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8 Google Pays Tribute To BB King On His 94th Birthday With A Doodle On His Life

Today’s Google Doodles is the latest trending news on the web. Dedicated to late BB King on his 94th birth anniversary, the video features the true colors of the vibrant life of the iconic guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer.

Who’s BB King?

Born in 1925 near a town called Itta Bena in Mississippi, BB King started his music career with recording in 1949 and soon became an iconic musician of his time. But he won the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1987 after almost four decades of his music career.

Interesting incident of his life

It happened in 1949. BB King once ran into a burning nightclub to rescue his beloved guitar. The incident shows his love for music. He risked his life to save his guitar from burning.

Ruined personal life

BB King tied the knots two times but both the marriages ended in a failure. His first wife was Martha Lee Denthon and second wife was Sue Carol Hall. While BB King made a remarkable progress in his professional life, he had to struggle a lot to maintain a … Read the rest

Engineers’ Day Is Celebration Of Live Of M. Visvesvaraya

Every year, September 15 is celebrated as Engineers’ Day to commemorate the birthday and the achievements of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, former Diwan of Mysore.

Who was Visvesvaraya?

Born on September 15, 1860, M. Visvesvaraya is known as an Indian civil engineer and statesman. He also served as 9th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Notable works

  • Worked in different cities under British Rule
  • Construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam
  • Designing a flood protection system for Hyderabad
  • Protecting Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion
  • Making The Mysore Soap Factor
  • The State Bank of Mysore
  • Mysore Chamber of Commerce

Awards and Recognitions

  • Knighted as a Knight Commander of Order of Indian Empire (KCIE) by British in 1915
  • Barat Ratna in 1955

Engineers’ Day is a way to celebrate the life and work of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. On September 15, people visit his memorial to pay their tributes.

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A Cargo Ship With 4000 Hyundai Kia Cars Capsizes In The Coast Of Georgia

The latest in English news headlines is about a cargo ship with over 4000 cars on boardcapsized close to Georgia cost in America. Also, the ship caught fire after turning down but all the 20 crew members in the vessel were saved by a rescue party.

Who is the owner of the ship?

It is Golden Ray and this cargo ship belongs to a South Korean company Hyundai Glovis. The ship was used to transport cars. It left Brunswick Port of America with 4000 Hyundai Kia cars but soon start tilting to a side. According to port officials, they didn’t find any problem during loading of the vehicles. The captain of the ship sent emergency signals when the 80% of the vessel was tilted.

About Golden Ray

The cargo ship is 656 ft long and it weighs approximately 71,000 ton. The vessel was launched in 2017 and it can transport 6,933 cars at … Read the rest

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Season 7 Results: Patna Pirates Lag Behind With Only 4 Win Against 7 Of Jaipur Panthers

Patna Pirates take on Jaipur Panthers at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata in the Season 7 of Pro Kabaddi 2019. It would be their second big win after Tamil Thalaivas. But Jaipur Panthers are also eager to end their five-match winless streak.

Patna Pirates

These warriors are standing at the bottom place in the Season 7 and they desperately need a win to start ascending. They have won only 4 matches out of 14 in the Season 7. In the previous match with Tamil Thalaivas, they came out of their six-match losing streak by beating Tamil team with 51-25 score. But they need another victory to rise three places up and secure a playoffs spot the upcoming matches.

Jaipur Panthers

With 7 wins from 14 matches, Jaipur team is at a better position than their counterpart. Jaipur Panthers recently settled a crucial match with Haryana Steelers for tie and now they are looking for a win that can place them in Top 6 in the table. The skipper of Jaipur Panthers is high in spirit after scoring his fourth Super 10 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest