Gandhi: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Bill to promote Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr’s legacies passed in US

Published: July 30, 2020

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives has passed legislation for setting up an exchange program for Indian and American students to study Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act was authored by John Lewis, the civil rights member who had passed away last week. Background ..

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Salt March

Published: March 13, 2020

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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‘Martyrs’ Day’ observed on January 30

Published: January 31, 2020

‘Martyrs’ Day’ is observed across the country every year on January 30. The day is observed to pay homage to the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifices of other Indians who laid down their lives for the country. This year India observes the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. All national leaders including ..

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Tridip Suhrud translates book “the Diary of Manu Gandhi (1943-44)”

Published: August 24, 2019

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has recently launched the book titled – “the Diary of Manu Gandhi (1943-44)” at a function in New Delhi. The book has been brought out by National Archives of India (NAI) in collaboration with Oxford University Press on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The ..

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Communal Harmony Day (CHD)

Published: August 21, 2019

In India, the Sadbhavana Diwas (or Communal Harmony Day) is celebrated every year on August 20 to commemorate birth anniversary of late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. On the occasion of 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi along with Rahul Gandhi inaugurated an exhibition titled ‘Memories and Archives of Rajiv ..

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