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Why is the Ball-point Pen Called So?

Why is the Ball-point Pen Called So?

Writing is one of the most important inventions. Humans first used brushes for writing, then thick reeds were used. Feathers were used in medieval Europe for writing. In the mid-19 century, metallic pens and nibs were widely used, while the fountain pen was produced in 1884 by the American, LE Waterman. However, these pens had a lot of problems. The ink would spill and blot very frequently and writing was cumbersome. The first ball-point pen was invented by an Hungarian journalist, Ladislo Biro, in 1938....

The First Woman to Fly High in the Air Force

The First Woman to Fly High in the Air Force

Across the world there are tales of women who take up adventurous careers as a challenge. They fly planes, climb mountains or travel to space on a rocket launcher. Some among them have another remarkable quality. They know how to include their striking achievements into their normal day-to-day life. Fifty-five year-old Dr Padmavati Bandhopadhyay is one of them. At home, she is like any other mother, happy to retell tales from the Mahabharata, cook elaborate meals for her family....

India Gets Its Own 'Air Force One' Plane

Where: New Delhi, India April 1, 2009 : The Indian Air Force has now got its own version of Air Force One, the American Presidential aircraft. Three exclusive Business Boeing Jets were added to the Indian Air Force’s fleet on April 1, 2009. Named Rajdhoot, Rajhans and Rajkamal, the three aircraft will be used to transport the Indian President and the Prime Minister. The President or PM will have an executive office on board, a secure communication chamber and facilities to host around 50 guests....

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