Chris Gayle Becomes First Player To Smash 500 Sixes In International Cricket
West Indies opener Chris Gayle become the first batsman ever to smash 500 or more sixes in international cricket. In the 4th ODI against England in Grenada, Gayle scored 162 runs. His innings contained a staggering 14 sixes and powered the Windies to their highest-ever ODI score of 389.
7th Guiness Book of World Record Created By DEPwD In Bharuch,Gujarat
A National Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot. Mr. Gehlot stated that the “7th Guinness Book of World Record” has been created by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), at Bharuch, Gujarat. ‘Modern Artificial Limbs (Legs)’ were implanted on 260 Divyang jans within 8 hours in Gujarat
Arun Jaitley to release book titled Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio in New Delhi
A book titled, ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The book is a compendium encompassing 50 editions of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on All India Radio. The father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi used to communicate in very simple language with people and his Salt Satyagraha had an electrifying effect. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee travelled, he used to carry a small transistor along to listen to Radio News.
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar takes over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, who played a prominent role in the Kargil Operations has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Air Force as a Fighter Pilot in June 1981. The Air Marshal reviewed a ceremonial Guard of Honour yesterday and outlined his vision for the Western Air Command. He exhorted all personnel to work with zeal and enthusiasm so as to enable Western Air Command to fulfil the objectives of the IAF and the nation at large. The Air Marshal is an Experimental Test Pilot and has flown about 42 types of aircraft.
Doordarshan launches Rock The Night, a programme for rock music
Doordarshan today launched Rock The Night, a brand new programme for rock music. This programme will air at DD National from 5th of March. DD has envisioned Rock The Night as a platform for indie rock bands to showcase their talent. The show is dedicated to the soldiers who keep the nation safe. He also expressed his love for artists like Cliff Richards, The Bee Gees, and Smokie. The crept in the Indian indie rock bands. Director General of Doordarshan, Supriya Sahu said, DD is the heartbeat of the nation. DD has come a long way and there is a long way still to go. She praised the team of hardworking youth behind Rock the Night programme. Rock the Night will feature upcoming music bands from Mizoram to Mumbai and from Arunachal to Bangalore.
Indias Foodgrain output in 2018-19 maybe 281.37 mt: Second Advance Estimate
The second advance estimates for the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 been released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. Data on Production of Food Crops: ♦ Foodgrains – 281.37 million tonnes. ♦ Rice – 115.60 million tonnes. (record) ♦ Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes. ♦ Maize – 27.80 million tonnes. ♦ Pulses – 24.02 million tonnes. ♦ Tur – 3.68 million tonnes. ♦ Gram – 10.32 million tonnes. ♦ Oilseeds – 31.50 million tonnes. ♦ Soyabean – 13.69 million tonnes ♦ Rapeseed and Mustard – 8.40 million tonnes ♦ Groundnut – 6.97 million tonnes ♦ Cotton – 30.09 million bales (of 170 kg each) ♦ Jute and Mesta -10.07 million bales (of 180 kg each) Sugarcane – 380.83 million tonnes
Cabinet approves Rs 1.450 crore for share capital of RBI in NHB
The National Housing Bank (NHB) has been set up to operate as the principal agency to promote housing finance institutions in India. Up till now, the authorised capital of NHB stands at ₹2,000 crore of which ₹1,450 crore has been subscribed by RBl. Currently, the capital is fully subscribed by RBl.
IIT (BHU) scientist discovered tadpole-like jets on Sun
Scientists led by IIT (BHU) researcher Abhishek Srivastava have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Formally called pseudo-shocks, the “tadpoles” are made entirely of plasma, which accounts for an estimated 99% of the observable universe. It could help understand why corona (Sun’s upper atmosphere) is over 200 times hotter than its surface.
Sitting Judge of Delhi HC Justice Valmiki J Mehta passed away
Mehta, who was 59 years old, had assumed office as an Additional Judge of Delhi high court on April 15, 2009. Mehta got enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1982 and began his career in law by practising in the Delhi High Court, district courts and various tribunals in civil matters. He was appointed a Senior Advocate at the age of 42, on September 22, 2001.
Sanath Jayasuriya banned for 2 years after ICC anti-corruption probe
The former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years from all cricket-related activity by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit. He was punished for refusing to co-operate with investigations concerning corruption in the country. Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 one-day internationals and 31 Twenty20s for Sri Lanka and was also a former captain during his illustrious career between 1989-2011. He is also a former member of Sri Lanka’s parliament and a former deputy minister.