Friday, January 31, 2014

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Crystallography
 Date of Issue :30.01.2014
Crystallography is the study of crystals and of the determination of the internal structure of crystals using diffraction of X-rays, neutrons and electrons. Crystallography is a subject with many applications in physics, chemistry and biology. It is ever present in modern life in drug development, nanotechnology, biotechnology and in the development of new materials.

year 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of modern crystallography and its identification as the best tool for the structure determination of matter. To commemorate the outstanding achievements of crystallography and its contribution to humankind, the United Nations has designated 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography2014 (IYCr2014).

 First Day Cover with Cancellation
India Post issued a postage stamp having the denomination of Rs.20 on IYCr2014 on 30th day of January 2014 to commemorate this event and also a First Day Cover

Food Corporation of India

Food Corporation of India
Golden Jubilee Year (2014 -2015)
Date of Issue :14.01.2014
The Food Corporation of India (FCI), a statutory corporation, established in Chennai, under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs on 14th January, 1965. Now its Headquarters is situated in New Delhi. It undertakes purchase, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of food grains and other foodstuff all over the country. FCI has played a significant role in the food security of our country and to implement the objectives of the National Food Policy of Government of India.

First Day Cover with cancellation

Department of Posts issued a postage stamp on 14th day of January 2014 having the denomination of Rs.5.00 and a First Day Cover to commemorative the Golden Jubilee celebration of Food Corporation of India.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Private Maxim Card bsaed on the stamp Eklavya

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