Indian National Congress: 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, ..

Karnataka tops NITI Aayog’s first-ever India Innovation Index (III)

The first-ever India Innovation Index (III) has been launched by NITI Aayog in New Delhi in order to promote competitiveness among the states. Karnataka has topped the index, followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Jharkhand finished last in the list of 17 major states. Among ..

Communal Harmony Day (CHD)

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 ..

Jaipal Reddy, former Union Minister & Senior Congress leader, passes away

Jaipal Reddy (77), the former Union Minister & Senior Congress leader, has passed away in Hyderabad on July 28, 2019. He joined politics as a student leader of Osmania University and went on to become Congress MLA in 1970s . In the wake of an upsurge of opposition to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after ..

32nd Congress of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) started in Hyderabad

On June 26, the 32nd Congress of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) has kick-started in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Seed Congress is being held for the first time in South Asia. Over 600 delegates including seed experts, officials, policy makers and representatives of national and international companies from nearly 70 countries like the UK, South ..