- Sharif Chacha
Mohammed Sharif, popularly known as Sharif Chacha, is an Indian bicycle mechanic and social worker from Uttar Pradesh. Known for performing last rites for over 20000 unidentified and unclaimed dead bodies. Conferred with Padma Shri in 2020 for his contribution in social work ( Wikipedia/yourstory)
- Arjun tank
The main battle tank developed by DRDO, for the Indian Army.
The Arjun features a 120 mm main rifled gun with indigenously developed armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot ammunition, one PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, and a NSVT 12.7 mm machine gun. (Source; Wikipedia)
An avalanche (also called a snowslide) is an event that occurs when a cohesive slab of snow lying upon a weaker layer of snow fractures and slides down a steep slope. Avalanches are typically triggered in a starting zone from a mechanical failure in the snowpack
- Bangladesh army in Indian Republic Day parade
In a first, a contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in the Republic Day parade 2021, commemorating 50 years of the country’s Liberation War and establishment of diplomatic ties with India –
third foreign participation, France and the UAE before (Source: Indiatoday).
- Dragon fruit (Pitaya)
A pitaya is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, India, United States, the Caribbean, Australia. It’s rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin – can strengthen immune system.
- Sea-Vigil 21
The Indian Navy’ defence exercise covering the country’s 7516 km coastline and exclusive economic zone.
Billed as India’s largest coastal defence exercise, it will involve all the 13 coastal states and Union Territories along with other maritime stakeholders (Source: The Print)
- Nasa’s Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars
The US space agency (Nasa) is about to put its latest rover, Perseverance, on Mars. But Curiosity, is still there and working well following its landing in equatorial Gale Crater back in 2012. A must read on bbc science
- Chhau dance
Chhau dance, also spelled as Chau or Chhaau, is a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk traditions. It is found in three styles , i.e. the Purulia Chau of Bengal, the Seraikella Chau of Jharkhand, and the Mayurbhanj Chau of Odisha. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Kamakhya Temple
The Kamakhya Temple, also known as Kamrup-Kamakhya temple,is a Sakta temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas and is situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India (Source; Wikipedia)
- Mosque, hospital to be built in Ayodhya
The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had formed the trust, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), to construct the mosque on the plot.
The design of a mosque and a hospital to be built on a 5-acre land in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village. (Source: The Hindu)
- Gwalior, Orchha in UNESCO world heritage cities list
The historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCOs world heritage cities under its urban landscape city programme, according to the state government. (Source: The Hindu)