On This Day-9th Jan
- January 9, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Exam Analysis
It is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas today!
- In 1349, 700 Jews were burned alive for allegedly spreading the bubonic plague in Basel, Switzerland.
- In 1760, the Marathas were defeated by the Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Durrani in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
- In 1913 – Richard Nixon, 37th US President who became the first American president to resign from office fearing impeachment for the Watergate scandal was born.
- In 1915 – First Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was celebrated on 9 January 2003. The date, 09 January, was selected to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 1915. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. PBD convention is organised to celebrate this day. The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be celebrated under the theme “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal”. President Droupadi Murmu will present the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2023.
- In 1927, Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist and leader of the Chipko movement to stop commercial felling of trees in the Garhwal forests was born.
- In 1998, Soviet chess legend Anatoly Karpov defeated India’s Viswanathan Anand to retain his chess title.
- In 2001, Apple introduced its iconic digital media player application, iTunes.
- In 2007, Apple inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a revolutionary invention combining touch capabilities, iPod, a camera and other features.
Q1. Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was first observed in which year?
Q2. What is the name of the youngest Indian athlete to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games in 2022?
A2. Anahat Singh
Q3. What is the name of the luxury Ganga cruise from Varanasi to Dibrugarh?
A3. Ganga Vilas Cruise
Q4. Israel revoked Palestinian FM’s travel permit over UN move. What is the name of this minister?
A4. Riad Malki
Q5. What is the theme of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas?
A5. Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal