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Bhagat Ram Vats, former PTI senior correspondent, passes away

Bhagat Ram Vats (97), a former PTI senior correspondent who covered India’s first Lok Sabha polls, has passed away on 18th September 2019. He started his career with The Statesman, New Delhi, and later joined the Press Trust of India (PTI). He travelled extensively with first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for 14 years & covered ..

Swachch Bharat Abhiyan gets PM Modi the Global Goalkeeper Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to be honored by a special honor given by the Gates Foundation for his exceptional leadership and dedication to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). The SBA is a nationwide program endeavor which aims to motivate the people to clean up the public spaces of the nation. What has happened? ..

Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID)

The Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID) is celebrated every year on July 18 to pay tribute to South Africa’s former president for his values, legacy and contribution to society. The day recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in: conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender ..

BVP Rao elected as president of Archery Association of India (AAI)

BVP Rao, who represented Archery Association of Assam, has been elected as the president of the Archery Association of India (AAI) in the controversial polls held under a High Court-appointed administrator. Rao beat Rupak Debroy of Tripura at the elections held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Shyama Prasad Ganguly awarded Mexico’s highest civilian honour “Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle”

Professor Shyama Prasad Ganguly from India has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico. He was decorated with the striking gold-yellow insignia by Mexican Ambassador Melba Pria at a ceremony in the India International Center (IIC) on November 19. The award was in ..

Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace declared by United Nations

The United Nations (UN) has recently declared the period from 2019 to 2028 as the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York on 24 September 2018. UN has called for redoubling efforts to pursue international peace and security, development and human rights. This political declaration was unanimously adopted ..

2018 Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID)

The 2018 Nelson Mandela International Day (NMID) marked the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, the former South African President & Nobel Peace Prize winner, i.e. on July 18. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) dedicated this year’s Mandela Day to ‘Action Against Poverty’, honouring Nelson Mandela’s leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social ..

Tribal Panchsheel

It was born out of the idea that the uplift of tribal people had to take place through a slow process of their ―modernisation, even while their culture had to be preserved. Nehru gave his five fundamental principles for tribal development: Non-imposition:- People should develop along the lines of their own genius, and the imposition ..