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Important Days

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

First in India (Men)

The first Lokpal of IndiaJustice P. C. Ghosh The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debutMohd. Azharuddin The first batsman to score double century in One Day International cricket matchSachin Tendulkar The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twiceNawang Gombu The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawaharlal Nehru The first Indian to win Nobel Prize Rabindranath Tagore The first president of Indian National CongressW. C. Banerjee The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress

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 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 Woman IPS Officer of IndiaKiran Bedi (1972) First Woman to win Nobel Peace PrizeMother Teresa (1979) First Indian Woman to climb Mount EverestBachendri Pal (1984) First Indian Woman to win Booker PrizeArundhati Roy

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

Tribal and Folk Dances in India

StatesDancesMaharashtraKathakeertan, Lezin, Dandaniya, Tamasha, Gafa, Dahikala, Lavani, Mauni, Dasavtar.KarnatakaHuttari, Suggi Kunitha, YakashaganaKeralaKaikottikali, Kaliyattam, Tappatikkali.Tamil NaduKolattam, Pinnal Kolattam, Kummi, Kavadi, KaragamAndhra PradeshGhanta Mardala, Veedhi Natakam, Burrakatha.OrissaGhumara Sanchar, Chadya Dandanata, ChhauWest BengalKathi, Chhau, Baul, Kirtan, Jatra, Lama.AssamBihu, Khel Gopal, Rash Lila, Tabal Chongli, CanoePunjabGiddha (women), Bhangra (men).Jammu & KashmirRauf, HikatHimachal PradeshJhora, Jhali, Dangli, Mahasu, Jadda, Jhainta, ChharhiHarya

First Chief Minister of Various States in India

First Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy First 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 Bordoloi First Chief Minister of Undivided Bihar - Sri Krishna Sinha First Chief Minister of Bihar - Rabri Devi (After separation of Jharkhand) First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh - Ajit Jogi First Chief Minister of Goa (UT)- Dayanand Bandodkar First Chief Minister of Goa (State) - Pratapsingh Rane

Longest and Largest

Longest river (India) - Ganges Longest river (World) - Nile Longest Railway(World) - Trans-Siberian railway Longest Railway Station (World) - Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.) The longest tributary river of India - Yamuna The longest river of the south India - Godavari Longest Electric railway line in India - From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna Longest Road in India - Grand Trunk Road State with longest coastline in India - Gujarat Longest railway route in India - Dibrugarh in Assam to Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu Longest tunnel in India - Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir) Longest nation

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or da →

United Nations Organization (UNO)

History of United Nation The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organiza →

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 →

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function of the Organization: The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications →

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