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Ariyaratne Gerhard Fischer Ramakrishna Mission Baba Amte Nelson Mandela Grameen Bank John Hume Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Václav Havel Coretta Scott King Desmond Tutu Description 1st President of Tanzania Founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement German diplomat. polio Founded for disadvantaged people Social Worker Former President of South Africa Founded by Muhammad Yunus Architect of Northern Ireland peace process Educational trust in India first President of the Czech Republic Widow of Martin Luther King South African cleric and activist . 10 million + plaque + citation Year 1995 1996 Gandhi Peace Prize (1995) 1997 1998 1999 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Bharat Ratna     Bharat Ratna (1954) Awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavor Maximum 3 can be given in an year and the awardees rank 7th in the Indian order of precedence Recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by PM himself to the President. Uttar Pradesh CM. (No Cash) Year 1954 Name C Rajagopalachari CV Raman S Radhakrishnan 1955 Bhagwan Das M Visvesvaraya Jawaharlal Nehru 1957 1958 1961 Govind Ballabh Pant Dhondo Keshav Karve Bidhan Chandra Roy Independence activist. West Bengal CM Independence activist. Recipient receives a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion. social reformer Physician. author Description Name Julius Nyerere A. for work against leprosy. economic and political transformation through Gandhian methods Rs. No formal recommendations are necessary.Gandhi Peace Prize    Instituted in 1995 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Awarded to individuals/institutions for their contributions towards social. T. Home Minister Educator.

educator Scholar.PD Tandon 1962 1963 Rajendra Prasad Zakir Hussain Pandurang Vaman Kane 1966 1971 1975 1976 1980 1983 1987 1988 1990 Lal Bahadur Shastri Indira Gandhi VV Giri K Kamaraj Mother Teresa Vinoba Bhave Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan MG Ramachandran BR Ambedkar Nelson Mandela 1991 Rajiv Gandhi Vallabhbhai Patel Morarji Desai 1992 Abul Kalam Azad JRD Tata Satyajit Ray 1997 APJ Abdul Kalam Gulzarilal Nanda Aruna Asaf Ali 1998 MS Subbulakshmi Chidambaram Subramanian 1999 Jayaprakash Narayan Pandit Ravi Shankar Amartya Sen Gopinath Bordoloi 2001 Lata Mangeshkar Ustad Bismillah Khan 2008 2013 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Sachin Tendulkar CNR Rao Padma Awards Independence activist. third President Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Trade unionist and fourth President Independence activist. Minister of Agriculture Padma Awards .

producer and politician. Rejected award. currently DG of DRDO. Rajesh Khanna Art Actor. the Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day. On the basis of the recommendations and after approval of the Home Minister.  ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service  ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order  ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field   The recommendations are received from States/UTs. which are considered by an Awards Committee. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities. viz. Padma Vibhushan. Sharmila Tagore Art Indian film actress. namely. Famous exponent of Bharatanatyam. art. literature and education. S Janaki Art Multilingual playback singer. Roddam Narsimaha – Indian aerospace scientist and fluid dynamicist Raghunath Mohapatra – architect and sculptor from Orissa Syed Haider Raza – one of India’s priciest modern art painter – cosmology and philosophy Name D Ramanaidu Art Field Description Multilingual Indian film producer – 130 films Won Dadasaheb Phalke in 2010. Called "first superstar" or "original superstar" Jaspal Bhatti Art Actor and satirist.  Padma Vibhushan    Prof. Won National & Filmfare awards Saroja Vaidyanathan Padma Bhushan Abdul Rashid Khan Art Art Indian dancer. Yash Pal – Indian scientist and educator Prof. trade and industry. public affairs. etc. social work. etc. headed Censor Board. the country’s highest civilian awards. Prime Minister and President. Famous exponent of Mohiniyattom. vocalist of Hindustani music genre. SG Patil Public Affairs Board of Vasntadada Sugar Institute (MH) Headed state confederation of sugar cooperatives AS Pillai S&T Scientist – headed R&D wing of DRDO CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace Vijay Kumar Saraswat S&T Scientist. Satirical take on problems of the common man. demanded Bharat Ratna. . science and engineering. Central Ministries/Departments. Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. are conferred in 3 categories. sports.  Padma Awards. civil service. Institutions of Excellence. belongs to musical tradition of Miya Tansen. Kanak Rele Art Indian dancer and academic. medicine.

the publishers of the TOI newspaper. The recent awardees include:  Total = 80 (2013) Sports Sports former Indian cricketer Indian boxer Founder of TN-based Shriram financial services Industrialist and philanthropist – Godrej Group . R Thyagarajan Adi Godrej Dr. including the Encyclopedia of Indian Literature. Jnanpith Award (1961) (non-govt. Satya N Atluri* S&T Prof. Jogesh Chandra Pati* S&T Indian American theoretical physicist. publishes books and journals. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith. BN Suresh S&T Indian aerospace scientist. US citizen. Won the biggest Physics prize . Contribution to Space Capsule Recovery Expt. It is committed for promoting Indian literature and it recognizes 24 Indian languages including English.Chief Scientific Advisor to the MoD. a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati. INR 7L. It presents the annual Sahitya Akademi Award of Rs. it is one of the two most prestigious literary honors in the country. Sahitya Akademi. Gayatri Spivak* Business Business Medicine Literature Literature Marathi poet. Dirac Medal. a trust founded by the Sahu Jain family. India’s national academy of letters was established in 1954. at UCal. Research in Aero-Mechanical Engineering. HS Panwar Maharaj Kishan Bhan Civil Service Civil Service Indian Pediatrician and Clinical Scientist. Subaltern Studies. 1L in each of the 24 languages it supports. Teaches at University of Maryland.$3 million. Nandkishore Laud Mangesh Padgaonkar Prof. Rahul Dravid Mary Kom Padma Shri Literature-related  Sahitya Akademi (1954)   Sahitya Akademi. philosopher and Professor at Columbia University.   Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship. It provides research and travel grants to authors.)  Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages is eligible for the honor. born in India. Received SS Bhatnagar Award. Ashoke Sen S&T Indian theoretical physicist. as well as the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement. Indian literary theorist. Director VSSC.

originating in Orissa  KUCHIPUDI . folklorist and film director  HEISNAM KANHAILAL – theatre artist  Sangeet Natak Akademi currently confers classical status on 8 Indian dance forms:  BHARATANATYAM . It awards 3 prizes:  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award  Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship  Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar (2006)  2011 Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows include:  HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA – flute  SHIVKUMAR SHARMA – santoor Sangeet Natak Akademi (1952)  AMJAD ALI KHAN – sarod  UK SIVARAMAN – mridangam  M CHANDRASEKARAN – violin  RAJKUMAR SINGHAJIT SINGH – Manipuri dancer  KALAMANDALAM GOPI – Kathakali dancer  PADMA SUBRAHMANYAM – Bharatanatyam dancer  CHANDRASHEKHARA KAMBARA – poet. 2007 – ONV KURUP – Malayalam  2008 – AKHLAQ KHAN SHAHRYAR – Urdu  2009 – SHRILAL SHUKLA – Hindi  2009 – AMARKANT – Hindi  2010 – CHANDRASEKHAR KAMBAR – Kannada  2011 – PRATIBHA RAY – Oriya  2012 – RAVURI BHARADWAJA – Kannada Arts-related   Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Art) is the premier fine art institution to promote. The recent fellows include:  2007 – JERAM PATEL  2011 – RAM KUMAR VERMA – India's foremost abstract painters INR 25000 + citation + plaque Sangeet Natak Akademi (National Academy for Music. spread and develop Indian fine art culture Lalit Kala Akademi (1954)    Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship is regarded as the highest honor conferred on an artist by the Lalit Kala Akademi.originating in Tamil Nadu  ODISSI .originating in Kerala. performed by women . playwright. Dance and Drama) is the national level academy for performing arts.originating in Andhra Pradesh  MOHINIAATTAM .

considered as the father of Indian cinema. (awarded around Sep-Oct. a plaque. known as the father of Indian cinema. 25 sportspersons were conferred Arjuna awards (earlier. who together with her producer-actor husband HIMANSHU RAI founded Bombay Talkies. max 15 were allowed) . so note the awardees for 2013 only) Sports-related   Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1991)  Arjuna Award (1961)   Highest sports honor in India The first recipient was VISHWANATHAN ANAND in 1991. Award comprises a Golden Lotus medallion + INR 10L + shawl.5L INR 5L + bronze statuette of Arjuna + scroll In 2012. Raja Harishchandra in 1913 is India's first full-length feature film. Dadasaheb Phalke Award The recent awardees include:  2011 – SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE – Bengali Actor  2010 – K BALACHANDER – Tamil Director  2009 – D RAMANAIDU – multilingual Indian film producer  About Dadasaheb Phalke:  DHUNDIRAJ GOVIND PHALKE.originating in Manipur Cinema-related     Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema given annually by the govt. conferred classical status most recently  KATHAKALI . A citation.originating in Assam. SATTRIYA . popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter. for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema It was introduced in 1969. 5L is given. His debut film. It is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. and the recent awardees include:  2012 – VIJAY KUMAR – shooting  2012 – YOGESHWAR DUTT – wrestling  2011 – GAGAN NARANG – shooting  2010 – SAINA NEHWAL – badminton INR 7.originating in Kerala. Science-related  SS Bhatnagar Prize (1958)  Awarded annually by CSIR to young scientists (< 45) who have made outstanding contributions in any field of S&T. and a cash award of Rs. performed by men  KATHAK .originating in Northern India  MANIPURI . It is the highest award for science in India. The first recipient of the prestigious film prize was DEVIKA RANI CHAUDHURI ROERICH.

  Dhyan Chand Award (2002)  Dhyan Chand Award is India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games INR 5L + statuette + ceremonial dress + scroll of honor The recent awardees of 2012 include:  JAGRAJ SINGH MANN – athletics  GUNDEEP KUMAR – hockey  VINOD KUMAR – wrestling  SUKHBIR SINGH TOKAS – Para-sports Dronacharya Award (1985)    Awarded for excellence in sports coaching INR 5L + bronze statuette of Dronacharya + scroll of honor In 2012. Military Awards  Wartime    Peacetime    Wartime/Peace service and Gallantry    Wartime distinguished service    Gandhi distinguished service   PARAM VIR CHAKRA MAHA VIR CHAKRA VIR CHAKRA ASHOKA CHAKRA KIRTI CHAKRA SHAURYA CHAKRA SENA MEDAL (ARMY) NAO SENA MEDAL (NAVY) VAYUSENA MEDAL (AIR FORCE) SARVOTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL YUDH SEVA MEDAL PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (PVSM) ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (AVSM) VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (VSM) International Awards Nobel Prizes    Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature. 8 people were awarded including the Cuban boxing coach BI Fernandez. Chemistry. The will of the Swedish philanthropist inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895 but the first prizes were awarded in 1901. and economics. Economics . The prizes are awarded by:  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Nobel Prize in Physics. medicine. peace. chemistry. physics.

SHAPLEY for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design  Nobel Prize in Literature  MO YAN.  Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize. LEFKOWITZ and BRIAN K. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. informally known as The Oscars.  Organized and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The laureates receive gold medal + diploma + sum of money (decided by the Nobel Foundation).  Recent awardees include:  2011 – HARISH HANDE & NILEEMA MISHRA  2012 – KULANDEI FRANCIS – for rural development in Tamil Nadu Academy Awards 2013  Academy Awards. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. are given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. ROTH and LLOYD S. GURDON and SHINYA YAMANAKA for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent  Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences  ALVIN E. the Nobel Prizes were awarded to:  Nobel Prize in Physics  SERGE HAROCHE and DAVID J. WINELAND for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems  Nobel Prize in Chemistry  ROBERT J. history and the contemporary Ramon Magsaysay Award  Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in government. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine  The Swedish Academy – Nobel Prize in Literature  The Norwegian Nobel Committee – Nobel Peace Prize   The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm. courageous service to the people. the Chinese author. KOBILKA for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine  JOHN B. and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. In 2012. who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales. The .

the Grammy Awards (for music). Expected completion Dec 2012. Because of the large impact of his body of work on Hindi literature. Once completed it will be the only such facility in the eastern hemisphere. and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. Foreign Felix Baumgartner Malala Yousufzai Anna Ushenina     Austrian skydiver who set the world record for skydiving ~39 km. this era of contemporary modern Hindi literature. . (will be given in Feb 2013) Personalities Indian  Narendra Kohli  Hindi-language author. and the Tony Awards (for theater). the Emmy Awards (for television). Pakistani school student known for her activism in the Swat Valley In Oct 2012.awards were first given in 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. It would enable the study of high energy cosmic gamma-ray sources in the unexplored energy range. he is American cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon He was elected to the Kansas state legislature in 2012 Science & Technology  MACE  Major Atmospheric Cerenkov Experiment Telescope – world's largest telescope at the highest altitude is being established at Hanle.  Abhilash Tomy  He has embarked on a daunting non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe on Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Mhadei from Mumbai He had earlier provided shore support to Cdr Dilip Donde as he solo-steered Mhadei to become first Indian to go around globe under sails as part of Navy’s Sagar Parikrama project.  Its equivalents. since about 1975. is sometimes referred to as the 'Kohli Era. she survived an assassination attempt by Taliban Anna Ushenina of Ukraine is new World women’s chess champion World Leaders    Park Geun-hye – South Korea – first woman president elected in Feb 2013 Ali Zidan – Libya – politician and diplomat elected as PM in Oct 2012 Nicolas Maduro – Venezuela – interim president after Hugo Chavez Diaspora Shanti Gandhi   Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. are modeled after the Academy Awards. Ladakh by ECIL. reaching 1342 km/h. pioneered the creation of literary works based on the "Puranas".

South Africa. satellites and space debris BRITE and UniBRITE – Austrian – launched in Feb 2013  These microsatellites will study the brightest stars by observing their temp. signal processing. Germany. China. etc. With 3000 dish antennas it will be 50 times more sensitive. Italy. India is planning to become full member which entails about 10% of the project cost. The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) in Pune and the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bangalore signed an agreement in 1997 to work on the radio telescope. being purchased by NASA for flight to space and attachment to the International Space Station in 2015   SPOT-6 (SPOT = System for Earth Observation) – French – launched in Sep 2012  remote sensing satellite SARAL (Satellite for Argos and Altika) – Indo-French – launched in Feb 2013  Help in oceanographic studies – ocean currents and sea surface heights  It will help to study the development of climate  It has practical applications in continental ice studies. are full members. Canada. the Netherlands. SKA  SKA project would drive developments in many technology areas. software and data archiving  Contributors:  India is an associate member while Australia.000 times faster. and be able to survey the sky 10. It is to be built in South Africa as well as in Australia. signal transport. it will help answer fundamental questions about the universe. biodiversity. when built. Sweden and the U. variations STRand – UK – launched in Feb 2013  To evaluate the performance of mobile phone electronics in space environment  India has become the world’s first country to launch a smartphone in space loaded with a no.    Square Kilometer Array.  India has been involved in the planning process from the very beginning. of experimental applications  AAUSAT – Denmark – launched in Feb 2013 BEAM Satellite launches . coastal erosion.  Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is an expandable space station module currently under development by Bigelow Aerospace Corporation.K. Uses:  By picking up faint radio signals emanating from the far corners of the cosmos. will be world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope It is 1. New Zealand.5 billion Euros project to be constructed in 2 phases and scheduled for completion in 2024.  SAPPHIRE – Canadian – launched in Feb 2013  Aims to survey objects orbiting earth – active and old satellites    NEOSSAT (Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite) – Canadian – launched in Feb 2013  Detecting and tracking asteroids. computing. including antennas. than any imaging radio telescope array previously built.

which will gaze out at the universe in X ray. GAGAN will provide space based system It would help in:  Seamless navigation over Indian airspace  Enhance national infrastructure for weather forecasts  Can be used by defence services. wave heights. launched in Apr 2012 (till 2017) will provide high resolution radar images both at day and night and also through clouds. etc. ships. It will be launched in 2013. security agencies. Student satellite to receive automatic identification system signals from ships in Arctic  RISAT I  first indigenous satellite built by ISRO. and wind speed  Contribute to global ocean and climate studies to build global ocean observing system   GAGAN (2013)  GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) designed by AAI Currently we have ground based system. coronal mass ejection (CME) ad sun’s magnetic field Satellite will carry an advanced solar coronagraph  Solar Corona has temperatures of > 1 million degrees. enabling continued monitoring of areas of interest during monsoons  ADITYA I (2012)   Proposed to be sent to space by 2015-16 Objectives is to study the solar corona. coastal zones. it was announced that 55 Cancri e could be a carbon planet As of Dec 2012. it is the fastest supercomputer developed by US overtaking the IBM India’s fastest supercomputer – inaugurated in Feb 2013 It has been upgraded to 524 teraflops. Also study galaxies.  Moon missions   NuSTAR  China – Chang-e 3 (2013) India – Chandrayaan 2 (2014) Japan – Selene-2 (< 2015) Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. Astrosat  India’s first satellite dedicated to astronomy. and wave heights It is a complementary mission to NASAs Jason-2 Main objectives of SARAL are to:  Create precise global measurements of sea surface height. UV & visible light bands.       It is an extra-solar planet orbiting the Sun-like star 55 Cancri A In Oct 2012. will use high-energy X Rays to hunt for black holes in the universe. rain. explosions of massive stars. about 10 times faster than the present facility Thirty-Metre Telescope is a planned ground-based large mirror reflecting telescope to be built on Mauna Kea in Hawaii – will be most advanced and powerful optical telescope on Earth 55 Cancri e Cray Param Yuva II TMT . launched in Jun 2012 by NASA. with raging solar winds that reach a velocity of up to 1000 km/s   SARAL (2012)    Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa (SARAL) is an altimetry technology mission It is a collaborative effort b/w ISRO and its French counterpart CNES Mission will provide observations of ice.

a cluster of islands squeezed in between Madagascar and the Indian subcontinent. It is a weaponized platform catering to attack roles . ruling them out as a practical solution for curing HIV for the masses. Timothy Ray Brown – the so-called Berlin Patient. China. the newborns with infected mothers are put on preventive treatment in the first several hours of birth.  In Feb 2013. Jackson (US). 2. we had Mk-III capability. His HIV was wiped out after getting a bone marrow transplant in 2007 for leukemia. there is only one person on record who has ever been cured of HIV. fire (power) and maneuverability are closely integrated. and if this fails. TMT project. In this case of infant AIDS treatment in Mississippi. its posed many geographical challenges .  Rudra  The first indigenously developed Mk-IV variant of Advanced Light Helicopter.2 million people worldwide are living with HIV with about 4000 deaths/day Mapping Palatana (Tripura)    Palatana is some 50 km from Agartala 726-MW gas-based project of ONGC-Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) is being setup Billed as one of the largest projects of its kind in India. Until now we were buying it from Europe. and is expected to be completed by 2019 India’s is contributing 10% of the project cost – 70% in kind and 30% in cash 55-hp Wankel engine will be used for all future UAV programs – home-grown UAVs Nishant. Canada. being spearheaded by CALTECH has 5 international partners US. the baby is switched to 3-drug treatment regimen. It will be the first platform (of choppers) which is weaponized i.000 km northwards till Seychelles Scientists predict that it was in between leaving Gondwanaland and colliding with the Eurasian plate that this continent Mauritia may have existed as an archipelago. She was given the standard 3-drug cocktail sooner than other children. the preventative treatment was not available at the rural hospital where she was born and was already showing signs of HIV at 30 hours of age. Typically.e.   Mauritia  It is a newly discovered submerged continent in the Indian Ocean It lies under Mauritius and extends more than 1.000 children worldwide were infected with HIV (40% drop since 2001)  34.  Relevant stats:  AIDS treatment to pregnant women could prevent 98% of them from passing virus to child  In 2011. At 18 months. 330. an infant was cured of HIV in University of Mississippi. Japan and India. Till now. With no signs of virus for the next 10 months.  So far. the mother took the child off the medication.   Wankel  30-meter aperture will provide high-sensitivity spatial resolution – more than 12 times sharper than what is achieved by the Hubble Space Telescope. she was deemed functionally cured. But bone marrow transplants carry severe side effects. Lakshya and Rustom-1.

Currently with 214 MW. Recently. shallow valleys and plains. When fully built.   Largest nesting and breeding ground of the Asian Openbill Stork Z-Morh tunnel is the first of the two proposed tunnels. CG. . Son river flows through it. as part of the Bhadra Tiger Sanctuary Tunga and Bhadra river flow freely through the parklands only district in India which borders 4 states namely MP. it has already become the world's largest photovoltaic power station Located in the Jannaram forests of Adilabad district in AP It has been declared as the 42nd tiger reserve in the country in Apr 2012 being considered to become a “Project Tiger” tiger reserve If declared. It has the world's largest reserves of uranium ore and the most modern underground mine and fully mechanized processing plant in the country and the world. proposed all-weather Gopalpur port is expected to be commissioned by end-Mar 2013 it will replace the current old anchorage port Bihar’s first IT park is coming up at Bihta. JH. with topography ranging from high mountains. It is the first one to be commissioned outside Jharkhand. which within 2 years. a uranium ore mine and processing plant was commissioned. it will be Goa's first tiger reserve Recently (2011). Charanka Solar Park will host 500 MW of solar power. BR. they are flightless birds. Challakere Danapur (BR) Z Morh Tunnel (JK)  The Space Research Complex [coming up] on 540 acres in the Science City near Challakere in Chitradurga will be ISRO’s resource for the next 25-50 years. They arrived in Perundurai in 1996 India’s 2nd industrial rubber park (1st in Irapuram in Kerala) The largest site within the Gujarat Solar Park is being built at Charanka in Patan district. currently a part of the Red Corridor. will become world’s solar power hub Plans to take capacity from current 40 MW to 300 MW by 2014 The hub of emu birds – in Erode district. which together will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar-Kargil-Leh and Ladakh. near Patna UNESCO has added the Achanakmar-Amarkantak region in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to a list of global biosphere reserves The region is located at the junction of hill ranges. native of Australia. Dhursar (Rajasthan) Perundurai (Tamil Nadu) Bodhungnagar (Tripura) Charanka (Gujarat) Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary Kudremukh Tiger Reserve Sonebhadra (UP) Gopalpur (OR) Bihta (BR) AchanakmarAmarkantak (CG-MP)                     It houses Reliance’s Solar park. it was declared a Tiger Reserve. District HQ: Robertsganj. 60% of the area is moist deciduous forests. Thummalapalle (Andhra)  It lies on the Krishna delta.

eco-friendly. waterless toilet – the ECOSAN toilet. The project was sponsored by Switzerland-based firm. residents of this village in Krishna district (AP) have embraced an innovative. . which are under construction to ensure connectivity with the valley and Jammu and the rest of the country. Regullanka (AP)  For the first time in Asia. Once all four tunnels are put in place. the journey from Jammu to Ladakh will be reduced from 50 to about 30 hours and can be made throughout the year. The second is the Zojila Tunnel is about 20 km away from the Z Morh  Supporting these two tunnels are the Chenani-Nashri and Banihal-Quazigund tunnels.