Monday, 15 August 2016

Events of the day in History 15-Aug-16


August 15, 1947

India and Pakistan gain independence (dominion status). Lord Mountbatten becomes Governor General of India and Mohammad Ali Jinnah is appointed the Governor General of Pakistan. Independent India's first cabinet meeting with Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister held. Members of the first Cabinet were: 1. J. L. Nehru - PM, External and Commonwealth Relations and Scientific Research, 2. Sardar Patel - Home Information and Broadcasting and States, 3. Dr. Rajendra Praised - Food and Agriculture, 4. Maulana Azad - Education, 5. John Mathai - Railways and Transport, 6. Sardar Baldev Singh - Defence, 7. Jagjivan Ram - Labour, 8. C. H. Bhabha - Commerce, 9. R. A. Kidwai - Communications, 10. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur - Health, 11. B. R. Ambedkar - Law 12. R. K. Sanmukham Chetty - Finance, 13. Shyama Prasad Mookerji - Industries and Supplies, 14. N. V. Gadgil - Works, Mines and Power.