Category This Day in History

Soil Health Card Scheme

Launch year: 2015Sector: AgricultureStatus: ActiveLaunched by (prime minister): Narendra ModiMinistry: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ WelfareBudget: ₹568 crore (US$80 million) It is a report provided to all farmers which informs of the nutrient content in the soil. It gives crop-wise…

On This Day 31 December

Important Days – Important Events 1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan. Birth/Birth Anniversary 1912 – John Frost, Indian-English general (d. 1993) 1925 – Sri Lal…

On This Day 29 December

Important Days Important Events 1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment. Birth/Birth Anniversary 1844 – Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and was the first president of…

On This Day 28 December

Important Days – Important Events 1885 – Indian National Congress, a political party of India, is founded in Bombay Presidency, British India. Birth/Birth Anniversary 1932 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (d. 2002) 1937 – Ratan Tata, Indian…

On This Day 25 December

Important Days Good Governance Day (India) Tulsi Pujan Diwas (India) Important Events Birth/Birth Anniversary 1861 – Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian educator, lawyer, and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1946) 1876 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and…

On This Day 24 December

Important Days – Important Events 1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190…

On This Day 22 December

Important Days National Mathematics Day (India) Important Events 1939 – Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World…

On This Day 21 December

Important Days – Important Events – Birth/Birth Anniversary 1932 – U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 2014) 1959 – Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer 1963 – Govinda, Indian actor, singer, and politician 1972 – Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy,…

On This Day 20 December

Important Days International Human Solidarity Day (International) Important Events – Birth/Birth Anniversary 1909 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (d. 2000) 1945 – Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and author (d. 2010) Death/ Death Anniversary 1915 – Upendrakishore Ray, Indian…

On This Day 19 December

Important Days Goa Liberation Day Important Events 1927 – Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan, are executed by the British Raj for participation in the Kakori conspiracy.1929 – The Indian National Congress promulgates the Purna…