12 Jun 2018  Tue

South Sudan is soon going to release higher denomination banknotes in the form of 500-pound bills worth $1.5 U.S. dollars to combat rising inflation. The largest denomination note currently in circulation is a 100-pound bill....

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Once again the fever of the FIFA World Cup is going to begin and the fans are eagerly waiting for it. For over a month, around 32 teams will be playing against each other and one will be declared a champion!

This...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

The Strait of Gibraltar not only connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea but also separates Gibraltar from Morocco in Africa. The Rock of Gibraltar is situated at the entrance of this strait. The country has rec...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Madurai Sultanate was a short-lived independent Muslim Kingdom based in the city of Madurai in the Indian States of Tamil Nadu. The Sultanate declared its independence in the year 1335 CE with the victory of Jalaluddin Ahsan ...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

In 2002, the International Labour Organisation launched the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June. This day was commenced to divert the global attention towards child labour, its motive is to take action and efforts to ...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Royal Mail recently released special postage stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a comedy TV series called Dad’s Army. A set of 8 stamps featuring different important characters from the popular TV show, along with...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Sirmoor or Sirmur was an independent kingdom in India. Founded in 1616, the Sirmur State is located in the region that is now the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.

This small state of Northern India was with a f...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

The Columbian Issue or the Columbians is a set of 16 postage stamps were issued by the US to commemorate the World’s Columbus Exposition held in the year 1893.

The 4c Columbian Error happened due to the use of wro...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

This base gold dinar was issued by the Kidarite dynasties of the Kashmir, during the reign of king Meghavahana. It weighs around 7.46 g.

The obverse of this coin depicts standing human figurine associated with Lord ...

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Depicted here is a very rare silver legal Dirham or Dirham Sharaai of Aurangzeb. This coin is weighed around 3.12g struck at Akbarabad mint at 1092 AH. The obverse of the coin depicts Persian inscription ‘Dirham Sharaai’ ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

Swissmint released a 20-gram .835 fine silver Proof and Uncirculated versions of a new 20-franc coin featuring the paddle-wheel steamboat La Suisse. It is the second release of a three-coin Swiss steamships series. The naval ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, popularly known as Alice in Wonderland, is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It’s a story of a girl named Alice who falls ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

We are very familiar with the British Colonial History, but what about the rest of the colonial powers? Today let’s acquaint ourselves with one of the German colonies.

German New Guinea was the first part of the G...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

The Perth Mint recently released a new 5oz 99.99% pure silver proof high relief coin depicting the 2018 Australian koala design.

Mintage limit of the coin is 500 pieces. The reverse features one of the country’s mo...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

The Vora collection of India airmail postal history will be offered on sale through a public auction by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions on 20th June at Kelleher’s offices in Danbury, Conn. The India Study Circle for Philately w...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

This ‘Mureed Raydhanji’ type silver Kori was issued in the reign of Raydhanji II of Kutch Princely State. It was struck jointly in the name of Jalal al-Din Akbar. The obverse of the coin shown the Persian legend ‘Jalal ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

Depicted here is a silver Rupee issued in the reign of Akbar Badshah from Sitpur mint. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Allahu Akbar Jalla Jalalahu’. The Reverse of the coin shown the Persian mont...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

The Biology of Butterflies is a conference organised by the National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS) and Indian Institution of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Raspuri Hall, NCBS of GKVK Campus, Bengaluru. This ...

11 Jun 2018  Mon

Zain Al Abidin ruled Kashmir Sultanate from 1420 CE till 1470 CE. The real name of Zain Al Abidin was Shahi Khan; he was the son of Sikandar Shah I. After the death of Sikandar Shah I in the year 1413 CE, his eldest son Ali S...