Category Indian Express

Goa Liberation Day

• Every year on 19 December, Goa Liberation Day is celebrated in the state as Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule on that day in 1961. Goa was a Portuguese colony for 451 years. About: • Goa was taken over…

IXPE mission

• NASA launched a new mission named Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer or IXPE. About: • Onboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, it was sent to its orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. IXPE observatory is a joint effort of…

Balkrishna Doshi

• Balkrishna Doshi, the most defining architect of post-independent India, won the Royal Gold Medal 2022 in recognition of his lifetime work of over seven decades as a thinker, architect and academic. The award, instituted by the UK’s Royal Institute…

Greater Tipraland

• Several tribal outfits in Tripura have joined hands to push their demand for a separate state for indigenous communities in the region, arguing that their “survival and existence” was at stake. About: • Among the political parties that have…