Today in Indian History 16 August For Competative Exams and Entrance Exam

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.
16-August-1886
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.
16-August-1901
Shripad Ramchandra Tikekar, journalist and critic, was born.
16-August-1922
Raunaq Singh, great industrialist and philanthropist, was born at Daska.
16-August-1923
Narayan Athavle, famous Marathi litterateur and journalist, was born.
16-August-1932
Britain instituted new electoral plan for India: to allow limited untouchables and giving them separate representation.
16-August-1933
Mahatma Gandhi goes on fast for being denied to continue the anti-untouchability propaganda.
16-August-1946
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.
16-August-1958
Pather Panchali’ won the top five awards, including feature length motion picture, and got a honorary mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
16-August-1965
Indian troops cross Kashmir line, seizes two Pakistani outposts.
16-August-1974
A.Shankar was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 31st March 1977.
16-August-1980
Communal riots continue; death toll in Uttar Pradesh City hits 130.
16-August-1991
Indian Airliner Boeing 737 crashes in Manipur’s Churachandpur district killing all 69 aboard.
16-August-1991
C. Achuta Menon, former CM of Kerala, passed away.
16-August-1994
Government agrees to present the revised ATR on JPC report on Scam; Parliament crisis defused.
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