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National Sports Awards-2013

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. On 31 August, 2013 President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards,Tenzing Norgay National

Aaron Finch hits highest ever individual score in a Twenty20 International match

Aaron James Finch is an Australian cricketer who plays for Victoria, the Melbourne Renegades and the Australia national cricket team. On 29th August, 2013, he set a new world record for the highest individual Twenty20 international score as he made

GSAT-7: India’s First Military Satellite Launched Successfully

On 30th August, 2013 defence satellite GSAT-7 was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The Ariane 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A) – the most powerful version in the Ariane

Scientists Discover New Super-Heavy Element ‘Ununpentium’

On 27th August, 2013, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have confirmed the existence of a new chemical element with atomic number 115. The ‘super-heavy’ man-made element has been temporarily named ‘ununpentium’. The element will likely get a new name

“My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions” by Abdul Kalam released

The Ex- President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam has penned down plenty of motivational books for the youth of India such as ‘Ignited Minds’, ‘Wings of Fire’, ‘Mission India’ etc. Now he is out with his latest motivational book ‘My

14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics

The World Championships in Athletics is a biennial event which began in 1983. It is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Originally, it was organized every four years, but this changed in 1991, and it

INS Sindhurakshak Tragedy

INS Sindhurakshak was a Russian-made Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. Commissioned on 24 December 1997, it was the ninth of the ten Kilo-class submarines in the Indian Navy. The submarine suffered a minor fire incident in 2010 and

PV Sindhu: India’s first women singles player to win world championship medal

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, or better known as P.V. Sindhu is a badminton player from India. On 10th August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the BWF World Championships held at Tianhe

Raghuram Rajan Appointed Next RBI Governor

On 6th August, 2013, Raghuram Govind Rajan was appointed as the next (23rd) Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will take over from Dr. D Subbarao, whose five year term completes on September 4,

2013 Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established in 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s highest honor and