October Important Days

2 October: International Day of Non-Violence The International Day of Non-violence is being celebrated on 2 October throughout the world on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It was established by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) by passing the resolution in 2007 in an effort to spread the message of non-violence. 3 October: World Habitat Day World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout Continue Reading

Current Affairs Summary: October News Bits:

October NEWS: Important Topics: Hriday The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 crore under HRIDAY scheme for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities. These five cities are: Varnasi (Uttar Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab), Dwaraka (Gujarat), Puri (Odisha) and Warangal (Telangana). Read About Hriday: Hriday RBI Payment Banks new regulations: RBI has notified entities been granted a payments bank (PB) licence will need to take specific Continue Reading

Inter-State Council

Recently, news of Union Ministers Smriti Irani and D.V.Sadananda Gowda being dropped from Inter-State Council, came up.   The NDA Government, in July 2016, constituted inter-state council after a gap of 10 years. Lets look at various aspects of this Inter-State Council: What is Inter-State Council? Article 263 of the Constitution, contemplates to establishment of Inter-State Council to effect coordination between states and between Union & States.  The Council is a recommendatory Continue Reading

Homi Bhabha: Father of India’s Nuclear Programme

October 30, is the birth anniversary of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, who pioneered the Indian nuclear research programme and aptly hailed as the “father of Indian nuclear program”. Bhabha was not only a scientist, but also a visionary and an institution builder. On his 107th birth anniversary, let us acknowledge his contribution in building this great nation: In September 1939, Bhabha was in India for a brief holiday when World War II started. Continue Reading

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: Our Sardar Patel

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 31st October, 2016 as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas with ‘Integration of India’ as the theme. The Government of India had decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year. Quick fact: October 31 is also the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: Sardar Patel was born Continue Reading