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National Cadet Corps

National Cadet Corps was established in India in 1948. The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Armed Forces with its headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy, and Air Wing, engaged in grooming […]

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Commonwealth of Nations, 1983

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1983 was the seventh Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in New Delhi, India, between 23 and 29 November 1983, and was hosted by that country’s Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. The retreat was held in Goa. The discussion was held on three major […]

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Miss World Diana Hayden

Diana Hayden was born on 1 May 1973. She is an Indian actress, television host, model, and the winner of the Miss World 1997 pageant. She is the third Indian woman to win the title of Miss World. She also won three subtitles during the pageant and is the only Miss World title holder to do […]

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China declared a unilateral ceasefire

On November 21, 1962, after a month of fighting along its border with India, China declared a unilateral ceasefire, bringing to an end the Sino-Indian War. The tension was building on the border areas through 1962, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on October 12 said that he had instructed the Indian army to drive out […]

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India satellite Bhaskara II

India satellite Bhaskara II was launched on November 20, 1981, from Kapustin Yar onboard the Inter¬cosmos launch vehicle. The main objectives of Bhaskara-II, similar to Bhaskara-I, were to conduct earth observation experiments for applications related to hydrology, forestry, and geology using the two band television camera system operating in the 0.54 to 0.66 microns visible […]

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9th Asian Games that transformed Delhi

The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982, to December 4, 1982, in Delhi, India. 74 Asian and Asian Games records were broken at the event. This was also the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia. Delhi joined Bangkok as the only city to host multiple editions […]

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World Health Organization declares Asia to be chickenpox free

On November 13, 1975, the World Health Organization declares Asia to be chickenpox free. An official of the World Health Organization disclosed that there has been no spread of the dreaded disease since the last two cases were detected in May 1975. Smallpox, an often fatal viral disease, has scarred and people since the earliest […]

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was independent India’s first education minister, and his birthday, 11 November, is celebrated as National Education Day. He was born on 11 November 1888, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was an Indian scholar, Islamic theologian, independence activist, and a senior leader of the Indian […]

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born on 31 October 1875. Was popularly known as Sardar Patel. He was an Indian politician. He was the First Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian attorney and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress who played a leading role in India’s struggle for independence and guided its adaptation […]

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India and United Nations

India is a founding member of the United Nations. On June 26, 1945, India was among 50 countries to sign the UN charter. India joined the United Nations after ratifying the UN Charter on October 30, 1945.India has been one of the original 51 members of the United Nations who signed the U.N. Charter. It […]