Google Doodle Shows Hans Christian Gram Discovering Gram Stain On His 166th Birth Anniversary

Google celebrates the 166th Birth Anniversary of Hans Christian Gram, Danish bacteriologist, noted for developing Gram stain. The stain technique developed by Gram is used to differentiate bacterial species even after more than a century.

Hans Christian Gram

Born on September 13, 1853, discovered stain technique while working with German microbiologist Karl Friedlander in Berlin in 1884. He noted that staining bacteria makes it easy to classify bacterial species. He classified bacteria in Gram-positive and Gram-negative.

Gram’s career

A noted scholar, Gram earned his MD from the University of Copenhagen in 1878 and. He started teaching pharmacology and in 1891 and was appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen. But he resigned from the chair in pharmacology in 1900 to become a professor of medicine.

Google’s Doodle on Gram

Created by Danish guest artist Mikkel Sommer, the Doodle spells each letter of Google to represent Gram carrying out his experiment.

The letter “G” is Gram staining bacteria; letters “OO” are made round glasses on the face of Gram; letter “G” becomes a microscope classifying the bacteria and letters “LE” represent bacteria classified by Gram.

The Doodle looks like Gram carrying out experiment on bacteria. It … Read the rest


What Is Anant Chaturdashi And What Is Its Significance In Ganesh Chaturthi?

Anant Chaturdashi comes 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi and is celebrated as Ganesh Visarjan all over the country. It is the 14th day of lunar fortnight and it has significance for Hindus and Jains.

Ganesh Chaturdashi and Anant Chaturdashi

According to traditions, devotees invite lord Ganeshs to their homes on Ganesh Chaturdashi. Idols of lord Ganesha are brought homes followed by 10 days of worship. Finally, the idol is submerged in water when the lord leaves for his heavenly abode. The visit comes to an end with the lord Ganesha leaving his devotees with his blessings.

Significance of Anant Chaturdashi

It is the last day to offer your prayers to lord Ganesha. He is God Anant and he’s leaving for his heavenly abode. Devotees tie sacred threads on their wrists and take oath to the lord Ganesha. In return, the God Anant blesses the devotees with prosperity and fortune.

History of Ganapati Festival

The history of Ganapati festival can be traced back to the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Maratha empire. It continued in the Mughal rule but at a low level and then again flourished in the British period when freedom fighter Lok Manya Tilak used the Ganapati … Read the rest

Rohit Sharma

Adam Gilchrist Bats For Rohit Sharma

Former Aussie cricketer Adam Gilchrist threw his weight behind Indian batsman Rohit Sharma terming him as a reliable player for Test matches. He came out in open defense of selection committee chairman MSK Prasad who’s facing questions regarding Rohit’s selection as an opener batsman for Test matches.

Why Rohit Sharma’s selection in Test team is questioned?

Rohit Sharma plays in the middle order in One-Day cricket but he’s never scored well in longer format. He got an opportunity to play two Test matches in Australia but missed both the tests – first test due to injury and second miss due to birth of his child. Also, he’s dropped from the team after a poor show of 78 runs in four innings in South Africa in 2018.

Why does Adam Gilchrist favor Rohit Sharma?

Adam Gilchrist is himself a star cricketer. He was a former wicketkeeper cum batsman for Australian team. Adam Gilchrist made a frank opinion that is just the opposite of public image of Rohit Sharma. Gilchrist said that he had played with Rohit Sharma in IPL and that Rohit is capable of performing in a long format. He further said that Rohit Sharma could become an opener in … Read the rest

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo Scores 4 To Let Portugal Into Euro 2020 Qualifier

Portugal beat Lithuania by 5-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo gave the best performance of his life against the European Champions. He scored four goals at the time when the game turned frustrating.

Ronaldo’s superb performance

The 34-year old captain was playing his 161st international match of his football career when he gave a fantastic performance by delivering his eighth hat-trick for his team. It was the 54th remarkable match of his career that escaped Portugal from defeat.

What Portuguese coach said about Ronaldo?

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that Ronaldo was the best player in the world and that it was proved beyond doubt. The coach seemed very happy and impressed from the performance of the captain.

Highlights of the match

• Portugal with 8 points became second in Group B
• It is 5 points behind Ukraine
• Lithuania is down with 1 point after the defeat
• Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus gave an excellent performance

Turning point in the game

Lithuania team gave striking performance in the beginning and the match seemed to be going against Portugal. At one time, the Portuguese team became frustrated until their … Read the rest


Jack Ma Returns Back To Home After 20-Years In Alibaba

Today’s latest trending news is from Hong Kong where Jack Ma, the co-founder of Ali Baba, has finally decided to give up the reins of Ali Baba Group Holding Ltd. after a spectacular stint at world’s largest growing ecommerce business.

Jack Ma steps down on his 55th birthday

It is only after amassing a wealth of $41.8 billion that the former English teacher Jack Ma resigned from the post of Executive Chairman of China’s largest company. His journey from working from his apartment in 1999 to becoming a jet-setting e-commerce mogul in 2019mirror’s China’s economic growth to become world’s no. 2.


Jack Ma along with the co-founders of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. built a B2B marketplace worth $460 billion that competes with world’s best including EBay Inc. and Inc. Alibaba owns the largest cloud computing business and operates a logistics network delivering millions of parcels every day. Jack Ma will handover the business to finance maven Daniel Zhang.

Jack Ma history

Once an English teacher, Jack Ma never thought of creating an empire that he owns today. Today, he is the second richest man in Asia and a member of the ruling Communist Party of China. But he … Read the rest


Apple To Launch iPhone 11, Pro And Pro Max Live Today At 10:30PM IST

In latest trending news Apple Inc. is rolling its much-awaited iPhone 11 today in a live streaming event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The global audience can watch launch of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max on 10:30pm IST. Streaming would be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10.

Live streaming of the launch

Like previous launches, Apple Inc. would provide live streaming of the event on its official website. Audience can watch the much-anticipated launch of the year on Apple devices and Mac computer using Safari browser. Windows users need using Edge browser to view the live streaming of iPhone 11 range. For the first time, Apple will stream its event live on YouTube and Twitter. But Apple users can take advantage of the Apple Events app.


The iPhone 11 trio are expected to have iOS13 and Apple’s A13 chip. The two models could have an OLED panel and one model could have an LCD panel. The new chip is paired with 4GB of RAM – an upgrade to the existing iPhone XR.

The Pro modes of iPhone 11 could have a triple rear camera setup and multi-angle Face … Read the rest