History Of Naxal Movement

History Of Naxal Movement

The recent Naxal attack that took the lives of 22 soldiers in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh is considered to be a major assault in the last few years. Let us have a look at the history and origin of the Naxal movement who are also known as Maoists.

Crux of the Matter

Origin Of Naxal Movement

  • The Naxalite Movement has its origin in the peasant uprising of 1967 which took place at Naxalbari Village, West Bengal.
  • The peasants, enraged by the exploitation of landlords raised their bows and arrows in rebellion.
  • The peasant revolt was instigated by communist leaders like Charu Mazumdar who was the leader of CPI-M.
  • The Naxalites are considered to be the left wing extremists associated with Maoists.

History of CPI-M

  • 1964: Communist Party of India (Marxist) split from the united Communist Party of India.
  • 1967: CPI-M leaders Charu Mazumdar, Kanu Sanyal and Jangal Santhal launced the armed struggle against landlords.
  • 1969: Inspired by the Maoist ideology, Mazumdar separated from CPI-M and formed the Communist Party of India Marxist- Leninist.

Difference Between Marxism And Maoism

  • Marxism: The Marxist- Leninist ideology believed the proletariat or the working class to be the bearers of revolution.
  • Maoism- The Maoist ideology believed the peasants or the farmers to be the bearers of socialist revolution

Major Naxal Incidents In The Last Decade
Over the years, the violence has increased and there has been several major naxal incidents.

  • April 2010 – The naxalites killed more than 70 CRPF personnels. This is also considered to be one of the most deadliest Naxal assault.
  • May 2013 – The Congress rally happening in the Darbha Valley, Chhattisgarh was targeted. Around 25 leaders were killed.
  • 2017- 25 CRPF officers were killed in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh
  • 2021- The recent Naxal incident in Chhattisgarh that killed around 22 security personnels

  • In the late 1970s, the Peruvian Communist Party, Shining Path developed and synthesized Maoism into Marxism–Leninism–Maoism. It is a contemporary variety of Marxism–Leninism. 
  • The political slogan “Workers of the world, unite!” is one of the rallying cries from the The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. A variation of this phrase (“Workers of all lands, unite”) is also inscribed on Marx’s tombstone.
  • The Order of Lenin was established by the Central Executive Committee on April 6, 1930. The order was the highest civilian decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union.

Memelord Musk Gets Meme Crypto Dogecoin Soaring

Memelord Musk Gets Meme Crypto Dogecoin Soaring

Elon Musk can never be not in news. This time, his series of tweets on cryptocurrency Dogecoin has sent the crypto rate soaring. Let us dive deep into the matter.

Crux of the Matter

Musk’s tweets on Dogecoin are given below.

Here’s what happened to the Dogecoin price.

What Is Doge Though?
Doge is a meme that became popular in 2013. It consists of a picture of a Shiba Inu dog accompanied by multi-colored text. It represents an internal monologue, which is deliberately written in broken English.

What More Can Happen?
The rally was further fueled by rapper Snoop Dogg who tweeted an image that said “Snoop Doge”, referring to the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Neither First Nor The Last
Dogecoin isn’t the first thing that ‘Musk’eteers were frenzied about after Musk’s tweet.

During WhatsApp privacy policy row, Musk tweeted “Use Signal.” It sent the stock price of the wrong company soaring.

Some time back Musk changed his Twitter bio to “#bitcoin”, which sent Bitcoin soaring. Tesla has bought Bitcoins worth $1.5 bn and will also accept payments in Bitcoin. This news sent the cryptocurrency soaring to an all-time high of $44,000.

Past Indian Budgets In Numbers

Past Indian Budgets In Numbers

The most anticipated event for the nation and claimed to be the one like never before by the current Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Budget of 2021 is going to be a spotlight event, to say the least. Until then, let us have a look at some of our previous Union Budgets via cool and easy-to-understand infographics.

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The union budget size has increased at an annual rate of 11.6%, reaching ₹30.42 lakh crores in 2020-21.

But with the increasing size of the budget, a developing nation’s issue, fiscal deficit did not leave India. The revenue deficit was also of a concern.

Now let us look at the trend of budgetary allocations in some key sectors for a developing nation.

But how does this allocation fare with other nations? Let’s find out.

You might also be wondering where does all the money with the government come from? They tax us for sure, but that’s not all. Find it here yourself.

The Indian Railways has been making a peculiar demand to the government since before last budget. Will their thirst be quenched? What is their thirst? Find it all here: Budget 2021: A Beacon Of Hope For Department Of Railways

  • The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on 26 November 1947. Morarji Desai has presented 10 budgets which is the highest count followed by P Chidambaram’s 9 and Pranab Mukherjee’s 8.
  • Until the year 1999, the Union Budget was announced at 5:00 pm on the last working day of the month of February. All that budgets seemed to do was to raise taxes, a presentation in the evening gave producers and the tax collecting agencies the night to work out the change in prices. It was Mr Yashwant Sinha, the then Finance Minister of India who changed the ritual by announcing the 1999 Union Budget at 11 am.
  • In 2016, departing from the colonial-era tradition of presenting the Union Budget on the last working day of February, Minister of Finance (India) Arun Jaitley announced that it will now be presented on 1 February. Additionally Rail Budget, presented separately for 92 years, merged with the union budget.

In Pics: Trump Supporters Siege Capitol

US Congress formally certified the victory of Joe Biden in the US Presidential elections. Also, the world witnessed a magnificent ‘dance of democracy’ in perhaps the torch-bearer of democracy and freedom across the world as Trump supporters sieged the Capitol Hill. Let us look at it in pictures.

You can click on the right arrow in the post below to look at the images.