129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions

Source: The post is based on the article “129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions” published in Indian Express on 3rd January 2023 What is the News? The 129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose was celebrated recently. Who was Satyendra Nath Bose? Satyendra Nath Bose was born on… Continue reading 129th birth anniversary of Satyendra Nath Bose: a look at the scientist’s contributions

Amid VHP row over song in school, recalling Muhammad Iqbal, also the poet of Saare Jahan Se Achcha

Source: The post is based on the article “Amid VHP row over song in school, recalling Muhammad Iqbal, also the poet of Saare Jahan Se Achcha” published in Indian Express on 24th December 2022 What is the News? Police in Uttar Pradesh has booked the principal of a government school for hurting religious sentiments by… Continue reading Amid VHP row over song in school, recalling Muhammad Iqbal, also the poet of Saare Jahan Se Achcha

Sri Aurobindo inspired generations, left his mark wherever he went: PM Modi

Source: The post is based on the article “Sri Aurobindo inspired generations, left his mark wherever he went: PM Modi” published in The Hindu on 14th December 2022 What is the News? The Prime Minister has virtually released a commemorative coin and postage stamp to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Aurobindo. Who… Continue reading Sri Aurobindo inspired generations, left his mark wherever he went: PM Modi

Ministry of Culture organizes International conference on the contributions of “J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist”

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture organizes International conference on the contributions of J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist” published in PIB on 5th December 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Culture has organized an international conference on the contributions of J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist” on… Continue reading Ministry of Culture organizes International conference on the contributions of “J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist”

400th birth anniversary of Assam’s war hero Lachit Borphukan to be celebrated

Source: The post is based on the article “400th birth anniversary of Assam’s war hero Lachit Borphukan to be celebrated” published in The Hindu on 23rd November. What is the News? A three-day celebration of the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Assamese general and folk hero Lachit Borphukan began in New Delhi on November… Continue reading 400th birth anniversary of Assam’s war hero Lachit Borphukan to be celebrated

Legal battle over demolitions near tomb of Afzal Khan in Maharashtra

Source: The post is based on the article “Legal battle over demolitions near tomb of Afzal Khan in Maharashtra” published in Indian Express on 15th November 2022 What is the News? The Supreme Court(SC) has sought reports from the Maharashtra government on the demolition drive conducted around the tomb of Afzal Khan. Who was Afzal… Continue reading Legal battle over demolitions near tomb of Afzal Khan in Maharashtra

Who was Sir CP, whose ‘independent Travancore mission’ ended with assassination bid

Source: The post is based on the article “Who was Sir CP, whose ‘independent Travancore mission’ ended with assassination bid” published in Indian Express on 15th November 2022 What is the News? The name of former Travancore Diwan Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer has been mentioned in the middle of the ongoing disagreement between the Kerala… Continue reading Who was Sir CP, whose ‘independent Travancore mission’ ended with assassination bid

PM pays tributes to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti

Source: The post is based on the article “PM pays tributes to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti” published in PIB on 13th November 2022 What is the News? The Prime Minister has paid  tributes to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti. Who was Acharya Kriplani? Acharya Kriplani was born in 1888 in Hyderabad, Sindh. He was… Continue reading PM pays tributes to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti

PM unveils 108-feet-long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru

Source: The post is based on the article “PM unveils 108-feet-long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru” published in PIB on 10th November 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has unveiled a 108-feet-long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru. The statue has been named as the Statue of Prosperity.… Continue reading PM unveils 108-feet-long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru

PM bows to freedom fighter, Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja

Source: The post is based on the article “PM bows to freedom fighter, Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja” published in PIB on 1st November 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja. Who was… Continue reading PM bows to freedom fighter, Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on the occasion of his Guru Pooja

Raskhan and Taj Bibi: U.P. promotes tombs of Muslim devotees of Krishna for tourism

Source: The post is based on the article “U.P. promotes tombs of Muslim devotees of Krishna for tourism” published in The Hindu on 31st October 2022. What is the News? The Tourism department of Uttar Pradesh has redeveloped the tombs of Raskhan and Taj Bibi (both devotees of Lord Krishna) as a tourist complex with… Continue reading Raskhan and Taj Bibi: U.P. promotes tombs of Muslim devotees of Krishna for tourism

A golden memory of Rajahmahendravaram

Source: The post is based on the article “A golden memory of Rajahmahendravaram” published in The Hindu on 5th September 2022. What is the News? Seven Gold coins that date back to the Eastern Chalukya dynasty including the rule of Rajaraja Narendra are preserved at the Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.… Continue reading A golden memory of Rajahmahendravaram

Explained: Who was Pandurang Khankhoje, Ghadarite revolutionary and a hero of Mexico?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: Who was Pandurang Khankhoje, Ghadarite revolutionary and a hero of Mexico?” published in Indian Express on 23rd August 2022. What is the News? Lok Sabha Speaker will be travelling to Mexico where he will unveil statues of Swami Vivekananda and Maharashtra-born freedom fighter and agriculturalist Pandurang… Continue reading Explained: Who was Pandurang Khankhoje, Ghadarite revolutionary and a hero of Mexico?

Explained: The revolutionaries whom PM mentioned in his Independence Day speech

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: The revolutionaries whom PM mentioned in his Independence Day speech” published in Indian Express on 16th August 2022. What is the News? In his Independence Day speech, the Prime Minister paid tribute to a range of personalities from India’s freedom struggle including fearless revolutionary heroes and… Continue reading Explained: The revolutionaries whom PM mentioned in his Independence Day speech

Explained: Women heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: Women heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech” published in Indian Express on 16th August 2022. What is the News? During 75th Independence Day anniversary speech, the Prime Minister hailed “nari shakti”, and urged people to pledge to not do anything… Continue reading Explained: Women heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech

PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat

Source: The post is based on the article “PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat” published in AIR on 5th August 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister of India inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Shrimad Rajchandra… Continue reading PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat

Ministry of Culture releases the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture releases the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters” published in PIB on 4th August 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Culture has released the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters at Tiranga Utsav celebration… Continue reading Ministry of Culture releases the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters

Ministry of Culture organized “TirangaUtsav” to celebrate the contribution of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture organized “TirangaUtsav” to celebrate the contribution of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary” published in PIB on 2nd August 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Culture organized “TirangaUtsav” to celebrate the contributions of Pingali Venkayya… Continue reading Ministry of Culture organized “TirangaUtsav” to celebrate the contribution of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary

19th century painting of Raja Serfoji, son stolen from Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal traced to U.S. museum

Source: The post is based on the article “19th-century painting of Raja Serfoji, son stolen from Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal traced to U.S. museum” published in The Hindu on 23rd July 2022. What is the News? A rare 19th-century painting of Raja Serfoji and his son Sivaji, which was stolen from Saraswathi Mahal, Thanjavur has been… Continue reading 19th century painting of Raja Serfoji, son stolen from Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal traced to U.S. museum

PM launches year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh

Source: The post is based on the article “PM launches year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh” published in PIB on 4th July 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju… Continue reading PM launches year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh

Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg: First copy of Tamil Bible stolen from Saraswathi Mahal Library traced to London

What is the News? The first Tamil translation of the Bible which was reportedly stolen from Saraswathi Mahal Library, Thanjavur, has been traced by Idol Wing CID Police to London. First Tamil Translation of Bible The first Tamil translation of the Bible was printed in 1715 by Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, a missionary.  It was presented to… Continue reading Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg: First copy of Tamil Bible stolen from Saraswathi Mahal Library traced to London

P.C. Mahalanobis: Remembering the ‘Plan Man’ of India

What is the News? June 29, is national ‘Statistics Day’, in ‘recognition of the contributions made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis’, the ‘Plan Man’ of India; it is also his birthday. What are the contributions of P.C. Mahalanobis? P.C. Mahalanobis is referred to as the chief architect of the Indian statistical system as well as… Continue reading P.C. Mahalanobis: Remembering the ‘Plan Man’ of India

National Monuments Authority observes Martyrdom Day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Red Fort

What is the News? The National Monuments Authority has observed the Martyrdom Day of the great warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Red Fort in New Delhi. Who was Baba Banda Singh Bahadur? Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a great Sikh warrior. Contributions: He was a commander of the Khalsa army who defeated the Mughals… Continue reading National Monuments Authority observes Martyrdom Day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Red Fort