Monday, February 1, 2016

2 February - Day in History of India and Importance

Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Divas



1814 Calcutta Museum was established

1835 Macaulay westernises Indian education. English is made official government and court language and medium of instruction.

1949 Press Trust of India was established

1953 All India Khadi and Village Industries Board started at New Delhi

1959 Indira Gandhi was elected as president of Congress party at the age of 41.

1977 Babu Jagjivanram resigned to protest against emergency rule.

2000 -  All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Jayalalitha became the first former Chief Minister to be punished under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988 when Special Judge V. Radhakrishnan in Chennai convict ed and sentenced her to one year's rigorous imprisonment for her role in granting illegal exemption in 1994 to Pleasant Stay Hotel, Kodaikanal from building and hill area development control rules. Radhakrishnan sentenced four other accused to rigorous imprisonment for one year and six months on different charges and asked them to pay varying amounts as fine. The sentences of imprisonment were to run concurrently. These accused were T.M. Selvaganap athy, former Local Administration Minister and now the Lok Sabha member from Salem (A-2); H.M. Pandey, former Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply (A-3); Rakesh Mittal, executive director of the hotel (A-4); and Palai N. Shanmugham, its c hairman and managing director (A-5).

2006  Mahatma Gandhi NREGA act was notified in 200 districts with effect from 2 Feb 2006

2012 - Supreme Court declared the allocation of 2G spectrum to 122 entities illegal.

Agneepath overwhelms global box office, earns $3.2 mn


Obama honours NRI scientist who paved way for PRK and LASIK laser refractive surgical techniques
Rangaswamy Srinivasan received the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation award, along with Samuel Blum and James Wynne, for the pioneering discovery of excimer laser ablative photodecomposition of human and animal tissue.



Kushwant Singh (1915)

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