On March 5, 2009 the Indian government announced a contest to create a symbol for the rupee.During the Union Budget 2010 Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee mentioned that proposed symbol would reflect and capture the Indian ethos and culture.Five symbols had been short listed,and the Cabinet selected the definitive symbol, created by IIT alumnus D Udaya Kumar,on 15 July 2010.

The symbol is a blend of the Devanagari ‘र’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem. The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign which symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity.The Indian government will try to adopt the symbol within six months in the country and globally within 18 to 24 months

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Mother's Day

Dated :-09 May, 2010
Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.

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Adhika Maas Or Purushottam Mas's पुरुषोत्तम मास

Purushottam Maas is from 15th April 2010 to 13th May 2010 Or March 30, 2010 to April 28, 2010

The concept of Adhika Masa is unique to the traditional Hindu lunar calendars. In 2010 Hindu calendar, there is an Adhika Masam or Adhik Masa or an extra month. This Adhika Masam is from March 30, 2010 to April 28, 2010 as per North Indian Calendar. In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Adika Masa is from April 15, 2010 to May 14, 2010. This extra month is known as Adhik Vaishak Maas or Adhik VaishakMahina. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and as Vaishak is auspicious to Vishnu this makes the extra month in 2010 double auspicious.

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Guru Ravindra Nath Tagore Jayanti

Guru Ravindra Nath Tagore Jayanti is on 9th May 2010

Why is Ravindra Jayanti Celebrated:
Ravindra Jayanti or Poncheeshe Boishakh as it is popularly called in the Kolkata circle is celebrated with much pomp and gaiety in Kolkata and West Bengal as a whole. The festival pays tribute to the great scholar and novelist Rabindranath Tagore. He is one of the very few Indian personalities to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his life time achievement as a novelist. This festival has gained a lot of popularity in West Bengal and beyond. The festival is marked by cultural shows and recitations from the poet's writings throughout the city. On this occasion Rabindra lovers in general and also other people gather. Interestingly enough even people from Bangladesh celebrate this event with much enthusiasm.

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