Today in History – 1 April

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today in history 1 april


Medical College Hospital in Calcutta having only 20 beds was opened for male patients .


Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s first Bengali primer ‘Varnaparichay’ was published.


Income Tax was imposed. On the same day New Indian Divorce Act came into operation.


Calcutta Museum was opened for general public.


Savings Bank Postal system was introduced.


Hindu’, English language newspaper changed its perodicity from weekly (20/09/1888) to daily.


The imperial capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Old New Delhi and the Province of Delhi was declared by a proclamation.


Royal Air Force replaces Royal Flying Corps in Britain.


Government announced 15 yrs and 18 yrs as minimum marriageable age for girls and boys. This is presently remodified.


Indian Air Force was established at Drigh Road in Karachi (now in Pakistan). Subroto Mukherjee and four other officers were inducted as pilots when the first Indian Air Force Squadron was formed. The first aircraft flight joined the Indian Air Force, at that time it possessed a strength of six RAF-trained officers and 19 Havai Sepoys (literally, air soldiers); its aircraft inventory comprised four Westland Wapiti II. A army co-operation biplaned at Drigh Road as the “”A”” Flight nucleus of the planned No.1 (Army Co-operation) Squad


The Reserve Bank of India was established as a Central Bank and the job of issuing notes was entrusted to this bank. The Commissioner’s office which issued currency was abolished and was substituted by the Governer of the RBI. The issue offices scattered around the country came to be called as the regional offices of the Reserve Bank.


Orissa state was formed as a province of British India separating from Bihar.


Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India.


Gandhiji addresses Asian Relations Conference in Delhi.


Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee became the first Indian to become the Air Officer Commanding, India Command.


Companies Act of 1913 was revised and Indian Companies Act of 1956 came into force.


Postage stamps and sale of postal stationary was introduced as per decimal coinage system and Rupee was established to Hundred Naya Paisa.


Metric weights became compulsory as New Weights and Measurements Metric system was intoduced by Indian Government.


Delhi Special Police Establishment acquired its popular current name Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through a Home Ministry resolution passed.


India’s first Atomic Energy Reactor started at Tarapore.


Television was separated from radio, and Doordarshan Corporation was established.


India’s sixth Five-Year Plan commenced.


Bureau of Indian Standards was changed to Indian Standards Institution.


UN Peace-keeping Force arrives in Windhoek to prefare for independence of Namibia.


Gold Control Act was withdrawn.


National Aeronautical Laboratory becomes National Aerospace Laboratories


The Airports Authority of India (AAI) formed by the merger of IAAI and NAA. AAI manages five international airports, 87 domestic airports and 28 civil enclaves.

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