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Detailed News Articles: 15 May 2019

1. Kerala to de-link ICU care from organ donation Kerala is moving towards the mandatory certification of brain death at intensive care units in all medical facilities in the State, irrespective of whether organ donation takes place or not. What is brain death? Brain death is the complete loss of brain function. When someone is brain dead, it means… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 15 May 2019

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Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 2

To read Part 1 Click Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 1 Wahabi movement: The Wahabi movement offered the most serious and well-planned challenge to British supremacy in India from 1830’s to 1860’s. Syed Ahmad of Rae Bareli, the leader of this movement in India was influenced by the teaching of Abdul Wahab of Arbia,… Continue reading Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 2

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Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 1

Raja Ram Mohan Roy: Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772 – 1833) Facts Born in Radhanagar, Hooghly District, Bengal Presidency in May 1772 into a Bengali Hindu family. He is known as the ‘Father of Modern India’ or ‘Father of the Bengal Renaissance’. He was a religious and social reformer. Widely known for his role in… Continue reading Socio-religious reform movements of 19th century Part 1

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The Charter Act Of 1813, 1833 and 1853

The Charter Act of 1813 passed by the British Parliament renewed the East India Company’s charter for another 20 years. This is also called the East India Company Act, 1813. This act is important in that it defined for the first time the constitutional position of British Indian territories. Background Due to Napoleon Bonaparte’s Continental… Continue reading The Charter Act Of 1813, 1833 and 1853

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15 May in History: Marks the birth of one such great revolutionary’ Sukhdev Thapar

"Congress places on record its admiration of the bravery and sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru and mourns with their bereaved families the loss of these lives." This was the declaration of the Congress Party in the Karachi Session, regarding the hanging of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru, in 1931. The history… Continue reading 15 May in History: Marks the birth of one such great revolutionary’ Sukhdev Thapar