Kerala’s Padmanabha temple treasure worth over Rs 60k crore

Kerala’s Padmanabha temple treasure worth over Rs 60k crore

Opinion is divided on the treasure’s future at the Kerala’s Padmanabha temple. The value of the treasure found in the four vaults of Sri Padmanabha temple in Kerala has so far crossed an estimated value of Rs 60,000 crore. Tonnes of gold, thousands of precious stones and other valuables found in the secret vaults of the...
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Historical Developments of July Month

Date Events 03-Jul Jotirao Phooley started school in Anna Chiplunkar’s House at Budhwar Peth, Pune – 1851 The Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha a public meeting  of  the Depressed  Classes was held at the Cowasji Jahangir Hall – 1927 04-Jul Lokananatha sent letter to Dr. Ambedkar from Colombo – 1936 05-Jul Dr. Ambedkar left for London...
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Shahu Maharaj

Shahu Maharaj

Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj, Maharaja of Kolhapur in Maharashtra introduced reservation in favour of backward classes as early as 1902 to eradicate poverty from amongst them and to give them their due share in the State administration. The notification of 1902 created 50% reservation in services for backward classes/communities in the State of Kolhapur. This...
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Saint Kabir – A Revolutionary Saint

Saint Kabir – A Revolutionary Saint

Saint Kabir Das is widely acknowledged as one of the great personality of the Bhakti movement in North India. He is one of the medieval Indian saints of Bhakti and Sufi movement. Saint Kabir’s life was centered around Kashi, also called Banaras (Varanasi). His caste was that of Julaha and from his sayings his...
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Annabhau Sathe – Social Reformer

Annabhau Sathe – Social Reformer

Annabhau Sathe was a social reformer and writer from Maharashtra, India. Annabhau Sathe was born in the village of Wategaon near Sangli in a family belonging to the Matang community. (The community has been identified by the Indian government as a scheduled caste.) Poverty had prevented Annabhau from obtaining formal education. His brother Shankarbhau...
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Birsa Munda -THE ‘ULGULAAN’ OF ‘DHARATI ABA’

Birsa Munda -THE ‘ULGULAAN’ OF ‘DHARATI ABA’

 “Our land is blowing away as the dust blows away in the storm” -Dharti Aba Birsa Munda The class was going as usual in the German Mission School, at Burj, Chaibasa. A teacher Dr Nottrott repeatedly uttered derogatory words for the Mundas. A student left the school in protest. His name was Birsa. Birsa...
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National judicial commission- By Rajindar Sachar

National judicial commission- By Rajindar Sachar

  There is an insistent public demand now that matters connected with appointments and misdemeanours by the higher judiciary need to be dealt with by an independent body using transparent means. In a path-breaking measure, the government on May 9, 2003 introduced in the Lok Sabha a Constitution amendment Bill that provides for the...
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Dr.Ambedkar- A Greatest Economist – By R C Rajamani

Dr.Ambedkar- A Greatest Economist – By R C Rajamani

It may surprise many to know that Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, celebrated as the “Father of Indian Constitution,” found economics closest to his heart and got his doctorate for a thesis on “The Problem of the Rupee”. He was a Professor of Economics in Mumbai’s Sydenham College in the early 1930s. Ambedkar strongly believed...
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National Judicial Commission (NJC) – V.Kumar, UP

National Judicial Commission (NJC) – V.Kumar, UP

National judicial commission bill review. The Bill for a constitutional commission for appointments and performance of judges is a necessity of the time. Jurists, lawyers, parliamentarians and the public generally have been discussing this issue in India for some years. Now a bill to constitute a National Judicial Commission is before Parliament. The composition...
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156 million dollars spent on IIT’s – to make to serve the countries other than India

156 million dollars spent on IIT’s – to make to serve the countries other than India

“This year(2011) too our SC/ST students qualifying the JEE exam have surpassed the allotted quota. Additionally, in the SC category, all the students have qualified directly to the main engineering course without the need for any preparatory course”. The Indian Institutes of Technology, elite institutions, highly specialised apex institutions and centres of excellence, are...
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