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100th birth anniversary of I K Gujral

December 4th, 2019 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Inder Kumar Gujral. I K Gujral was the 12th Prime Minister of India. He became the prime Minister in 1997. He was born in Jhelum in 1919. He hailed from a family of freedom fighters and is also noted for his participation in national movement- especially ..

Manohar Lal Khattar becomes CM of Haryana state for second time

Manohar Lal Khattar represents Karnal constituency in Haryana Legislative Assembly, and was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Haryana after BJP’s win in the 2014 Haryana Legislative Assembly election. He was sworn in a second time as the Chief Minister on 27 October 2019 after making an alliance with Jannayak Janta Party post 2019 Haryana Legislative ..

Milkha Singh bestowed with lifetime achievement award at 2019 Indian Sports Honours

Milkha Singh (92) has been bestowed with the lifetime achievement award at the 2nd edition of the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) in Mumbai. He is best known as the ‘Flying Sikh’ and most remembered for finishing fourth in the 400m final in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. While star batsmwoman Smriti Mandhana got the sportswoman ..

Rohit Sharma becomes first-ever batsman to score twin hundreds in his first Test as opener

Rohit Sharma from India has become the first-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener in Visakhapatnam against South Africa.  He also broke the record for most sixes in a Test with 13 hits over the fence & surpassed Pakistan’s Wasim Akram who smashed 12 in a game ..

Amitabh Bachchan named for 2019 Dada Sahab Phalke award

The doyen of modern Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan has been named for the prestigious Dada Sahab Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry. It is the India’s highest award in cinema, which is conferred by the Government of India (GoI) for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. It ..

Indian photographer Raghu Rai chosen as first recipient of Acadmie des beaux-arts Photography Award – William Klein

Renowned Indian photographer Raghu Rai has been chosen as the first recipient of the first edition of the prestigious French Award of the Acadmie des beaux-arts Photography Award – William Klein . The prize of 1,20,000 euros will be presented to Rai in the Palais de l’Institut de France on 30th October 2019. As a ..

Anjali Singh becomes India’s first female military diplomat

Wing Commander Anjali Singh  has become the India’s first female Indian Armed Forces (IAF) Officer to be posted as a military diplomat in any of the Indian missions abroad. She joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache. Singh is an aeronautical engineer who served with fighter squadrons during her 17-year military ..

India classifies Dawood, Azhar, Saeed as Individual Terrorists under UAPA

The Indian Government has classified several dreaded terrorists like Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim, and Hafiz Saeed as individual terrorists under the UAPA Act. This decision was taken nearly a month after the Indian Parliament allowed this crucial amendment to the UAPA law. What has happened? The Indian Union Government has declared Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed ..