Saturday, December 26, 2015

19 July - Day in History of India and Importance

1969 - Nationalisation of 14 Indian banks


Sanskrit News









Friday, December 25, 2015

2 July - Day in History of India and Importance

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh inaugurating the Arpan Software, at a function, in New Delhi on July 02, 2015.






1962 - Ganesh Singh - 2009 Lok Sabha Member


NMF News

2 July - Bollywood - Hindi Films - YouTube Video Movie Theater



Friday, December 18, 2015

18 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Minorities Rights Day 

1398 - Amir Timur captured Delhi.
1906 - Gandhi went back to South Africa from India.
1960 - National Museum inaugurated in New Delhi.

1961 - Naval action in the operation to liberate Goa

1971 - Indira Gandhi receives Bharat Ratna
1984 - Reactor Research Center in Kalpakkam was renamed Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research

Ajit Singh sworn in as Union Cabinet minister. Was given Civil Aviation Ministry

BJP to sweep assembly polls. All exist polls predict sweep for BJP.

2012  Subrahmanya Shashti

Birthdays of Famous Indians

Vijay Mallya (1955),
Barkha Dutt (1971)

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

17 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

1715 - Banda Bahadur Bairagi surrendered

1929 - Bhagat Singh and Rajguru killed Sanders
1933 - Lala Amarnath scored a century on his debut.

1961 - Operation launched to liberate Goa, Daman,Diu from Portuguese rule
1971 - Ceasefire between India and Pakistan
1990 - N. Janardana Reddy was sworn as CM of Andhra Pradesh
1995 - Arms dropped in Purulia, West Bengal from foreign airplane

Barack Obama named Nancy Powell as next envoy to India


John Abraham - Hindi film actor,
Ritesh Deshmukh - Hindi film actor,
Jaya Sudha (1958)


1645 - Noorjehan Begum
1959 - Pattabhi Sitaramayya

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17 December - Global History Events

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

16 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Vijay Diwas

1971 Victory of Indian Forces in getting independence to Bangladesh.


DD News

1922 - Parvati Devi was arrested for speeches at Hapud and Meerut. She is the first woman freedom fighter to be given two years prison sentence.

1951 - Salar Jung Museum was opened in Hyderabad.

1971 - Victory for the Indian Armed Forces

Eastern Command of the Pakistani Armed Forces signed the Instrument of Surrender

Mamata Banerjee announced Trinamool Congress. She came to power in Bengal in 2011.

Kalyan Banerjee becames the first Indian to be the head of Rotary Foundation.
He became President of Rotary International for 2011-12.


Sensex falls 345 pts, slipsped to new 2-year low

Defence forces celebrate Vijay Diwas
2012 - Public function at Shivaji Park, Mumbai

PM salutes the courage and indomitable spirit of Indian Armed Forces, on Vijay Diwas
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted the courage and indomitable spirit of Indian Armed Forces, on Vijay Diwas.

"Today, on Vijay Diwas we salute the courage and indomitable spirit of our armed forces. Their service to India is unparalleled", the Prime Minister said.


Kundurti Anjaneyulu - Sahitya Academy Award Winner


1952 - Potti Sree Ramulu died due to fasting for state of Andhra
1999 - Likhiram Karve, Madhya Pradesh's minister for Transport hacked to death by naxalites.

17 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

15 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

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Monday, December 14, 2015

5 January - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

1659 - Battle of Khajwa - Auranjeb defeated Shah Shuja his brother, holding Bengal

1671 - Capture of Salher fort by Shivaji

1934 - Birthday of Murli Manohar Joshi - Former HRD Minister, Government of India,  BJP

2012 - Union Cabinet sanctioned 19,000 crores for Jammu - Kashmir Rail Link. Katra in Jammu to Qwazigund in Kashmir,month-1,starttime-40913.cms

2013 - Sangma launched a tribal centric national party National People's Party in New Delhi.

Day's Headlines


Shah Jahan,
Parama Hamsa Yogananda
Murli Manohar Joshi (1934),
Kalyan Singh (1932),
MAK Pataudi (1941)
Sushil Modi (1952),
Mamata Banerjee (1955)
Arjun Munda (1968)
Deepika Padukone (1986)

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4 January - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Talks between India and Pakistan in Tashkent in Russia - Began


Bajaj Auto unveiled RE 60, a minifourwheeler,month-1,starttime-40912.cms


Day's news headlines


Nirupa Roy

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2 January - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

1899 - Monks - Disciples of Rama Krishna Parama Hamsa started residing at Belur Math

1973 - General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw was appointed as Field Marshal. First Indian Field Marshal


Gujarat former Congress MLA joins BJP,month-1,starttime-40910.cms


Srinivas Varadan (1940),
Kirti Azad (1959),

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

1 January - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

New Year Day
Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous News Year

Amir Timur left Delhi with the title Emperor of India

Birthday - Satyendranath Bose

Inauguration of National Chemical Laboratory in Bombay

Death of Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar

Privy purses and privileges abolished

Fourth pay commission scales implemented



Satyendra Nath Bose(1894),
Asrani (1941),
Nana Patekar(1951),
Sonali Bendre,
Vidya Balan,
Mohsina Kidwai,
Salman Kurshid (1953),
R.A. Mashelkar (1943)  - You can search for any date on various topics

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31 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

East India Company was given the Royal charter
Google Book - Our Indian Empire - Charles McFarlane

Birth of Swaraj Party - Chittaranjan Das - President - Motilal Nehru - Secretary


On 31 December 1929, Congress passed the historic resolution declaring Purna Swaraj as its goal.

Gold import policy liberalized


Rediff 2011 in focus

Indiatimes - 2011 in focus


Kongara Jaggayya - Telugu film actor and MP also

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30 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

1943 - Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.

Untouchability (offences bill) published in Gazette of India


Two women from Northeast scaled Everest


Ramana Maharshi,
K.M. Munshi,
Avinash Raj Khanna (1930)

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

29 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

States Reorganization Commission came into existence

First Indian made tank rolled off Avadi

Construction work of Calcutta Metro started

Sonia Gandhi stepped into active politics

Russian court rejected the petition to ban Gita

The first indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited was floated out in a low key event. According to the present estimates the carrier will be delivered in 2018

Bharat Parikram Yatra in Nagothane


Rajesh Khanna - One time superstar of Hindi films,
Twinkle Khanna - Hindi film actor,
Ramanand Sagar,
W.C. Bonnerjee (1844),
Syed Kirmani (1949)

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

28 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Bharat Sabha organized by Surendranath Banerjee
Surendranath Banerjee started Indian Association in 1876. The Indian Association organized the National Conference as Bharat Sabha during 28-31, December 1883.

The first session of the Indian National Congress was held on 28 December 1885 in Bombay. The initial name of the organization was Indian National Union.

Vande Mataram was first Sung at Congress session

First talkie film shown in India in Elphinstone Picture place Calcutta

Gavaskar scored 30th century. Beat Bradman's record


President gave assent to trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Russian ambassador summoned and informed of concerns of Parliament in Gita case in Russia

Pilgrims to Vaishno Devi crossed 10 million figure in 2011 for the first time in history.

2 more ministers sacked in UP cabinet


Ratan Tata retiring today. Cyrus Mistry will take over Tata Sons.

Bharat Parikram yatra will be Sukeli

News Headlines


1932 - Dhirubhai Ambani
Ratan Tata - Leading business tycoon,Recently retired as Chairman of Tata Group
A.K. Antony (1940),
Arun Jaitley (1952),

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

27 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

2012  Shri Dutta Jayanti

Jana Gana Mana was first sung at the Indian National Congress session, Calcutta

Golden Jubilee session of Indian National Congress, Faizpur

Explosion at Chasnala coal mine

Congress party splits into two.

Congress party centenary celebrations


Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill passed in Lok Sabha


Narendra Modi got a big reception in BJP headquarters in Delhi and banners showing him as successor to Vajpayee

Delhi gang rape victim moved to Singapore for further treatment.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra will be in Pue
News headlines


Salman Khan - Hindi film actor,
Mirza Ghalib (1797),
Vivek Gupta (1975)

28 December - Day in History of India

26 December - Day in History of India

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26 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Treaty between French East India Company under M. Godheu and East India Company. Dupeix of French company left for France and Godheu came in his place.

1907 - 23rd Session of National Congress. Presided by Dr. Rash Behari Bose. Congress split it into two. Extremists led by Tilak and Moderates.

1925 - The Communist Party of India is founded.

1986 - Consumer Rights Act was passed

1989 - Constitution amendment act 62 extending reservations for SC and ST for another ten years was passed.

Death of Former CM of Karnataka - Bangarappa


Narendra Modi took oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat after the victory in  Assembly election


Bharat Parikrama Yatra - Rudrawali

News Headlines of the Day


1899 - Udham Singh Kamboj - Avenged Dwyer's brutality in Jalian Wala Bagh
Dr. Baba Amte (1914)

December 27 Day in India History

December 25 Day in India History

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25 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Good Governance Day

Merry Christmas

1763 - Suraj Mal Jat, Maharajah of Bharatpur was killed by Najib-ud-Daula's military.

1771 - Marathas captured Delhi and made Shah Alam II to return to Delhi after 18 years.

1924 - Birthday of Atal Behari Vajpayee

1964 - Indian ocean cyclone - 3000 killed in Tamil Nadu

1972 - Rajagopalachari passed away

2000 - Vajpayee launched Rs. 60,000 crores Gram Sadak Yojana, Village Roads Scheme

2011 - 88th Birthday - Atal Behari Vajpayee

Mayawati sacked four tainted ministers in UP govt.


Bharat Parikrama Yatra by Sitaram Kedilaya in Karawali Patha, Maharashtra

12 Hour Marathon concert being held on 25 December 2012 from 12 noon at RangSharda Auditorium, Near Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai on the occasion of Mohammed Rafi's birthday on 24 December

News headlines - India Today

2014 - Government India declared the day as Good Governance Day. Celebration starts from this year.


1861 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
1876 - Mohammed Ali Jinnah
1879 - Sadhu T.L. Vaswani
1919 - Naushad
1924 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee
1936 - Ismail Merchant
1959 - Ramdas Athavale


1954 - M.N. Roy
1972 - C. Rajagopalachary

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24 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Consumer Day

1524 - Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese sailor who found a new seaway to India from Portugal died in Cochin.

1762 - Gopala Rao defeated in Battle of Jamkhindi

1919 - Government of India Act 1919. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms. Came into force in 1921.

1921 - Rabindranath Tagore established Visva Bharati

1924 - Birthday Mohammed Rafi

1984 - Eighth general election of India began

1987 - MGR popular Tamil Hero, and CM of Tamil Nadu died.

2000 - Vishwanath Anand won World Chess Title

2014 - Bharat Ratna awarded to Shri Madan Mohan Malaviya and Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee


1880 - Pattabhi Sitaramaiah
1924 - Mohammed Rafi (Bollywood playback singer)
Anil Kapoor (1959) - Hindi film actor,
Praveen Rashtrapal (1939),
Anubhav Mohanty (1981)

Best of Mohammad Rafi Songs - Top 20 - Evergreen Hindi Hits

Filmi Gaane upload

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

23 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Kisan Diwas (Farmer's Day)

2012 Mukkoti Ekadashi - Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Bomb thrown at Viceroy. Viceroy injured

Arya Samaj Leader Swami Shraddhanand murdered in Delhi

Gandhi - Irwin Meeting

Prime Minister announced Local Area Development Scheme by MPs. Each MP given Rs. One crore

Fire tragedy. 400 children and parents died due to fire in school celebrations of DAV school.

2011 News Headlines

2012 News Headlines

Russian President arrived in Delhi

Sachin Tendulkar declared retirement from One day cricket


Chaudhary Charan Singh
Naresh Goyal, (Jet Airways)

Videos for the day

Big protests against gang rape in Delhi before Rashtrapati Bhavan


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22 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

National Mathematics Day

Birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujam

Srinivasa Ramanujam was born

Radical Democratic party was started

Attack by terrorists on Red Fort

News Headlines

News Headlines


Guru Govind Singh (1666),
Srinivasa Ramanujan,
Sarada Devi



This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

21 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Central Bank of India founded.

V.P. Singh as Prime Minister won vote of confidence in Lok Sabha He was invited to be PM on 1st  December 1989


10 Indians working in USA are included in "30 under 30" list of Forbes 2011

$50 million for an institute to promote Innovation - USAID and FICCI

Football player of year - Sunil Chhetri

More News Headlines

Court orders framing of charges against Kalmadi

Bharat Parikrama Yatra reached Loharmal, Maharashtra

More News Headlines of the day


Govinda - Hindi film actor,
Tamanna Bhatia,
Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy (1972),
Krishnamachari Srikant,
Ameen Sayani (1932)

Videos for the day


ASEAN - India Commemorative Summit - 2012
20 years of cooperation
Video uploaded by Ministry of External Affairs


Wealth Creation Study 2012
Ram Deo Agarwal - Motilal Oswal Securities Limited


This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

20 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

BJP won in Gujarat for a third time under Narendra Modi
In Himachal Pradesh, Congress is won

Karachi - Delhi flight started

Centre introduced Citizens' Charter Bill in Lok Sabha

Celebration of 150th year of ASI began




Yamini Krishnamurty,
Motilal Vora (1928)

Videos for the day


This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

19 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Goa Liberation Day

French forces at Pondicherry attacked Fort St. David, a fort of English people close to Pondicherry
Ref: Our Indian Empire, Charles Macfarlane

1952 - Government of India announced formation of Andhra State from Madras State

Goa was liberated from Portugal through military action

Lok Sabha expelled Indira Gandhi from House.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy - 2,500  people died.

2000 - Mehboon Studio in Mumbai got burnt due to a big fire.

Foundation Stone for new campus of TCS at Nagpur

Sensex - 15,190.74 - Intraday low


Smt. Pratibha Patil,
Om Prakash

Videos for the day

Gurcharan Das on History of Indian Business Part 2


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15 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

1675 - Guru Tej Bahadur -  beheaded
1991 - Satyajit Ray was awared special Oscar for Life Time achievement.
1997 - Biju Janata Dal was formed in Orissa.

Run for Unity - Celebrating Sardar Patel's achievement of uniting India

Very high turnout in Gujarat Elections first phase 70.75% report papers.


Honda India launched new variant of City sedan


Swami Ranganathananda (1908)
1932 - T.N. Seshan
Bapu (Telugu film director and artist),


1749 - Shahu Chattrapati (Grandson of Shivaji)
1950 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

16 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

14 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

This Day in India History - Index Page for the Year

14 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

National Energy Conservation Day


1924 Raj Kapoor Popular Hindi film actor

Birthday Raj Kapoor


Reckitt  agrees to buy Paras Pharma for Rs.3260 cr

Reiance Communications rolls out 3G in Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata

Bollywood videos top hits on  YouTube in 2010

Cricket South Africa  gives India biggest ever official reception
Read about immigration of Indians to South Africa


IIT's Mood Indigo is getting foreign teams this year.

Cricket: India 87/4 against England's 330 all out


Raj Kapoor (1924) - Hindi film actor, director and producer - Biography, Films Videos - Songs 
Sanjay Gandhi (1946), 
Vijay Amritraj, 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

13 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

The two sons of Guru Govind Singh were killed by Wazir of Sirhind

On 13 December, 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved the Objectives Resolution (of the Constitution of India) in the Constituent Assembly.

1.This Constituent Assembly declares its firm and solemn resolve to proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a Constitution;

2.WHEREIN the territories that now comprise British India, the territories that now form the Indian States, and such other parts of India as are outside British India and the States as well as such other territories as are willing to be constituted into the Independent Sovereign India, shall be a Union of them all; and

3.WHEREIN the said territories, whether with their present boundaries or with such others as may be determined by the Constituent Assembly and thereafter according to the law of the Constitution, shall possess and retain the status of autonomous Units, together with residuary powers and exercise all powers and functions of government and administration, save and except such powers and functions as are vested in or assigned to the Union, or as are inherent or implied in the Union or resulting therefrom; and

4.WHEREIN all power and authority of the Sovereign Independent India, its constituent parts and organs of government, are derived from the people; and

5.WHEREIN shall be guaranteed and secured to all the people of India justice, social economic and political : equality of status, of opportunity, and before the law; freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship, vocation, association and action, subject to law and public morality; and

6.WHEREIN adequate safeguards shall be provided for minorities, backward and tribal areas, and depressed and other backward classes; and

7.WHEREBY shall be maintained the integrity of the territory of the Republic and its sovereign rights on land, sea, and air according to justice and the law of civilized nations; and

8.this ancient land attains its righful and honoured placed in the world and make its full and willing contribution to the promotion of world peace and the welfare of mankind.

Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSI celebrated Foundation Day


Elections for Gujarat Assembly first phase of polling taking place today.

Newspapers announced that Pandit Ravi Shankar, world acclaimed sitar player  is no more.

4th Cricket Test in England - India Test series first day
England - 199 for 5


Manohar Parrikar (1955)
D. Venkatesh (1960) - Telugu film actor

Friday, December 11, 2015

11 December - Day in History of India and Importance - Birthdays of Famous Indians

Run for your Heart Day

1845 - First battle Britishers and Sikhs
1958 - Wilson Jones became India's  World Billiards Champion
1968 - Har Govind Khorana got Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology
1990 - T N Seshan was appointed CEC
1991 - BJP President MM Joshi set out on Kanya Kumari to Kashmir Ekta Yatra
1994 - H D Devegowda becomes CM of Karnataka
1996 - T.N. Seshan retired.


Ajit Singh's RLD joins with Congress UP assembly elections

Cartoonist Mario Miranda died - age 85

Anna Hazare ends fast over Lokpal bill draft

Cricket India vs West Indies: One Day series  4-1 win with win at Chennai

Funeral of Devanand in London - Video


Death of Pandit Ravishankar. Announced in Indian papers of 13.12.2012


1881 - Subramaniya Bharati
1922 - Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar - Hindi film actor -        Pranab Mukherjee, Rajneesh, Viswanathan Anand, Kimi Katkar, Subrahmanya Bharati (1882), Madhukar Dattatreya Deoras (1915),


1783 - Peshwa Raghoba Dada, whose role extended up to Atak passed away.
2012 - Pandit Ravishankar

Monday, December 7, 2015

7 December - Day in History of India and Importance

Armed Forces Flag Day

1825 - First steam engine ship "Enterprise" reached Calcutta
1856 - First Hindu widow married officially
1979 - First International Children's Festival was held in Bombay.
1989 - Hemanand Biswal was sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister
1992 - Riots broke out in India as a response to the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya. More than 800 people were killed as Muslims were on an offensive and Hindus also joined them in fighting pitched battles and killings. L.K. Adani resigned as opposition leader.
1993 - BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh were arrested.
1995 - INSAT 2C was launched.


Shekhar Suman (Film actor and TV anchor)
1966 - Nalin Kumar Kateel - Lok Sabha Member 15 & 16 Lok Sabha - Karntaka - Dakshin Kannada
1973 Anil H. Lad  2009 Rajya Sabha  Member

1782 - Hyder Ali Near Chittur

Thursday, November 26, 2015

26 November - Day in History of India and Importance

Constitution Day
2015 - Special event to to commemorate 125 Birth year of Dr. Ambedkar
Run for Equality
The Speaker,  Prof Ramaiah stressed the words liberty and equality to achieve fraternity in his speech at NITIE on 26 November 2015.

National Milk Day

1931 -  Gandhi announced new civil disobedience movement in Young India
1949 - New constitution of India was adopted and signed.
1954 - The atomic energy commission of India started functioning.
1960 - STD services started between Lucknow and Kanpur.
1961 - Inaugural  flight of first AVRO plane assembled by IAF - Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the flight from the Palam airport.
1978 - Shaukat Ali passed away.
1989 - 9th general election to lok sabha ends. (Counting?)
1997 - Bharat Ratna to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
2008 - Mumbai was attacked by terrorists. Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists killed 164


1921 - Padma Vibhushan, V.K. Kurien, Amul Man
1953 - Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki - 2009 Lok Sabha Member - BJP - Anand - Gujarat

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

17 November - Day in History of India and Importance

1956 - J & K Constitution was adopted by State Constituent Assembly

Gemini Ganeshan
1937 - Hukmdev Narayan Yadav - 2009 Lok Sabha Member - BJP

1928 - Lala Lajpat Rai
2012 - Balasaheb Thakeray
2015 - Ashok Singhal

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

9 November - Day in History of India and Importance

National Legal Services Day

1967 - Bharatiya Kranti Dal,  a political party was formed.

1270 - Sant Namdev
1897 - Kotamraju Rama Rao, Founder Editor, National Herald
1952 - Satish Chandra Mishra - 2012 Rajya Sabha Member

Thursday, October 29, 2015

29 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1920 - Jamia Millia Islamia was founded by Dr. Jakir Husain at Aligarh

2014 - Golden Jubilee Celebrations of National Institution of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management was held during 29 to 31 October. Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, Professor acted as the conference chairman.

1934- Manik Rao Hodlya Gavit - 2009 Lok Sabha Member

Sunday, October 25, 2015

25 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1296 - Samadhee of Sant Gyaneshwar

1951 - First General Election began

1964 - Vijayant - First indigenous tank was made at Awadi factory.

1971 - National Science and Technology Committee was established.

2012 - The Union Cabinet approved the National Policy on Electronics 2012.
The objective of the policy is to make the domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment a $400 billion industry by 2020.  Under the policy, the government will take steps to create an ecosystem for a globally competitive Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) system. The sector will require an investment of $100 billion. It will generate employment of 28 million persons.

1920 - Shri Rishang Keishing - 2012 Rajya Sabha Member

Updated 9 July 2017

Sunday, October 18, 2015

18 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1901 Mahatma Gandhi sails from South Africa to India.

1995 - President's Rule imposed in UP.


1925 Narayandatt Tiwari

Saturday, October 17, 2015

19 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1689 - Raigarh fort surrendered to the Mughals

1970 - First Indian made MIG 21 delivered to IAF.

1997 - BSP withdraws support to Kalyan Singh government

2014 - Counting of Votes for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Elections. Exit polls predict win for BJP.  (In the election results, BJP became the largest party in the assembly and formed the government with Devendra Fadanvis as Chief Minister. Later Shiv Sena also joined Government as alliance partner)


1920 P.C. Sethi
1921 - Pandurang Shastri Athvale
1925 - B. Shankaranand
1929 - Balbir Singh (Hockey)
1954 - Nehru - Mao meet in Peking

Pratiyogita Darpan Indian History Book

17 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1919 - Khilafat movement was launched.

Communist Party of Party India was formed at Tashkent.

Rani Gaidinliu was captured by British.
She was a fighter for Naga raj. She was released after independence only.

1940 - Mahatma Gandhi called for individual satyagraha and Vinoba Bhave became the first satyagrahi.

1979 Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel prize

1997 - Paperless trading was introduced by SEBI


1970 Anil Kumble

Thursday, October 15, 2015

15 October - Day in History of India and Importance


         - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

1952 - Abdul Mannan Hossain 2009 Lok Sabha Member

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

14 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1956 - Dr. Babasaheb has declared officially on Sept 23rd, 1956 to all Janata that he is going to take Buddhism on Sunday 14th Oct 1956 and took Deeksha on that day.

1998 - Prof Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize

1999 - Sheikh Shamim, an Indian citizen was hanged in Pakistan for espionage.

2012 - G. Akash of Chennai became youngest ever national chess champion at the age of 16 years and 14 days. He surpassed Viswanthan Anand's record.


1884 - Lala Hardayal
1909 - Dr. Suri Bhagavantam
        - Gautam Gambhir

The Construction of History and Nationalism in India: Textbooks, Controversies and Politics

Sylvie Guichard
Routledge, Jun 25, 2010 - 256 pages

Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases where the ‘common past’ or a ‘collective memory’ is no longer shared.

This book centres on the construction, elaboration and negotiation of the narratives that have become official history in India. These narratives influence politics and the representation of the nation. Depending on the chosen definition of the nation, over 160 million Muslim Indians are either included or excluded from the nation, and considered as ‘foreigners from inside’. The author shows that beyond the antagonism of two representations of history, two conceptions of the Indian nation – secular and Hindu nationalist – confronted each other during the history textbook controversy between 1998 and 2004. The diverging elements of the two discourses are underlined, and surprising similarities are uncovered. Yet, in contemporary India this convergence remains overshadowed in political debates as the definition of the political has been shaped by the opposition between these two visions of the nation. This book analyzes and questions the conception of the school textbook as a tool of national construction and more generally highlights the complexity of the link between historiography, nation-state and nation-building.

Updated  9 July 2014

Sunday, October 11, 2015

11 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1737 A violent earthquake and cyclone hit Calcutta? (not yet formed or a small place)

1962 - Chinese and Indian troops clash on border killing 50 people.

1988 - Janata Dal launched. V.P. Singh elected President

1991 - BJP Govt. in UP acquired disputed Ayodhya Land

1999 - Atal Behari Vajpayee appointed Prime Minister


Jaya Prakash Narayan, Lok Nayak

1916 - Nanaji Deshmukh - RSS Pracharak,
1923 - Harish Chandra (Mathematician)

1941 - Amitabh Bachchan

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1 October - Day in History of India and Importance

2014 -PM Narendra Modi returned from USA tour

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arrives at Palam Airport, after his US visit, in New Delhi on October 01, 2014.
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1992 - Broadcasting Zee TV started

1982 - Foundation Day of Thane Municipal Corporation

1953 - Andhra State was created

1932 - Indian Military Academy became functional


1847 - Annie Besant
1854 - Postal stamps introduced in India
1903 - S.D. Burman
1904 - A.K. Gopalan
1919 - Majrooh Sultanpuri
1928 - Shivaji Ganesan
1951 - GMC Balayogi  (Wikipedia mentions his birthyear as 1940 but one more source mentioned it as 1951. He is my classmate and I would accept 1951 as right).

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

30 September - Day in History of India and Importance

Remember your past achievements and plan for future successes - Narayana Rao

1687 - Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.

1972 - Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir

1989 - INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.

1992 - Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.

1997 - At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
     - Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
     India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
2000- India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.

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Mahindra launches XUV 500 at Rs. 10.8 Lakh
News headlines

News Headlines

Lalu Prasad Yadav was found guilty in fodder scam case.


Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Film Director)
Venugopal Dhoot (Videocon industries)

Advance Study in the History of Modern India (Volume-1: 1707-1803)
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Monday, September 28, 2015

29 September - Day in History of India and Importance

Remember your past achievements and plan for future successes - Narayana Rao

Indian History Events - 29 September

2010 - Aadhaar card scheme was launched by Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh and Smt. Sonia Gandhi at "Tambahli" Village in Nandurbar District, Maharashtra.

1959 - Arati Saha swam the English Channel successfully. First Asian woman to do so.

1708- British East India Company and New East India Company merged


1725 - Robert Clive
1932 - Mehmood (Cine actor, comedian)
1963 - D. Napoleon - 2009 Lok Sabha Member

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

3 May - Day in History of India and Importance

2015 Prof. Uday Amonkar Memorial Lecture - Goa Engineering College - Make in India: Role of Industrial Engineering

Lecture by Professor  K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, NITIE


Lecture Video - Part 1


Lecture Video - Part 2



International Day of Press Freedom

1764 - Mir Kasim with backing of Emperor of Delhi attacked British at Patna. (Date to be confirmed from other sources. Battle of Buxar is a different battle that took place on 23 October 1764.)

1913 - Raja Harischandra, the first Indian film shown at Coronation Cinematograph in Bombay.

1930 - JRD Tata flight to England

1947 - INTUC was established

1998 - Kushabhau Thakre became BJP President.


1896 - V.K. Krishna Menon

Uma Bharti (1959),

Tukojirao Holkar (1835),

Aruna Irani,

Ashok Gehlot,


1969 - Dr. Zakir Hussain
2006 - Pramod Mahajan

14 November - Day in History of India and Importance

India Children's Day
World Diabetes Day

1889 Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru

                            Jawaharlal Nehru - First Prime Minister of India - Birthday 14 November
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1955 ESIC was inaugurated

1969 JNU, Delhi inaugurated

2000 Jharkhand, 28 State of Indian Union comes into being.

27 September - Day in History of India and Importance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's departure to USA. First US trip after becoming Prime Minister in 2014.

1947 - Church of South India was inaugurated (Unification of churches)

1925 - Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was established (Vijaya Dashami Day)

1760 - Mir Jafar was deposed and his son-in-law Mir Kasim became Nawab of Bengal.


1873 - Vithalbai Patel
1907 - Shaheed Bhagat Singh
1959 - Mukul Wasnik 2009 Lok Sabha Member

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

27 April - Day in History of India and Importance

1526 - Babur was declared emperor of Delhi.
1606 - Jehangir arrested Khusro
1705 - Auranzeb captured Fort of Vagingera.
1719 - Mughal Emperor Farukh Siyar was put to death.
1748 - Muhammed Shah, Mughal emperor passed away.
1854 - First telegram between Bombay and Pune

1960 - President orders active implementation of Hindi
1986 - Pranab Mukherjee expelled from Congress for 6 years.
1993 - Rashtriya Mahila Kosh was set up.
1996 - 11 General Election begins
1997 - CBI decides to prosecute Laloo Yadav in Rs. 950 crore fodder scam case.

1857 - J.F. Madan

J.V. Somayajulu (Sankarabharanam, Telugu Movie Actor)





26 September - Day in History of India and Importance

1767 - Battle between Haidar Ali and British troops at Trinomali

1919 - Rotary Club's first Indian meeting was held.

1932 : Mahatma Gandhi broke his death fast after 6 days and 5 hrs after the British Government had approved most of the compromise plan on the privileges of Indian Untouchables in legislative elections.

1975 - Constitution 39 amendment bill was approved by Parliament.

1979 - Charan Singh launched a new party Lok Dal.

1991 - Ordinance to amend MRTP Act and Companies Act.

1996 - CBI chargesheeted former PM P V Narasimha Rao in St. Kitts case.

1820 - Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar
1923 - Dev Anand
1931 - Vijay Manjrekar (Cricketer)
1932 - Man Mohan Singh (Former Prime Minister)

Friday, September 25, 2015

7 August - Day in History of India and Importance

National Handloom Day

Congress gave a call for boycott of foreign goods and for using swadeshi goods

The Government announced bank finance and foreign exchange package for IT and Software industry.

National Handloom Celebrated. The day was selected to commemorate the start of Swadeshi Movement in 1905.


Vijay Rupani took oath as CM of Gujarat



1925 M.S. Swaminathan,

Indian History - Google Books

The Puffin History of India, Volume 2
Roshen Dalal
Penguin UK, 15-Feb-2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 456 pages

This book begins at the turning point at which India attains independence from the British. Following the trauma of the Partition, the focus shifts to the making of the Constitution, the integration of the 565 princely states, and the setting up of the administrative, legislative and judiciary systems. This is the story of India’s people and the making of our nation. Well researched and engaging, it is a contemporary history of India. It speaks of our art, culture, events and personalities that have shaped the country in recent times. Nuggets of fascinating information, attractive illustrations and detailed maps make the book a fantastic read. Ideal for students and young readers, this amazing reference guide helps to bring the past to life like never before. This is the companion volume to the bestselling The Puffin History of India: Volume1.

Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception ; With, The Economic History of Medieval India: a Survey

Irfan Habib
Anthem Press, 2002 - History - 426 pages

This volume brings together, for the first time, several of Professor Habib's essays, representing three decades of scholarship and providing an insightful interpretation of the main currents in Indian history from the standpoint of Marxist historiography. The collection examines the role played by the peasantry and caste in Indian history; explores the forms of class struggle and the stage of Indian economic development in Mughal India; analyses the impact of colonialism on the Indian economy; and chronicles the changes in Marx's perception of India. These painstakingly researched and erudite essays form a volume that is indispensable for scholars and students of Indian history.

A Comprehensive History of Medieval India: Twelfth to the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Farooqui Salma Ahmed
Pearson Education India, 2011

An Advanced History of Modern India
Sailendra Nath Sen
Macmillan, 2010 - India - 420 pages
Historical events list - page 1941

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8 October - Day in History of India and Importance

Airforce Day

1855 - First successful spinning mill started operating in India. It was set up by James Landon and Ranchodlal Chotalal at Umjad Bagh, Broach.
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1932 - The Indian Air Force was established in British India as an auxiliary air force of the Royal Air Force with the enactment of the Indian Air Force Act 1932 on 8 October 1932.

20 October - Day in History of India and Importance

In a bid to gain control of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pathan tribesmen poured into Kashmir on 20 October 1947, aided by the Pakistani Army. Incapable of withstanding the armed assault in his province, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, asked India for help.

Chinese attack on India

Lest we forget


1939 - Sudarshan Bhagat  - 2009 Lok Sabha Member
V.S. Achyutanandan, Navjot Sidhu, Virender Sehwag

Narendra Modi's Role in Indian History

December 2, 2012,
Why is Syed Shahabuddin writing to Modi?
Article by M.J. Akbar

20 December 2012
Counting for Gujarat Assembly Elections.
BJP under Narendra Modi won the majority.

19 Jan 2014
Narendra Modi's Address to BJP National Council Meeting 19 Jan 2014 - YouTube Video

16 May 2014
The counting of votes on 16 May made it clear that BJP has the simple majority in the Lok Sabha.The person responsible for this BJP win is Narendra Modi, who was initially given the responsibility of Chairman, Campaign Committee and then was declared as the PM candidate of the party. Narendra Modi got accolades from media and commentators sitting on the various panels of the TV channels. His time has started in the Nation Building Competition Exercise of the country where in periodically the principal actor or the managers is changed by people through the democratic poll process.

20 May 2014
Narendra Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party. He was elected the leader of NDA. Narendra Modi met President of India and staked his claim. President invited Modi to the post of Prime Minister. Modi will take oath on 26 May 2014 at 6.00 pm.

26 May 2014
Council of Ministers

Narendra Modi - Hindi and English Interviews - 2014

25 September 2015

PM Narendra Modi is in USA campaigning for Make in India.

26 October - Day in History of India and Importance

The Instrument of accession was signed on 26 October 1947 by Maharaja Harisingh of J & K

1952 - Ashwini Kumar - 2012 Rajya Sabha Member

Friday, May 8, 2015

Maharana Pratap - Hindi

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌महाराणा प्रताप ( जन्म: 9 मई, 1540 ई, - मृत्यु: 29 जनवरी, 1597 ई.  शासन काल 1568-1597 ई. ) उदयपुर, मेवाड़ में सिसोदिया राजवंश के राजा थे। उन्होंने कई सालों तक मुगल सम्राट अकबर के साथ संघर्ष किया।

हल्दीघाटी युध

प्रताप और जहाँगीर का संघर्ष

हल्दीघाटी के इस प्रवेश द्वार पर अपने चुने हुए सैनिकों के साथ प्रताप शत्रु की प्रतीक्षा करने लगे। दोनों ओर की सेनाओं का सामना होते ही भीषण रूप से युद्ध शुरू हो गया और दोनों तरफ़ के शूरवीर योद्धा घायल होकर ज़मीन पर गिरने लगे। प्रताप अपने घोड़े पर सवार होकर द्रुतगति से शत्रु की सेना के भीतर पहुँच गये और उस जगह पर पहुँच गये, जहाँ पर 'सलीम' (जहाँगीर) अपने हाथी पर बैठा हुआ था। प्रताप की तलवार से सलीम के कई अंगरक्षक मारे गए और यदि प्रताप के भाले और सलीम के बीच में लोहे की मोटी चादर वाला हौदा नहीं होता तो अकबर अपने उत्तराधिकारी से हाथ धो बैठता। प्रताप के घोड़े चेतक ने अपने स्वामी की इच्छा को भाँपकर पूरा प्रयास किया और तमाम ऐतिहासिक चित्रों में सलीम के हाथी के सूँड़ पर चेतक का एक उठा हुआ पैर और प्रताप के भाले द्वारा महावत का छाती का छलनी होना अंकित किया गया है। महावत के मारे जाने पर घायल हाथी सलीम सहित युद्ध भूमि से भाग खड़ा हुआ।

इस समय युद्ध अत्यन्त भयानक हो उठा था। सलीम पर प्रताप के आक्रमण को देखकर असंख्य मुग़ल सैनिक उसी तरफ़ बढ़े और प्रताप को घेरकर चारों तरफ़ से प्रहार करने लगे। प्रताप के सिर पर मेवाड़ का राजमुकुट लगा हुआ था। इसलिए मुग़ल सैनिक उसी को निशाना बनाकर वार कर रहे थे। राजपूत सैनिक भी उसे बचाने के लिए प्राण हथेली पर रखकर संघर्ष कर रहे थे। परन्तु धीरे-धीरे प्रताप संकट में फँसता जा रहे थे। स्थिति की गम्भीरता को परखकर 'झाला सरदार' ने स्वामिभक्ति का एक अपूर्व आदर्श प्रस्तुत करते हुए अपने प्राणों का बलिदान कर दिया। झाला सरदार 'मन्नाजी' तेज़ी के साथ आगे बढ़ा और प्रताप के सिर से मुकुट उतार कर अपने सिर पर रख लिया और तेज़ी के साथ कुछ दूरी पर जाकर घमासान युद्ध करने लगा। मुग़ल सैनिक उसे ही प्रताप समझकर उस पर टूट पड़े और प्रताप को युद्ध भूमि से दूर निकल जाने का अवसर मिल गया। उसका सारा शरीर अगणित घावों से लहूलुहान हो चुका था। युद्धभूमि से जाते-जाते प्रताप ने मन्नाजी को मरते देखा। राजपूतों ने बहादुरी के साथ मुग़लों का मुक़ाबला किया, परन्तु मैदानी तोपों तथा बन्दूकधारियों से सुसज्जित शत्रु की विशाल सेना के सामने समूचा पराक्रम निष्फल रहा। युद्धभूमि पर उपस्थित बाईस हज़ार राजपूत सैनिकों में से केवल आठ हज़ार जीवित सैनिक युद्धभूमि से किसी प्रकार बचकर निकल पाये।

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Rana Pratap
Alekh Prakashan, 01-Jan-2008 - 32 pages

Rana Pratap - Bharat Discovery Org Hindi article - Very detailed article

Serial Episode 6 May 2015 - 412


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Maharana Pratap - Biography

Birthday - 9 May 1540

Maharana Pratap (May 9, 1540 – January 19, 1597) was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He belonged to the Sisodiya sect of Rajputs

Rana Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire, in  his opposition to the Mughal emperor Akbar. The struggle between Rajputs led by Rana Pratap , and the Mughal Empire under Akbar, has often been characterised as a struggle between Hindus and the invading Muslims, much on the same lines as the struggles of Guru Gobind Singh,  Chhatrapati Shivaji and Chhatrasal Bundela.

Rana Pratap was defeated in Battle of Haldighati but he escaped into the hills and successfully recovered his territories except Chittorgarh and ruled them till his death without accepting the authority of Akbar.

Maharana Pratap - Video Serial on Sony Television

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Episode 412 - 6 May 2015

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Episode 44


Maharana Pratap
Bhawan Singh Rana
Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd., 01-Jan-2005 - Udaipur (India : Princely State) - 152 pages
On the life and achievements of Maharana Pratap, 1540-1597, King of Udaipur.

Maharana Pratap : Mewar'S Rebel King (Google eBook)
Brishti Bandyopadhyay
Rupa Publications, 01-Jan-2007 - India - 44 pages
On Pratap Singh, Rana of Mewar, 1540-1597.