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Pallava Era ‘Hero Stone’ discovered in Tamil Nadu

A group of local archaeology enthusiasts from Tamil Nadu have unearthed a Pallava era hero stone near Harur. It is the third in the line of hero stones discovered in the same location and bearing the name of Eachuvara Varaman, a Pallava ruler.


Kottakkal Sivaraman who redefined Female Role in Kathakali - Passed Away

Noted Kathakali actor Kottakkal Sivaraman has passed away on 19 July 2021.He portrayed female roles in Kathakali, the classical dance-drama from Kerala.Sivaraman won the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award. ...

Vishwanathan Anand wins Sparkassen Chess Trophy

India’s GM Viswanathan Anand won the Sparkassen Chess Trophy after playing out a draw in his fourth and final round ‘No Castling’ game against longtime rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.The ...

‘Balika Panchayat’: A Concept that will flourish

Inspired by the TV series, Balika Vadhu, the Kunariya village of Kutch district in Gujarat has come out with a unique idea of holding Balika Panchayat. The first-ever elections of ...

Project 75 (I): RFP issued for Six Conventional Submarines

On July 20, 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued Request of Proposal (RFP) for the first acquisition programme under the Strategic Partnership Model for construction of six AIP fitted Conventional Submarines named Project 75(India) [P-75(I)] for the Indian Navy, on July 20, 2021.


National Logistics Excellence Awards Launched

With a view to turn the spotlight on the logistics sector, the Government on 19th July 2021 announced the launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards. The awards are in two ...

UNDP Equator Prize 2021

The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is awarded biennially to recognize community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable ...

Olympic Laurel Award to Muhammad Yunus

The Nobel Peace Prize (2006) winner Muhammad Yunus will be honoured with the 2nd Olympic Laurel Award on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021.He will ...

John Woodcock: Noted Cricket Writer Passes Away

Former cricket writer and Wisden editor John Woodcock passed away on 18 July 2021.John Woodcock was cricket correspondent of The Times from 1954 to 1988, continuing to write for the ...

‘The India Story’ by Bimal Jalan

Former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan’s new book ‘The India Story’ - focuses on India’s economic history and aims to provide lessons for the future of India’s political economy.He has previously ...

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