As we all know in SSC exams General Studies played an important role in getting more marks from the cut off. To get well verse with GS you all have to work really hard,as GS is the only subject which cannot be completed in a day, it needs time.
For this, we are starting a new initiative named ” Today is the day when?”, in which we will post what important events took place in the history of India on the given day.
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On this day in 1605, Salim renamed himself as Jahangir and became the king of Agra.
Some points on Jehangir:
a) He was perhaps the only ruler who although ruled for about 22 years but for about 16 years he was only a ruler in name only as during this period, his wife Nur Jahan was the virtual ruler.
b) He was famous for his ‘golden chain of justice’.
c) His twelve orders issued in the early period of his reign showed his great concern for the welfare of his subjects.
d) Two visitors namely Captain W.Cook and Sir Thomas Rao came to the court of Jahangir. The latter who was the ambassador of King James was able to get permission from Jahangir allowing the English to trade at Surat.
On this day,The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
The Times of India issued its first edition 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, and contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent.
In 1850, it began to publish daily editions. In 1861,the changed the name from the Bombay Times and Standard to The Times of India.
a) Editor-in-chief-Jaideep Bose
b) Headquarters- Mumbai, India
Today is the day, when the Noble Prize winner Amartya Kumar Sen, economist, was born at Santiniketan (Bangal) in 1933.
On this day in 1999, Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, well-known agricultural scientist, is selected for the UNESCO Gandhi gold medal.
- Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, delivered his maiden speech in United Nations Organisation (U.N.O.) General Assembly in 1948.
- On this day in 1998, The first geo-scientific data centre of the country is inaugurated at the Geological Survey of India.