23 November 2018

New stamps from India

14 November - Children's Day

Theme - Communal Harmony

Date of Issue : 14 November 2018

3rd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles

Date of issue : 3 November 2018

New Pictorial Cancellation from Croatia

Croatia Post will issue a two new pictorial cancellations on 5th and 7th December 2018 featuring birds and light houses from Croatia.

: Wolfgang Beyer- Germany

Press Clippings

Indian Express, Mumbai Edition 5 November 18 

Contributed By : M. Mahadev - Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

18 November 2018

New Special Covers from Bangalore

World Sight Day - 11 October 2018

World Sight Day - KTK/69/2018

World Sight Day is commemorated every year, on the second thursday of the October month. It was first initiated in the year 2000. This day is celebrated to create awareness about vision impairment, blindness and other sight related problems. 

Bangalore Philatelic Seminar

Bangalore Philatelic Seminar - KTK/81/2018

Karnataka Philatelic Society,Bengaluru under the patronage of The Royal Philatelic Society London organized a philatelic seminar on 21 October 2018. The seminar incorporated detailed talks by Internationally renowned experts on diverse and interesting aspects of philately. The seminar showcased talks on Traditional Philately,Postal History,Thematic Philately and Open Philately. 

Guru and Disciple

Guru and Disciple - KTK/84/2018 

Mahatma Gandhi visited Karnataka for the first time on 8th May, 1915 on request of D.V. Gundappa, He unveiled the portrait of his Rajya Guru Gopal Krishna Gokhale in the then Government High School(Now Government Arts College),Bengaluru. 

-Suresh R., Bangalore

17 November 2018

New Stamps on Christmas

Christmas Jumpers

Date of Issue : 19 September 2018

Jersey Post will issue a beautiful set of stamps  featuring Christmas Jumpers on 18th November 2018.

The origins of the Christmas jumper can be traced back to the brilliantly distinctive nineteenth century Scandinavian fishermen sweaters. By the middle of the 20th Century, these sweaters were popularised by skiers, who needed appropriately warm skiwear. By the 1970s, the knitwear was associated with Christmas and since then,  love for the festive jumper has only increased as the look was brought into  homes by television personalities in the 1980s. Christmas jumpers, with both novelty and traditional designs, are now a must-have in the build up to Christmas. People wear them at home as well as at schools and workplaces, often on special 'Christmas jumper days'. Even the staff at Jersey Post wear Christmas jumpers in December as part of the festive celebrations and to raise money for local charities. The charitable practice of wearing Christmas jumpers is now commonplace around the world and the largest organised charity event is the Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day which, in 2017, raised over £4million.

Eight stamps have been designed with a knitted background effect and cut-out neckline to give the impression of a folded Christmas Jumper.

11 November 2018

New Special Cover from Pune

 7th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society (ICCS) meeting held at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from October 11-13, 2018

L-R- Dr. MVBadiger, Dr. A.Vartak,Dr. MVDeshpande (Convener), Dr. AK Nangia (Director CSIR-NCL), Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Director, Amity University, Gurgaon), Col. SFH Rizvi (PMG, Pune), Mr. V. Suthakar (President, ICCS), Dr. R. Jayakumar (Secretary, ICCS), Dr. AP Giri

Cellulose, a biopolymer useful for paper production is produced from plants. While marine organisms (crabs, shrimps, etc.) as well as fungi (mushrooms) have chitin as a main structural polymer. In fact chitin is a second largest biopolymer which has lot of applications. Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society (ICCS) was founded in 2010 for the development and promotion of technologies based on chitin/chitosan  in agriculture, healthcare, environment, food science, so on and so forth. The chitosan can be used in bandages, to reduce obesity, for arthritis treatment and for drug delivery too. In agriculture it has application in crop protection while it’s use can be one of the environment-friendly approaches in pollution control (bioremediation).

The Society organizes meeting of researchers and entrepreneurs working on chitin/ chitosan and on different biopolymers, in general, every year. The 7th ICCS meeting was held in Pune which was attended by 150 plus students, researchers and entrepreneurs. Dr. M.V.Deshpande was the Convener.  
 The Special Cover  commemorating 7thIndian Chitin and Chitosan Society (ICCS) meeting was released at the hands of the Post Master General Pune Col SFH Rizvi at CSIR-NCL on October 11, 2018. The Director, CSIR-NCL, Professor A.K. Nangia,   Professor Rajendra Prasad, Amity University, Gurgaon, Mr. V.Suthakar, President of ICCS and Secretary, Professor R. Jayakumar  also graced the occasion.  

The cancellation features the sporulating aerial mycelium of a fungus Benjaminiella poitrasii. The organism has uniqueness for its chitosan contents which are useful for applications in health care.

 Drs. M.V.Deshpande, Vandana Ghormade and E.K.Pathan

05 November 2018

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