• History

    Jamia Millia Islamia To Digitise Photographs, Papers Of Mahatma Gandhi, Zakir Hussain And Others

    With this unit, the library proposes to undertake the phase wise digitization of historical manuscripts, rare books, old serials, archival newspapers in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English languages at a larger scale. These centuries old documents will be digitised within the safe premises of the library by its own staff being trained to this end, says a statement issued by Jamia Millia Islamia.

    1 month(s) ago

    #Digitise #Papers #Of #Millia #Photographs #Islamia #Jamia #Gandhi #Zakir #Mahatma



  • History

    Car manufacturing plummets to lowest level since Second World War

    Car manufacturing dropped a staggering 99. 7 per cent as makers turned their attention to producing 700,000 pieces of PPE for the NHS, including face shields, visors and gowns instead.

    2 month(s) ago

    #since #War #lowest #Car



  • History

    Last South African witness to Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt March passes away

    Makan, who died on Thursday, was also a well known Gujarati leader in South Africa and spent his entire life in the service of the community in various capacities, including serving as chairman of the Hindu Seva Samaj of the old Transvaal province and on a number of religious, cultural and educational bodies of the community. He also played an instrumental role in attempts to revive the Tolstoy Farm, once a thriving commune near Johannesburg, started by Gandhi during his stay in the city.

    2 month(s) ago

    #African #away #witness #Mahatma #passes #Salt #March #away



  • History

    Historians to Explore Comparisons between the Covid-19 Pandemic and World War II

    A series of posts on the Reflections in War and Society blog will begin May 15, published by the Dale Center for the Study of War amp; Society at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). On March 31, U.

    Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the Covid 19 pandemic is the worst crisis since World War II because the virus threatens every nation.

    At the epicenter of the pandemic, President Xi Jinping invoked the People s War, fought against the Japanese Army during World War II, to explain how China would win the battle against the disease.

    Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare broadcast, urged her subjects to emulate the discipline and resolve that Britons displayed in World War II.

    efforts to fight the virus called for shared sacrifices like Americans had made during World War II, drawing a parallel between young men volunteering to serve in the military and workers sleeping on the floor of PPE factories.

    These historical references to a global conflict that symbolizes duty, unity, and above all victory make sense for leaders who need to rally their countrymen, but one has to wonder: are they true?.

    2 month(s) ago

    #War #Historians #Pandemic #II #II



  • UAE: 75 years after end of second world war, multilateralism remains essential

    NEW YORK, 13th May, 2020 (WAM) The UAE has emphasised that multilateralism and international cooperation remain essential to resolving global challenges at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and lessons learned for preventing future atrocities. "While we commemorate the end of the Second World War on European soil, its consequences had a direct impact in the Middle East that is not often part of the European narrative.

    The balance of power and geographic divisions made at the end of the First and Second World Wars by the victors determined the boundaries and new fault lines of the Middle East in a way that still has far reaching ramifications today," said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE''s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

    2 month(s) ago

    #end #remains #second #spanUAE



  • History

    Dominion’s last surviving Second World War veteran celebrates 95th birthday

    READ MORE: Signs along the road to Auschwitz : a Holocaust survivor s story MacNeil said he doesn ''t think the soldiers who died want to be remembered as heroes, "just the fact that they did the job. ".

    2 month(s) ago

    #birthday #last #War #World #birthday #veteran #95th



  • History

    Nostalgic Nuggets: When Mahatma Gandhi watched his only Hindi film

    From coming up with one''s first film in the silent era (1929) and launching the careers of some of the iconic personalities of the Hindi film industry in the 1950s and 1960s, producer director Vijay Bhatt had a series of achievements in both pre independent and post independent India. After all, there are not many film directors whose films were screened for national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi.

    Bhatt enjoyed this privilege with his film ' Ram Rajya' released in 1942, which was Bapu''s only Hindi film he watched.

    2 month(s) ago

    #Mahatma #When #Gandhied #only #Nostalgic #Hindi



  • History

    Mahatma Gandhi's anti-untouchability campaign letter to go under the hammer

    The letter will be auctioned online by Boston based RR Auction and is expected to fetch USD 15,000, the auction house said in a statement. The one page handwritten letter is signed "M.

    3 month(s) ago

    #hammer #Mahatma #antiuntouchability #under #Gandhis #hammer



  • STEM in 30: World War II: Victory in Europe

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of V E Day, National Air and Space Museum s STEM in 30 will take a look at how the airplane contributed to the Allied victory over the Axis powers in World War II. This episode feature collections and stories from The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and will showcase students interviews with veterans.

    The program will offer tips and resources on how your students can conduct their own interviews with the veterans in their lives.

    Gather your questions and tune in for a live chat about the episode at our Mission Debrief on May 7 at 12:00 P.

    3 month(s) ago

    #STEM #War



  • History

    COVID-19: Mahatma Gandhi University exams to resume from May 18

    The examinations were earlier postponed due to lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. The varsity will release the detail schedule later.

    3 month(s) ago

    #COVID19



  • History

    MGU Exam Dates: Mahatma Gandhi University exams for PG courses to resume on May 18

    Malayalam Samayam reported that the fifth semester graduate private examinations will be conducted from May 25, 2020. The second semester degree examinations will commence in the second week of June and the practical examinations will be conducted in June.

    Also Read: Kerala higher education department orders universities to conduct exams as per their scheduleThe University would publish a detailed timetable soon on its official portal.

    While speaking to the exam controller, he said that the home evaluation of answer sheets by teachers would begin in 9 centers from June 1 and the evaluation process would be completed within a week.

    3 month(s) ago

    #Gandhi #May



  • History

    How Hitler's World War II Weapons Helped Israel Win Independence

    When Israel declared its independence as a sovereign state on May 14, 1948 it faced enemies on all fronts. A day later the forces of the Arab League, which included Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Transjordan, mobilized their sizable armies and invaded their smaller neighbor thus beginning the First Arab Israeli War.

    While nearly every one of the 600,000 Israelis now in their new homeland were ready to fight, one problem was that there wasn''t really a single fighting force.

    The new government instead called upon members of the older independence groups, notably the Haganah ("The Defense") to help fend off the invasion.

    Needed as much as fighters were weapons, and in a strange twist of fate mass amounts of World War II surplus firearms from Nazi Germany were thus sent to help ensure the future of a Jewish state.

    Much of the material, which include vast amounts of K98 Mauser rifles, Luger and P38 pistols, MG34 machine guns and other equipment was stockpiled in formerly occupied lands, notably Czechoslovakia.

    And here is where the other odd twist of fate happened, Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin provided the arms.

    Today it might seem odd that the Soviet Union would supply Israel with the weapons, given the close ties the country now has to the west, but it should be remembered that the Zionists who set up with communes in Palestine prior to World War II based these on the Soviet model.

    Moreover, the western democracies had mixed feelings about the creation of Israel and Stalin took advantage of this and hoped to spread communism into the Middle East from a new Jewish state.

    While he couldn''t openly provide the weapons, in 1947 Stalin allowed the Jewish agency to begin purchasing large amounts of arms and ammunition.

    The weapons couldn''t be of Soviet design or manufacture but there were vast amounts of those captured German weapons in the Soviet''s new client state of Czechoslovakia.

    The deal was handled via "Operation Balak," which involved several purchases of arms handled by Ominpol via a shadowy government holding company.

    The initial sale included dozens MG34 machine guns, 4,500 K98 rifles and more than 50 million rounds of ammunition all of which was smuggled in Palestine.

    The K98, which was one of the most widely issued bolt action rifles of the war and was carried by German conquerors across Europe, became the main battle rifle of the fledgling Jewish state.

    When it turned out that additional rifles were needed by Israel after Stalin''s support for Israel wavered, the new nation turned to the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN), which continued to manufacture new K98 rifles along with other weapons for the Israelis.

    After successfully winning its first war with its neighbors, Israel then began to develop its own arms industry, yet the K98s remained in use during the 1956 Suez Crisis, even as more modern weapons became available.

    Israel also maintained close ties with FN, and in 1955 it officially adopted the FN FAL and FALO rifles, while the K98 was relegated to training and seconding use until being removed from service only in the 1970s.

    Peter Suciu is a Michigan based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and website.

    He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.

    3 month(s) ago

    #II #Hitler #039s #Weapons #How #War #Israel



  • Federal debt to exceed GDP for first time since World War II: watchdog

    According to projections from the group, which advocates for lowering the federal debt, the deficit for fiscal 2020 will exceed $3. 8 trillion, more than 2.

    The annual deficit, the amount the government has to borrow to pay its bills, adds to the overall accumulated debt the government must eventually pay off.

    3 month(s) ago

    #exceed #War #GDP #time #IIdog



  • History

    Freemason secrets: How insider lifted lid on Nazi persecution during World War 2

    The Freemasons trace their origins back to the local fraternities of stonemasons in the 14th century. At local level, Freemasonry is organised at the Lodge ndash; usually supervised by a Grand Lodge ndash; but the secretive nature of the group has also attracted unwanted attention over the years.

    Masons have been the subject of numerous international conspiracy theories and, unfortunately, these outrageous claims were believed by the Nazis ndash; who rejected and banned the practice in January 1934.

    The fate of Freemasons in Nazi labour and extermination camps is an often overlooked chapter of World War 2.

    3 month(s) ago

    #Nazi #lid #secrets #World #War



  • Virus could cause biggest emissions drop since World War II

    Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War II this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions data. Rob Jackson, who chairs the Global Carbon Project, which produces widely watched annual emissions estimates, said carbon output could fall by more than 5 percent year on year the first dip since a 1.

    3 month(s) ago

    #drop #biggest #World



  • History

    Could the economic impact of coronavirus be worse than the Second World War?

    The UK economy could shrink as much as 20% in the next three months as coronavirus triggers a big recession , research company Capital Economics has said. This is due to the introduction of new government measures against the virus, such as closing pubs, restaurants and theatres, which will significantly reduce economic activity , chief economist Paul Dales said.

    He predicts households will spend less on non essential items as they will be staying inside for longer.

    4 month(s) ago

    #War #coronavirus #of #World #War



  • History

    This Week in History: 1915: 'Moving pictures' of the First World War hit the Maple Leaf Theatre

    The "moving pictures " offered viewers the first look at the fighting in the First World War. PNG On Sept.

    23, 1914, the Chicago Tribune cut a deal with the Belgian Red Cross ”granting the Tribune exclusive motion picture rights in the Belgian theatre of war until Dec.

    4 month(s) ago

    # #039Moving #pictures #039 #This #First #Leaf #Maple #hit



  • History

    Nathuram Godse was in Bengaluru a week before killing Mahatma Gandhi: H S Doreswamy

    Godse was here to take part in a RSS conference and stayed in the house of one of its members Vasudeva Murthy, Doreswamy said in an interview. Recalling the freedom struggle, the centenarian said he had published a report on Godse s visit in his paper Pauravani.

    4 month(s) ago

    #killing #H #Nathuram #Gandhi



  • Mahatma Gandhi an exceptional leader says Guv Heptulla

    Gangtok, Feb 16 (UNI) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh vardhan has assured cooperation after giving patient hearing to health related issues apprised by Chief Minister PS Tamangin New Delhi today. Ranchi, Feb 16 (UNI) A mega function will be organised tomorrow at the Prabhat Tara Grounds of the state capital to declare the merger of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) led by former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi with the BJP in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also be present.

    5 month(s) ago

    #Guv #an



  • History

    London’s gay village evacuated for second time in two days after unexploded World War II bomb found

    Another part of a World War II bomb has been discovered in the gay village of London, England, prompting road closures and evacuations for the second day in a row. .

    5 month(s) ago