A special cover was issued on 26th March 2018 to commemorate the 148th anniversary of Nalanda College, Biharsharif.
Nalanda College, Biharsharif (Bihar), the oldest college of the Magadh University, was founded by Rai Bahadur Edal Singh in 1870. The cover illustration depicts the college building along with statue of the founder and the cancellation depicts Lotus flower and Dharmachakra, as its logo.
Cover Code: BH/08/MAR/2018.
Courtesy: Lalit K Mishra, Patna
A special cover on Udupi Ramachandra Rao was released on 10th March 2018 at Bengaluru.
Prof Udupi Ramachandra Rao, born in the year Neutron was discovered,
went on to become the nucleus of India's Space Programme. As one who
strongly believed in 'Science for the Society', it is not at all
surprising that early space missions focused on weather forecasting,
telecommunication and prospecting the rich natural resources of India,
As Chairman of ISRO as well as of Space Commission, Prof Rao
indigenously built the necessary rocket technology for all the space
missions. This spirit continues to this day.
In recognition of his
monumental work, the Government of India awarded the prestigious 'Padma
Bhushana' in 1976 and the 'Padma Vibhushana' in 2017.
Russia Post released a set of 4 stamps on 20th December 2017 as part of 018 FIFA World Cup which will be held n Russia.
The postage stamps feature the paintings Football (1926) by Yuri Pimenov; Football (1928) by Aleksandr Deyneka; Football Player (1953) bas-relief in Moscow Metro by Elena Yanson-Manizer; monument to Vsevolod Bobrov, a football player (2002), by Anatoly Dyoma and Sergey Mikhailov, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Official Marks.
A special cover was released on 28th January 2018 at Kolkata during the Tri celebrations of Platinum jubilee of Ashram, diamond jubilee of vidyalaya and golden jubilee of Industrial training Centre.
The cover illustration bears facades of these institutions along with Swami Vivekananda and the Cancellation bears the celebration logo with OM. Institutes tend to inculcate the vision SA VIDYA YA VIMUKTYE i.e. Education is that which liberates.
Cover Code: WB/05/2018
Courtesy: Lalit k Mishra, Patna.
Russia Post jointly issued a set of stamp with Srilanka on 18th December 2017 on Architecture of both the countries depicting Bakhchisaray Assumption Monastery of Russia and the Golden Temple of Dambulla, Srilanka.
A special cover on Stephen Hawking, physicists was released on 20th March 2018 at Bengaluru GPO.
Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 -14 March 2018) was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to the black holes, the theoretical prediction called Hawking Radiation, revolutionized the understanding of the subject.
A special cover was released on 22nd February 2018to commemorate 140 years of Shri Raghunath Priya Sadhu Maharaj, Sukshetra Chimmad, which is well known as spiritual Gateway, Devotion & the centre of knowledge and also recognised as Tapanashi & Kashi of North Karnataka.
Russia post released a stamp to celebrate 100th anniversary of re-establishment of the patriarchate in Russia on 29th November 2017 depicting Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia 1917–1923, and in the background the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
A special cover was released on 24th February 2018 at Manipal on T.Upendra A Pai co-founder of Syndicate Bank.
Tonse Upendra Ananth Pai (26 Nov 1895 - 13 Dec 1956) co-founded Syndicate Bank to promote the financial inclusion of the weaving and farming communities. The Bank prompted the formation of Manipal Power Press known as Manipal Technologies Limited to day. He initiated several infrastructure projects and was committed to the betterment of society which earned him the title - "a one-man public works department."
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A special cover was released on 3rd February 2018 at Dandeli on the occasion of Hornbill Festival.
Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is large beautiful, extravagant, awe-inspiring bird with a distinctive projecting casque mounted on the large curved beak. It is significant part of several tribal cultures. They aid in dispersal of seeds through droppings and help in regeneration of important forest species and thereby earning the apt c1epe "Farmers of the forest" or "Feathered foresters".
Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on 15th November 2017 on the Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation depicting treasures like the diamond "Orlov", a power, a brooch with an emerald and a pendant with a raspberry-pink tourmaline.
The Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation is part of the State Fund for Precious Metals and Precious Stones and is a collection of state regalia, unique precious metal nuggets, precious stones, jewelry, of world historical and artistic significance.
A special cover was released on the occasion of International Workshop on Prevention and Management of Hemoglobinopathics and Hemophilia at Bengaluru on 1st February 2018.
Thalassemias and Hemoglobinopathics are the commonest single gene disorders in the world. People with Hemophillia, a rare genetic bleeding disorder that affects one in 10000 people, do not have enough clotting factor VIII ( Hemophillia A) or less commonly, clotting factor IX ( Hemophillia B) in their blood.
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