February 28, 2024

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Avdiivka

Ukraine has withdrawn from the settlement of Lastochkyne in eastern Ukraine. As the war enters its third year, Russian troops have mounted heavy attacks and taken Avdiivka — a key eastern town — while Ukrainian troops are struggling with a lack of ammunition. The battle for Avdiivka was one of the bloodiest of the two-year war.Read More

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu's birth anniversary is celebrated by the nation every year on February 13. This year marks the 145th birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. ABOUT SAROJINI NAIDU Born in Hyderabad on 13 February 1879 She was a poet and political activist. Her poetry earned her the nickname 'Nightingale of India'. A disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, she was instrumental in the Indian National Movement, which fought for the country's independence. In 1925, she was elected as the INC President at Kanpur session. She was the first Indian woman president of the Indian National Congress (second overall, after Annie Besant). When Sarojini....Read More

Satyendra Nath Bose

The death anniversary of Indian mathematician and physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose was observed on 4th ABOUT S N BOSE Born- January 1st, 1894 in Calcutta He started his career in 1916 as a lecturer in physics at Calcutta University. Along with Meghnad Saha, he established modern theoretical physics in India. Bose wrote a brief article titled "Planck's Law and the Hypothesis of Light Quanta". In agreement with him, his article was translated by Einstein into German and published in Zeitschrift für Physik in 1924 under Bose's name. Satyendra Nath Bose collaborated with Einstein to develop the Bose-Einstein statistics and developing....Read More

Kalpana Chawla

The death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla was observed recently on February 1st. She was an Indian-American astronaut who made history as the first Indian-origin woman to go to space. ABOUT KALPANA CHAWLA Kalpana Chawla was born on 17 March 1962, in Karnal, Haryana. After completing her undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh in 1982, she moved to the United States to pursue her Master's degree. In 1988, Chawla joined NASA's Ames Research Center, where she worked on various projects related to space exploration. Chawla's first journey into space came in 1997 aboard the Space Shuttle....Read More

Three panels of judges were appointed for assessing the performance of Marching Contingents from three Services, Marching Contingents from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)/other auxiliary forces and tableaux from various States/Union Territories and Ministries/Departments. RESULTS Best Marching Contingent among the three services – Sikh Regiment Contingent Best Marching Contingent among CAPF/other auxiliary forces – Delhi Police Women Marching Contingent Best three Tableaux (States/UTs) First – Odisha (Woman Empowerment in Viksit Bharat) Second – Gujarat (Dhordo : A Global Icon Of Gujarat’s Border Tourism) Third – Tamil Nadu (Kudavolai System in ancient Tamil Nadu – Mother of Democracy) Best Tableau (Ministries/Departments)....Read More

R. Champakalakshmi

The academic community has mourned the loss of eminent historian R. Champakalakshmi. She was the former president of Indian History Congress and professor in the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Champakalakshmi was a multidisciplinary expert in archaeology, iconography, ideology, statecraft and trade.  Read More

K M Cariappa

Field Marshal K.M Cariappa's birth anniversary is celebrated annually on January 28th. ABOUT K.M CARIAPPA Field Marshal Kodandera 'Kipper' Madappa Cariappa, often referred to as K.M. Cariappa, was an Indian military officer who served as the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1949 to 1953. He was born on 28 January 1899, in Coorg, which is now part of Karnataka. Cariappa joined the British Indian Army in 1919 and was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion, 88th Carnatic Infantry. He served in various roles and saw action during World War II. He rose through the ranks,....Read More

Dr Nitya Anand

Dr Nitya Anand, who discovered India’s first oral contraceptive pill ‘Saheli’, passed away recently. Anand was also the former director of the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) from 1974 to 1984. He was with CDRI since its inception in 1951. He published over 400 research papers and over 130 patents. He was also awarded with Padma Shri. He was the brain behind the discovery of Centchroman’, popularly known as ‘Saheli.’ It was the world’s first and only non-steroidal, non-hormonal, once-a-week oral contraceptive pill. It was launched by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986. In 2016, Saheli was incorporated in....Read More

Lala Lajpat Rai

The 159th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai was observed recently on January 28th. ABOUT LALA LAJPAT RAI Born on January 28, 1865, in Dhudike, Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai created a legacy of nationalism, unity and strength as he was a freedom fighter who was a firm believer in India’s independence. In 1880, Rai joined the Government College at Lahore to major in law, where he was influenced by the Hindu reformist movement of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and became a member of existing Arya Samaj Lahore (founded 1877) and Founder-Editor of Lahore-based Arya Gazette. Popularly known as Punjab Kesari, Lala....Read More

Homi Jahangir Bhabha

The death anniversary of pioneering Indian physicist Homi Jehangir Bhabha was observed on 24th January.   ABOUT HOMI JEHANGIR BHABHA He was born on 30th October 1909. He is regarded as the father of India's nuclear programme. He founded and directed two major institutions involved in Nuclear sciences- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the Atomic Energy Establishment (later renamed the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in his honour) He was also the first person to become Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India. India's three-stage nuclear power programme was formulated by Homi Bhabha in the 1954. Bhabha was....Read More

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