Tuesday, February 24, 2015

24 February - Day in History of India and Importance

Central Excise Day

Tuberculosis Eradication Day

1739 - Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.  (India lost control of Afghanistan.)
1786 - Cornwallis appointed as Governor General of India
1924 - Mahatma Gandhi was released from Jail
1948 - Referendum in State of Junargarh
1957 - 2nd Lok Sabha General Elections began
1961 -  Madras was renamed Tamil Nadu
1988 - Prithvi test fired



Friday, February 20, 2015

21 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1951 - Bharatiya Jana Sangh was founded under the leadership of Syama Prasad Mukherjee.


1937 - Farooq Abdulla  2009 Lok Sabha Member

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

18 July - Day in History of India and Importance

1857 - Foundation day of Bombay University

Manohar Jangid upload




 1971 - Davidson Helen  - 2009 Lok Sabha Member



7 February - Day in History of India and Importance

1687 Mughal army emerged victorious and captured Golkonda fort.

1856 - Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company, the first cotton spinning mill in Bombay started production.

1992 Shalki, the first submarine designed in India joined Navy.

1999 Anil Kumble became the second test bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings

2000 Kamaluddin Ahmed, former AICC president and four times MP joined BJP.



Updated  17 Feb 2015, 31 Jan 2014

Growth of Corporate Sector in India 1834 to 1900

Carr, Tagore & Company was the first joint stock company incorporated in India (may be it had the registered office in India. It may have been incorporated in England.

The Assam Company was incorporated in London in 1839 with a share capital of GBP 500,000. Devendranath Tagore, grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore was a shareholder, his company Carr, Tagore & Co. managed the Bengal Tea Association as Managing Agent and the Bengal Tea Association in turn held the shares of Indian Shareholders of the Assam Company. On 30th May, 1839, the first Board Meeting of Assam Company was held.

On 7 July 1854, Cowasji Davar floated Bomaby Spinning and Weaving Company. The mill began production on 7 February 1856.

Company registration began in India only in 1851. The Statistical Tables of Registrations published in 1882 had a list of 1,149 companies registered up to March 1882.

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History of Assam Company

The Rise of Business Corporations in India, 1851-190
CUP Archive, 1970 - Corporations - 320 pages

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Maagha Krishna Chaturdasi - Maha Shivratri

The night in Maagha month with chaturdasi is the Maha Shivratri. This is time that Parama Shiv had drank the world destroying poison that came out during the churning of the ocean for Amrit by Devas and Asuras.

Even Lingodhbhava occurred during the thithi only. It is an auspicious occasion to visit Shiv temples and pray to Lord. In the night people do jagaran or vigil by singing bhajans of the Lord. Modern versions people go to movies and film theaters have very late night shows with some showing religious movies.  In all Shiv temples across the country the festival is celebrated with great fervour.

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महाशिवरात्रि - Mahashivaratri - Hindi

Monday, February 9, 2015

Job Charnock

Job Charnock became the number of officer of East India Company in Bengal and it was his strong advocacy that resulted in setting up of  East India Company factory in Calcutta after getting a firman from Mughal Emperor Aurangjeb on 10 February 1691.


9 February - Day in History of India and Importance

1757 - Treaty Between Siraj-ud-Daulah and Robert Clive. British were allowed to safeguard their fort and open mint.

1931 - A set of six stamps were released during the inauguration of New Delhi as the capital of India. It was shifted from Calcutta.

1946 - Demonstration were held against trial of INA men. Mutiny in Navy in Mumbai harbour.

1951 - First census of free India started.


1917 - Homi Talyarkhan
1929 - A.R. Antule


1984 - Balasaraswati - World famous bharatanatyam exponent and Carnatic music singer