Rankings & Stats

A graduating student at the CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Photograph by R.A. Chandroo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented with the first copy of the QS BRICS 2014 University Rankings by HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Chairman of the Indian Centre for Assessment and Accreditation, Mohandas Pai at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi.

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Chief statistician of India, Dr T.C.A. Anant.

Jitender Gupta

A worker spins thread used in making carpets at a factory on the outskirts of Jammu. Carpet weaving is believed to have been brought to India by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. A recent economic survey says the country is losing steam in its traditional area of labour-intensive exports like textiles and carpets.

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The Forbes list of world's most powerful people shows UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi as been ranked ninth. Chinese President Hu Jintao, who rules over one-fifth of world's population, tops the list.


13-year-old Arman Jaffer, nephew of Mumbai Ranji captain Wasim Jaffer, at a cricket tournament in Mumbai. Jaffer walked into the record books by scoring 498 runs (490 balls, two days) playing for his school Rizvi Springfield School in the U-14 Giles Shield match against IES Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya. Arman broke several records, including the highest score in an innings in school cricket, breaking Nagpur schoolboy Ali Zorain Khan's recent record of 461 runs.

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India's Trade with European Union.


Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar stands with his mother outside their house on the eve of his eighteenth birthday in Pokhara, some 200 kilometers from Katmandu. Thapa, just a little taller than 2 feet (61 centimeters) is likely to be declared the shortest person in the world after officials from the Guinness World Records flew to his hometown to make final examinations.

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The Wimbledon 2010 first-round match between Nicolas Mahut of France and John Isner of the USA lasted a record-breaking three days 11 hours and 5 minutes at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships. The match also set duration records for: (a) Longest set by time and games: The fifth set of the match required 138 games played over 8 hours and 11 minutes (b) Longest play in a single day: The first 118 games of the fifth set, played on 23 June 2010, lasted 7 hours and 6 minutes, which by itself is longer than all other matches in tennis history and (c) Most games in a single day: 118, on the 23 June.

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