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khongjam day

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1. Khongjam day marks the occasion of battle of Khongjam which was fought in the year 1891 between British and people of Manipur.
2. It is the last battle fought by the British on Indian soil.
3. With this battle Manipur became the last nation to come under British Empire.

Koh-I-Noor Diamond

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The Koh-i-Noor (Persian for Mountain of Light; also spelled Koh-i-Nûr and Kooh-è Noor) is a large, colourless diamond that was found near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, India, possibly in the 13th century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut and was first owned by the Kakatiya dynasty.

The stone changed hands several times between various feuding factions in South Asia over the next few hundred years, before ending up in the possession of Queen Victoria after the British conquest of the Punjab in 1849.

petrifaction

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petrifaction or petrification is the process by which organic material is converted into a fossil through the replacement of the original material and the filling of the original pore spaces with minerals.

A 20 million year old fossilised tree was discovered on the outskirts of Himachal
Pradesh and saved from destruction.