Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the United States of America has announced military aid of USD 2.98 billion to Ukraine. The announcement has come on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24, and the aid will include weapons and equipments. Furthermore, Biden congratulated Ukrainians stating, “On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day”.
The first Namaste Vietnam Festival started with a packed house at Ho Chi Minh City's landmark Independence Palace on August 13. The month-long Festival, coordinated by Captain Rahul Bali, is part of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence as well as the 50th anniversary of India-Vietnam diplomatic relations. It aspires to increase cultural interchange and collaboration between the nations in commerce, investment, tourism, education, and… read-more
A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 was injured in an encounter here and subsequently arrested, confirmed the Uttar Pradesh on August 15. As per PTI, the encounter took place in Jagannathpur village in the Gopiganj police station area. The arrest was made during an intensive checking, in then view of Independence Day. Notably, the wanted criminal has been identified as Rajesh Gaur (36).
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Former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket on this day, two years ago. It is to be noted that star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the international form of cricket. In 2020, MS Dhoni stunned the cricketing world by announcing his retirement, on August 15, 2020. "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired."
Google has created a doodle for Indian Independence Day 2022 to commemorate the people's efforts prior to August 15, 1947. The Google Doodle honors the Independence Day tradition of kite flying. India today has a unique position in global politics, and it appears that this position will only increase in the future. The country has emerged stronger in the post-Covid period, which has wreaked devastation since March of 2020.
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PM Narendra Modi saluted the spirit of children who refused to play with foreign toys, expressing the true spirit of "Atmanirbhar India". Addressing the ramparts on the 76th Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi said, " I have heard from countless families that 5-7-year-old children tell their parents that they do not want to play with foreign toys." Notably, Atmanirbhar Bharat has been a major initiative of the Indian Government.
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Dharma Productions has revealed that the family comedy-drama "Jugjugg Jeeyo" would have another theatrical release in the nation beginning August 15. The film, directed by Raj Mehta and starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor, was released in theatres on June 24, this year. On August 14, the Karan… read-more
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Under the "Freedom Travel" initiative, the Kochi Metro authority launched the scheme, which allows travel to commuters at Rs 10 only. Launched on August 15, as a part of the "Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" travellers can take any distance ticket taken from any station in between 6 am to 11 pm, will be for Rs 10. The freedom ride, in association with MyByk will begin from JLN Stadium.
Indian Cricket fraternity extended Independence wishes to the people of India, on August 15. Sportsperson like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and other cricketers extended wishes. The Boardo of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah also extended the wishes of Independence Day. "The goosebumps we Indians get on seeing our #Tiranga standing tall is something indescribable. On the auspicious occasion of 75th Independence Day, remember… read-more
Indian Chief Ministers (CMs) like K Chandrashekar Rao (Telangana,) YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra Pradesh,) Eknath Shinde (Maharashtra,) and others celebrate the 76th Independence Day. The ministers hoist national flag, at respective events organised by their respective states. In AP, Jagan Mohan Reddy hoisted the national flag. In Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde celebrated the I-Day and unfurled the national flag. He also urged the citizens to… read-more