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Upper House passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust Bill

On 19 Nov,  Rajya Sabha  passed  the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment), Bill, 2019 in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The session  marks  the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha .  The Bill  replaced the Congress president as a member of the trust with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, ..

The first-ever UN’s International Day of Education

The first-ever UN’s International Day of Education is observed on January 24 to highlight the role of education for peace and development. Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The day recognizes the importance of ensuring inclusive quality education & access to lifelong learning opportunities for all. The right to ..

National Education Day (NED) in India celebrated on 11 Nov

The National Education Day (NED) is celebrated every year in India on 11th of November to commemorate the birth anniversary of great freedom fighter, educationist & social reformer Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was also the independent India’s first education minister (served from 1947 to 1958). In 1912, he started a weekly journal in Urdu ..

News Today : November 12, 2018

Main current events of November 12, 2018 are as follows: National Current Events 130th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad observed as National Education Day on November 11 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, 1st education minister’s 130th birth anniversary is celebrated on 11th of November. He received Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy and Sahitya ..

Firoz Bakht Ahmed nominated as new Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU)

Firoz Bakht Ahmed, the noted social activist, educationist and columnist, has been nominated as new Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for a period of 3 years and he succeeded Zafar Sareshwala. Firoz Bakht is grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was the first education minister of India. He is a ..

The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by Nile’ to be held in Egypt

The mega annual cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ will be held in Cairo, Egypt from March 6, 2018 with main focus on classical culture. The 12-day event will host a wide range of events to celebrate Indian culture and its diversity. It is the biggest foreign festival in Egypt which provides audiences an Indian ..

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe appointed as new President of ICCR

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, the BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, has been appointed new President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). He will succeed Prof. Lokesh Chandra. Sahasrabuddhe is the vice-president of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini which is South Asia’s only training and research academy for elected representatives and voluntary social workers. ICCR ..

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Literacy Award for 2005 presented to 3 educational societies

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Literacy Award for the year 2005 was awarded to 3 educational societies. The winners are: 1. Hamdard Education Society, New Delhi 2. Muslim Education Society, Kerala 3. F.D Education Society, Gujarat The recipients were given a cheque of one lakh rupees and a commendation certificate each in recognition of their ..