Today in Indian History 16 August For Competative Exams and Entrance Exam
Today in Indian History 16 August For Competative Exams Like Jkssb, SSC, UPSC, RRB, Banking Etc.
Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa dies at the age of 50. His real name was Gadadhar Ghatterji. An Indian mystic, leader and saint, he preached unity of religions. Swami Vivekanand was his disciple.
Shripad Ramchandra Tikekar, journalist and critic, was born.
Raunaq Singh, great industrialist and philanthropist, was born at Daska.
Narayan Athavle, famous Marathi litterateur and journalist, was born.
Britain instituted new electoral plan for India: to allow limited untouchables and giving them separate representation.
Mahatma Gandhi goes on fast for being denied to continue the anti-untouchability propaganda.
Hindus and Muslims riot in Calcutta. 90 people lost their lives and other 900 were hurt. The Muslim League observed a “Direct Action Day” and announced its withdrawal of support from all plans.
Pather Panchali’ won the top five awards, including feature length motion picture, and got a honorary mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Indian troops cross Kashmir line, seizes two Pakistani outposts.
A.Shankar was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 31st March 1977.
Communal riots continue; death toll in Uttar Pradesh City hits 130.
Indian Airliner Boeing 737 crashes in Manipur’s Churachandpur district killing all 69 aboard.
C. Achuta Menon, former CM of Kerala, passed away.
Government agrees to present the revised ATR on JPC report on Scam; Parliament crisis defused.