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This Day in History on 11th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 11th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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Important Events:

1290: Mu’izzu’d-din Kaiqubad was killed in his bed. He was proved to be an inefficient ruler
1913: Iron ropes bridge known as ‘Laxman Jhula’ was constructed over Ganga at Hrishikesh .
1930: Pandit Motilal Nehru renamed ‘Anand Bhuvan’ as ‘Swaraj Bhawan’ and handed it over to the people.
1942: All-India Congress party rejects British offer of dominion status at New Delhi.
1952: Treaty between France and India, transferring the former French settlement of Chandranagar to India, is ratified by the National Assembly, Paris. It was the last formal step in completing the process of sovereignty.
1964: Communist Party of India was divided in two parts. Firstly known as Communist Party of India [CPI], its second fragmentation was named as Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]. This division was on ideological differences at the international level.
1992: Marathi cinema’s Bhaichandra Govind Pendharkar gets Phalke Award.
1992: Dr. M.M.Thomas, Nagaland Governor, removed from office.
1993: Tamil Nadu and Karnataka decide to form a joint task force to nab Veerappan and announces a reward of Rs. 40 lakh for his capture.
1999: The DRDO has successfully flight tested AGNI-11 with a range of 2000 km, using solid propellant rocket motors in both stages and rail mobile launcher system from its new launch complex in the Orissa Coast. With this launch the country has reached the point of operationalisation of AGNI-11 as a weapon system. (1-1-2000).
1999: India successfully test-fires the extended range ”Agni-II” missile, bridging a key gap in its minimum nuclear deterrent profile.
1999: Tamil Nadu men, Railways women emerged National Volleyball League champions in Triprayar.
2000: Ms. Jhumpa Lahiri, an author of Indian origin, wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of short stories ‘Interpreter of Maladies’.
1955: The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1856: Lievens Constantly, Flemish missionary in India, was born.
1827: Jyotirao Phule, Indian scholar, philosopher, and activist (d. 1890)
1887: Jamini Roy, famous artist, was born.
1906: K.V. Jagannathan, great Hindi writer and journalist, was born at Krishnarayapuram,Tamil Nadu.
1931: Mahendranath Yeshwant Gupte, cricket test umpire for 1 test in 1984-85, was born at Mumbai.
1937: Ramnath Krishnan, well known Indian Tennis player, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

1993: Laxmanrao Madhav Bhide, senior freedom fighter and history expert, passed away.
1999: A.K.A. Abdul Samad (72), general secretary of IUML and State unit president, died in Chennai.
1977: Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’, Indian author and activist (b. 1921)
2009: Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (b. 1912)
2015: Hanut Singh Rathore, Indian general (b. 1933)

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