August 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on Moon passes away

August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon passed away. He was the commander of the NASA’s Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz...

Accounts similar in appearance to PMO Account forbidden by Twitter

August 25, 2012

Twitter shunned 6 accounts similar in appearance to the Prime Minister’s Office account. The action by twitter came after the Department of Information Technology sent an ultimatum to the social media site for failing to block the morphed and inflammatory web pages. These web pages carried inflammatory contents uploaded...

Sonia Gandhi ranked 6th in the list of World’s Most Powerful Woman

August 25, 2012

Forbes magazine’s has ranked Sonia Gandhi at number 6 in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. The other four Indian women in the list with their respective ranks are: Indira Nooyi (12th ), Padmashree Warrior (58th ), Chanda Kochar (59th ) Kiran Mazzomdar Shaw (80th )....

Rodent species that doesn’t chew discovered in Indonesia

August 25, 2012

A species of rat that doesn’t chew was discovered in Indonesia. Out of 2200 known species of rodents, this is the only one which lacks molars and instead has bicuspid upper incisors. These Rats species were found in the mountainous rainforest of southern Sulawesi Island on Mount Latimojong and...

South Africa becomes World’s No.1 Cricket Team

August 25, 2012

South Africa after defeating England 2-0 in the Test-match series grabbed the spot of the World’s Number One Test Cricket team. South Africa thus replaced England to take the top position. The current rankings: 1.      South Africa 2.      England 3.      Australia 4.      Pakistan 5.      India 6.      Sri Lanka 7.      West Indies 8.      New Zealand 9.       Bangladesh

Ankur Mittal clinches Bronze in the 4th International Junior Shotgun Cup

August 25, 2012

Ankur Mittal bagged Bronze medal in double trap in the 4th International junior shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland.

Indian American Karl Mehta among Presidential Innovation Fellows

August 25, 2012

Indian-American entrepreneur Karl Mehta was one among the 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows who would work on five high-impact projects in the US capital Washington DC. These Fellows would work for 6 months in Washington DC on 5 high-impact projects targeted at assisting entrepreneurs, small businesses and the economy, while considerably improving how the Federal...

Sonia Gandhi ranked 6th in the list of World’s Most Powerful Woman

August 25, 2012

Forbes magazine’s has ranked Sonia Gandhi at number 6 in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. The other four Indian women in the list with their respective ranks are: Indira Nooyi (12th ), Padmashree Warrior (58th ), Chanda Kochar (59th ) Kiran Mazzomdar Shaw (80th )....

Maharashtra registered Maximum Number of Deaths due to SAEs during Drug Trials

August 25, 2012

As per the data of the Drug Controller-General of India, India recorded 2061 drug trial-related deaths during the period (January 2008- January 2012). Maharashtra registered maximum number of 268 deaths due to SAEs (Serious Adverse Events) during drug trials while Madhya Pradesh recorded the least number of such deaths.

Native Americans from Cahokia brewed and consumed first type of Tea 1000 Years Ago

August 25, 2012

As per scientists, Native Americans were first to prepare the first type of primitive form of tea some 1000 years back. It has been discovered that inhabitants of Cahokia, a massive pre-Columbus settlement near the meeting point of Missouri and Mississippi rivers in Illinois, consumed a ‘Black Drink’. Cahokia...

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