

Career Scope in Print Media

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Founded on: 7 April 1948. Head Quarter: Geneva, Switzerland Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Member Country: 194 WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 1 →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →

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