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Cabinet Approval: Kolkata Port Trust renamed to Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Port Trust

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved renaming of Kolkata Port Trust to Shyama Prasad Mukerjee port trust. The announcement of renaming of the port was given by PM Modi on January 11, 2020.


The announcement was made by PM Modi while he attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust. The GoI has lately introduced several measure in the name of the legend

Other measures

In October 2019, the Chenani-NAshri Tunnel was renamed after Shyama Prasad Mukerjee. The tunnel is the longest of Jammu and Kashmir and is located on NH-44. It is bi-directional and reduces the distance between Srinagar and Jammu by 30 km. The travel time is reduced by 2 hours.

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukerjee

Mr Mukerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951. The party was the predecessor of BJP (Bharatiya Janata PArty). He died in Jammu and Kashmir Police custody for entering the state without permit. He battled for Kashmir immensely contributing to National Integration.

Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Rurban Mission

The mission was launched on February 21, 2016 to commemorate fourth anniversary of the legend. The mission aims to stimulate local economic development. It focuses to develop 300 rurban clusters.

J.K. Rowling announces “The Ickabog”

On May 26, 2020, British author J.K. Rowling released first two chapters of her new Children’s book “The lckabog”. The story is to be published in installments on The Ickabog website for free before its official publication in November 2020. The Ickabog is her first children’s book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published in 2007.

About J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling (original name Joanne Rowling) is a British author, film & TV producer, screenwriter and philanthropist, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. He first book in Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published in 1997. The Harry Potter book series is bestselling book series in the history and have served has basis of Harry Potter film series. She published her first book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, in 2012. In 2013 she also released a crime novel under the pen name “Robert Galbraith”.