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  • 75th Independence Day 2021: What is the meaning of the 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra?

    75th Independence Day 2021: The Ashok Chakra seen on the Indian National flag is rendered in a navy blue colour on a white background. The Ashoka Chakra has 24 spokes which inspire every Indian to work tirelessly for 24 hours. On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, let us find out the meaning of the 24 spokes of Ashok Chakra.

    Aug 15, 2021
  • India’s Highest Civilian Award (Bharat Ratna): Facts at a Glance

    Instituted in the year 1954, Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of India. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service towards any field of human endeavour, without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex. 

    May 17, 2021
  • Independence Day in India 2020: National Anthem of India Facts at a Glance

    Independence Day in India 2020: On 15 August every year India celebrates Independence Day and this year marks 74th Independence Day in the country. The National Anthem of India is “Jana Gana Mana" which was originally written in Bengali by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Let’s have a look at interesting facts about the National Anthem of India.    

    Mar 12, 2021
  • Republic Day 2021: Facts about Vande Mataram (The National Song of India)

    Republic Day 2021: Vande Mataram’ is the national song of India. It was written by Mr. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay to praise the "Mother India" on 7th November, 1875, and was published in a Bengali fiction novel ‘Anandmath’. Let us read some important facts about the National Song of India 'Vande Mataram'.  

    Jan 26, 2021
  • Republic Day 2021: Facts and Code of Conduct of Indian National Flag

    Republic Day 2021: It is celebrated in India on 26 January every year to mark the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect and the country became a republic. Let us have a look at the features and some interesting facts about National Flag.      

    Jan 25, 2021
  • Origin and Meaning of 13 common symbols used in our everyday life

    Common symbols used in our everyday life: There are many symbols like Zebra Crossing, OK symbol, Victory sign, and Danger sign, etc have been invented by the human beings for the simplicity of the life. This article is based on such symbols; we use in our daily life.

    Mar 11, 2020
  • Royal Bengal Tiger: The National Animal of India

    'Royal Bengal Tiger' became the National animal of India in 1973 after the inception of the Project Tiger in 1973. The total number of tigers in India has increased to 2967 in the year 2018. Madhya Pradesh has highest number of tigers i.e. 526 in India followed by the Karnataka with 524 tigers.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • Indian Recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award

    Ramon Magsaysay Award also known as the Nobel Award of Asian Continent. Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 is given to five individuals which includes India's most Influential journalist Ravish Kumar. Other recipient of this award includes Thailand’s Angkhana Neelapajit (human rights activist), Philippines’ Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab (musician), Myanmar’s Ko Swe Win (journalist), and South Korea’s Kim Jong-Ki, an activist working on violence and mental health issues in youth.

    Sep 9, 2019
  • India's 6 Gallantry Awards: Facts at a Glance

    Param Vir Chakra (Pvc) is the highest gallantry award of Indian army. Apart from this award there are 5 other gallantry awards in India i.e. Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra. These gallantry awards were instituted by the Government of India on 26th January, 1950.

    Aug 14, 2019
  • Do you know the Flag Code of India, 2002?

    The Flag Code of India, 2002 is in effect from January 26, 2002. It superseded the existing Flag Code-India. The flag code of India,2002 has been divided into 3 parts. Part 1 contains the general descriptions of the National Flag while part 2 is based on the display of the National Flag by the private and public organisations etc. and part 3 is devoted to the display of the National Flag by the State and Central Government and their agencies.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • Padma Awards (The Award of Excellence): 14 Facts at a Glance

    Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of India, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awardsare given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- public affairs, art, social work, literature and education, trade and industry, science and engineering,medicine,sports, civil service, etc.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Do you know that the Indian aviation service still using a symbol of slavery

    To ensure the national identity of the aircraft, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) gives a code to all countries. India's aviation service is still using the code "Viceroy Territory (VT)" given during British rule in India. This article will make you aware that why Indian government has not been able to remove this code even after the 70 years of independence.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Peacock the National Bird of India: Facts at a Glance

    Generally most people use the term "peacock" to describe both male and female birds, but peacock is actually a name that refers to male peafowl. Peafowl belong to pheasant family. These birds are native to Asia. There are two species of peafowl: Indian Peafowl and Green Peafowl. Both types are counted in the list of endangered species because of the habitat loss, smuggling and predation. Peacock is the national bird of India.

    Mar 15, 2016
  • India’s Highest Literary Award (Jnanpith Award): Facts at a Glance

    The jnanpith ward is the highest literary honour conferred in the republic of India. It was founded by the sahu Jain family, the publisher of the times of India. The award was instituted in 1961. An Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. So far Kannada writers have won 7 awards (highest any for any language). Eminent Gujarati novelist Raghuveer Chaudhary has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015.

    Nov 20, 2017
  • National Anthem

    The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

    Jun 16, 2011
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