First in India General Knowledge Series – Part 2

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First in India General Knowledge 1) First Olympic team medal Gold for Hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics Amsterdam, beating the Netherlands. 2) First Olympic individual medal (in British India)- Norman Pritchard 3) First Olympic individual medal Bronze – K.D. Jadhav for wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympic Helsinki 4) First Person to swim across the English Channel- Mihir Sen …

List of Highest Longest Largest Biggest in India

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In this article we have tried to cover list of Highest,Longest,Largest,Biggest in India 1) Highest Award – Bharat Ratna 2) Highest Gallantry Award – Param Vir Chakra 3) Longest River in India- The Ganges 4) Longest Tributary river of India – Yamuna 5) Largest Lake – Wular Lake, Kashmir 6) Largest Lake (Saline Water) – Chilka Lake, Orissa 7) Largest …

Vijay Kelkar Committee

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Maharashtra government had appointed committee to study the issue of balanced development of various regions of Maharashtra. It was headed by well-known economist Vijay Kelkar. The committee appointed to study the issue of balanced development of various regions of Maharashtra, has recommended autonomous status for Vidarbha, noting that the region’s population feels neglected. Recommendations of Kelkar Committee Kelkar Committee’s recommendation …

D K Mittal Committee

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Under the chairmanship D K Mittal, former secretary, financial services, Railway Ministry has set up a committee in order to examine the existing revenue structure and come up with some suggestions for raising earnings of Indian Railways. About the Mittal Committee A 9 member committee on December 4th, 2014 was formed under the chairmanship of former Secretary for financial services, …

Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws

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In order to identify obsolete laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27th August 2014 set up a Ramanujam committee. The committee was being established to identify the laws, the Committee believes; hamper governance by creating avoidable confusion. The Committee under the chairmanship of R. Ramanujam, Secretary in the PMO, along with V.K. Bhasin, former Secretary, Legislative Department, will be other …

Mathur committee to examine constitution of SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

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Justice Mathur Committee was appointed by the government on December 23, 2014 to examine the possibility of re-investigation of anti-Sikh riot cases through a SIT. On the possibility of constitution of a Special Investigation Team or SIT for reinvestigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, the Mathur Committee was established. The Committee, headed by former retired Supreme Court Judge Justice …

Important Dates in History of India – Part 4

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Let’s move to the important years in Indian History after Independence. Here, we have divided our complete article into two parts. First, we are discussing the timeline from 1984 to 2004 1) Operation Blue Star in Punjab- 1984 2) Rakesh Sharma goes into space- 1984 3) Mrs. Indira Gandhi assassinated- 1984 4) Rajiv Gandhi becomes PM- 1984 5) Bhopal gas …

First in India General Knowledge Series Part 1

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First in India General Knowledge Here we are going to have a discussion on the first in India. Here’s list: 1) The first President of Indian Republic- Dr. Rajendra Prasad 2) The first Prime Minister of free India- Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru 3) The first Indian to win Nobel Prize- Rabindranath Tagore 4) The first President of Indian National Congress- …

Important dates in History of India – Part 3

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Let’s move to the important years in Indian History after Independence. Here, we have divided our complete article into two parts. First, we are discussing the timeline from 1947 to 1983 1) Division of India; Indian and Pakistan separate independent dimensions- 1947 2) Mahatma Gandhi assassinated (January 30)- 1948 3) Integration of princely states- 1948 4) Hyderabad state accedes to …

Subramanian committee recommended single window system for environment projects

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Subramanian committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian is a four member high-level committee which was appointed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change for the purpose of reviewing environmental laws. Laws reviewed under Subramanian committee The committee, headed by the former cabinet secretary T S R Subramanian, was constituted in August 2014 in order …

Nobel peace prize winner 2014 Satyarthi and Malala

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Nobel peace prize winner 2014 Satyarthi and Malala History was made when a 17-year-old Pakistani girl ‘’Malala Yousaffzai’’ and 60 years old Indian’’ Kailash Satyarthi’’ jointly shared the Noble peace prize for 2014 in Oslo. It is the first time ever when the prize is shared between these two nations. India’s child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistan’s champion …