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First Modern Indian Scientist: Google Doodle marks Remarkable Contributions of Jagadish Chandra Bose on 158th Birthday

Some scientists even believe that Bose was the real inventor of wireless, not Guglielmo Marconi

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New Delhi, Nov 30, 2016: Google has celebrated the remarkable contributions of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, pioneer of electro-magnetic waves and inventor of an early version of wireless telecommunication, with a doodle on Wednesday — on what would be his 158th birthday.

Widely regarded as the first modern Indian scientist, Bose was born in 1858 at Munshiganj of then Bengal Presidency of British India, now in Bangladesh.

“Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was a master of scientific achievement with numerous accomplishments in various fields,” Google said in a statement.

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“Bose was to become known not only for his work in biophysics, but also his innovation in the world of radio and microwave sciences, ultimately inventing an early version of wireless telecommunication,” it added.

Some scientists even believe that Bose was the real inventor of wireless, not Guglielmo Marconi.

Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, Wikimedia
Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, Wikimedia

In 1895 in Calcutta, he publicly demonstrated wireless transmission of electromagnetic waves for the first time anywhere in the world, using the waves to ring a distant bell and thereby to explode some gunpowder, according to a biography at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, where he studied natural sciences.

The Daily Chronicle of England noted in 1896 that “The inventor (J.C. Bose) has transmitted signals to a distance of nearly a mile and herein lies the first and obvious and exceedingly valuable application of this new theoretical marvel”, Google added.

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Bose’s investigations into nature included the invention of the crescograph — an instrument that measures movement and growth in plant life by magnifying it 10,000 times, Google said.

He went on to demonstrate the similarities between animals and plants, particularly when it came to reactions to different environmental, electrical, and chemical influences. (IANS)

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Happy Birthday Google! ; Google Doodles to Celebrate 19 Years

 Google has turned 19 (or has it?) And to celebrate it, it has brought together the ‘best of Google’ from the last 19 years!

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The Google Doodle for the company's 19th birthday! Google

New Delhi, September 27, 2017 : Google has turned 19 (or has it?) And to celebrate it, it has brought together the ‘best of Google’ from the last 19 years!

To mark its nineteenth birthday, Google has assembled the best animations from recent years and combined them together in a meta-Doodle that lets users’ reminiscence the nostalgia of playing one of the best games from their childhood- the spinner.

Google’s 19th Birthday Spinner. Google

Using the Doodle is pretty simple – head to the Google homepage, click on the spinner and see what Google has for you!

Here is a roundup of all the games Google has for you, as part of its 19th birthday celebrations,

  1. Snake Game

Dating back to the 1970s, the snake game is a classic and was the first to be featured on mobile devices. The latest to be featured in Google’s Fun Box, we have all grown up playing with the ‘line’ snake and grew in length every time it consumed an apple. But beware; don’t let the snake run into itself or the wall!

Google Doodle of the classic snake game. Google

  1. Cricket Game

Google had unveiled the e-Cricket game to celebrate the ICC Champions trophy earlier this year. How could Google refrain from turning the one sport the world loves into a Doodle? You will find just how addictive it is once you get your hands on it!

Google Doodle of the Cricket game. Google

3. Hip Hop Game

Have you always been musically inclined? Do you ever wonder what would it be like to be a DJ? Well, looks like Google knew it was on your mind! The Hip Hop Game allows the user to be a DJ with interactive turntables.

The game allows the player to customize classic hip hop songs from Isley Brothers, and Betty Wright among others with the help of ‘slider controls’.

Google Doodle on 44th anniversary of birth of hip hop. Google

The Google Doodle had been released earlier this year to mark the 45th anniversary of hip hop.

4. Oskar Fischinger Visual Music Composition Creator

To honor filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger, Google’s this Doodle allows for an interactive visual music composition creator for the user.

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5. Earth Day Quiz

Features as a Google Doodle in 2015 to mark the Earth Day, the Earth Day quiz is an interactive service. The Doodle employs scientific tactics and presents you with a near-accurate personality quiz. Be prepared to answer some questions and find your Earth Day animal!

Google Doodle to celebrate Earth Day 2015. Google

  1. Breathing Exercise

Are you feeling nervous or is that anxiety creeping its way in? This Google Doodle helps calm you down and provides the user with a variety of ways to relax. You’re a true friend, eh Google?

7. Scoville

Released in January 2016, this Google doodle marked and celebrated the award winning researcher and chemist Wilbur Scoville’s birth, who is best known for his work to measure the pungency in peppers. And the game is just about that! The user will need to throw ice cream at a hot chilli pepper to cool down its heat. That does not make sense at all, but the game sure is fun!

Google Doodle to mark the award winning researcher and chemist Wilbur Scoville’s birth. Google

8. Arpeggios Music Lab

This Google doodle was created for the ‘Music in our schools month’, this game allows the user to play, learn and witness the way musical chord and arpeggios work. All of those wanting to learn songwriting and musical theory, this one is for you!

9. Google’s 15th Birthday piñata

How bang-on is your timing? Let Google decide that with this highly addictive game that was lunched to mark Google’s 15th birthday in 2013. All you have to do is hit a piñata in this simple to execute game.

Google’s 15th Birthday piñata. Google

10. Tic Tac Toe

Haven’t we all grown up playing this vague game at the end of our notebooks? Google realizes that too! The users can spin the Google’s special birthday spinner and if you’re lucky, you might just get to play Tic Tact Toe with Google and go back to their school days!

11. The Halloween Game

Google celebrated Halloween 2016 by fending off ghostly catastrophe. This special interactive game is now part of the birthday spinner. We dare you to show us your magical prowess and find your way using spells in this distinctly cute game.

Google doodle on Halloween 2016. Google

12. Animal Sounds

We know a cow moo’s and the horses neigh. But what does an owl do? This game in Google’s birthday spinner will tell you! An interactive pop up box guides the user throughout to figure out distinctive voices of dozens of animals.

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13. Solitaire

One of the most classic computer games, the game needs to introduction. You can also simply type Solitaire in Google’s search bar and the game will pop up right before your eyes!

  1. The Valentine’s Day Game

For this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, Google released a cute Doodle featuring the pangolin, to raise awareness about the animal. If you missed the Google Doodle back in February, fret not! It is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner.

Google doodle to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2017. Google

15. The Beethoven Game

2015 marked the 245th birthday of Beethoven. And Google celebrated the day with this interactive Doodle! All you have to do is help recompose some of the musician’s legendary compositions like Ode to Joy and Fifth Symphony

Google Doodle celebrating Beethoven’s 245th birthday. Google

  1. Galapagos Islands; Darwin’s Living Laboratory

This interactive Google Maps tool takes you through the Galapagos Islands using Street View imagery and experience how Charles Darwin devised the theory of evolution in 183

17. Pac Man

And who can forget the classic Pac Man? One of the greatest games, the Pac Man is also the oldest doodle on this year’s Google’s birthday spinner.  First created in 2010 for Pac Man’s 30th birthday, Google has come up with a faithfully recreated interactive version of our all time favorite game for its birthday.

Google doodle of the classic game Pac Man. Google

  1. Theremin Lessons

The renowned musician Clara Rockmore’s 105th birthday was celebrated by Google in 2016 with this interactive Google Doodle. Learn how to play the theremin as part of Google’s 19th birthday! The game is incredibly fun and increasingly educational.

Google Doodle celebrating musician Clara Rockmore’s 105th birthday. Google

  1. The Pony Express Game

This Google Doodle marked the 155th anniversary of the Western Mail service. First released in 2015,. The Doodle is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner – collect letters, dodge obstacles and deliver the mails on a pony!  The Pony Express is sure to take you back in time.

Google’s game of the Pony Express. Google

The Google Doodles have been one of a kind service of the company. And a confluence of Google Doodles sounds like the best way to wish a very happy birthday to Google!

Host to a search engine, an Instant Message (IM) facility, an online email service, photo and video sharing platforms, a website creator, an encyclopedia – these programs and applications make up for only 10 per cent of the services Google provides; the list is never ending. It won’t be wrong to say that ‘Google’ is now synonymous with the internet!

Can you think of the Internet without Google? I can’t.

Keeping the technicalities in mind, the Internet would be operations without Google. But, it would be a service without some of its best features like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Reader, Google news. Google! Google! Google!

While there are similar services alternatively provided by independent hosts but the world’s familiarity and dependence cannot be questioned, which makes it the undisputed ‘king’ of the Internet.

Here’s wishing you, a very happy birthday Google ! What would we do without you.

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Dr Upendranath Brahmachari: Remembering the Forgotten Genius and Saint of India

Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari was born in Jamalpur, Bihar on 19th December 1873

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Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari. Wikimedia
  • Upendranath Brahmachari was born in Bihar in the year 1873
  • He grew up specializing in medicine and surgery
  • The doctor is said to have saved millions of lives through curing a viral disease called Kala-Azar

August 22, 2017: A renowned and prominent name in the hall of fame list of Indian scientists is Upendranath Brahmachari who was famous in the field of medicine.

Dr. Brahmachari’s most important work during his lifetime was his discovery of Urea Stibamine, a treatment for the fatal disease called Kala-Azar.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari was born in Jamalpur, Bihar on 19th December 1873. At the time, Bihar and Assam were in shambolic states. But Dr. Brahmachari had a fairly secure growing up phase. His father, Dr. Nilmony Brahmachari, was a famous medical practitioner in the Indian as well as European communities. Dr. Nilmony Brahmachari worked as a physician in East Indian Railways.

Dr. Upendranath did his schooling from Eastern Railway’s Boys High School. He loved math and had excellent academic records. The young genius went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry and mathematics in 1893 from Hooghly Mohsin College. Further, Brahmachari did polymath. He got a Master’s degree in medicine from Kolkata’s Presidency College. His Ph.D. was a thesis on ‘Haemolysis’ which he earned in 1904.

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CAREER: Upendranath Brahmachari began his career as a doctor in Kolkata under Sir Gerald Bomford. Impressed by the talent, in 1901 Sir Bomford offered Brahmachari, who was 27 at the time, to teach physiology in Dacca Medical School.

Later in 1905, Brahmachari was appointed as a teacher in medicine and physician at Kolkata’s Campbell Medical School. This is where Dr. Brahmachari made some of his remarkable and outstanding discoveries, most notably, the discovery of Urea Stibamine.

This discovery was to become a significant treatment for the fatal disease called Kala-Azar. Kala-Azar is a disease strictly limited to the Mediterranean as well as South Asian nations. Sand flies are known to transmit this disease. Various characteristics broadly include irregular fever, anemia, and enlarged liver and spleen. Kala-Azar was known as the second largest parasitic killer of the world, followed by Malaria.

A treatment for Kala-Azar existed at the time but it was not helping the rapid death rates due to the disease. Dr. Brahmachari had been devoting his time to finding a treatment that had little to no disadvantages but could not come up with anything.

In 1919, his breakthrough came knocking at the door. The Indian Research Fund Association had granted resources to Brahmachari for conducting more in-depth research for the treatment of the disease. With this help, in his Campbell Medical School lab, the Doctor discovered Urea Stibamine.

Kala-Azar today is a rare disease only present in a handful of remote places. Especially in Assam where the disease thrived, many lives were saved.

Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari instantly became a popular figure in the Indian science academia. His discovery was now successfully incorporated into the growing scientific knowledge in medicine. His masterpiece “Treatise on Kala-Azar” became an essential reference reading in medicine. Moreover, his other works include treatment of malaria, dermal leishmaniasis, quartan fever, blackwater fever, and more.

Brahmachari retired in 1927 but continued to participate in Kolkata’s cultural and humanitarian activities. He stayed connected to all literary and scientific organizations in Kolkata.

Achievements: The World’s Second Blood Bank which was formed in Kolkata was driven by the efforts of Dr. Brahmachari. He was also the Head of Department for Biochemistry in Kolkata’s University College of Science, where he was also the Honorary Professor of Biochemistry.

The Asiatic Society of Bengal awarded Upendranath Brahmachari with ‘Sir William Jones Medal’. He was also awarded the Griffith Memorial Prize by the University of Kolkata. The Kolkata School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene awarded the Doctor a Minto Medal.

He became the first Indian to be elected as the chairman of Managing body of Kolkata Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.

For his numerous contributions to science, he was awarded the title of Rai Bahadur in 1924. The same year, Brahmachari was also awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind gold medal.

In the year 1929, the famous scientist was honored with being nominated for the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine and almost won India the first Nobel Prize in the category, however, it was won by Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins and Christiaan Eijkman for their detailed work on vitamins. Brahmachari was also conferred a knighthood by the British Government in 1934.

Brahmachari was also conferred a knighthood by the British Government in 1934.

Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari’s name comes along with Satyendra Nath Bose as two main figures during the Bengal Rennaissance.

Death: On 6th February 1946, Brahmachari passed away aged 72. For his contributions to the Kolkata society’s well-being, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation changed the name of Loudon street to D.R UN Brahmachari Street.

 – Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter @Saksham2394


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On India’s 71st Independence Day Google celebrated it with an Artistic Doodle

Google’s tricolor doodle on I-Day

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  • The colorful doodle includes a motif of – The Indian Parliament, a symbolic wheel for the Ashok Chakra and India’s national bird peacock
  • The special doodle has been designed and created by Mumbai-based artist Sabeena Karnik
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the Red Fort today

New Delhi, Aug 15, 2017:  To honor the  71st Independence Day of India today, the search engine giant Google displayed an artistic doodle.

The colorful doodle includes a motif of – The Indian Parliament, a symbolic wheel for the Ashok Chakra and India’s national bird peacock, all submerged in shades of saffron, green, white and blue. A brilliant interpretation of India’s Independence Day. The word ‘Google’ is displayed across the Parliament House, made out of ribbons of the Indian tricolor- saffron, white and green.

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According to PTI report, Google said in a statement “A unique paper-cut art style has been used to create a Doodle fit for the bold and colorful celebration of today’s events. The Parliament House depicted commemorates this day, this movement, and this triumph of independence.” The special doodle has been designed and created by Mumbai-based artist Sabeena Karnik.

On previous Independence Day, Google dedicated a doodle to the historic “Tryst with Destiny” speech of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.  Google’s way of showing respect for Independence Day with doodles for India in the past was done with the help of the Red Fort, various versions of the Indian flag, Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March and Indian postage stamps among others.

On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian National Flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each Independence Day since then, the prime minister customarily raises the flag and gives a speech to the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the Red Fort today.

The Independence Day holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, and cultural events. There is a national holiday on this occasion, and schools and government offices distribute sweets, but no official work is done today.


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