China takes another stride in the area of science and technology by establishing its 4th research station – ‘Taishan’ – in Antarctica after Kunlun, Zhongshan and Great Wall. Meant to be a summer-only station, It will contribute in research on bio-ecology and remote satellite sensing. Moreover, China is also looking for a site for another (5th) research station.
It’s a type of blood disorder which affects the body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and red blood cells. In this disease, patient has less number of red blood cells in their bodies and having less hemoglobin as compared to normal human beings. It results in to development of anemia and fatigue. Thalassemia is caused by variant or missing genes that affect how the body makes hemoglobin. It is a hereditary disease.
Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev has been bestowed on the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI at its 7th annual awards. The award contains a Trophy, citation and cheque for Rs 25 lakhs. The Polly Umrigar Award (Trophy and cheque for Rs 5 lakhs) for being India’s best international cricketer of the BCCI Awards year 2012-13 has been bagged by Ravichandran Ashwin.
The Parliament has passed ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012’.
The final result of the recently held national legislative elections in the west African country of Mauritania witnessed the ruling party, Union for the Republic (UPR), making a thumping comeback by winning 74 of the total 147 seats. A further 34 seats were captured by UPR allies adding handsomely to the coalition’s already impressive tally in an election which was boycotted by several opposition parties.
Poets held sway over the recently declared Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013 as they ran away with 8 of the total 22 awards. Four books of essays, three of novels, two each of short stories and travelogues, one each of autobiography, memoirs and play captured the rest of the prizes Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013 .
⇒ Many intellectuals tend to see India since independence as an area of darkness.
⇒ Even, S. Gopal, one of the tallest Indian historians said that with the passage of time Nehru ere faded away which also resulted into fading of golden age. (High aspirations, High nationalism seemed to be lost by the time)