Today in History – 16 November

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1713

Chhatrapati Shahu appointed Balaji Vishwanath, a very remarkable man in Maratha history, as ‘Peshwa’.

 

1860

First group of Indian worker’s reached Natal, South Africa.

1921

Nearly 700 Mopalh rebels were killed by the Gurkhas as they attacked the Pandikkad post at Delhi.

1958

India and U.S.S.R. sign trade agreement to exchange Soviet industrial and agricultural equipment for farm commodities at Moscow.

1962

Chinese troops launch a major offensive in the frontier war.

1988

India gives full recognition to the state of Palestine.

1995

The Pension scheme ordinance for 18 million Provident Fund subscribers takes effect with an initial corpus of Rs. 85.00 billion.

2000

The Government to reduce equity holding in nationalised banks from 51 per cent to 33 per cent.

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