India Post has issued a set of four stamps,one MS and five sheetlets on four birds which are facing threats for their existence .The stamps depicts Nicobar Pigeon,Nilgiri Fly catcher,Andman Woodpecker and Black and Orange Flycatcher.
Induction of C130
The C-130 Hercules is a four–engine transport aircraft .Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft.
Centenary of Central Water and Power Research Station
The Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune, which began in a humble way in 1916 as a Special Irrigation Division of the then Bombay Presidency, is today an institution of international standing. CWPRS has grown during the past nine decades to an institution of international standing; and is one of the few institutions of its kind in the world, dealing with the entire life cycle of water, from its occurrence to joining the ocean and dealing with various uses of water on the one hand and water-related disasters on the other. Water management scenario of today is centred on sustainable development and environmental issues, and this paradigm shift is reflected in the present-day activities of CWPRS. CWPRS today is totally devoted to service of the nation through research, which also happens to be the motto of the institution.