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SC Gives Clean Chit To Rs. 58,000 Crore Rafael Deal

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of buying 36 fully-loaded Rafael fighter jets from France while rejecting the petitions seeking review of the Rafael order. The apex court gave clean chit to the government in Rafael deal in its November 14 order.

What was the Rafael deal?

NDA government bought Rafael jets from France through a Rs. 58,000 crore inter-government deal. But the opposition parties alleged irregularities in the deal. Supreme Court was hearing the review of Rafael deal but the court found nothing concrete in the allegations and set aside the review petition for an investigation into alleged irregularities.

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Google Celebrates Children’s Day With A Doodle By A Seven-Year Old Student From India

Today’s Google Doodle on Children’s Day is drawn by the winner of the 2019 competition in India. She’s Divyanshi Singhal, a student in Gurgaon. Her design “Walking Trees” was taken as message for protecting the next generation from deforestation.

What was the 2019 competition?

For 10 years, Google has been inviting school student to draw a Doodle for Google India homepage. For 2019, it gave the theme “when I grow up I hope…’. Divyanshi Singhal predicted the right message Google wants to give by making “Walking Trees”.

Why is Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November?

14th November is the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister and architect of the modern India. Born on 14th November 1889, Jawahar Lal Nehru was fondly called Chacha Nehru for his love for children. Children’s Day is also known as Bal Diwas and it is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country.

Earlier Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20 to coincide the celebration with Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. And it continued until the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in … Read the rest

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UK’s Labour Regret Its Kashmir Resolution After Indian Diaspora Branded The Party As Anti-Indian

Labour Party of UK backtracked on its September resolution over Kashmir after some Indian Hindu groups labelled the Labour Party as anti-Indian and started a campaign to move Indian votes to Conservative.

What was September Kashmir resolution of Labour Party?

Labour Party took up the Kashmir issue in its conference in September. It issued a statement stating that Kashmir is accepted as a disputed territory and that the people of Kashmir should get the right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.

What is the present stand of UK’s Labour on Kashmir?

President of the Labour Party, Ian Lavery accepts use of offensive language in the Kashmir resolution and feels regret about criticizing India for abrogating Article 370 in Kashmir. He assured the Hindu community that the Labour Party is fully aware of the sensitivities of Kashmir.

Highlights of Labour Party resolution on Kashmir

• Kashmir is a bilateral problem for India and Pakistan to resolve together

• Both the countries have to resolve the issue by peaceful means

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The World Celebrates 550th Birth Anniversary Of Guru Nanak Dev Ji On 12th November

Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru of Sikhism. Celebrated as Guru Parv, Gurupurab or Guru Prakash Parv, it falls on a full moon day in Kartik Puranmashi.

Celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti

It is three-day celebration that starts two days prior to the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It starts with akhand path that is recitation of the holy book of Sikhism and conclude with people offering their prayers in Gurudwaras.

First Day

Akhand Path of Guru Granth Sahib is held in Gurudwaras. It is a 48-hour path or uninterrupted recitation of the preaching of Sikh Gurus.

Second Day

Nagarkirtan is organized. It is a procession led by PanjPyaras. It carries Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag, and the Palanquin of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. But the main attractions of the Nagarkirtan are various singers singing and dancing to the tunes of brass bands.

Third Day

On the concluding day, people visit Gurudwars and listen to the sacred hymns recited by priests. Lungar or community lunch is … Read the rest

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Babri Masjid Was Built On A Hindu Temple Admits Supreme Court

Five-judge Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoiand Justices Ashok Bhushan, D Y Chandrachud, Sharad Arvind Bobde and SA Nazeer delivered its historic judgement on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute case. It unanimously declared that the land belonged to Ram Mandir.

What was the historic judgement?

Chief Justice RajanGogoi led bench ordered that the entire disputed land measuring went to 2.77-acres to Hindus for Ram Mandir but the bench also said that Muslims would get 5-acres of alternate land. The decision was just the opposite of Allahabad High Court verdict of 2010.

What was the Allahabad High Court verdict?

Allahabad High Court on September 30, 2010 ruled that the 2.77-acres of disputed land be divided into three equal parts and given to Hindu Maha Sabha that represents Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara. But the High Court admitted that the disputed land was the birthplace of Rama and that the Babri Masjid was built on the ruins of the Hindu temple.

Highlights of the SC ruling

• It is proved that Hindus were in possession of the outer courtyard of disputed … Read the rest

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti 2019: He Was Rightly Called The Iron Man Of India

The country is celebrating 144th birth centenary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October. PM Modi paid tribute the great leader and addressed the nation in a program organized close to the Statue of Unity. Also, the entire country is running to show unity. But it is more important to know Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his contribution to the country.

Life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Born on 31st October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat, his real name was Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel. He passed his matriculation at the tender of 22 and decided to continue his studies to become a barrister. Patel traveled to England to work to complete his education and became a barrister in 30 months that is six months earlier than the normal course. He returned to Gujarat as a lawyer and became a famous barrister.

Patel’s fight for freedom

Inspired by Gandhi, Patel joined the Indian freedom movement and led BardoliSatyagrah to oppose the tax imposed by the then British government. The movement forced the Britishers to forgive the tax for that year. After this victory, Patel emerged as … Read the rest