Current Affairs - January, 2019

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President confers Ashoka Chakra on Lance Naik Nazir Wani

India’s highest peacetime gallantry honour, Ashoka Chakra was awarded to Lance Naik Nazir Wani posthumously. The award was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind was received by Wani’s wife and mother at the Republic Day celebrations held at Rajpath. Lance Naik Nazir Wani also holds the distinction of being the first Kashmiri to be conferred the Ashoka Chakra.

Lance Naik Nazir Wani sacrificed his life fighting the terrorists

Lance Naik Nazir Wani single-handedly killed two terrorists during the Shopian operation and injured a third one despite receiving serious injuries.

Lance Naik Nazir Wani prevented the escape of the terrorists from the target house. He made a huge contribution in neutralising six hardcore terrorists. In the process, he sacrificed his life.

Ashoka Chakra

Ashoka Chakra is India’s highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield and it is peacetime equivalent of  Param Vir Chakra which is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice in the battlefield.

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UP Divas: 24th January

The government of Uttar Pradesh celebrated UP Divas for the first time on 24th January 2019. The proposal was floated by Governor Ram Naik to celebrate the UP Divas on the lines of Maharashtra Day so that people know the history and culture of the state.

History of Uttar Pradesh: Biggest State of India

The state of Uttar Pradesh was called the Brahmrishi Desh or the Madhya Desh during the Vedic period. During the Mughal period, its territory was divided under governors.

The state was under the Bengal Presidency till 1834. After the Agra Presidency was created under a Governor, the state was brought under its control. In 1858, the North Western Province was created and the seat of power was transferred from Agra to Allahabad.

In 1877 the Awadh was merged with North Western Province. In 1902 the entire province was named as ‘United Provinces of Agra and Oudh’.

The legislative council was constituted in Lucknow in 1921 and the seat of power again was transferred from Allahabad to Lucknow. In 1935 Lucknow was designated as the capital of the United Province.

On January 24, 1950, the governor-general of India passed the United Provinces (Alteration of Name) Order 1950, renaming United Provinces as Uttar Pradesh.

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