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World celebrates 2017 National Handloom Day (NHD)

The National Handloom Day (NHD) is celebrated every year in India on August 7 to give an impetus to the sector and encourage the use of handmade loom. The 7th of August has been chosen to celebrate the day due to its special significance in India’s history. It was on this day that the Swadeshi ..

Servants of India Society

Servants of India Society was founded on 12 June 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale to build a dedicated group of people for social service and reforms. In the field of famine relief, union organisation, cooperatives and uplift of tribals and depressed, the Society did commendable work. Gopal Krishna Gokhale was supported by a group of dedicated persons ..

Sedition Laws of India

In August 2014, the Maharashtra Government had come out with a circular that defined the conditions under which the police can arrest a person on sedition charges. This circular was immediately criticized by the people as an attempt by the government to stifle the democratic rights of the people. The circular was immediately dragged into ..

Sedition Laws of India

In August 2014, the Maharashtra Government had come out with a circular that defined the conditions under which the police can arrest a person on sedition charges. This circular was immediately criticized by the people as an attempt by the government to stifle the democratic rights of the people. The circular was immediately dragged into ..

Ghadar Movement

The Ghadar Movement was an important episode in India’s freedom struggle. A ship named Komagatamaru, filled with Indian immigrants was turned back from Canada. As the ship returned to India several of its passengers were killed or arrested in a clash with the British police. This incident made the Ghadar Party proclaim war and inspired ..

Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was born at Jorasanko and was educated at the Sanskrit College, Calcutta. He learnt painting privately under English and Italian instructors. He led the revivalist movement in Bengal in the field of modern Indian paintings with the help of a band of disciples such as ..

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal passes away

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal (97), a great revolutionist in the Indian National Army and very close aide of Netaji Subhash Chandra died at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. She was born as Lakshmi Swaminathan, in Chennai. In 1938, she did MMBS and diploma in gynaecology and obstetrics and worked as a doctor in the Government Kasturba Gandhi ..

PMEGP to continue with double fund allocation in 12th Plan

The Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), will persist in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17). The MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Ministry declaration held that the scheme to persist with a double fund allocation. Scheme was established in 2008, with a total plan expenditure of Rs 4,735 Crore for 4 years (2008-09 to 2011-12). ..