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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, ..

Atal Innovation Mission launched to cultivate 1 million children in India, says Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

The Government of India is encouraging the schools to provide exposure of science and technology to students so that they can be expressed with futuristic technology platforms. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) was launched by the Government of India with the objective of creating scientific temper and cultivates the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young ..

Baku hosts 18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit 2019

The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) 2019 is being held at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan from 25-26 October 2019. The NAM was established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia through an initiative of the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito. It was ..

Bhagat Ram Vats, former PTI senior correspondent, passes away

Bhagat Ram Vats (97), a former PTI senior correspondent who covered India’s first Lok Sabha polls, has passed away on 18th September 2019. He started his career with The Statesman, New Delhi, and later joined the Press Trust of India (PTI). He travelled extensively with first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for 14 years & covered ..

Syed Akbaruddin represents India at NAM Ministerial Meeting in Caracas

India was represented by Indian envoy to United Nations Syed Akbaruddin at the 2019 Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting in Caracas, Venezuela. Here, India has strongly rejected Pakistan’s references to Kashmir & said that the global forum can never be a platform for a self-serving narrative that aims to undermine the territorial integrity of ..

Amish Tripathi appointed as new director of Nehru Centre in London

Author Amish Tripathi has been appointed the new director of Nehru Centre in London, which is under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He will replace diplomat Srinivas Gotru. Tripathi is the author of best-selling books such as the Secret of the Nagas and Sita – Warrior of Mithila. The Nehru Centre was founded ..

Romila Thapar elected as a member of American Philosophical Society

Dr. Romila Thapar, the well-known historian and writer, has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in United States (US). Dr. Thapar, a Professor Emerita of history at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, was among 1,013 members elected to the society at its Annual Spring Meeting.

G D Robert Govender bestowed with 2019 V K Krishna Menon Award

G D ‘Robert’ Govender, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa, has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonized journalism. During a career spanning nearly 60 years, Govender developed a reputation as a campaigning journalist and author and was also the first ..