October 15: Global Handwashing Day & how washing hand became an integral part of our lives in 2020

Do you know when Air India took its first flight? Take a look at the article for more information.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam regards his nation as a knowledge superpower and a developed nation. He said that it should be the dream of all the citizens to see India as a developed country. Read the article to know more about this personality and other events of this day.

History – India

1931 – Birth Anniversary of A. P. J Abdul Kalam 

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian scientist and lawmaker, who served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was known as a researcher and science director, for the most part at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and was engaged with military rocket advancement endeavours. He subsequently came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the improvement of ballistic rocket and dispatch vehicle innovation. He additionally played a crucial hierarchical, specialized, and political function in India’s Pokhran-II atomic tests in 1998, the first since the first atomic test by India in 1974.

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1932 – First Flight of Air India

(JRD Tata)

On October 15, 1932, a date that made aeronautics history, JRD broadly guided the first-since forever trip of the Tata Air Services from Karachi’s Drigh Road Aerodrome to Mumbai’s Juhu Airstrip through Ahmedabad. The airplane was a solitary engined De Havilland Puss Moth and it conveyed 25kg of 4-anna airmail letters. The day denotes the set of experiences as the first flight took via Air India.

1961 –  Death Anniversary of Poet Suryakant Tripathi 

Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’((21 February 1896 – 15 October 1961) was poet, novelist, essayist, and pioneer of the Chhayavaad (Neo-Romantic) movement of Hindi literature. Like his pen name Nirala (unique), his craft was also unique. From the comic novel Nirupama to the heartbreaking novella Kulli Bhat, he experimented with different genres and themes. He was famous in both free verse and traditional meters but despite no fixed format, he never failed to mesmerize the reader.

History – International

2008 – Global Handwashing Day

(Global Handwashing Day 2008 celebrations)

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. The aim behind this day is to tell people that washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important. It was started in 2008 and is celebrated on 15 October of every year. It is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key factor in disease prevention which can also reduce Respiratory and intestinal diseases by 25-50%.

1920 –  Birth Anniversary of Mario Puzo

(Mario Puzo)

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American writer, screenwriter, and columnist. He is known for his wrongdoing books about the Italian-American Mafia and Sicilian Mafia, most quite The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adjusted into a movie set of three coordinated by Francis Ford Coppola. He got the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the primary film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo likewise composed the first screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was delivered after death in 2001.

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