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Monday, November 9, 2015

List of State Birds of India


StateCommon nameBinomial nomenclature
Andhra PradeshIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
Arunachal PradeshGreat hornbillBuceros bicornis
AssamWhite-winged wood duckAsarcornis scutulata
BiharIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
ChhattisgarhBastar hill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularis
GoaBlack-crested bulbulPycnonotus flaviventris
GujaratGreater flamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
HaryanaBlack francolinFrancolinus francolinus
Himachal PradeshWestern tragopan (Jujurana)Tragopan melanocephalus
Jammu and KashmirBlack-necked craneGrus nigricollis
JharkhandAsian koelEudynamys scolopaceus
KarnatakaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
KeralaGreat hornbillBuceros bicornis
Madhya PradeshAsian paradise flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi
MaharashtraYellow-footed green pigeonTreron phoenicoptera
ManipurMrs. Hume's pheasantSyrmaticus humiae
MeghalayaHill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularis
MizoramMrs. Hume's pheasantSyrmaticus humiae
NagalandBlyth's tragopanTragopan blythii
OdishaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
PunjabNorthern goshawkAccipiter gentilis
RajasthanGreat Indian bustardArdeotis nigriceps
SikkimBlood pheasantIthaginis cruentus
Tamil NaduEmerald doveChalcophaps indica
TelanganaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensis
TripuraGreen imperial pigeonDucula aenea
UttarakhandHimalayan monalLophophorus impejanus
Uttar PradeshSarus craneGrus antigone
West BengalWhite-breasted kingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Puducherry (UT)Asian koelEudynamys scolopaceus
Lakshadweep (UT)Sooty ternOnychoprion fuscatus
Delhi(NCT)House sparrowPasser domesticus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Man Booker Prize Winners Complete List (1969-2015)

2015 : Marlon James, Jamaica (A Brief History of Seven Killings - Novel)
2014 : Richard Flanagan, Australia (The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Historical Novel)
2013 : Eleanor Catton (Born-New Zealand), Canada (The Luminaries - Historical novel) 
2012 : Hilary Mantel, United Kingdom (Bring Up the Bodies - Historical novel) 
2011 : Julian Barnes, United Kingdom (The Sense of an Ending - Novel) 
2010 : Howard Jacobson, United Kingdom (The Finkler Question - Comic novel) 
2009 : Hilary Mantel, United Kingdom (Wolf Hall - Historical novel)
2008 : Aravind Adiga, India (The White Tiger - Novel)
2007 : Anne Enright, Ireland (The Gathering - Novel) 
2006 : Kiran Desai, India (The Inheritance of Loss - Novel)
2005 : John Banville, Ireland (The Sea - Novel) 
2004 : Alan Hollinghurst, United Kingdom (The Line of Beauty - Historical novel) 
2003 : DBC Pierre, Australia (Vernon God Little - Black comedy) 
2002 : Yann Martel, Canada (Life of Pi - Fantasy and adventure novel) 
2001 : Peter Carey, Australia (True History of the Kelly Gang - Historical novel) 
2000 : Margaret Atwood, Canada (The Blind Assassin - Historical novel) 
1999 : J. M. Coetzee, South Africa (Disgrace - Novel) 
1998 : Ian McEwan, United Kingdom (Amsterdam - Novel)
1997 : Arundhati Roy, India (The God of Small Things - Novel)
1996 : Graham Swift, United Kingdom (Last Orders - Novel)
1995 : Pat Barker, United Kingdom (The Ghost Road - War novel)
1994 : James Kelman, United Kingdom (How Late It Was, How Late - Stream of consciousness)
1993 : Roddy Doyle, Ireland (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Novel)
1992 : Michael Ondaatje, Canada (The English Patient - Historiographic metafiction)
1992 : Barry Unsworth, United Kingdom (Sacred Hunger - Historical novel)
1991 : Ben Okri, Nigeria (The Famished Road - Magic realism)
1990 : A. S. Byatt, United Kingdom (Possession - Historical novel) 
1989 : Kazuo Ishiguro, United Kingdom (The Remains of the Day - Historical novel) 
1988 : Peter Carey, Australia (Oscar and Lucinda - Historical Novel)
1987 : Penelope Lively, United Kingdom (Moon Tiger - Novel) 
1986 : Kingsley Amis, United Kingdom (The Old Devils - Comic novel)
1985 : Keri Hulme, New Zealand (The Bone People - Mystery novel) 
1984 : Anita Brookner, United Kingdom (Hotel du Lac - Novel)
1983 : J. M. Coetzee, South Africa (Life and Times of Michael K- Novel) South Africa
1982 : Thomas Keneally, Australia (Schindler's Ark - Biographical novel) 
1981 : Salman Rushdie, United Kingdom (Midnight's Children - Magic realism)
1980 : William Golding, United Kingdom Rites of Passage - Novel)
1979 : Penelope Fitzgerald, United Kingdom (Offshore - Novel) 
1978 : Iris Murdoch (Born-United Kingdom), Ireland (The Sea, the Sea - Philosophical novel)
1977 : Paul Scott, United Kingdom (Staying On - Novel) 
1976 : David Storey, United Kingdom (Saville - Novel) 
1975 : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Born-Germany), United Kingdom (Heat and Dust - Historical novel)
1974 : Nadine Gordimer, South Africa (The Conservationist - Novel)
1974 : Stanley Middleton, United Kingdom (Holiday - Novel)
1973 : J. G. Farrell (Born-Ireland), United Kingdom (The Siege of Krishnapur - Novel)
1972 : John Berger, United Kingdom (G. - Experimental novel) 
1971 : V. S. Naipaul (Born- Trinidad and Tobago), United Kingdom (In a Free State - Short story)
1970 : J. G. Farrell(Born- Ireland), United Kingdom (Troubles - Novel) 
1970 : Bernice Rubens, United Kingdom (The Elected Member - Novel)
1969 : P. H. Newby, United Kingdom (Something to Answer For - Novel)
 

List of Congress Presidents till independence


Name of President
Life span
Year of Presidency
Place of Conference
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
29 Dec 1844 – 21 July 1906
1885
Bombay
Dadabhai Naoroji
4 Sep 1825 – 30 June 1917
1886
Calcutta
Badruddin Tyabji
10 Oct 1844 – 19 Aug 1906
1887
Madras
George Yule
1829–1892
1888
Allahabad
William Wedderburn
25 Mar 1838– 25 Jan 1918
1889
Bombay
Pherozeshah Mehta
4 Aug 1845 – 5 Nov 1915
1890
Calcutta
Anandacharlu
1843– 1908
1891
Nagpur
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee
29 Dec 1844 – 21 July 1906
1892
Allahabad
Dadabhai Naoroji
4 Sep 1825 – 30 June 1917
1893
Lahore
Alfred Webb
1834–1908
1894
Madras
Surendranath Banerjee
10 Nov 1848 – 6 Aug 1925
1895
Poona
Rahimtulla M. Sayani
5 April 1847 – 1902
1896
Calcutta
C. Sankaran Nair
11 July 1857 – 1934
1897
Amraoti
Ananda Mohan Bose
23 Sep 1847 – 20 Aug 1906
1898
Madras
Romesh Chunder Dutt
13 Aug 1848 – 30 Nov 1909
1899
Lucknow
N. G. Chandavarkar
2 Dec 1855 – May 14 1923
1900
Lahore
Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
1844 – 1936
1901
Calcutta
Surendranath Banerjee
10 Nov 1848 – 6 Aug 1925
1902
Ahmedabad
Lalmohan Ghosh
1849–1909
1903
Madras
Henry Cotton
13 Sep 1845– 22 Oct 1915
1904
Bombay
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
9 May 1866 – 19 Feb 1915
1905
Benares
Dadabhai Naoroji
4 Sep 1825 – 30 June 1917
1906
Calcutta
Rashbihari Ghosh
23 Dec 1845 – 1921
1907
Surat
Rashbihari Ghosh
23 Dec 1845 – 1921
1908
Madras
Madan Mohan Malaviya
1861 – 1946
1909
Lahore
William Wedderburn
25 Mar 1838– 25 Jan 1918
1910
Allahabad
Bishan Narayan Dar
1864–1916
1911
Calcutta
Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar
1857–1921
1912
Bankipore
Nawab Syed Muhammad Bahadur
 - 1919
1913
Karachi
Bhupendra Nath Bose
1859–1924
1914
Madras
Lord Satyendra Prasanno Sinha
24 Mar 1863– 4 Mar 1928
1915
Bombay
Ambica Charan Mazumdar
1850–1922
1916
Lucknow
Annie Besant
1 Oct 1847 – 1933
1917
Calcutta
Madan Mohan Malaviya
1861 – 1946
1918
Delhi
Syed Hasan Imam
1871 – 6 Feb 1931
1918
Bombay (Special Session)
Motilal Nehru
6 May 1861– 6 Feb 1931
1919
Amritsar
Lala Lajpat Rai
28 Jan 1865– 17 Nov 1928
1920
Calcutta (Special Session)
C. Vijayaraghavachariar
18 June 1852– 19 Apr 1944
1920
Nagpur
Ajmal Khan
1868–  1927
1921
Ahmedabad
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
5 Nov 1870– 16 June 1925
1922
Gaya
Mohammad Ali Jouhar
10 Dec 1878– 4 Jan 1931
1923
Kakinada
Abul Kalam Azad
1888– 22 Feb 1958
1923
Delhi (Special Session)
Mohandas Gandhi
2 Oct 1869– 30 Jan 1948
1924
Belgaum
Sarojini Naidu
13 Feb 1879– 2 Mar 1949
1925
Kanpur
S. Srinivasa Iyengar
Sep 11, 1874– 19 May 1941
1926
Gauhati
Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
25 Dec 1880– 1936
1927
Madras
Motilal Nehru
6 May 1861– 6 Feb 1931
1928
Calcutta
Jawaharlal Nehru
14 Nov 1889– 27 May 1964
1929 & 30
Lahore
Vallabhbhai Patel
31 Oct 1875– 15 Dec 1950
1931
Karachi
Madan Mohan Malaviya
1861 – 1946
1932
Delhi
Madan Mohan Malaviya
1861 – 1946
1933
Calcutta
Nellie Sengupta
1886–1973
1933
Calcutta
Rajendra Prasad
3 December 1884– 28 February 1963
1934 & 35
Bombay
Jawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889– 27 May 1964
1936
Lucknow
Jawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889– 27 May 1964
1936& 37
Faizpur
Subhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897 – Unknown
1938
Haripura
Subhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897 – Unknown
1939
Tripuri
Abul Kalam Azad
1888– 22 February 1958
1940–46
Ramgarh
J. B. Kripalani
1888– 19 March 1982
1947
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