Saturday, 15 August 2020

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15 August 2020 Current Affairs:India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on 15 August 2020. Indian Independence Day is celebrated in India every year. On 15th August 1947, India gained its power and became an independent nation. The Day is celebrated by colours and many events across the country. On this special day, President Ram Nath Kovind and the Prime Minister delivered the address to the nation on the Independence Day event. PM of India Narendra Modi hoisted the tricolour flag on the special occasion.

British rule began in 1757. The East India Company (EIC) took control in India till 1857. British crown, then, dethroned the EIC during the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58. The Indian Independence movement began in the mid 19th century. The movement was led by Mahatma Gandhi. He led through various movements like a method of nonviolent, non-cooperation movement, and the Civil Disobedience Movement.
In the year 1946, the British government underwent capital loss during the Second World War (WWII). The British Labour Government planned to end its rule over India. The then British PM Clement Atlee announced that the British rule would end in India by 30 June 1948. He also announced powers would be transferred to responsible Indian hands. On the other, the Muslim League demanded the partition of the country, which is Pakistan. But, on the midnight of 14-15 August in 1947, the British rule came to an end, and power was transferred to the two new independent Dominions of India and Pakistan.

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