Indian independence movement: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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, ..

2019 edition of National Unity Day (NUD)

The 2019 edition of National Unity Day (NUD) is observed on 31st of October across India to commemorate 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patelwho had played important role in unifying the country. Since 2014, October 31st is observed as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (or NUD) and people from all walks of life participate in ..

‘Run for Unity’ organized in India

The event ‘Run for unity’ is being organised all over the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Lakhs of people from more than 700districts will take part in the events to be organized on the occasion. Sardar Patel is credited for the integration of over 550 independent princely states into India ..

2019 edition of Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW)

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is observing the Vigilance Awareness Week from 28th October to 2nd November 2019 with theme “Integrity- A way of life”. This is observed every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. This awareness week campaign affirms commitment to promotion of integrity and ..

India’s largest ‘charkha’ made of waste plastic inaugurated in Noida

On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, India’s largest ‘charkha’ (the 1,650-kg spinning wheel) made of used plastic waste was inaugurated by Union Minister Smriti Irani in Noida. The ‘charkha’ symbolizes Gandhi’s dream of Swadeshi (self sufficing and self reliance). It measures 14 ft × 20 ft × 8ft and is made of ..