60 Parachute Field Ambulance was raised as 60 Indian Field Ambulance on 10th August 1942 in Secunderabad and saw action in Burma as a part of 2 Indian Air Borne Division. The performance of the Unit in these operations led to its selection for para duties.
Adventure sports are a new phenomenon that has been catching on all over the world in recent years. Any activity, that has elements of adventure in generous measure and of competition even if only in limited measure, could qualify as an adventure sport.
THE BIRDS OF PREY share some common features, characteristics and food habits. They have sharp curved bills, powerful talcons, fierce looks, swift flight, keen eyesight and a carnivorous diet. We are justly proud of the hundred and more resident and non-resident birds of prey that India is blessed with.
The Indian Air Force came into being with the promulgation of the IAF Act 1932 on 8th October, 1932. Its first formal flight was formed at Karachi on 1st April 1933 with your Westland WAPITI aircraft, six officers and 19 Hawai sepoys. By 1938 the single flight had swelled into three flights and formed No.1 sqn.
Shri Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan who is regarded as the father of library science and modern library development in India was born on 9th August, 1892. He started his career as a teacher in mathematics and later became Assistant Professor in Presidency College, Madras. He was selected as the first librarian of the University of Madras.
Henry Albert John Gidney was born on 9th July, 1873 at Igatpuri, Maharashtra. He had a brilliant career. At 16 he joined the Calcutta Medical College and passed out in First Class, First with gold medals.
The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is an apex international body dealing with the multi-disciplinary aspects of civil engineering – planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of civil engineering structures and their social and environmental impact.
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