809th Urs Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

809th Urs Of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti: Prime Minister Modi has handed over a Chadar that would be offered at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on the 809th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Sufi shrine (dargah) of the revered sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti, located at Ajmer, Rajasthan. The shrine has Chisti’s grave […]

Odisha’s Border Disputes with Andhra Pradesh : Kotia Dispute

Odisha’s Border Disputes:   A border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh once again resurfaced when Andhra Pradesh announced panchayat polls in three villages of Kotia panchayat in the Koraput district of Odisha. Border Disputes of Odisha: Odisha was carved out of the Bengal-Bihar-Odisha province on 1st April 1936, but the inter-state border disputes continue […]

Jerenga Pothar And Dhekiajuli Town : Importance

Jerenga Pothar And Dhekiajuli Town: The Prime Minister visited two significant historical places in Assam. The first was Sivasagar’s Jerenga Pothar, where 17th-century Ahom Princess Joymoti sacrificed her life. The second was Dhekiajuli town, associated with the Quit India Movement of 1942. Jerenga Pothar: Jerenga Pothar, an open field in Sivasagar town, is popularly connected […]

Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations – Uttar Pradesh

Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations at Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on 4th February 2021. The day marks 100 years of the ‘Chauri Chaura’ incident, a landmark event in the country’s fight for independence. The Chauri Chaura incident took place on 4 February 1922 at […]

What is Waghai-Bilimora Heritage Line?

Waghai-Bilimora Heritage Line: The Western Railway has decided to not stop the services of three trains, including the 107-year-old narrow gauge heritage train between Vaghai and Bilimora, in Gujarat permanently. The other two narrow gauge trains run between Miyagam, Choranda and Malsar, and Choranda junction and Moti Karal. In rail transport, track gauge or track […]

Deployment Of Rohingya Muslims To Bhashan Char Island

Bhashan Char Island:   The Bangladesh Authorities recently moved around 1,750 Rohingya Muslims to a controversial island in the Bay of Bengal called the “Bhashan Char Island”. This move by Bangladesh was opposed by the refugees already living on the island. About Bhashan Char: The island is also known as Char Piya. It is in […]

Periyar Tiger Reserve: Taken Up Training Of A Tiger Cub

Periyar Tiger Reserve:   For the first time in the country, the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala has taken up the training of a tiger cub to equip it to naturally hunt in the forest environment. Periyar tiger reserve falls in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala (saddled in the southern region […]

Chabahar Port: India To Deliver 2 Cranes

India delivers 2 cranes for Chabahar: This is part of a bilateral contract between India and Iran signed in May 2016 for $85 million to equip and operationalise the port. Amid talks with Iranian authorities, it signals a push to the port project.India’s plans to invest further in the port project are seen as an indicator […]

Patharughat 1894 Peasant Protest : Keypoints

Patharughat: Twenty-five years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, more than a hundred peasants fell to the bullets of the British on January 28, 1894 in Patharughat, a small village in Assam’s Darrang district. The unarmed peasants were protesting against the increase in land revenue levied by the colonial administration, when the military opened fire. On […]