Pre-dating what has been popularly regarded as the fist war of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha briefly shook the foundations of British rule in the eastern part of India.
The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi approved the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017). The last health policy was formulated in the year 2002, changing healthcare needs and socio economic changes necessitated a fresh policy.
The policy mainly focuses on preventive healthcare and also advocates universal access to quality healthcare at affordable costs.
V Shanmuganathan, who had taken over as the governor of Meghalaya in May 2015 resigned after a section of Rajbhavan employees demanded his resignation for seriously compromising the dignity of the office and making it a “young ladies club”.
The 67-year-old ex-governor also faced sexual harassment charges in the past.
Padma awards are given to individuals in recognition of their contribution in the fields of art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature, education, sports, civil service, etc