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Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor Birth Name: Balbir Raj Kapoor Date of Birth: 18 March 1938 Date of Death: 4 December 2017 He was an Indian film actor , producer and director. Awards: 1976 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Deewar. He… Continue Reading →

Indian Constitution Day

Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India in honour of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, known as the architect of the Indian constitution. The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day. On this day in 1949, the… Continue Reading →

Which countries use Indian currency?

  Indian currency (भारतीय रुपया) is not only used by India as a legal tender. Following countries also use it as legal tender: Nepal – The Nepalese Rupee is pegged at ₹0.625; the Indian rupee is accepted in Nepal, except ₹500 and… Continue Reading →

First Param Veer Chakra recipient

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: CITATION Maj Somnath Sharma 4 KUMANON (IC-521) On 3 November 1947, Major Somnath Sharma’s… Continue Reading →

Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor (Persian for Mountain of Light; also spelled Koh-i-Nûr and Kooh-è Noor) is a large, colourless diamond that was found near the city of Guntur, India, possibly in the 13th century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut and… Continue Reading →

First woman Teacher in India

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897) was an Indian social reformer and poet. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during British rule. The couple founded… Continue Reading →

Father of Indian Cinema

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke , popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944), was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the Father of Indian cinema. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India’s… Continue Reading →

First Public Sector Refinery of India

Guwahati Refinery was set up at Noonmati in Guwahati on January 1, 1962. Guwahati Refinery is the first Public Sector refinery of India and belongs to Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The refinery was inaugurated by Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru,… Continue Reading →

Missing Pillars

In Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, there is the huge cave of Kedareshwar in which there is a big Shiva Linga, which is completely surrounded by water. Its height from the base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is… Continue Reading →

Highest Cricket Ground in world

Surrounded by thick forests of deodar, a well maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was built in 1893. This ground located at an altitude of 2,444 m. It is used as the school… Continue Reading →

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