First in India

India’s First……

 • Governor-General of Independent India—Lord Lewis Mountbatten

• Indian Governor-General of Independent India—Chakravarti  Rajgopalachari

• Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India —General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949

• Field Marshall—General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw

• Speaker of loksabha—Shri G.V. Mavalankar (15 May 1952- 27 February 1956).

• President—Dr. Rajendra Prasad

• Vice-President—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

• Prime-Minister—Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

• Home Minister—Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

• Finance Minister of India—R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

• Auditor General of India—V. Narahari Rao

• Director of CBI— DP Kohli

• National Security Adviser— Brijesh Mishra

• Governor of RBI— Sir Osborne Smith

• Non-Congress Prime-Minister— Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79.

• British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings

• Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma

• C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore

• Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950

• Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen

• Woman to swim across the English Channel—Arati Saha, 1959

• Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave

• Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath Tagore

• Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930

• President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee

• Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar

• First Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani

• Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009

• Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar Sen

• Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh

• Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

• Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim

• Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya

• Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. B. Raman

• Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’— Indira Gandhi

• Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan

• Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri

• Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)

• Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976

• Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956

• Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy

• Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya

• Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. Venugopal

• Woman to received Nobal Prize— Mother Teresa

• Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu

• Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata

• Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee

• Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule

• Successful heart transplanted person—Devi Ram (1994)

• President of National Human Rights Commission—Justice Rangnath Mishra

• Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Purskar—Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)

• Indian who won the World Billiard award—Wilson Jans

• Indian who won the Grammy award—Pt. Ravi Shankar

• Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O.— Atal Bihari Bajpai (1977)

• Indian member in British House of Commons— Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)

• First President of Indian Science Congress—Sir Asutosh Mukherjee

• Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times—Sherpa-Augarita

• Writer who was awarded ‘Vyas Samman’—Ramvilas Sharma

• Indian Managing Director of World Bank—Gautam Kazi

• Player awarded ‘Padam Bhusan’—C. K. Naidu

• Actress to win Padma Shri Award—Nargis Dutt, 1958

• Indian players played Davis Cup—M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)

• Tennis Grandslam title winner—Mahesh Bhupati

• Indian player who played the test cricket—K. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)

• Scientist elected for Lok Sabha—Dr. Meghnad Saha

• Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award—Prof. Ashish Datta (1991)

• Literature who was awarded Murti Devi Purskar—C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)

• Person, who became High Commission in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon

• Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize—Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)

• First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament—Lal Mohan Ghose

• Woman Graduates—Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

• Woman Chief Justice of High Court—Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991

• An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram

• Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. Sinha

• Leanin Peace Prize— Saifuddin Kitchlew

• Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi

• Woman Doctorate of Science—Asima Chatterjee (1944)

• Woman IPS—Kiran Bedi

• Woman Supreme Court judge—Kumari Fathima Beevi

• Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh

• Editor of Time Magazine—Bobby Ghosh

• Director of CBI becoming Governor—Ashwani Kumar

• Person to reach the North Pole—Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar

• Person to reach the South Pole—Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj

• Nishan-e-Pakistan—Morarji Desai, 1990

• Magsaysay Award—Vinoba Bhave, 1958

• Miss World—Reita Faria in 1966

• Miss Asia Pacific—Zeenat Aman in 1970

• Miss Universe—Sushmita Sen in 1994

• Miss Earth—Nicole Faria in 2010

• Place to get electricity—Darjeeling in 1897

• Sound film—Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani

• Colour film—Kisan Kanya (1937), directed by Moti B. Gidvani

• Oscar winner—Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.

• Dadasaheb Phalke Award—Devika Rani in 1969

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters—Sivaji Ganesan

• Test-tube baby—Durga Agarwal, born 1978

• Newspaper—Hickey’s Bengal Gazette started in 1760

• First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi

• Satellite—Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975

• Man to climb Mt Everest—Tenzing Norgay

• Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee, 1984

• Woman to climb Mt everest—Bachendri Pal

• District to achieve 100% literacy rate—Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990

• Captain in Tests—C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England

• ODI captain—Ajit Wadekar

• Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket—Harbhajan Singh

• Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket—Virendra Sehwag

• First Marshal of Indian Air Force—Arjan Singh

• Individual Medal in Olympic games—KD Jadhav

• Grandmaster— Viswanathan Anad

• Woman Grandmaster—Koneru Humpy

• First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games—Abhinav Bindra

• First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic games—Vijendra Kumar

• Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge—Srinivasa Ramanujan

• Fellow of the Royal Society—Ardaseer Cursetjee

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

Info about Computer World


Computer World Info..

• Konrad Zuse invented the World’s first computer was named as the Z1 in 1936. It was the First freely programmable computer.

• The first computer game was “Spacewar!”.  This game was programmed by Steve Russell and first released in February 1962.

• Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce develop the first Integrated Circuit (The Chip) in 1958

• In 1954 John Backus & IBM develop first successful high level programming language FORTRAN Computer Programming LanguageTim Berners-Lee

• ARPAnet the first Internet connectivity started in 1969.

• WordStar Software is the first release of Word Processors application developed by Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby in 1979.

• Apple Lisa Computer is the first home computer with a GUI (graphical user interface) in 1983

• The first web browser was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. It was called WorldWideWeb (no spaces) and was later renamed Nexus.

• The first search engine created was Archie, in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student of McGill University in Montreal.

• On Aug. 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee published the first internet site ( from CERN, the world’s largest physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland.

• The first supercomputer was the Control Data Corporation (CDC) 6600 with a single CPU. It was released in 1964.

• India’s first supercomputer is PARAM 8000, which was installed in 1991.

• NVIDIA’s Tesla computer was launched in London in December 2008 is first personal supercomputer.Mail Icon

• The first banner advertising was used in 1994.

• The E-mail is older than the World Wide Web.

• The first domain name ever registered was

• Rich Skrenta generated the first computer virus in February 1982. He is the author of Elk Cloner,the first computer virus to be released outside of the lab.

• The first version of Excel was released for the Mac in 1985 and the first Windows version was released in November 1987.

• Nobody can create a folder named “Con” in windows system.

• TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

• Each Excel worksheet holds 1,048,576 rows and 16, 384 columns which makes 17,179,869,184 cells per worksheet.

• Up to last 100 actions can be undo in excel.

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

Facts about Indian Currency….

Facts about Indian Currency….

  • The first coins were minted (made) around 2500 years ago.
  • Paper money was first used in China over 1000 years ago.
  • The first “rupee” was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri. It was based on a ratio of 40 copper pieces (paisa) per rupee.
  • Udaya K Dharmalingam is the designer of the Indian rupee Symbol, which was adopted by the Government of India in 2010.
  • From 1953, Hindi was displayed prominently on the new notes.
  • The Government of India took over the issue of banknotes in 1861 from the Private and Presidency Banks.
  • The first series of coins with the Indian rupee symbol was launched on 8 July, 2011.
  • The first 1000Rs Note was introduced in 2000.
  • The first 20Rs and 5Rs note was introduced in 2001.
  • Decimalization started in 1957 and the rupee was divided into 100 Naye Paise.
  • Total 15 Languages (Apart from English) are printed in Indian Rupee Note. They are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  • In India, the first paper banknote was published by Bank of Hindustan in 1770.
  • The current Mahatma Gandhi series of banknotes stared from 1996 with new series of 10Rs notes.
  • Indian coins are produced in 4 cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata. The coins produce from each city puts an identification mark under the year of issue. Coins produced in Delhi have a dot mark, Mumbaihave diamond mark, Hyderabad have star mark and coin produce from Kolkata have nothing beneath the year.
  • Credit cards were first used in the United States in the 1920’s.


Currency by Countries:




ISO Code


Afghan Afghani



Argentine Peso



Australian Dollar






Bangladeshi Taka






Bhutanese Ngultrum



Brazilian Real



Bulgarian Lev



Burmese Kyat



Cambodian Riel



Canadian Dollar



Chilean Peso



Chinese Yuan


 Czech Republic

Czech Koruna



Danish Krone











 Hong Kong

Hong Kong Dollar



Indian Rupee



Indonesian Rupiah



Iranian Rial



Iraqi Dinar






Japanese Yen



Malaysian Ringgit



Mexican Peso



Russian Ruble


 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Riyal


 South Africa

South African Rand



Swiss Franc


 United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Dirham


 United Kingdom

British Pound


 United States

United States Dollar


Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

First in the World

First in the World




Asian city to host Olympics

Tokyo, Japan, 1964

Athlete disqualified at the Olympics for drug use

Hans-Gunnar Lijenwall, Mexico Olympics, 1968

Blind person to conquer the Everest

Erik Weihenmayer, USA, 2001

Cricket Club

Cricket club founded in Hambledon, England

Country to Print Books


Country to issue paper currency


Country to start Civil Service Competition


Country to make education compulsory


Country to win World Cup football


Country to make a constitution


Country to Organize NAM Summit


Country to send human to Moon


Country to launch satellite into space


Country to host modern Olympics


Country to launch Radio Telescope Satellite into  space


European to visit China

Marco Polo

Man to climb Mt Everest

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, 1953

Man to reach North Pole

Robert Peary

Man to reach South Pole

Ronald Amundsen

Man to Fly an aeroplan

Wright Brothers

Man to sail around the World

Ferdinand Magellan

Man to set foot on the Moon

Neil Armstrong

Man to go to the space

Major Yuri Gagarin

Man to draw the map of Earth


Man to compile Encyclopedia


Man to win Nobel Prize in Literature

Rene FA and Silt Pradhom

Man to win Nobel Prize in Peace

Jin F Dunant nad Frederic Peiry

Man to win Nobel Prize in Physics

WK Roentgen

Man to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

JH Wenthoff

Man to win Nobel Prize in Medicine

AE Wonn Behring

Man to win Nobel Prize in Economics

Ranger Fish and John Tinbergen

Man to climb Mt Everest

Peter Habeler

Man tourist in Space

Dennis Tito

Man to have climbed Mount Everest Twice

Nawang Gombu

Man Oscar winner for the Best Actor

Emil Jannings, 1928

Man to win Tour de France

Maurice Garin, 1903

Man boxing champion

Tim Hyer, 1841

Man chess champion

Wilhelm Steinitz, 1886

Man to walk in space

Alexei Arkhovich Leonov, 1965

Man heart transplant was per formed by

Dr. Christian Barnard, 1967

Man heart transplant recipient

Louis Washkansky, 1967

Man to fly solo non stop across the Atlantic

Charles Lindbergh, 1927

Man to swim across the English Channel

Matthew Webb, 1875

Man to fly solo nonstop around the world in ballon

Steve Fossett, U.S., 2002

Man to cross the Pacific Ocean in hot air balloon

Ben Abruzzo and team in the Double Eagle V

Movie in the world

The jazz Singer , 1927

Parkinson’s disease was first described by

James Parkinson, British neurologist, 1817

Religion of the world

Santosh Dharma

Recipient of a permanent artificial heart

Barney Clark, 1982

Secretary General of UN

Trigve Li

Space shuttle launched


Space ship landed on Moon


Space vehicle to land on the moon

Lunar Exploration Module (LEM)

Woman tourist in Space

Mrs Anousheh Ansari

Woman civilian police adviser of the U.N.

Kiran Bedi

Woman Bishop

Rev Barbara C. Harris (USA)

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Literature

Selma Lagerlöf

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Peace

Bertha von Suttner

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Physics

Marie Curie-Skłodowska

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Marie Curie-Skłodowska

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Gerty Theresa Cori

Woman to win Nobel Prize in Economics

Elinor Ostrom

Woman Prime Minister of a Country

S Bhandarnayake

Woman Cosmonaut in Space

Valentina Tereshkova, USSR

Woman to Climb Mt. Everest

Juno Tabei, Japan

Woman President of UN General assembly

Vijayalakshmi Pandit

Woman to reach North Pole

Mrs Fran Phipps

Woman to reach Antartica

Caroline Michaelson

Woman President of a Country

Maria Estela Peron

Woman to sail around the world alone

Kat Cotte

Woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal

Charlotte Cooper, UK, Tennis singles, 1900

Woman professional bullfighter

Patricia Mccormick, 1952

Women’s Olympic marathon Champion

Joan Benoit, Los Angles, 1984

Woman to Climb Mt. Everest twice

Santosh Yadav

Woman Oscar winner for Best Actress

janet Gaynor, 1928

Woman black tennis player to win a singles title at Wimbledon

A Gibson, 1957

Woman to win a Grand Slam

Maureen Catherine, 1953

Woman to swim the English Channel

Gertrude Ederle, 1926

Woman to set foot on North Pole

Ann Bancroft, USA, 1986

University of the world

Taxila University

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

January, 2013 – Monthly News


January, 2013

31st January:

30th January:

  • World anti Leprosy Day is observed to create awareness about the air-borne disease.
  • Social Activist Anna Hazare declares his party name as Jantantra Morcha which will not participate in election.

29th January:

  • Tiger Woods win his 75th PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced repo rate by 25 points.
  • World Winter games, 2013 started in PyeongChang, South Korea.

28th January:

  • Mumbai win Ranji trophy final at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai defeating  Saurashtra.
  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win Australian Open, 2013 final.

27th January:

  • England defeat India in the fifth and final ODI in Dharamshala .

26th January:

  • India celebrated its 64th Republic Day.
  • King of Bhutan participates as Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.
  • 4 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri awards has been declared on the occasion of Republic Day of India by Govt. of India.
  • Sreeramamurthy Janaki, the renowned playback singer refused to accept the Padma Bhushan.
  • Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins Australian Open Women’s Singles by defiting Li Na of China.
  • Centre Constituted New High Court for Manipur, Meghalaya And Tripura.

25th January:

  • Milos Zeman elected as Czech Republic President, first person to be directly elected .
  • 3rd National Voters’ Day observe in India.

24th January:

23rd January:

  • Uddhav Thackeray elected as Shiv Sena President.

22th January:

  • Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and Meri Kom will be the Election Commission’s (EC) national icons.
  • Rajnath Singh was elected as BJP President.

21st January:

20th January:

19th January:

  • Rahul Gandhi elected as vice-president of Indian National Congress.
  • Prof. Ved Praksah appointed as Chairman of the University Grants Commission on (UGC).

18th January:

  • Jharkhand was brought under President’s rule.
  • Congress party’s 3-day Chintan Shivir started at Jaipur.

17th January:

16th January:

  • Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and two IAS officers were arrested for Trained teachers hiring case of 1999.

15th January:

  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case.

14th January:

  • Mahakumbh Mela started on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Allahabad on the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.

13th January:

12th January:

11th January:

  • Microsoft announced its plans to shut down Messenger service from its operating system.

10th January:

9th January:

8th January:

  • Akbaruddin Owaisi, MIM Party MLA arrested for making hate speech.
  • Haryana Chief Minister inugrated National Data Centre of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data center at Maneshar, Gurgaon. The data centre will be ready by June 2014.

7th January:

  • Lionel Messi wins fourth consecutive Fifa Ballon d’Or in Zurich.
  • 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) start in Kochi.

6th January:

5th January:

4th January:

  • Virat Kohli named as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Awards. Pakistan named as best International Cricket Team.

3rd January:

2nd January:

1st January:

  • Astronautical Society of India (ASI) selected Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam, for 2011 and Dr. V.K. Saraswat for Aryabhatta Award, for 2011.

 Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

February, 2013 – News


February, 2013

28th February

  • National Science Day was observed.

27th February

  • Chuck Hagel appointed as the new Secretary of Defense of the United States.

26th February

  • Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament.
  • Delhi becomes the first state in the country to impose complete ban on manual scavenging.
  • Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer 10.
  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni equaled record of Sourav Ganguly with 21st test cricket win after defeating Australia by 8 wickets.

25th February

  • Park Geun-hye sworn in as the first woman President of South Korea.
  •  Maghi Purnima Snan in of Mahakumbh 2013 at Allahabad.

24th February

  • Jelena Jankovic, the former world no. 1 won the WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013.
  • 85th Academy Awards for Oscar,2013 ceremony took place
  • Assam became the first state in India to produce over 500 million kilogram tea for two years in a row.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score double-century in a test match while scoring unbeaten 206 runs against Australia.

23rd February

22th February

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 February 2013 issued final guidelines for issuing licenses for opening new banks
  • Harbhajan Singh played his 100th test while playing against Australia in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

21st February

  • The Union Cabinet approved merger of Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd. (BHPV) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • Ratan Tata is awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young.
  • Two bombs exploded in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad kill 14 people.

20th February

  • Virat Kohli appointed as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL, 2013.
  • Boiko Borisov announced resignation as Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

19th February

  •  Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari appointed as Chairman of the Sahitya Academy.

18th February

  • Vishwanathan Anand wins the Grenke Classic Chess tournament.
  • Social Worker Ela Bhatt awarded with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace for 2011. She is the founder of SEWA.

17th February

  • Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian in to win the Brazil Open.
  • Australia wins ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy. In the final, they defeat defeated West Indies by 114 runs.
  • The Romanian film “Child’s Pose(Pozitia Copilului)” bagged the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival.

16th February

  • Serena Williams became the new World number one women’s tennis player after reaching Semifinals of Qatar Open Tennis Championship in Doha.

15th February

  • In Chelyabinsk, Russia hit by a huge meteor shower, this injured at least 750 people.

14th February

  • Y Bhaskar Rao, the former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, sworn in as the Lokayukta.
  • US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the World’s biggest airline service.

13th February

  • Asoke Kumar Mukerji is appointed as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.
  • Mohan Parasaran is appointed as the new Solicitor General of India.

12th February

  • North Korea conducted its third Nuclear Test at North Hamgyeong Province.
  • Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty appointed as the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced its decision to drop wrestling from the list of core sports in Olympics.

11th February

  • Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign at the end of the month.

10th February

  • 36 people died as stampede took place at the Allahabad railway.
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 to win theHockey India League (HIL).
  • Chinese new year celebrated.
  • Rest of India team win Irani Trophy.

9th February

  • Parliament Attack Convict, Afzal Guru hanged at Tihar Jail.
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar honoured with the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.
  • MCX-SX, new stock exchange of India inaugurated by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

8th February

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored his 81st century in first class cricket and equaled the record of Sunil Gavaskar.

7th February

  • The Supreme Court of India ordered Karnataka to release 2.44 thousand million cubic feet of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

6th February

  • Sally Jewell is appointed as new Interior Secretary of USA.

5th February

  • ICICI Bank partnered with Aircel, launch of their mobile banking service called Mobile Money.
  • Malda, West Bengal becomes India’s first all-women judicial magistrate’s court (JMC).

4th February

  • Michael Clarke wins Allan Border Medal.
  • World cancer day was observed raise awareness about cancer.

3rd February

  • India lost the Davis Cup Asia Oceania (Group-1) tie to South Korea.

2nd February

  • John Kerry replaced Hillary Clinton as United States’ new Secretary of State.

1st February

  • Graeme Smith, South Africa becomes the first player in test cricket history to lead in 100 test matches.

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

March, 2013 – Monthly News Updation


March, 2013  

30th March:

  • BJP announces core team. Varun Gandhi,   Amit Shah, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, JP Nanda and Murlidhar Rao were elevated as the party’s General Secretary by the BJP president Rajnath Singh.
  • Serena Williams win Miami masters open Tennis Tournament for record sixth time.
  • Social activist Anna Hazare started his ‘Jantantra Yatra’ from Jallianwala Bagh.

29th March:

  • North Korea declares ”state of war” against South Korea.
  • Former Pakistan President Musharraf barred from going out of Pak.

28th March:

  • Nelson Mandela admitted in hospital with lung infection in Johannesburg.
  • New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder is in hospital at Christchurch after suffering serious head injuries in an altercation outside a local bar.

27th March:

  • India celebrates Holi.
  • 2,290 rhinos found in Kaziranga National Park, Assam as per the census conducted in the park.
  • Tiger Woods regained his world no. 1 spot in PGA rankings after he win The Arnold Palmer Invitation at Orlando, Florida.

26th March:

  • Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government’s decision to return two marines to India.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) asked Subrata Roy, the head of the Sahara, to appear before it on April 10.

25th March:

  • Indian PM Manmohan Singh reach South Africa to attend 2013 BRICS Summit.
  • Navneet Kaur Dhillon from Chandigarh wins Femina Miss India 2013.

24th March:

  • Former President Pervez Musharraf return back to Pakistan.
  • India wins Airtel Border Gavaskar Trophy defiting Autralia 4-0 in the series. R Ashwin declares as man of the series.

23rd March:

  • Jodhpur Court frames fresh charges against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others.
  • Nikhil Kumar sworn in as ne Governor of Kerala.
  • Earth Hour 2013 observed in more than 150 countries.

22nd March:

  • Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen returned to India Friday.
  • Former President Pervez Musharraf gets bail ahead of return to Pakistan.
  • Fourth and Final test between India and Australia start at Firoz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

21st March:

  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt sentenced for five years in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Supreme Court confirm death sentence of  Yakub Abdul Razak Memon.
  • The Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa presented a tax-free budget for 2013-14.
  • The UN Human Rights Council vote on a US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva.
  • Anti-Rape bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

20th March:

  • Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman dies after illness at a hospital in Singapore.

19th March:

  • 37 people killed when a Mumbai-bound bus plunged into the Jagbudi River in Ratnagiri district.
  • DMK withdraw support from UPA.
  • Lok Sabha passed the anti-rape bill.

18th March:

  • India wins the third test to take a lead of 3-0 in the ongoing Airtel Border-Gavaskar trophy.
  • National Film Award declared. Paan Singh Tomar declare as the best film, while Irffan Khan and Vikram Gokhale share the best actor Award. Usha Jadhav choosen as best actress.

17th March:

  • Australia wins Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey defeating Malaysia 3-2.

16th March:

  • Shikhar Dhawan score fastest test 100 by any batsman on debut.
  • Bobby Ghosh became the First Indian and Non-American to be appointed as Editor of Time Magazine
  • Founder of Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Kallam Anji Reddy died.
  • Pakistan Govt. complete 5 Year terms, first government to complete after independence.

15th March:

  • World Consumer Rights Day observed for creating awareness in terms of consumer protection.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s speech, which was broadcast simultaneously at 53 locations across 26 cities in Gujarat using 3-D hologram projection technology, has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Xi Jinping has assumed charge of President’s office in China.
  • Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng won the Asia’s top literary prize “Man Asian Literary Prize” for his novel ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, for the year 2012.
  • Petrol prices have been cut by Rs. 2 per liter effective midnight in India.
  • Third test between India and Australia begins in Mohali. Australia ended day 273/7.

14th March:

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as new pope of the Catholic Church in Vetican City.
  • World Bank estimated India’s economy to grow by 6% in 2013-14.
  • Five CRPF men killed in fidayeen attack in Srinagar.

13th March:

  • West zone win Deodhar Trophy, 2013 with a five-wicket win over North Zone in Guwahati .

12th March:

  • Ashwani Kumar and S.C. Jamir appointed as new Governors of Nagaland and Odisha respectively.
  • Union Minister of Communications & IT  Kapil Sibal inaugurated India’s First All Women Employees Post Office at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

11th March:

  • Australia cricket team management drop four players ahead of third test for disciplinary reasons.

10th March:

9th March:

8th March:

  • Mukesh Ambani titled India’s richest person for 6th year in a row with a net-worth of $21.5 billion.
  • Mukul Sangma sworn in as CM of Meghalaya for second time.

7th March:

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died at 58.

6th March:

  • India take 2-0 lead against Australia in Airtel Border-Gavashkar Trophy, 2013.
  • World No.1 Novak Djokovic clinches ATP Dubai Open 2013.
  • Neiphiu Rio sworn as new CM of Nagaland for third time.
  • Manik Sarkar sworn as Chief Minister of Tripura for the fourth time.
  • Rajasthani writer Hariram Meena chosen for Bihari Puraskar.

5th March:

  • U.S. baby’s HIV “functionally cured”.

4th March:

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Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

April, 2013 – MONTHLY NEWS


April, 2013  

30th April:

  • Delhi court acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
  • Pakistani court imposed a lifetime ban on former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections in Pakistan.
  • Joao Havelange has resigned as honorary president of the world governing body after being named in a report as having received bribes.
  • Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval resigned from the post over his controversy by telling the Supreme Court that CBI status report on Coalgate was not shared with the government.

29th April:

  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sends nomination of Virat Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar for Arjuna Award and Dhyanchand Award respectively to Sports Ministry.
  • Syrian PM Wael al-Halqi survives bomb attack in capital Damascus.
  • Goa launched a digital Krishi Card for farmers to avail benefits like subsidies and loans given by the state government.

28th April:

  • Saturn positioned itself directly opposite the Sun and visible with the naked eye.
  • Enrico Letta sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy.

27th April:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee reappointed Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra for second term in the state.
  • Sarabjit Singh continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support at a hospital in Lahore after being brutally attacked by a group of prisoners.

26th April:

  • Anil Goswami will replace RK Singh as new Home Secratary. He is the first bureaucrat from the J&K cadre to be appointed home secretary.
  • Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna and Asha Bhosale will be honored with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award.

25th April:

  • A new keyboard layout named as KALQ Keyboard developed at University of St Andrews, USA for touch screen devices.
  • World Malaria Day is observed.

24th April:

  • Legendary Playback Singer Shamshad Begum died at her Mumbai residence at the age of 94.
  • Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 games by the English Football Association for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic during EPL match at Anfield.
  • A block housing garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh, killing nearly 300 people and injuring more than a thousand.

23rd April:

  • Chris Gayle set a new record for the fastest century in professional cricket by reaching 100 off 30 balls in IPL match against Pune Warrior in Bangalore. He also records the highest Twenty20 score of 175 not out.
  • Manchester United won its record 20th English Premier League title.
  • Police detained Sudipto Sen, the chairman of Saradha group in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly defrauded thousands of depositors.

22nd April:

  • Earth Day is observed to create awareness among the masses on environmental issues.
  • Budget Session of Parliament resumes.
  • Horacio Cartes has been elected as President in Paraguay.
  • Union Home ministry approved ‘Z’ category security protection for Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.
  • Abdul Hamid, the speaker of Bangladesh’s parliament has been elected as President of Bangladesh.
  • Former chief justice and head of anti-rape law panel JS Verma has died in Delhi, aged 80.

21st April:

  • National Civil Services Day was observed across India.
  • Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, known world’s fastest ‘human computer’ died at a hospital in Bangalore following respiratory problems. She was 83.

20th April:

  • At least 150 people and over seven thousands have died in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake which hit southwestern China’s Sichuan province.
  • Assam State Government implemented the Assam Right to Public Service Act 2012 in the state.
  • Sachin Tendulkar’s wax statue unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Australian all-rounder cricketer Shane Watson stepped down from the position of Vice-Captain of the Australian test Cricket team.

19th April:

  • Universal Commodity Exchange (UCX) started its operations and became the country’s sixth commodity exchange to launch futures trading.
  • Time magazine included Amir Khan in the list of 100 Most Influential People in the world for 2013. He is also one of the seven who were selected for a cover of their own in the prestigious magazine.

18th April:

  • Islamabad High Court has ordered the arrest of Gen Pervez Musharraf over his attempt to impose house arrest on judges in March 2007.
  • The main accused of German Bakery blast, Himayat Ali Baig has been given death sentence. The blasts left 17 dead and 64 wounded at the German Bakery on February 13, 2010.
  • Blast at a fertilizer plant in central Texas killed 15 people, wounded more than 160 in America.
  • Aruna M. Bahuguna appointed as Special Director General of the CRPF. She is the first woman to be appointed for that position.

17th April:

  • A blast near the BJP office in Malleshwaram, Bangalore left 16 people injured including eight policemen.
  • Telugu writer Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012.

16th April:

  • Two bomb explosions around 2.45pm killing three people and injuring over 140 in popular Boston Marathon.
  • A massive 7.9 Richter scale earthquake struck southeast Iran near the border with Pakistan, which killed at least 40 people in Iran and 35 in Pakistan.
  • Gold price in India hit the lowest level in more than 18 months reaching 25,270 rupees per 10 gram.

15th April:

  • President on a three day visit to North-East India.
  • India celebrates Bihu, Pongal and Vaisakhi in different parts of the country.
  • Adam Johnson announced as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his book “The Orphan Master’s Son”.
  • Nicolas Maduro was elected as the new President of Venezuela

14th April:

  • Famous Industrialist, Known as the country’s ‘takeover specialist’ Rama Prasad Goenka passed away in Kolkata. He was the Chairman Emeritus of the RPG Group, a multi-sector Indian industrial conglomerate.
  • Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on week long visit to USA and Canada, working on a series of steps to attract at least $20 billion in new investment in India.

12th April:

  • The Supreme Court reject a plea for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment for Delhi bomb blast accused terrorist Deviderpal Singh Bhullar. President of India already reject the plea.
  • Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, 92 has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The awardconsists of the Swara Kamal medal, a shawl and a cash prize.

11th April:

  • Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, PJ Kurien elected as the Chairman of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD)on the 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of AFPPD at Bangkok.

10th April:

  • Sahara group chief Subrata Roy appeared before SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India), which had summoned Sahara in refund case of an estimated Rs 24,000 crore.
  • Delhi court ordered to re-investigated 1984 anti-Sikh riots against Congress leader and former Union minister Jagdish Tytler for his role, dismissing CBI closure report of 2009 that had given a clean chit to Tytler.

9th April:

  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in southern Iran.
  • Five U.N. peacekeepers from India working for the U.N. mission in South Sudan were killed in an ambush by attackers in the state of Jonglei.

8th April:

  • Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ and only woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher died following a stroke at the age of 87. She led her Conservative Party for 11 years and held office from May 1979 to November 1990.

7th April:

  • India test fired Nuke-capable ballistic missile Agni-II successfully from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

6th April:

  • Arvind Kejriwal breaks 15-day-long fast on the issue of water and electricity in Delhi.
  • Annamalai University VC M. Ramanathan suspended for financial irregularities.
  • Suicide attack in a Iraqi city of Baqouba kills 25 in a political rally.

5th April:

  • Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys S Gopalakrishnan has been elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • President Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Awards to 108 personalities. Cricketer Rahul Dravid, woman boxer MC Mary Kom and late Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

4th April:

  • 72 dead and over 36 injured as under-construction building collapse in Thane, Mumbai.

3rd April:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill. This law has the provision of life term and death sentence for rape convicts.

2nd April:

  • The Lokayukta  Aayog Bill, 2013 passed in the Gujarat assembly.
  • IPL6 opening ceremony held at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium. This time 9 teams will participate.

1st April:

  • Supreme Court denied an India patent request by Novartis AG cancer drug.
  • Sports Ministry asks NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) to test Vijender for the reported use of the recreational drug heroin.
  • G. V. Prasad appointment as new Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Satish Reddy as Vice-Chairman.


May, 2013 

19th May:

  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits India on a three day tour.
  • India’s first National Defence University will be set up in Gurgaon. The foundation stone of INDU will be laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May 23.
  • Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to win Rome title.

18th May:

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expands cabinet ministry with 28 ministers.
  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index report, Bill Gates retakes World’s richest title from Carlos Slim.
  • Atletico Madrid win Copa del Rey Cup after defeating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final.

17th May:

  • Nirbhay Sharma appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The department of pharmaceuticals notified the Drug Price Control Order 2013 which will lower drug prices up to 80% of 348 essential medicines including life saving drugs.

16th May:

  • S. Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals’ players arrested for spot-fixing in IPL 6 tournament by the Delhi Police.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt surrendered before TADA court in Mumbai to serve his three-and-a-half year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case.
  • Amitabh Bachchan gives Cannes opening ceremony address in Hindi.
  • David Beckham announces his retirement from football at the end of this season. The former England captain made 115 appearances for his country.

15th May:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today filed his nomination papers in the Assam Assembly to be re-elected as a Rajya Sabha member from the state.
  • Mittu Chandilya appointed as the first CEO of AirAsia India.
  • Yusf Pathan become first IPL batsman to get out ‘obstructing the field’ in a match against Pune warrior.
  • Chelsea win Europa League.
  • The 66th Cannes Film Festival start.
  • England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international soccer.

14th May:

  • Government of India formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) under finance minister P Chidambaram to draft a law to insulate the CBI from external influence. The other members include Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and V Narayanasamy as members.
  • Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini.

13th May:

  • Congress leader Siddaramaiah sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of Karnataka.
  • NSE launched country’s first dedicated debt trading platform.
  • The stability certificates of all the nine stands of M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chepauk cancelled by the Tamil Nadu Government.

12th May:

  • Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) emerged as the largest party in parliament election and Nawaz Sharif set for 3rd term as Pak PM.
  • Mother’s day celebrated in India.
  • Fernando Alonso win Spanish Grand Prix for the second time.
  • Russell Domingo will replace Gary Kirsten as Soth African Cricket Team coach after his retirement.
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in Madrid Open final and winning her 50th single title.
  • Barcelona wins La Liga Championship for 22nd time.

11th May:

  • Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal gets additional charge of Law Ministry.
  • CP Joshi is appointed as Railway Minister.
  • National Technology Day observed in India.
  • National Assembly election held for 272 seats in Pakistan for the first transition between civilian governments in the nation’s 66-year history.

10th May:

  • Law MinisterAshwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal resign from their post.
  • Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj appointed Siddaramaiah as Karnataka Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah will be the 28th CM of Karnataka.

9th May:

  • Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay passed away while being treated for injuring sustained in a scuffle.
  • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab province by unidentified gunmen during election rally.
  • Tamil Nadu imposed a ban on sale, storage and production of gutka and pan masala.

8th May:

  • Congress win Karnataka State Assembly election with 121 seats while ruling party BJP gets only 40 seats.
  • The Premier League champions confirmed that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season after more than 26 years in charge.
  • The Supreme Court slammed Attorney govt, CBI, A-G for sharing CBI’s coal probe report with the political executive.

7th May:

  • Churchill Brothers of Goa win the I-League football title for 2013.
  • Najib Razak sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for a second term.

6th May:

  • According to TRAI Survey, Uttar Pradesh accounted for the largest number of mobile subscribers in India.
  • Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, the former India leg spinner, has elected as a players’ representative on the ICC cricket committee.

5th May:

  • India and China both sides agree to withdrawing their troops to previously agreed positions from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector near the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Chinese troops set up camp in Ladakh’s Depsang Valley on April 15.
  • Karnataka records 65 per cent vote in state assembly election today for 223 seats.

4th May:

  • Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were dropped from ODI squad of 15-member for next month’s Champions Trophy.
  • P.V. Sindhu of India win the Malaysian Open Grand Prix in badminton Gold 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Railway Minister P K Bansal’s nephew arrested for accepting Rs 90 lakh bribe by CBI.

3rd May:

  • Indian Cinema complete 100 years. The first film “Raja Harishchandra” was made in India 100 years ago on 3 May 1913 by Dada Saheb Phalke.
  • Gulf state Qatar has bought a 5 percent stake in Bharti Airtel Ltd for $1.26 billion.

2nd May:

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched an Islamic equity index especially for Islamic investors.
  • Sarabjit Singh died in Lahore hospital six days after being brutally attacked by a group of inmates in jail.
  • Champions League final match will be played between Bayern Munich and Dortmund at Wembley after defeting Barcelona and Real Madrid in Semifinals respectively.

1st May:

  • May Day celebrated.
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 3 a liter and Price of non-subsidized cooking gas cut by Rs 54 per cylinder.
  • Indian population reaches 121 cores as per the census of March, 2011.

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K



 A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

• Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

• If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

• The eye muscles are most active muscles in the whole body.

• You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

• There is a city called Rome on every continent.

• It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

• Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

• Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

• The eye can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

• A normal lifespan will bring you almost 24 millions images of the world around you.

• Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

• Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

• Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

• Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

• On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

• More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

• The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

• More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

• Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

• The placement of a donkey’s eyes in it’s’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

• The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

• Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

• It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

• You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

• Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

• The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

• Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

• Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

• The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

• One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

• Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

• The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

• Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

• Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

• Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

• Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

• Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

• It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

• The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

• Slugs have 4 noses.

• Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

• A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

• The average person laughs 10 times a day!

• An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

• The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime!

• The most difficult item for a sewerage plant to process is pubic hair as it is insoluble.

• Most lipstick contains fish scales!

• It takes seven minutes for the average person to fall asleep!

• The bullet-proof vest, windscreen wipers, laser printers and fire escapes were all invented by women!

• In the 1880s, “pants” was considered a dirty word in England!

• It was the Chinese who invented sun glasses in the 13th century!


Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K