PM Modi renamed 3 Andaman & Nicobar islands as tribute to Netaji

Last Updated: December 31, 2018

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PM Modi renamed 3 Andaman & Nicobar islands as tribute to Netaji
31 December 2018 Current Affairs:

On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.
On this day in 1943, Bose had suggested that Andaman and Nicobar Islands be renamed as Shahid and Swaraj Dweep respectively.
In 1943 Netaji Bose unfurled the Tricolour in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Modi also hoisted a 150-feet-high national flag at Port Blair, besides paying floral tribute at Netaji's statue.

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