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28 May in History: Death of revolutionary Bhagwati Charan Vohra

Revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagwati Charan Vohra died on May 28, 1930 as a result of an explosion while testing a bomb. Vohra was the author of the famous article titled “The Philosophy of Bomb”. Biography Born on 4th July 1904 to Rai Bahadur Shiv Charan Vohra and his wife, Bhawati Charan was a brilliant and articulate… Continue reading 28 May in History: Death of revolutionary Bhagwati Charan Vohra

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Budhha’s various Mudras

In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs. 1. Dharmachakra Mudra It is also called as the gesture of 'Teaching of the Wheel of Dharma' that describes one of the most important moments in the Buddha's life as he performed the Dharmachakra mudra in his… Continue reading Budhha’s various Mudras

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27 May in History: Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru died on 27 May 1964. Biography Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 to affluent barrister Motilal Nehru and his wife Swaruprani Thussu at Allahabad, United Provinces. He had a privileged childhood thanks to his father’s successful career in the legal profession. He went to England to study… Continue reading 27 May in History: Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

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Detailed News Articles: 25 May 2019

1. It’s time to take stock of the electoral process Analysis: The biggest election in the world has finally come to a successful end for which the three Election Commissioners and their 12 million staff deserve appreciation. However, unfortunately, what deserved to be remembered as a subject of national pride became mired in several controversies. A… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 25 May 2019

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25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

Rash Behari Bose, revolutionary freedom fighter and the founder of the Indian Independence League, was born on 25 May 1886. Rash Behari Bose Biography Bose was born to Binod Behari Bose and Bhubaneswari Devi at a village called Subaldaha, which is in modern-day Bardhaman District, West Bengal. After his schooling in his native village, he… Continue reading 25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

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Detailed News Articles: 24 May 2019

1. Study pinpoints source of ozone-depleting gas Rogue emissions of a gas that harms the ozone layer are coming from eastern China, primarily from two heavily industrialised provinces, an international team of researchers said. Details: The findings confirm what many scientists, environmental groups and policymakers had suspected after an initial study a year ago reported new… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 24 May 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

1. ISRO launches radar imaging observation satellite RISAT-2B In a predawn launch, a PSLV rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed RISAT-2B, an X-band microwave Earth observation satellite, into orbit 556 km above earth. Details: The PSLV-C46 launcher carrying the 615-kg RISAT-2B blasted off at 5.30 a.m. The satellite reached its designated position and… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

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23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

The British Cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten’s plan of partitioning India into India and Pakistan on communal lines on 23 May 1947. Partition of India Background Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave a strong argument for the Two-Nation Theory in the 1940 Lahore session of the Muslim League. Since then, the Muslim League was pressing for the… Continue reading 23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

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Detailed News Articles: 22 May 2019

1. West Nile fever cases in Kozhikode go unnoticed? West Nile Fever: West Nile Virus (WNV) is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans. However, approximately 80% of people who are infected will not… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 22 May 2019