George Saunders won 2017 Man Booker Prize

American author George Saunders won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”. With this, he became second consecutive...

PM released commemorative stamp to honour IAF Marshal late Arjan Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative stamp to honour Marshal of Air Force late Arjan Singh in New Delhi. It was released ‘at home’ programme of the Indian Air...

7 Indian names marked in “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for...

The “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” list is comprised of seven Indian names including Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan, who took important measures to...

M K Sanu won the Mathrubhumi Literary Award

Eminent critic, biographer and orator M K Sanu has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature. The...

Soumya Swaminathan named chief scientist at WHO

Soumya Swaminathan, a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation has been named Chief Scientist of the WHO. As Deputy Director-General Programmes (DDP), she was one of the three...

Minal Patel Davis honoured with Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking

Indian-American Minal Patel Davis was honoured with Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking’. She was presented with award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution...

ISRO launched a year-long series of programmes on Dr Vikram Sarabhai

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a year-long series of programmes on 12th August 2019, at the birth centenary of space scientist Dr Vikram Sarabhai. Dr Vikram Sarabhai is...

Indian Woman became the fastest Asian to Cycle the Globe

20-year-old Pune woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. She has completed the 29,000 km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe....

Gagandeep Kang first Indian woman to be awarded fellowship of the Royal Society

Gagandeep Kang becomes the first Indian woman scientist to be awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), United Kingdom. Gagandeep Kang is a clinician-scientist.She is well known for...

Pawan Kumar Chamling became India’s Longest serving C.M

On 29th April 2018, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling surpassed the record of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu as the longest serving Chief Minister of any...

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