28 September 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Government has given its approval to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Gurugram’. With this both the city as well as the district of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram. It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after presiding over the first meeting of the State-level ‘Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee’ at Panchkula.
Gurugram is the mythological name derived from Guru Dronacharya, the master of archery in Mahabharata who groomed the Pandavas and Kauravas in war tactics.
It is said the village was given as ‘gurudakshina’ to Guru Dronacharya by the Pandavas and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram. However in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon.
Presently, Gurugram is the corporate hub of Haryana on outskirts of Delhi. It is known both nationally and globally as industrial, software, information technology and corporate hub.
The offices of several leading Indian companies and multinational corporations (MNCs) are located here.
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