Modern History: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

“Khongjom Day” commemorated by Manipur

Published: April 24, 2020

On April 23, 2020, the state of Manipur commemorated Khongjom Day. The day is marked to pay tribute to the warriors who fought in the 1891 Anglo-Manipur war. Anglo-Manipur War The Anglo-Manipur was an armed conflict between the British Government and the Kingdom of Manipur. The war was fought between 31 March and 27 April ..

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76th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed on August 8

Published: August 10, 2018

76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed on August 8th, 2018. On this day in 1942, Mahatma Gandhi (father of the nation) had gave clarion call of Do or Die to all Indians to drive away Britishers from the country. Quit India Movement Quit India Movement (Bharat Chhodo Andolan or August Movement or August ..

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Issues Around Article 35A

Published: May 21, 2018

Article 35A gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. It provides the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir with the freedom to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State and confer on them special rights and privileges in public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships and other public aid and welfare.  The ..

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Historian Eric Hobsbawm passed away

Published: October 4, 2012

Eric Hobsbawm(95), one of the most famous historians of Britain passed away. Eric Hobsbawm Born : Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, June 9, 1917 British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. Extensive work on many subjects. As he was a Marxist historiographer he focused on analysis of the "dual revolution" (the ..

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‘Review Central Acts, Articles of Constitution extended after Delhi 1952 Agreement’:J&K interlocutors

Published: May 25, 2012

The Jammu and Kashmir interlocutors report has called for a review of all central Acts and articles of constitution extended to the state after the Delhi Agreement, 1952 . As per the report, if state government is dismissed, Assembly elections should be held in 3 months. The ministry had formed the team after youth unrest ..

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