1875 - Swami Dayanand Saraswathi announces the founding of Arya samaj
1917 - Gandhi arrived in Champaran, a district in the state of Bihar. Taken as the starting of Champaran Satyagrah or movement
1982 - INSAT 1A was launched.
1995 - Morarji Desai died at the age of 99.
2014 - Lok Sabha Elections 3rd phase voting
10 April Birthdays Famous Indians
1894 - G.D. Birla
Ghanshyam Das Birla was born on 10 April 1894 at Pilani village, in the Indian state then known as Rajputana, as a member of the Marwari community.
Kishori Amonkar (10 April 1932 – 3 April 2017) was an Indian classical vocalist. She was student and exponent of the Jaipur gharana.
Mani Shankar Aiyar
Date of Birth 10/04/1941
Birth Place Lahore (now in Pakistan)
Educational Qualifications Senior Cambridge, B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, (standing first in the University), M.A. (Economics) Educated at Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephens' College, University of Delhi, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, U.K. D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Honorary Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, U.K., 2010
Profession Diplomat, Journalist/Writer, Political and Social Worker
Positions Held 1991-1996 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha 23 May 2004-2009 Union Minister of Panchayati Raj 23 May 2004-28 Jan. 2006 Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 29 Jan. 2006-2008 Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports 6 April 2008-2009 Union Minister of the Development of North-Eastern Region March 2010 Nominated to Rajya Sabha April 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Rural Development Nov. 2010 onwards Member, National Social Security Board for Unorganised Workers Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Sept. 2011 onwards Member, Central Advisory Committee for pilot scheme called 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana Dec. 2011 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management May 2012 onwards Member, Central Silk Board
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Books Published (i) Remembering Rajiv, Rupa, 1992, (ii) In Rajiv's Footsteps: One Year in Parliament, Konark, 1993, (iii) Mani Shankar Aiyar's Pakistan Papers, UBSPD, 1994, (iv) Knickerwallahs, Silly-Billies and Other Curious Creatures, UBSPD, 1995, (v) Rajiv Gandhi's India (in 4 volumes) (ed.), UBSPD, 1997, (vi) Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist, Penguin India, 2004 and (vii) A Time of Transition : Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century, Penguin India, 2009
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Other Information Member, Indian Foreign Service, 1963-89; Consul-General, Karachi, 1978-82; Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, 1982-83; Special Assistant to former Congress (I) President, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, 1989-91; has been awarded 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, for 2006 by President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Born on April 10, 1952, he matriculated in 1970.
He was elected to the Bombay Municipal Corporation in 1985. Between 1988 and 1991, he was a member of the Bombay Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking -BEST- and also worked as president of the undertaking for three consecutive years.
He made his debut in the Maharashtra Assembly in 1990, was re-elected in 1995 and made a Cabinet Minister when the Shiv Sena-BJP combine formed the coalition
Updated 24 July 2017, 9 April 2017, 26 March 2016