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31st August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India Date:                            31st August 2019 Day of Week:              Saturday Festivals:                    None (Do comment if you know any being celebrated in India) Panchangam:              Aaj Ka Panchang Today's Horoscope: Daily Horoscope Events:                        Daily Events

Movies releasing/running today: Saaho, Mission Mangal, Angry Birds 2 Movie, The Lion King, Crawl, Once upon a time in Hollywood, Batla House
The Best thing to do today: Watch WI Vs IND Test Match

News: NRC final list released today in Assam.GDP growth rate of last quarter falls to 5% from 5.8%.Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman announces the merger of 27 PSU Banks into 12 PSBs.
Day in History:

Birthdays: 1919 – Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005) 1963 – Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013

30th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India Date:                            30th August 2019 Day of Week:              Friday Festivals:                    None (Do comment if you know any being celebrated in India) Panchangam:              Aaj Ka Panchang Today's Horoscope: Daily Horoscope Events:                        Daily Events
Movies Releasing Today:Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor film Saaho
The best thing to do today: Watch WI vs IND Live Match

News:
Pakistan Observes "Kashmir Hour" to express solidarity with Kashmiris.Nripendra Misra quits as principal secretary to PM Modi.

Day in History:

Birthdays: 1903 – Bhagwati Charan Verma, Indian author (d. 1981) 1916 – Shailendra

29th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India Date:                            29th August 2019 Day of Week:              Thursday Festivals:                    National Sports Day, Telugu Language Day Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang Today's Horoscope: Daily Horoscope Events:                        Daily Events

News:
PM Modi launches ‘Fit India Movement’, says it’s a step towards healthy IndiaCG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd.’s board removed Gautam Thapar as chairman after an investigation by a legal firm unearthed governance and financial lapses at the company.Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman para-athlete and the oldest to be conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.


Day in History: 1758 – The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey

28th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India Date:                            28th August 2019 Day of Week:              Wednesday Festivals:      None (Do comment if you know any being celebrated in India) Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang Today's Horoscope: Daily Horoscope Events:                        Daily Events
News:
Day in History: 1833 – King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.

27th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                            27th August 2019
Day of Week:              Tuesday
Festivals:   
Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang
Today's Horoscope: Daily Horoscope
Events:                        Daily Events

News:

RBI approved a record Rs 1.76 trillion transfer to the Modi governmentRoger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam champion, defeated India's Sumit Nagal in the first round of the US Open.Releasing photos clicked by #Chandrayaan2, #ISRO has just named a crater on the Moon after a forgotten scientist Sisir Kumar Mitra who had been awarded the Padma Bhushan for his pioneering work.
Day in History:


Birthdays:

1925 – Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)1931 – Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)1972 – The Great Khali, Indian Professional Wrestler


Deaths:

1979 – Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (b. 1900)2006 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director…

26th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                           26th August 2019
Day of Week:             Monday
Festivals:     
Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang
Today's Horoscope:Daily Horoscope
Events:                        Today's Events

News:


Day in History:


Birthdays:
1891 – Acharya Chatursen Shastri, Indian author and playwright (d. 1960)
1910 – Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1928 – Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (d. 2015)

25th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                          25th August 2019
Day of Week:             Sunday
Festivals:     
Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang
Today's Horoscope:   Daily Horoscope
Events:                        Today's Events

News:

In Bahrain, PM Modi Launches $4.2 Million Project At 200-Year-Old Temple
Day in History:


Birthdays:
1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)1965 – Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach1969 – Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
Deaths: 2013 – Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

24th August 2019 - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                         24th August 2019
Day of Week:            Friday
Festivals:   
Panchangam:             Aaj Ka Panchang
Today's Horoscope:   Daily Horoscope
Events:                       Today's Events

News:
Arun Jaitley passes away today at around 12:07 PM, he was 66. Arun Jaitley was hospitalised at AIIMS since 9th of August 2019.

Day in History:
1608 – The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.1690Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city's foundation date is unknown). Birthdays:
1908Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)1918Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)1927Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)

23rd August - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of this Day 23rd August. Major historical events of this day in the history of India, Eminent personalities and celebrities Birthday on this day, deaths if any.


Birthdays on 23rd August
1988 - Vaani Kapoor is an Indian actress known for her work in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in the 2013 romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance, a critical and commercial success, which earned her Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She went on to star in the company's romantic comedies Aaha Kalyanam (2014) and Befikre (2016).1872 – Tanguturi Prakasam, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Andhra (d. 1957)1852 – Radha Gobinda Kar, Indian physician and philanthropist (d. 1918)

22nd August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                           22nd August 2019
Day of Week:             Thursday
Festivals:                    Madras Day (Chennai and Tamil Nadu, India)
Panchangam:             Daily Panchang
Today's Horoscope:   Daily Horoscope
Events:                        Events

News:

The city Chennai initially called Chennapattinam and Madraspatanam, soon became Madras and then Chennai. It was founded on August 22, 1639.Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space, Fedor blasted off in a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at 6:38 am Moscow time (0338 GMT) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.First Moon Photo By Chandrayaan-2 Shows Apollo Crater, Mare Orientale Basin

Day in History:
1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1894 – Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.

Birthdays:
1955 – Chiran…

21st August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:                 21st August 2019
Day of Week:    Wednesday
Festivals:   
Panchangam:      http://www.astrojyoti.com/dailypanchangadarshini
Today's Horoscope:   https://bishanssharma.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/
Events:                https://www.eventshigh.com/

News:

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Babulal Gaur, who represented Govindpura Assembly seat 10 times, passed away on Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness. He was 89.Amazon the largest e-commerce platform on Wednesday inaugurated its largest campus building in Hyderabad's financial district. The campus is spread over 9.5 acres to support more than 15,000 employees.Pakistan Pacer Hasan Ali marries Indian bride Samiya Arzoo in Dubai.

Day in History:


Birthdays:

1961 – V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2019)
Deaths:

1995 – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)2004 – Sachidananda Routray, Indi…

20th August - A Day in the life of India

DayTuesday, 20 August 2019Festivals, ObservationsAkshay Urja DivasPanchaangAaj Ka PanchaangEventsToday's Events
Day in History:
2019 - Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters the moon's orbit.1995 – The Firozabad rail disaster claimed 358 lives in Firozabad, India.Birthdays:
1896 – Gostha Pal, Indian footballer (d. 1976)1944 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)1946 – N. R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
Deaths:
2013 – Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist (b. 1945)2014 – B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)

19th August - A Day in the life of India

A Day in the life of India
Date:19th August 2019
Day of Week:        Monday
Festivals:None
Panchangam:Aaj Ka Panchang
Events:Today's Events

News:
Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick for a Ram temple at Ayodhya. Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma resigns, Ravinder Takkar takes over, Takkar will take up the new role from today (19th August 2019), while Sharma will be given another role in Vodafone Group.
Day in History:
2013 – The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.Birthdays:
1887 – S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)1907 – Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)

18th August - A Day in the life of India

DaySunday, 18 August 2019Festivals, ObservationsNonePanchaangAaj Ka PanchaangEventsToday's Events Birthdays on 18th August1967 – Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and record producer1956 – Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach1934 – Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director Deaths on 18th August2015 – Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)2012 – Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)1998 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)[11]1979 – Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)1945 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)

Know all about Gulzar

Gulzar (pen name) or Sampooran Singh Kalra (Born: August 18, 1934), is an Indian film director, lyricist and poet. Born in Jhelum District in British India (now in Pakistan) his family moved to India after partition. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award. He also wrote the theme song for Motu Patlu, an Indian animated sitcom. Gulzar also wrote poetry, dialogues and scripts. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s and the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993.
Some of his Shayari's:
Lagta…

15th August - A Day in the life of India

DayThursday, 15 August 2019Festivals, ObservationsIndia's Independence DayPanchaangAaj Ka PanchaangEventsToday's Events
15th August in the History of India 
1969 - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. ISRO sent a lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1, on 22 October 2008 and the Mars Orbiter Mission, on 5 November 2013, making India the first nation to succeed on its maiden attempt to Mars. on 15 February 2017, ISRO launched one hundred and four satellites in a single rocket (PSLV-C37), a world record. On 22 July 2019, ISRO launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, which consists of an orbiter, lander and rover.1947 – India gains Independence from British rule after near 190 years of a British company and crown rule, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

Birthdays on 15th August

1992 – Baskaran Adhiban, Indian chess player1975 – Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer and coach1971 – Adnan Sam…

Know all about Indian freedom fighter Ashfaqulla Khan

Ashfaqulla Khan was a freedom fighter in the Indian independence movement.

Born: 22 October 1900, Shahjahanpur
Died: 19 December 1927, Faizabad
Other names: Ashfaq Ulla Khan.
Organization: Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
Known for: Indian freedom fighter
Parents: Shafiq Ullah Khan, Mazhoor-Un-Nisa

Ashfaqulla had given away his life along with Ram Prasad Bismil. Bismil and Ashfaq, both were good friends and Urdu poets. Bismil was the pen name of Pandit Ram Prasad whereas Ashfaq used to write poetry with the pen name of 'Hasrat'. Ashfaqulla Khan was the first Indian Muslim who was hanged in a conspiracy against British Raj in the twentieth century.





(Information collected from various sources; compiled by Namaste India)

know all about Sultan of Kingdom of Mysore Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali, Haidarālī was the Sultan and de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Born as Sayyid wal Sharif Hyder Ali Khan, he distinguished himself militarily, eventually drawing the attention of Mysore's rulers.

Born: Budikote
Died: 7 December 1782, Chittoor
Spouse: Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa
Buried: Gumbaz, Srirangapatna, Ganjam
House: Mysuru
Parents: Fath Muhammad, Lal bai

Born Hyder Naik, he distinguished himself militarily, eventually drawing the attention of Mysore's rulers.
Rising to the post of Dalavayi to Krishnaraja Wodeyar II, he came to dominate the titular monarch and the Mysore government.
He became the de facto ruler of Mysore as Sarvadhikari by 1761. He offered strong anti-colonial resistance against the military advances of the British East India Company during the First and Second Anglo-Mysore Wars, and he was the innovator of military use of the iron-cased Mysorean rockets.





(Information collected from various sources; compiled by Namaste India)

Know all about Bharat Ratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was an Indian scholar, activist and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement.

Born: 11 November 1888, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 22 February 1958, Delhi
Awards: Bharat Ratna

Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'Our Master', and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.

As a young man, Azad composed poetry in Urdu, as well as treatises on religion and philosophy. He rose to prominence through his work as a journalist, publishing works critical of the British Raj and espousing the causes of Indian nationalism. Azad became the leader of the Khi…