Amritsar Current Affairs, GK & News
The Government of India recently agreed to convert the Delhi-Amristar-Katra Expressway into a green field project. The highway will connect five historic towns in the state of Punjab. They include Goindwal Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Khadoor Sahib and Tarn Taran. What is the issue? On the complaints of the locals over the project failing to connect ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
This year on 19 November marks the 102nd birth anniversary of Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi. Popularly known as ‘Iron lady’ of India was born on 19 November 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. She was elected in power 1966 and served as the first and only woman prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again ..
Topics: Amritsar • Assassination of Indira Gandhi • Finance Ministers of India • Government of India • India • Indira Gandhi • Khalistan movement • Members of the Lok Sabha • Operation Blue Star • Political crimes • Sikhs
Prof. Kirpal Singh (95), the renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, has passed away in Chandigarh on May 7, 2019. He was the first chronicler of India’s partition. The historian had retired as professor and head of the department of Punjab Historical Studies in Punjabi University, Patiala. Before joining Punjabi University, he was lecturer at the ..
On 13th April 2019, the nation paid homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the incident. On this day in 1919, hundreds of innocent Indians were killed by troops under British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting on Baisakhi at the park in Amritsar, Punjab. Here, the civilians ..
Topics: Amritsar • Amritsar district • Districts of India • In India • Indian independence movement • Jallianwala Bagh • Jallianwala Bagh massacre • Punjab Province • Punjab, India • Reginald Dyer • Saifuddin Kitchlew
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in Lok Sabha. The features of the bill are: Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 provided for the erection of a National Memorial in memory of those killed or wounded on April 13, 1919, in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. The 1951 Act also provided for a ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Topics: Amritsar • Chief Minister of Punjab • CLAT • Governor of Punjab • Jallianwala Bagh • Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2018 • Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act 1951 • Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy • leader of opposition in Lok Sabha • Minister in-charge of Culture • Prime minister
The Golden Temple in Amritsar has officially been declared the most visited place of the world in 2017 by London-based organization World Book of Records (WBR). The WBR team presented the award certificate to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC), the management body of the Golden Temple. The certificate was given to Golden Temple as over ..