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First Indian to construct and fly airplane

Shivkar Bāpuji Talpade (1864-1916)was an Indian scholar who is said to have constructed and flown an unmanned airplane in 1895. Talpade lived in Bombay and was a scholar of Sanskrit literature and the Vedas.He belonged to the Pathare Prabhu community… Continue Reading →

First female advocate from India

Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was the first female advocate from India when admitted to the Allahabad High Court in Uttar Pradesh. She was the first female graduate from Bombay University, and in 1889 became the… Continue Reading →

Mahagujarat Andolan

Mahagujarat Movement (Mahagujarat Andolan) was a political movement demanding the creation of the state of Gujarat for Gujarati-speaking people from the bilingual Bombay state in 1956. It succeeded in the formation of Gujarat, as well as the Marathi-speaking Maharashtra state,… Continue Reading →

Bombay Blood Group

The h/h blood group, also known as Oh or the Bombay blood group, is a rare blood type. This blood phenotype was first discovered in Bombay, now Mumbai, by Dr. Y. M. Bhende in 1952. This very rare phenotype is… Continue Reading →

Number 13 missing

According to Numerologists, Number 13 is unlucky. And we have missing number 13 at: 1. The Bombay Stock Exchange does not have a floor number 13. Floor 12 is followed by Floor 14. 2. In Chandigarh, there is no Sector… Continue Reading →

Manohar Parrikar and Nandan Nilekani

Manohar Parrikar is the defence minsister of India from 9 November 2014. He was also Chief Minister of Goa. Nandan Nilekani is one of the founders of Infosys and was the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)…. Continue Reading →

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