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National Education Day being observed today to mark Maulana AbulKalam Azad's birth anniversary

November 11 is the National Education Day. The day is observed each year on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of first Union Minister of Education Maulana AbulKalam Azad. In 2008, the Union HRD Ministry had said November 11 as National Education Day, since then it is being celebrated as the National Education Day, without declaring …

Ponzi scam caseFormer Karnataka minister Janardhana Reddy, aide arrested

Former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy were jailed on Sunday after hours of intense questioning by police in connection with a Ponzi scam case, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said. Reddy, who appeared at the Central Crime Branch (CCB) office on Saturday, was arrested after the questioning finalized on Sunday …

Economist TN Srinivasan is no more

Distinguished economist Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan, popularly known as Prof TN Srinivasan, passed away here on Saturday at the age of 85. “Great Indian economist, TN Srinivasan has expired. His legacy: outstanding scholarship; principled belief in growth, free trade & multilateralism; unassuming; mentoring; and wit…,” Arvind Subramanian, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. …

rajghat samadhi committee

Rajghat is a memorial in loving memory to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). It is located on the banks of the Yamuna River on Mahatma Gandhi Road. It’s a black marble platform where last rites of Mahatma Gandhi were performed after their demise on 31st January 1948. It is an open-air memorial of Mahatma Gandhi …

Kiran bedi

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician relating to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is presently the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Puducherry. Budget into politics after retiring from Indian Police Service (IPS) in 2007. She was the pioneer Indian woman to join the officer’s ranks of IPS in 1972. During her stint …

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, is the 25th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. He took the post on 31 December 2016 after Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retired. Singh was born in Gharuan village in SAS Nagar, Punjab. His father Narayan Singh who was an IAS officer worked as …

Chief of the Army Staff - General Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat, is the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. He took office on 31 December 2016 after the retirement of General Dalbir Singh. Bipin Rawat was born in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India. His family had been working in the Indian Army for multiple generations, and his father was Lieutenant …

sunil

Sunil Lanba,  (born 17 July 1957) is the present and the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy. He took the office on 31 May 2016 after Admiral Robin K. Dhowan and will hold office till May 2019. He is also the Chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (CoSC). Lanba was …

Ranjan Gogoi

Ranjan Gogoi (born 18 November 1954) is an Indian judge working as the 46th and current Chief Justice of India since 3 October 2018. His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was a Chief minister ambit of the Indian National Congress regime in the state of Assam in the year 1982. He is the first person from …

H.D. Devegowda

Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933) is an Indian politician who worked as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997. Gowda was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996. He is a representative of the 16th Lok Sabha, representing the Hassan constituency …

Bal Thackeray

Bal Keshav Thackeray (23 January 1926 – 17 November 2012) was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a Hindu right-wing Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in the western state of Maharashtra. Early life and family Thackeray was born in Pune on 23 January 1926 to Ramabai and Keshav Sitaram Thackeray. He was the …

sardar_patel

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly called as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s …