Premier Educational Institute

Christian Medical College, Vellore, a premier educational institute, was started in 1900 as a one room clinic by Ida Schrudder, a noble lady.

Blinding Tree Causes Blindness

Blinding tree is a small mangrove tree. It is found on the Indian sub-Continent and Burma. Its stem contains irritating juice and it is believed it would cause blindness it enters eyes. Hence its name Blinding Tree. Its trunk is slightly bent and branches stick out vertically. The leaves turn yellow or red before falling in the hot season. It is a good fuel with high calorific value.

Rasidi Ticket

The autobiography of noted Punjabi writer Amrita Pritam is titled ‘Rasidi Ticket’.

Treatment For Cancer

Cytology is a successful method that enables cancer – a malignant growth in the body, to be detected in the early stages. It involves taking a small amount of fluid from a lump in the body by means of a fine hollow needle. This is then tested and can give the answer in 20 minutes.

First Radio Broadcast Of Live Music

Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi made the first radio broadcast of live music in 1920. It featured Dame Nellie Melba, from Chelmsford, England. She was a famous singer of Australia.


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