National Girl Child Day January 24

National Girl Child Day is observed on January 24 in India. The main aim of this national observance day is to protect the girl children. The day has been observing since 2008 to offer more opportunities and support to the girls in India. The union governments various departments such as Ministry of Women and Child Development, Social Welfare and other work together and conduct various events aimed at creating awareness among people about the importance of girl’s education, legal rights, protection and honour of the female population of the country.

The 2016 National Girl Child Day is on January 24, Sunday.

Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweet on National Girl Child Day "I salute the unparalleled accomplishments of the girl child. Their role in nation building is paramount."

National Girl Child Day January 24 India

Largest Muslim Population in World Indonesia

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Officially known as Republic of Indonesia, the country is the world's fourth most populous country with an estimated population of over 255 million people. This most populous Muslim-majority country is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Pakistan ranks second in world’s Muslim population.

The Java Island in Indonesia is the world's most populous island. The island also has 51% of the Indonesia’s total population. Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

Other Important Facts

The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.
Largest island country in the world
Indonesia Dialling code is +62

Largest Muslim Population in World Indonesia

Tihar Jail First Prison with Own Radio Station

Tihar Jail is the first prison in India to have its own Radio Station. Tihar Jail is located inside Tihar Prisons in Tihar Village, around 7 km from Chanakya Puri, in New Delhi, India. Tihar Prisons is the largest prisons complex in South Asia and is managed by Department of Delhi Prisons, Government of Delhi.

The complex consists of 9 central prisons. Tihar Jail was run by the State of Punjab as a maximum security prison. The control was later transferred to the National Capital Territory of Delhi in 1966. In 1984, many advanced facilities were constructed and the complex was converted as Tihar Prison.

The surrounding area of Tihar Prisons is known as Hari Nagar.

Five Extinct Animals of India

List of five extinct animals of India. There are numerous birds and animal species extinct from the World. Extinction literally means the end a species when the last existing member dies. Below is the list of 5 extinct animal species from India.

1) Indian aurochs (Bos primigenius namadicus)

The Indian aurochs (Bos primigenius namadicus) is considered as the ancestor of the zebu cattle. They are a subspecies of the extinct aurochs found in southern Asia.

2) Exaeretodon

Exaeretodon is a mammal lived in India. They are herbivore up to 5.9 ft long. Exaeretodon was a genus of traversodontid cynodont.

3) Bharattherium

Bharattherium is a mammal whose first fossil was discovered in 1989 and published in 1997. Bharattherium lived in India and the genus has a single species, Bharattherium bonapartei.

4) Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus is genus of ape that lived in what is now India, China and Vietnam. The fossils of Gigantopithecus suggest that the species Gigantopithecus blacki were the largest known apes that ever lived.

5) Hyperodapedon

Hyperodapedon is an extinct genus of rhynchosaur that lived in India. The species is a beaked, archosaur-like reptile from the late Triassic period (Carnian stage).

Cherukad Penname Govinda Pisharodi

Cherukad is the penname of Govinda Pisharodi, a well known Malayalam novelist, playwright, poet from Kerala. Govinda Pisharody was born on 1914 at Chemmalasseri, Perinthalmanna. He worked as a lecturer at Pattambi Sanskrit College. Some of the notable works of Cherukad include his autobiography Jeevithappatha, Muthassi, Manushya Hridayangal,Tharavaditham, Devalokam, Bhooprabhu, Maranapathram, Manushyabandhangal, Namal Onnu, Manninte Maril, Sanidasa and Janmabhumi.

Cherukad was also associated with the Communist movement in Kerala. He was one of the founders of Deshabhimani Study Circle, the predecessor of the Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham (PuKaSa)

Notable Awards Won

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975
Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977

Cherukad Penname Govinda Pisharodi


Father: Kizheettil Pisharath Karunakara Pisharody
Mother: Cherukad Pisharath Narayani Pisharasiar
Wife: Kizheettil Pisharath Lakshmi Pisharasiar
Son: K. P. Mohanan (noted Malayalam writer)

Awards in his name:

Cherukad Award is an annually given literary award instituted in memory of Govinda Pisharodi.

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