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GatiShakti – National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity

02 May, 2022

On 15th August 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a momentous speech at the New Exhibition Complex, Pragati Maidan, spoke about his visionary idea that would transform the infrastructural face of India “PM GatiShakti” – India’s National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Co...

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Majuli (Assam) – the River Island of India

02 Apr, 2022

Assam is also famous for being home to Majuli, the world's largest river island. It has been the core of the Assamese civilization since the sixteenth century and is formed by the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries Luit and Kherkatia. Connectivity to Majuli has imp...

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Digital Passports/e-Passports in India

01 Apr, 2022

Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced the Union Budget on 1st February 2022. The budget reflected India’s focus on the technology sector and how it will play a pivotal role in scaling the Indian IT sector and advance the infrastructural vision...

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India Against Illicit Smuggling of Cultural Property

29 Mar, 2022

The cultural property of a country is a testament to its history and heritage and should belong to the nation. Illicit trade and smuggling of artefacts have plagued the art and culture market of the world. Despite UNESCO’s 1970 Convention “Means of Prohibiting and Pre...

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Monumental Red Fort

28 Mar, 2022

Located in the dil of Delhi, the Red Fort stands witness to the history of the Mughal era in India. Built by the fifth ruler of the Mughal dynasty, Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram or more commonly known as Shah Jahan, it was envisioned to utilize the horseshoe-shaped...

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Celebrated Indian Poets

26 Mar, 2022

“Painting is poetry that is rather seen than felt, and poetry is a painting that is felt rather seen” -Leonardo da Vinci Poetry is a form of art that lyrically captivates the audience. The power of poetry is such that it can invoke a wide array of feelings, such as lo...

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Incredible Forests of India

25 Mar, 2022

Forests are the ecological backbone of the earth. These are a source of livelihood and sustainability. Forestry has been a major contributor to the economy of India. They are a vital aspect for development and it is essential to restore and conserve them for ensuring s...

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Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

24 Mar, 2022

India’s strive for independence was spread over a span of two centuries i.e., from the 18th Century till we gained independence in 1947. This struggle was fueled by the anger and determination of many revolutionaries against a foreign ruler. The first phase of this revo...

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By : Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (24th March): “Invest to End TB. Saves Lives”

24 Mar, 2022

Introduction Caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that has plagued the world since ancient times. The bacteria majorly target the lungs but can also affect other organs such as the kidney, brain and spine. TB is a commu...

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Sardar Arjun Singh: Sardar Bhagat Singh's Grandfather

22 Mar, 2022

Excerpts from the NAI Repository – Patriotic Writings Banned by the Raj (May, 1931) Sardar Bhagat Singh: A Short Life-Sketch Chapter I: The Family and The Boy Sardar Bhagat Singh comes from a well-known family from the district of Lyallpur. His ancestors were Kha...

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By : Sardar Arjun Singh: Sardar Bhagat Singh's Grandfather Excerpts from the NAI Repository – Patriotic Writings Banned by the Raj (May, 1931)

Celebrating the Indian National Calendar

22 Mar, 2022

A calendar is a systematic and referential arrangement of days, months, and years. There are different types of calendars available worldwide, and the Indian version proves to be a prominent scientific expression of India’s identity. Parliament of India adopted the ...

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Puppets (Putuls) of India

17 Mar, 2022

Puppets are an age-old part of India’s folk heritage. Believed to have originated in India, the art of puppetry finds mention in the Tamil classic – Silappadikaaram composed around the 1st – 2nd Century. The plots of puppet shows are mainly inspired by religious texts s...

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Consumer Rights in India

15 Mar, 2022

“Consumer’s Right”, by definition, is the right of a consumer to have adequate information regarding the quality, quantity, potency, purity, price, and standard of the commodity they are using and that they are protected against any malpractices as a consumer. The fol...

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The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya

14 Mar, 2022

India is a land of cultural diversity. This diversity is especially evident when comparing different States and Union Territories of the country. Each region has a distinct variety of plantations, food, traditions, clothing, and literature that unifies and forms the div...

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Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – A Trade Centre and Museum

10 Mar, 2022

India over the years has become one of the leading producers and manufacturers of textiles. The importance of textiles dates to olden India where local artisans and craftsmen had prominent places in the courts under the patronage of various dynasties and they played an ...

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Schemes implemented by the States under the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” Yojana

07 Mar, 2022

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojna is a visionary step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is focused on celebrating the girl child and enabling her proper education and healthcare. The objectives of this Scheme are threefold: preventing gender-biased sex selective el...

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“Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”, a Yojna for every Beti of Bharat!

07 Mar, 2022

Government of India launched “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” Scheme in 2015 with a vision to improve the Child Sex Ratio (CSR) (measured as number of females per 1000 males between 0-6 years of age) and bring change in respect of the fundamental rights of a girl child. It was...

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First in their field: women who led the way

06 Mar, 2022

Women empowerment is necessary for every progressing nation. On Women’s Day 2022, we remember the women who were the first in their fields, who began a revolution by breaking barriers and fighting stereotypes. Such Nari Shakti guided generations that followed and made f...

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Inspirational Indian women are shaping the future

06 Mar, 2022

Women across the globe have made their mark in every field that they have entered. From politicians to entrepreneurs, women have been trailblazers for society. Indian women, similarly, have planted their footprints in diverse fields locally as well as globally. They are...

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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna

04 Mar, 2022

Improving the affordability and ease of access to basic services such as healthcare is a priority for the Government of India. In view of this, the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP)’ was launched in November 2008 by the Department of Pharmaceutica...

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India’s Swacchagraha

03 Mar, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation and the torchbearer of the cleanliness and sanitation campaign in India, emphasized the importance of hygiene even before we were independent. Following his footsteps, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the initiativ...

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How India is boosting its drone technology

03 Mar, 2022

Over the years, the world has advanced incredibly when it comes to technological development. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), popularly known as ‘Drones’, have been widely accepted in several industries. India too has adopted the use of drones and under the vision of...

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Historical Indian mathematicians

01 Mar, 2022

India has a long history of contributions to Mathematical theories and concepts. Great Indian Mathematicians introduced the world to the concept of ‘zero’ and developed sophisticated techniques to solve equations with the theory of fractions. The oldest source of knowl...

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Three key forms of temple architecture

01 Mar, 2022

India is a land of rich and diverse art and culture. It is home to a number of architectural marvels, majority of which hold religious significance. Temples of India hold a very distinct place in the hearts of people. In layman’s terms, a temple can be defined as a plac...

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India’s key scientific and technological milestones since independence

25 Feb, 2022

India is recognized globally for its scientific rigour and potential. After all, this is the land of Ayurveda, the land of climate sensitivity demonstrated through the Chipko Movement back in the 1970s, the land where successful nuclear tests like Pokhran-II were cond...

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India's youth and their emerging scientific spirit

25 Feb, 2022

As per United Nations Population Fund, India presently has its largest ever adolescent (ages 10-19) and youth (ages 15-24) population so far and projects that it will continue to do so till the year 2030. This offers the country an unprecedented opportunity to leverag...

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The International Mother Language Day: Exclusive Collection at the National Museum...

22 Feb, 2022

The theme of the 2022 International Mother Language Day is Using Technology for Multilingual Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. On this occasion, Audrey Azoulay (Director-General, UNESCO) said in a message, "Technology can provide new tools for protecting lingu...

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International Mother Language Day 2022

21 Feb, 2022

February 21st has been recognized as the “International Mother Language Day” by UNESCO. In India, we also refer to it as the Matribhasha Diwas. This idea of celebrating mother languages was first presented by Bangladesh at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference. At that t...

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The Life of Amar Shaheed Shri Mahavir Singh in the Cellular Jail

17 Feb, 2022

The freedom with which we are living in the nation today, the foundation of this very freedom was laid by the stalwarts such as Shri Mahavir Singh. Many sung and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation. Their memories a...

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By : The Life of Amar Shaheed Shri Mahavir Singh in the Cellular Jail

Magnificent museums of India

15 Feb, 2022

India's museum movement officially began with the commemoration of the ‘The Indian Museum’ in 1814. It was the first-ever encyclopedic museum of India, gradually followed by several other significant museums across the nation to preserve our invaluable heritage.   Muse...

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The Life of Amar Shaheed Shri Mahavir Singh in the Cellular Jail

15 Feb, 2022

The freedom with which we are living in the nation today, the foundation of this very freedom was laid by the stalwarts such as Shri Mahavir Singh. Many sung and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation. Their memories...

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Invaluable artifacts found in the museums of India

14 Feb, 2022

Museums are critical to preserving the history and heritage of any given country. The safe keep the antiquity of civilizations through centuries, narrating their cultural and artistic accounts to future generations. Museums have existed in India since ancient times; ho...

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Splendour of the Brihadeshwar Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

11 Feb, 2022

Waking up to the sight of Thanjavur's ancient buildings is like stepping back in time. With edifices that date back more than 1000 years, the city is a testament to the architectural genius of primordial India. A prime example is the Brihadeshwar Temple. Inaugurated ...

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Cultural legacy of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

11 Feb, 2022

The cultural history of Thanjavur makes it a goldmine for art lovers. Given that it was ruled by different dynasties during different periods, its cultural milieu has become an amalgamation of each of these reigns. Right from the Cholas (8th to 13th century) to the Mara...

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‘Tanjore Quartet’ and the birth of modern-day Bharatanatyam

10 Feb, 2022

Classical dance enthusiasts the world over know the Tanjore (Thanjavur) brothers, also known as the “Tanjore Quartet”. These brothers—Ponnayya, Chinnayya, Shivanandam, and Vadivelu—formalized Bharatanatyam into a meticulous art form in the 19th century. Bharatanatyam or...

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Envisioning a more self-reliant India with ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ Abhiyan

10 Feb, 2022

Post-independence, India focused on becoming self-reliant by minimizing imports and manufacturing essentials and goods within its domestic boundaries. While this led to self-sufficiency, it also caused limitations in terms of the availability of financial and intellec...

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India’s Sur Kokila – Celebrating the magnificence of Lata Mangeshkar

08 Feb, 2022

If there is someone who can encapsulate the brilliance of Indian cinema and its music, it is Lata Mangeshkar. She was, is and shall remain unmatched. Her voice was the voice of our actresses for over half a century. Perhaps one of the only figures of Indian cinema kn...

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Lata Mangeshkar...one last time. Long Live Lataji.

06 Feb, 2022

Last message of Lata Mangeshkar at meeting of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav  December 18th was a particularly busy and stressful day for the team at the Amrit Mahotsav secretariat. A never-ending list had to be checked and cross checked for last minute confirmation of VIPs f...

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The Constituent Assembly Debates: Budget in the Indian History

01 Feb, 2022

"…the House is indebted…to Dr. Ambedkar, Mr. T.T. Krishnamachari, and other members of the Drafting Committee for evolving a new draft to suit the tempo of Parliament during the last two years. We were very unhappy at the way in which budgets were introduced and passed…...

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WEPNxt: An Initiative to Nurture Women Entrepreneurship

01 Feb, 2022

Women have made significant contribution towards making India an independent superpower. However, the private business industry, along with the present entrepreneurship landscape, still has under-representation of women in its creative ideas and business models. Thi...

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Lala Lajpat Rai and the Brave Demonstration against the Simon Commission

28 Jan, 2022

"Every blow aimed at me is a nail in the coffin of British Imperialism… I do not know whether I shall remain, but you should never worry. My spirit after me will go on exhorting you to make more sacrifices for liberty". "Sara Shareer Lahu Se Bhiga Diya,Par Buzdilee...

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BrahMos: The Next Game-Changer in Future Warfare

25 Jan, 2022

The sturdy vision of engraving India’s name in the global industry of cruise missile systems originated from the launch of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). The priceless contributions of some of the most distinguished minds of Defence Res...

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Critical government policies for the ‘girl child’—aimed at their protection, educa...

24 Jan, 2022

National Family Health Survey 2019-21 (NFHS-5) indicates that India has 1020 females for every 1000 males, making the female population of India a larger sub-set. This warrants inclusive, efficient, and sustainable policies to ensure the proper development of the gi...

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Swami Vivekanada and the National Youth Day

12 Jan, 2022

"…Only one kind of work I understand, and that is doing good to others; all else is doing evil. I therefore prostrate myself before the Lord Buddha…" Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda served as one of the most inspiring intellectual fervor behind the...

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The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai Foundation Day and Shakti (The Si...

23 Dec, 2021

In the year 1949, the idea to develop a national art gallery was proposed for the very first time. On 29 Mar 1954, Dr S Radhakrishanan (Hon'ble Vice-President of India) inaugurated National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) at the Jaipur House, New Delhi. NGM...

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By : The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai Foundation Day and Shakti (The Silver Jubilee Exhibition)

The National Museum Foundation Day and The Central Asian Antiquities Museum

18 Dec, 2021

A tribute to Late Dr. Binoy Kumar Sahay In May 1946, the Maurice Gwyer Committee prepared the blueprint for establishing the National Museum in Delhi. In the year 1949, The National Museum was inaugurated in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, by C. Raja...

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1857: First War of Independence

17 Dec, 2021

The year 1857 witnessed the first war of independence, which is perhaps one of the defining moments of Indian freedom struggle. Scholars and historians ascribe many causes and among these causes one that triggered the chain of incidents was reaction of the Indian so...

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Dr. B R Ambedkar and Mahaparinirvan Diwas

06 Dec, 2021

Signed Letter from B R Ambedkar to the Home Member dated 24th February 1944Source: National Archives of India Dr. B R Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution, was born on 14 April 1891. Being a great leader, he was the one who inspired the Moder...

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By : Dr. B R Ambedkar and Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Tribal Leaders and Freedom Movement

13 Nov, 2021

Read about tribal freedom fighters and their role in the Freedom Movement  S. No.  Name  State Movement  Start Year Details  1 Tilka Manjhi Bihar The Manjhi Revolt of 1785 1785 Determined to defend his people and land, Tilka organized the Adivasis ...

Banned Literature by Raj : 'Netaji ke Saathi', by Imdad Sabri

30 Sep, 2021

Source: National Archives of India Banned Literature by Raj : A Book from 1946, 'Netaji ke Saathi' and the Writer Imdad Sabri 'Netaji ke Saathi', one of the rare books declassified by the National Archives of India, was a publication that was banned by...

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Satyagraha Gita and Uttar Satyagraha Gita

20 Sep, 2021

First major Sanskrit work published from Europe and its continuation in the form of 47 cantos on the life of the Father of the Nation Pandita Kshama Devi Rao was a learned Sanskrit scholar, who wrote many texts in Sanskrit, English and Marathi. Satyagraha Gita wa...

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A Post Card from Jail, 25 April 1944:

04 Sep, 2021

Source: NMML A Post Card from Jail, 25 April 1944:Post Card to Jaggi Devi by her husband, the peasant leader Baba Ramchandra Originally named Shridhar Balwant Jodhpurkar, Baba Ramchandra was born in a small village in Gwalior Estate (1864). Concealing hi...

Boodha Bargad: A silent witness to colonial brutality

31 Aug, 2021

Boodha Bargad is a silent testimony to the hard times which our Freedom Fighters have faced. The English officers were baffled after the incidents of Sattichorra and Bibighar. Every Indian citizen of Kanpur city was on the colonial radar. Meanwhile the ruthless...

Rashtragaan : Record your video and upload

01 Aug, 2021

As we commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, let us come together to celebrate the spirit of India & sing the National Anthem. Go to WWW.RASHTRAGAAN.IN , upload your video singing the ‘Rashtragaan’ & be a part of history in the making on 15th Aug. ...

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