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Himachal Pradesh will go to the polls on November 9 to elect a new Chief Minister. The term of the present 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly culminates on January 7, 2017. Results of the election, which will be held in a single phase, will be announced on December 18. With the announcement of the elections, the model code of conduct has come into force. The last date for filling of nominations in the state is October [...]


Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most versatile, influential, and talented actors of Bollywood. He achieved fame in the early 1970s for his stupendous performance in movies like Deewar and Zanjeer and came to acquire a huge fan following. Dubbed the Angry Young Man, Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in more than 190 films, and won numerous awards. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984, Padma Bhushan in 2001, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 [...]

Shell Companies in India

The government has launched concerted efforts to streamline the economy by rooting out black money and unscrupulous companies. In the month of August, the Securities and Exchange Board of India issued a directive to stock exchanges to take action against 331 shell companies. In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too has said that around 1.75 lakh shell companies had been de-registered. What are shell companies? At present, there is no clear definition [...]

September 18, 2017
Famous Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the tallest leader of the Indian independence movement. He played a crucial role in enabling India to win independence from the British rule. At a time when other nations had launched violent struggles to free themselves from foreign rule, Mahatma Gandhi followed the path of non-violence, ultimately winning the nation independence without shedding a drop of blood. Gandhi became a source for freedom struggle and civil rights movements across the globe. Mahatma [...]

September 16, 2017
gandhi irwin pact

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on March 5, 1931, between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, who was at the time the Viceroy of India. It was a political agreement that was signed before the second Round Table Conference. Background of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact? Between March and April 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had initiated the Salt Satyagrah or the salt march to produce salt from the sea water in the coastal village of Dandi. The march was the [...]

Hindi Diwas Speech

India is one of the most diverse countries in the world comprising numerous religions, customs, traditions, cuisines, and languages. Hindi is one of the most prominent languages of India and as of 2001, there were approximately 26 crore native speakers of the language, which makes it one of the most widely spoken languages in the country. Hindi got an exalted status in India when on 14 September 1949, it was adopted as the official language [...]

lucknow metro

Daily commute in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is all set to become much more convenient and fun with the launch of the Lucknow Metro. The much-awaited Lucknow Metro has become operational today (September 5, 2017); however, it will be opened to the public on September 6. The Metro was today inaugurated by Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister of India, in the presence of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has promised [...]

bharat ratna awardees

The Bharat Ratna, which was instituted in 1954 by the government of India, is the country’s highest and most prestigious civilian award and ranks seventh in the order of precedence. The award is given “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”. It is a merit-based award and is presented to the winners without any distinction of position, race, sex, or occupation. Prior to 2011, the award was only given for achievements in the [...]


On September 3, 2017, the restructuring of Narendra Modi’s cabinet took place. This is the third reshuffle since he took over as the Prime Minister of India in 2014. Nine new ministers have joined the Modi government while four junior ministers have been elevated to the Cabinet. Till now, Arun Jaitely was holding the charge of both the finance and defense ministry. But in the latest reshuffle he will only retain the finance ministry. Let’s [...]

BRICS Summit 2017

The 9th annual BRICS summit will be held in the Chinese city of Xiamen from September 3 to 5. The leaders of the five BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – will meet at the summit and will discuss a number of issues. Though India and China have recently resolved the two-month long stand-off at Doklam but it is expected that the issue will not be raised at the summit by [...]