Kaiga generating systems sets new record

The 220 MW Unit-1 of Karnataka’s Kaiga Generating Systems (KGS-1) set a new record of the continuous operation of 766 days. It surpassed the earlier record of 765 days set by the Unit-5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS-5) in 2014. The unit KGS-1 has been in operation since May 13, 2016. The 220 MW KGS-1 is an indigenous PHWR fuelled by domestic fuel.

National registry of crimes against women

National Crime Records Bureau is in the process of creating a national registry of crimes against women. The move comes against the backdrop of an around 3% increase in crimes against women and a 12% rise in incidents of rape in 2016 as compared to 2015. Majority of cases categorised as crimes against women were reported under “cruelty by husband or his relatives”.

Tea industry records highest ever production

Achieving a historic feat, the Indian tea industry has recorded the highest ever production of 1,325.05 million kg as well as the export of 256.57 million kg during 2017-18. Total tea production in 2017-18 went up by 74.56 million kg or 5.96%, as compared to the corresponding figure in 2016-17. Growth in exports was majorly driven by 5 countries – Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, China & Russia.

Nadal breaks record

Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal broke a 34-year-old record by winning his 50th straight set on clay, the most consecutive sets won by a player on a surface. Nadal eased past Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 in the round of 16 of Madrid Open to storm into the quarter-final round and broke John McEnroe’s long-standing record in Open Era. Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player.

Neeraj breaks own National record

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has broke his own national record by clearing a distance of 87.43m to finish 4th at the Diamond League series. Chopra, who recently won a gold at Commonwealth Games was up against the likes of Olympic champion Thomas Rohler &World champion Johannes Vetter. Chopra had set the earlier record of 86.48m when he won a gold medal in 2016 World Junior Championships.

Maharashtra to issue land document online

Maharashtra has become the first state in India to provide digitally-signed land record receipts (also known as 7/12 receipts). The 7/12 receipt is extensively used by farmers for loan agreements, crop survey and for availing of government facilities. Earlier the hand-written 7/12 receipts were prepared by talathis, who solely had the power to make changes in the documents.

SC eases procedure for case record transfer

Trial courts need to give only photocopies of case records to higher Courts. The transfer, to and fro, of original records impedes speedy trial, the Supreme Court ordered. At present, the original records are transferred from the trial court to the High Court. The order said that in specific cases, the appellate/revisional court may call for the original records for perusal.

India’s longest serving chief minister

Pawan Chamling has created history by surpassing the record of former communist ruler of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, as the longest serving chief minister in the country.Chamling became the chief minister of Sikkim on December 12, 1994, and has ruled the tiny Himalayan state ever since. Chamling joined politics in 1973, and was elected to the Sikkim assembly for the first time in 1985.

Jeremy won 2 medals at Weightlifting C’ship

India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga (56 kg) broke two national records to win the silver in Youth section and bronze medal in Junior section at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship at Urgench, Uzbekistan.Jeremy created national records in youth boys and junior men during his lift of 250 kg.Sidhant Gogoi finished with bronze medal with a lift of 243 kg in Youth Boys section.

France approved controversial immigration bill

French National Assembly has passed a new immigration law that tightens the rules around asylum.Bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles time for which illegal migrants can be detained & 1 year prison sentence for entering France illegally. France received a record 100,000 asylum applications last year.

Barcelona won fourth Copa del Rey in a row

Barcelona became the first team in 85 years to win four straight Copa del Rey titles after defeating Sevilla 5-0 in the final.Luis Suarez scored twice, and Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Philippe Coutinho also made the scoresheet for Barcelona’s record-extending 30th Copa triumph. No other team had won four Copa titles in a row since Athletic Bilbao from 1930-33.

Swedish DJ, Musician Avicii Found Dead

Swedish DJ & record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music was found dead in Oman.Avicii, known for international hits like Wake Me Up& Hey Brother, announced in 2016 that he was retiring from touring. Avicii won a number of American & Billboard music awards for his EDM work. He was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for best dance recording in 2012 & 2013.

India’s forex reserves at all time high

The country’s foreign exchange reserves hit a life-time high of 424.361 billion US dollar.Previously, the reserves had touched a record high of 421.914 billion dollar on February 9, 2018. Gold reserves remained unchanged at 21.614 billion US dollar.

NCRB launches Mobile App useful for Citizens

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has introduced Citizen Services Mobile App, which is a bouquet of 9 police related services. These services will provide a smooth interface between Citizens and Police. Another feature of the App also enables a complainant to download FIR. States/UTs can host this App on their platform through which citizens can register Police Complaint.

Guptill becomes the highest run-scorer in T20

Martin Guptill has become the leading run-scorer in T20 Internationals with his 2nd century against Australia.It took Guptill’s international T20 career total to 2,188 runs, surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 2,140, Kohli is the next highest on the all-time list with 1,956. Guptill’s century came off a mere 49 balls, which is also the record for fastest T20 hundred scored by any Nz batsman.

ICGS Varuna decommissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of 1st Training Squadron of Navy was decommissioned with full armed forces honours. It had numerous achievements to its credit including record no. of apprehension of smugglers with gold during the late 80s. It had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years. It was the 4th of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by Mazagon Dock.

Afghan children growing insecurity

The UN says that civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared to record high in the first half of 2016, with children in particular paying a heavy price for growing insecurity as conflict escalates.

Semi-high-speed passenger train, test-trial

A semi-high-speed passenger train, during a test-trial between New Delhi and Agra, sets a new national record of 160 kilometres per hour.

Neil Robertson records 100 century breaks

World No. 1 Neil Robertson of Australia becomes the first to record 100 century-breaks in the same season while booking a semifinal spot in the World Championship in London, England.

Dubai Duty Free Championship

India’s Somdev Devvarman records the biggest win of his career by beating world number five Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina who retired midway on medical grounds, in the first round match of the men’s singles Dubai Duty Free Championships in Dubai.

Successfully removed 700-gm stone from kidney

In a record feat, doctors in a Delhi hospitals successfully remove a 00-gram stone from the kidney of a 45-year-old man. The stone is touted as the world’s heaviest.

Australia records highest temperature

At 50 degree Centigrade, Australia records highest temperature since 1960s.

Mahila Court in Chennai sets record

While the demand for more stringent punishment to offenders of crimes against women is increasing, the lone Mahila Court has handed out punishments to persons who stand as accused in 18 rape cases in this calendar year. The court officials claim it is record of sorts compared with other Mahila courts in the state. The special court, also called as Magalir Neethi-mandram, was constituted in 2002 for speedy trial and disposal of cases of offences committed against women and also cases under other social laws for the protection of women. This year, the court disposed of 90 cases relating to rape, kidnap, wrongful confinement and dowry harassment.

Manna Patel’s new National record

Manna Patel of Gujarat sets a new National record in 50m backstroke at the 67th aquatic championship in Thiruvananthapuram.

Tamil Nadu records highest no. of drowning cases

Tamil Nadu has topped the number of deaths (191) due to drowning at sea since January this year. People in the age group of 15-25 years have emerged the most vulnerable. In chennai 63 persons drowned in the Marina, Elliots and other beaches. As many as 550 cases of drowning were registered in the last three years and the victims include some fisherman.

On an art high : Warhol painting fetches $105 million

A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash sold for $105 million at a New York City auction shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world. The 8-by 13-foot (3.96 metre) painting titled “silver car crash (Double Disaster)” – seen only once in public in the past 26 years – depicts a twisted body sprawled across a car’s mangled interior. The previous Warhol auction record was set in 2007 when “Green car crash (Green Burning Car 1)” sold for $71.7 million. Another iconic Warhol, Coca-Cola (3)”, sold for $57.2 million at Christie’s auction houses and his portrait of Elizabeth Taylor titled “Liz#1 (Early colored Liz)” sold for $20 million.

Bacon sets new art record at $142.4 million

A work by British painter Francis Bacon fetched $142.4 million at auction in New York, in a new world record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold. “Three studies of Lucian Freud” by the 20th century artist was sold by Christie’s after being offered at auction for the first time. The work was sold for $142.4 million, after six minutes of fierce bidding in the room and on the phone.”

World lost record amounts of Arctic sea ice in 2012

The world lost record amounts of Arctic sea ice in 2012 and spewed out all-time high levels of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels, international climate scientists said.

Rupee falls to a new record

The rupee falls to a new record low of 61.21 against the dollar.

India’s first amputee to conquer

Ms. Arunima Sinha (26) becomes India’s first amputee to conquer Mt. Everest on a prosthetic leg.

Usain wins 100m event

Jamaica’s superstar sprinter Usain Bolt wins the 100m event at the Oslo Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway, clocking 9.79 seconds.

New record, Edvard Munchps` iconic painting

Setting a new record, Edvard Munch`s iconic painting “The Scream”, considered one of the most recognisable works in the world of art, is sold for nearly $120 million. It is the highest price ever paid for a work of art at any auction.

Deep-sea drilling probe

Chikyu, a Japanese deep-sea drilling probe, sets a world record for depth, reaching 25,400 feet below the sea surface. US probe Glomar Challenger had the previous record of 23,130 feet.

Agri production record on food grains

The Agriculture Ministry announces that bolstered by a record production of wheat and rice, India`s foodgrains output is all set to touch an all time high of 250.42 million tonnes in 2011-12. The earier record is 244.78 million tonnes, posted in 2010-11.

Institute awards in name of eminent women

Former Member of the Parliament Era Sezhiyan urged the State govt. to institute awards in the name of eminent woman. Speaking after receiving the state govts Anna award for 2011, Mr. Sezhiyan said thatSangam` literature had recorded the important role played by the women in Tamil society. He said for the third time he was receiving the gold medal. Finance Minister O. Pannerselvam said realising the importance of Tamil language the state introduced Science Tamil in the 8th World Tamil Congress. He also announced that the pension amount for Tamil scholars would be raised from 1,000 to 2,000. This would come into effect from April 1. Visalakshi Nedunchezhian received the Thanthai Periyar award; S. Varadharajan, poet received the Thiruvalluvar Award, S. Kaliappan received the Ambedkar award; and Tindivanam K. Ramamurthy received the Kamarajar award. The Mahakavi Bharathiyar award was presented to R. Prema; Bharathidasan award to Erwadi S. Radhakirshnan, Thiru-Vi-Ka award to N. Jayaprakash and K.A.P. Viswanathan award to R. Mohan. The awards carried a shawl, citation, a gold medal and cash of  1 lakh each.

India marks the completion of a year without any case of wild polio

India marks the completion of a year without any case of wild polio being recorded. This is a great achievement for a nation which, just two years ago, had the highest number of polio cases (741) in the world.

Indian is world’s shortest living woman

An Indian student measuring just 62.8 centimetres was confirmed as the world’s shortest living woman, the Guinness World Records said. Jyoti Amga took the title as she celebrated her 18th birthday with family and friends at Nagpur. She is also the world’s shortest teenager wept in joy as she was presidented with a certificate, watched by her father, Kison, 55 and mother Ranjana 50.