- First Indian layman to be declared a saint by Pope Francis during a canonisation ceremony at the Vatican.
- Born in 1712, he was an official in the court of Travancore’s Maharaja Marthanda Varma when he was instructed into the Catholic faith by a Dutch naval commander.
- “Lazarus” or “Devasahayam” in Malayalam, translates to “God is my help”.
Covid induced hepatitis:
- Hepatitis is inflammation of liver usually caused by viral infection.
- Hepatitis A and E spread through food or water contamination.
- Hepatitis B and C spread by infected fluids or blood.
- Hepatitis D only infects people with hepatitis B.
- The Kerala government tasked the three-member commission headed by Justice Hema to investigate the problems faced by the women in the Malayalam film industry.
- This commission pointed out the glaring testimonies of sexual abuse faced by potential candidates and the presence of a casting couch.
- The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s Team Championships, is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body.
- The championships have been conducted every two years since 1982.
- India won the first-ever Thomas Cup after 3-0 wins over Indonesia.
- People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) was formerly known as Gupkar Declaration.
- It is a political alliance between the multiple mainstream regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir aimed at safeguarding and restoring special status along with Article 35A of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Gupkar Declaration II: Gupkar Declaration II, signed on 22 August 2020 by the six political parties asserted that the signatories were bound by August 4, 2019 Gupkar declaration and parties would strive for restoration of Article 370 and Article 35a.