Today in History – 15 August

Today in History-15 August


Indian Independence Day


Divani and Faujdary courts seperated by East India Company.


Bhartendu Harishchandra publishes a Hindi monthly ‘Kavi Vachan Sudha’.


Sir Cyril Radcliffe Award on the new boundaries of West Punjab, East Punjab, West Bengal, East Bengal and Assam.


India gains independence from the British rule and Pakistan emerges as a separate Islamic nation. Around 600,000 die in clashes during the subsequent population exchange of 14 million people between the two new countries.


At the stroke of midnight, India is free after 163 years of British Raj. At the same time Muslims win a degree of freedom from Hindus. They have their own separate dominion Pakistan in the British Commonwealth Sect.


Paramveer Chakra, Mahaveer Chakra, Veer Chakra instituted as ‘Awards for Gallantry’.


Hindu-Muslim association in Calcutta.


Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru becomes the first Indian Prime Minister of free India.


Brigadier Thakur Mahadeo Singh was the first Indian Commandant. He was the DSO of Indian Militery Academy.


Indian Constitution goes into effect.


Satyagrah started for the freedom of Goa.


Maharashtra State Sahkari Grihvitta Corporation was established.


Television starts in New Delhi.


Marathwada’, a daily newspaper, published.


Postal Index Number (PIN Code) of 6-digits was introduced.


Doordarshan’s national programme and the first nationwide colour transmission started by Delhi Doordarshan.


Uttar Maharashtra University was established.


Five more Doordarshan channels launched.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, says Agni-2 to be inducted in the defence arsenal.

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