British India Current Affairs, GK & News

August 14: Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on August 14, 2021 that, August 14 would now be observed as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”. Key Points The day would be observed every year to commemorate the “struggles and sacrifices” of millions of people who were displaced and lost their lives during Partition. On August 14, Pakistan emerged as ..

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Himachal Day: April 15

Every year, the state of Himachal Pradesh celebrates Himachal Day on April 15. The day is celebrated to commemorate the creation of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Day On April 15, 1948, Himachal Pradesh was formed as the province to be administered Chief Commissioner. Later, it was made a “C” category state on January 25, 1950. Three ..

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March 18: Ordnance Factory Day

On March 18, 2020, 219th Ordnance Factories Foundation Day was observed. Every year India observes March 18 as Ordnance Factory Day. The first Ordnance Factory was established in Kolkata in 1801. There are 41 ordnance factories in the country. History The history of ordnance factory is directly linked to the British reign of India. The ..

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Salt March

March 12th, 2020 marks 90 years since the start of the Salt March by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 in protest against the British Salt Tax. British Salt Tax After the declaration of Poorna Swaraj in 1930, the National Movement leaders had decided to adopt civil disobedience as a tool of protest. Mahatma Gandhi chose to ..

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Odisha Divas 2019

The state of Odisha celebrates Odisha Divas or Utkala Divas every year on April 1st to commemorate the state formation day. On this day 82 years ago, Orissa (now Odisha) was established as a province of British India. Odisha Timeline In 1912, Bihar and Orissa had been separated from Bengal to form the Bihar and ..

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