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Google Salutes Russian Military Surgeon Dr. Vera Gedroits With A Doodle

Google is celebrating the 151st birthday of Russian surgeon Dr. Vera Gedroits. Today’s Google Doodle is different as it carries a thanking note for Vera Gedroits for pushing the world of medicine forward against all odds.

Who was Dr. Vera Gedroits?

Vera Gedroits was born into a prominent family of Lithuanian royal descent in Kiev in 1870. Kiev was then part of the Russian Empire. In her late teens, she went to Switzerland to study medicine and returned to Russia to start her medical career. She first joined a factory hospital as a surgeon.

What was the biggest achievement of Vera Gedroits?

Vera Gedroits became a volunteer during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 and served the Russian army as a surgeon. She performed complex abdominal surgeries with ultimate precision in a converted railway car. It was an achievement because she worked with limited resources and under the threat of enemy attack. Later the Russian government adopted that procedure as the new standard. She also worked as a surgeon for Russian royals. On returning home, she became a professor of surgery at the University of Kiev … Read the rest

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Google Doodle Shows Prof Rao Placing A Satellite In Its Orbit On His Birthday

Renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao popularly known as “India’s Satellite Man” turns 89 today. And Google is celebrating his birthday with a Doodle to highlight the commendable work done by Professor Rao, who died in 2017.

Life of Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Born in Karnataka on 10th March 1932, Prof Rao started his work as a protégé of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao joined NASA as a professor and conducted experiments on Pioneer and Explorer space probes.

In 1966, Prof Rao returned to India to work on an extensive high energy astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory. In 1972, he spearheaded India’s satellite program. Also, he was instrumental in developing and supervising over 20 satellites including India’s first satellite – Aryabhata. In 1975, India launched its first satellite that transformed the rural landscape of the country by boosting communication and meteorological services.

His biggest contribution to the nation

Development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) technology is the biggest contribution of Prof Rao in the field of space research. PSLV has launched … Read the rest

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Google’s Earth Day Doodle Is Dedicated To Bees

Today is Earth Day. It is celebrated every on 22 April and it started in the year 1970. Since then, it has become an annual event. This year, the world is celebrating 50th Earth Day. And this year, the Earth Day is given the theme “Climate Action”.

Earth Day celebrations

It called Prithvi Diwas in Hindi and Earth Day in English. And it started as a movement on April 22, 1969. The man behind the movement was Julian Konig. Taking inspiration from his movement, the world started celebrating the Earth Day from April 22, 1970.

Google Doodle for Earth Day

Google launched a Doodle on the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day. The important thing on the Earth Day Doodle is that it is dedicated to the smallest and the most useful creature of the world, bees. To tell the value of bees, the Doodle comes with a “Play Button” to start a small video that describes the life of a bee.

Google Doodle video on bees

The video gives details about how bees contribute to the two-third of the world’s crops through pollination. Also, approximately 85% of the world’s … Read the rest

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Google Closes Its “Thank You” Series Of Doodles With Honoring Coronavirus Helpers

In the series to honor those at the frontline against the battle with COVID-19, Google releases a Doodle honoring all the people across the globe that are helping in going the world as a community in COVID-19 times.

Google’s Doodle for helpers

The illustration shows helpers from different sectors including farming, food service, grocery divisions, healthcare and researcher fields coming together and working to make the society corona free. The Google India shared the Doodle with a tweet that the best way to thank to all those on the front lines was by staying at home. Together, the world would move past this.

Google’s “Thank You” series

Today’s Doodle for coronavirus helpers is the second in the “Thank You” series of Google. On Monday, Google honored teachers that are helping students with their online studies. Also, Google said on Monday that it would continue the “Thank You” series for the coming weeks.

The series started on April 6 with thanking of health workers and the scientific community that are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. Google said that it was starting a series to recognize the efforts of … Read the rest

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Google Doodle Celebrates Handwashing To Prevent Infection

Today’s Google Doodle is devoted to Hungarian doctor Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, the first person to find health advantages of handwashing. He concluded and exhibited that if specialists practicing hand sanitization produced significant reduction in the transmission of infection.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis taught handwashing

He was named Chief Resident in the maternity facility of the Vienna General Hospital where he experimented with handwashing technique to the world. He was doing his residency at the hospital at that time when suddenly an unknown disease increased the death rate in new moms in maternity wards across Europe.

The disease was named “childbed fever” and the medical fraternity found it quite baffling and difficult to comprehend. But Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was committed to find the real cause of the disease. He observed that the visiting specialists were transmitting the disease. His careful examination allowed him to see that the disease was transmitted to powerless moms through irresistible material from prior tasks and dissections.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis immediately made it a prerequisite for all clinical staff to wash their hands in the middle of patient assessments. And it worked well. … Read the rest

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Sir John Tenniel Becomes Google Doodle On His 200th Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Sir John Tenniel who was a renowned illustrator and satirical artist. Mr. Tenniel was born in London on February 28, 1820 and he received knighthood for his artistic achievements in 1893.

Journey of the life of Sir John Tenniel

He started make cartoons while studying at the Royal Academy of schools but it was in 1836 that he sent his first picture to the exhibition of the Society of British Artists. Later, his 16-foot design won a design competition for mural decoration of the new Palace of Westminster. He even received £100 and a commission for a fresco in the Upper Waiting Hall at the House of Lords.

He worked as the principal political cartoonist for “Punch” magazine and but he was more famous as illustrator for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1872).

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Tenniel became a household name due to his illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His association with Mr. Carroll started in 1864 when he agreed to make 42 illustrations for him. And their partnership continued till “Through the Looking … Read the rest