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'Copper Mahseer': State Fish of Sikkim

The Sikkim government has declared 'Copper Mahseer' (Neolissochilus hexagonolepis) locally named 'Katley' as the ‘State Fish’.

  • In Sikkim, 'Copper Mahseer' is found in varied altitudes covering entire state predominantly confined in Teesta and Rangit rivers and their tributaries.

Noted Litterateur Manorama Mohapatra Passed Away

Eminent litterateur, social worker and former editor of Odia daily ‘The Samaja’ Manorama Mohapatra has passed away on 18 September 2021.

  • She was former editor of Odia daily 'The Samaja'.
  • Mohapatra has more than 40 books and novels to her credit.

15th Edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’

The 15th edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Military Training, Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ between Indian Army and Nepali Army will be carried out from 20 September 2021 at Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).

‘Padma Shri’ Awardee Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan Passes Away

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan has passed away on 17th September 2021.

  • His research spanned a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Quantum Gravity.

16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation for the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to ...


The 6th edition of Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South-West Russia from 13 to 25 September 2021.The aim of the exercise is ...

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh: A Nationalist and Reformer

On 14th September 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh (UP).About Raja Mahendra Pratap SinghRaja Mahendra Pratap Singh was ...

14 September: Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year to promote the Hindi language. In order to promote Hindi, it is advised to use Hindi in place of English in all government offices.The ...

NIOS wins UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) of India won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for 'enabling education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, ...

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

British author Susanna Clarke won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 for her novel ‘Piranesi’.The Women's Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes.It is ...

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