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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 ..

Bhubaneswar chosen as venue for main event of 5th National Handloom Day (NHD)

In India, the 5th edition of National Handloom Day (NHD) has celebrated on 7th August 2019 to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. The day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of India and also to increase the income of weavers. ..

Gian Chand, veteran Freedom Fighter passes away

Gian Chand (93), the veteran freedom fighter, has passed away at his native village in Mohalla Ramgarh of Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh on May 27, 2019. Born on 26th October 1926, Chand was a member of Azad Hind Fauj led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

2019 National Civil Services Day

The National Civil Services Day (NCSD) is organized every year on April 21 in India by civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitment to public service and excellence in work. This date is chosen to commemorate the day when the first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai ..