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Important Days

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

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 PanditFirst 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 Woman IPS Officer of

First in India (Men)

The first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of IndiaJustice Ranganath Misra The first Lokpal of IndiaJustice P. C. GhoshThe 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 PrizeRabindranath Tagore The first president of Indian Nati

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 the south India- GodavariLongest Electric railway line in India - From Delhi to Kolkata via PatnaLongest Road in India- Grand Trunk RoadState with longest coastline in India- GujaratLongest railway route in India- Dibrugarh in Assam to Kannyakumari in Tamil NaduLongest tunnel in India- Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)Longest national highway in India-

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

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 →

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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