Mahatma Gandhi Current Affairs - 2020

78th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed

On August 8, 2020, India commemorated the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement. On August 8, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched Quit India Movement at the session of All India Congress Committee in Mumbai. What is Quit India Movement? The Quit India Movement was launched after Cripps mission failed. Gandhiji made a Do or Die call Read More…

India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently launched India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization programme. The programme was launched in partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and FASIE (Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises) of Russia Highlights The main objective of the programme is to connect startups Read More…

101st anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre marked

The Government of India marked the anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on April 13, 2020. The martyrs killed on the day mercilessly are remembered. PM Modi and other leaders paid tribute to such great martyrs Jallianwala Bagh Massacre On April 13, 2020, (Baisakhi Day), at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, a peaceful meeting was held by Read More…

January 9: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

On January 9, 2020, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was celebrated. The day is being marked since 2003 to recognize overseas Indians. It aims at promoting unity among Indian diaspora living abroad and also mark the contributions of overseas Indians. The event is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs. It is sponsored by Confederation of Indian Read More…

Portugal sets up Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the setting up of a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize in order to help promote Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. The announcement was made while he was addressing the second meeting of National Committee for Commemoration Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary chaired by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Portuguese PM Read More…