Category: Today’s Special


Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Why 2nd October Is Celebrated As Gandhi Jayanti?

India celebrates 2nd October as Gandhi Jayanti with much fervor. Business organizations, social institutions and schools host cultural and literary programs on the birth day of the Father of the Nation. Born on 2nd October 1869 as Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi in Porbandar Gujrat, Bapu’s teachings of non-violence are still alive in the heart of people. He went to prison many times in his fight against the British.

Why is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated on 2nd October?

2nd October is the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is also celebrated as Non-Violence Day. Known for non-violent struggle, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated across the globe to honor Gandhi for his teachings and work. He promoted non-violence as a philosophy. He believed non-violence is a principle and that it is possible to build a better society following non-violence.

How is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?

2nd October has been declared a national holiday on account of birthday of the Father of the Nation. On this day people visit Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat and pay homage in front of his statue. All important persons including President and Prime Minister of … Read the rest


Viju Khote A.K.A. Kalia Of Sholay Died At 77

Veteran film and theater actor Viju Khote popularly known for playing the role of Kalia in 1975 movie Sholay passed away in Mumbai. He was 77. Viju Khote has appeared in over 300 films both Hindi and Marathi. He has also acted in numerous television shows and plays.

Viju Khote’s filmography

He made his debut in movies with 1964 movie Ya Malak and soon start getting offers from greatest directors and producers of his time. But the turning point in his acting career came in 1975 when he was offered the role of Kaila by Ramesh Sippy. He played the most iconic role in Sholaythat is still considered the biggest blockbuster.

Popular films of Viju Khote

  • Sholay as Kalia (1975)
  • Qurbani as Vikram’s Man (1980)
  • Karz as Baiyan(1980)
  • Nagina as Singh (1986)
  • Andaz Apna Apna as Rober(1994)
  • China Gate as Ghanshyam (1998)
  • JaaneKyun De Yaaron as Biju Khote (2018)

Viju Khote family

He was younger brother of veteran actress Shubha Khote. His father Nandu Khote was also a noted stage actor. Another noted actor her times Durga Khote was aunt of Viju … Read the rest


Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale: Exciting Offers On First Day

Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale, the first festival season sale of Flipkart, has started and it will continue till October 4th. In the first of day the sale, offers are given on LED TV, soundbar, smart wearable and other products. Offer on electronic items including mobile phones would be available from 30th October.

Highlights of the sale

  • Additional 10% discount on credit/debit cards of Axis Bank
  • ICICI Bank customers will get 10% additional discount on credit cards
  • Great exchange value of your goods

Here’re important discount offers of the Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale

VU Pixelight 50-inch 4K smart TV

This 50-inch 4K smart television with support for Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube is available on Rs. 25,999. Also, it can be bought at Rs. 23,000 with exchange of your TV. Its market price Rs. 42,000.

Mi LED Smart TV 4A Pro 43-inch

This 43-inch TV is Android based TV. It comes with built-in Google Chromecast and Google Assistant Support. Also, it carries 3-HDMI and 3-USB ports. Its market price is Rs. 25,999 but it is available at Rs. 19,999. Also, you can … Read the rest


PAN-Aadhaar Linking: Non Linked PAN Cards Would Become Inoperative After September 30 Deadline

On March 31, the Central Board of Direct Taxes notified 30 September deadline for linking PAN (Permanent Account Number)with Aadhaar. Failing to do so would make the PAN “inoperative” according to the new Income Tax law proposed in the Finance Bill 2019.

What does the Finance Bill 2019 say?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman changed the PAN-Aadhaar linking rules in the budget presented in July 2019. The new rule says that if a person fails to intimate the Aadhaar number, the PAN allotted to the person shall be made inoperative according to the rules after the notified date that is 30 September. The amendment will come into effect on 1st September 2019.

Currently the PAN-Aadhaar linking is done under Section 139AA (2) that reads that allotted PAN shall be deemed “invalid” in case not linked to Aadhaar.

What is an “inoperative” PAN?

It is clear that people won’t be able to carry out financial transactions with “inoperative” PAN. But the definition of “inoperative” is yet to be explained by the lawmakers. Experts demand clarity on what will happen to PAN if not linked to Aadhaar … Read the rest


Narendra Modi Visits Gujrat On His 69th Birthday

PM Narendra Modi turns 69 today. Last year, he celebrated his birthday with school children of his constituency Varanasi. But this year, he’s in Gujrat to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and inaugurate Namami Narmade Mahotsav.

Visit to the Statue of Unity

Narendra Modi visited the statue he inaugurated on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel last year. There he paid tributes to the Iron Man of India and shared pictures of the jungle safari and cactus garden on social media. He praised the statue in his tweets and video.

Namami Narmade Mahotsav

PM Modi along with Gujrat CM Vijay Rupani came to the Narmada dam, he inaugurated in 2017 and offered prayers to river Narmada to mark the beginning of the NamamiNarmade Mahotsav.

Narmada dam would provide potable water to 131 urban centers and 9,633 villages that is 53% of Gujrat. Also, the dam would provide irrigation facility to 18.54 hectares, covering 3,112 villages in 15 districts of the state.

Visit to Duttatreya Mandir Later PM Modi visited the Duttatreya Mandir in Garudeshwar village and a children’s park. Finally, he addressed a public … Read the rest


8 Google Pays Tribute To BB King On His 94th Birthday With A Doodle On His Life

Today’s Google Doodles is the latest trending news on the web. Dedicated to late BB King on his 94th birth anniversary, the video features the true colors of the vibrant life of the iconic guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer.

Who’s BB King?

Born in 1925 near a town called Itta Bena in Mississippi, BB King started his music career with recording in 1949 and soon became an iconic musician of his time. But he won the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1987 after almost four decades of his music career.

Interesting incident of his life

It happened in 1949. BB King once ran into a burning nightclub to rescue his beloved guitar. The incident shows his love for music. He risked his life to save his guitar from burning.

Ruined personal life

BB King tied the knots two times but both the marriages ended in a failure. His first wife was Martha Lee Denthon and second wife was Sue Carol Hall. While BB King made a remarkable progress in his professional life, he had to struggle a lot to maintain a … Read the rest