India Post issued a set of 4 stamps to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863–4 July 1902), born Narendra Nath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk. Narendra’s father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court. Narendra’s mother was a pious woman and a housewife. Young Narendranath was [...]
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Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is one of the medical and research institutions of Asia. Located in Chandigarh, India, it is recognized for its education, medical research and training facilities as well as for its graduates. The PGIMER owes its inception to the vision of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, the [...]
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is a premier scientific organisation of India, started in the year 1914 in Kolkata, with Headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It meets annually in the first week of January every year. Today, it has a membership strength of more than 30,000 scientists.
India Post issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on Endemic Species of Indian Biodiversity Hotspots. The Bugun Liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum) is a passerine bird species from the Old World babbler family closely related to the Emei Shan Liocichla. First spotted in 1995, it was described as a new species in 2006 [...]
India Post issued a set of four postage stamps to commemorate LONDON 2012 Olympic Games. The stamps features sportsmen engaged in Volleyball, Rowing, Sailing and Badminton. The LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
India Post issued a set of two stamp and a Sheet let depicting Shekhawati and Warli Paintings. Shekhawati painting originate from Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, known as the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan .It is popular in the districts of Jhunjhunu, Chiru, and Sikar. They were hugely popular during their era, such was the demand [...]
The Urs of Moinuddin Chishti started in 1212 A.D. It is celebrated every year in the first week of Islamic month of Rajab, on seeing the moon of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. Drums are beaten to herald the commencement of the annual ceremony. The word Urs is derived from “uroos”, which [...]
Godiji Parshwanath is the name given to several images of the Jain Tirthankar Parshwananth in India, and to the temple where it is the main deity (mulanayaka). Parshwanath was the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana in 777 BCE. Among the images that bear the name Godiji Parshwanth, the best known is Godiji Parshvanath in the [...]
India post issued a set of stamps featuring the journey of the Civil Aviation in India, starting from the first commercial flight to its ubiquitous presence across the country with airports having world class facilities. Civil Aviation started in India when the French Pilot Monseigneur Piguet undertook the first commercial flight covering a distance of [...]
The Archaeological Survey of India is a department of the Government of India, attached to the Ministry of Culture. The ASI is responsible for archaeological studies and the preservation of archaeological heritage of the country in accordance with the various acts of the Indian Parliament. According to its website, the ASI’s function is to “explore, [...]