Tag: Brick channel unearthed at Gangaikondacholapuram


Defence INS Vikrant An Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet on 24 may 2023, landed on the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant for the first time at night. The aircraft carrier is currently sailing in the Arabian Sea. It was commissioned into the navy 2022 September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The carrier is the first to be built in India and was constructed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kerala. The namesake Vikrant is a tribute to India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (1961). Vikrant means "courageous". Latest Historical Events Tippu’s Sword The bedchamber sword of Tippu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of Mysuru, has sold for ₹ 140 crore at an auction in London.  Tippu Sultan commonly referred to as the Tiger of Mysore. Place in news Brick channel unearthed at Gangaikondacholapuram  A portion of a brick channel, has been exposed by archaeologists at Maligaimedu near Gangaikondacholapuram in Ariyalur district, where the third season of excavations by the State Archaeology Department.   Gangaikondacholapuram, the city that King Rajendra Chola I (1012-1044) built after his victorious expedition up to the Gangetic plains, was the capital of the Cholas for about 250 years from 1025 CE.