History of Indian Stamps

India got independence on 15th August of 1947 assured in a new era in the history of the country but philatelist had to wait another 98 days for the release of India’s most commemorate stamp on 21st of November 1947.

First stamp

The Postal Telegraph Department however came out with a large Kashi postmarked with the slogan “Jai hind” for the occasion and letters mailed that the major post offices of the country were cancelled with this post mark.

The India’s first commemorative stamp features the Lion capital of Ashoka which had one set on the top of a column of Sarnath near Varanasi. The lion capital has since been around at the state emblem of India the denomination of the stamp was one and a half annas and an inspiration of “Jai hind” in Hindi was also depicted in the stamps.

Other stamps

Actually three stamps were planned to release at the time of Independence. The rest two stamps were released in the 15th of December 1947 with the three and a half annas stamp with portray of the national flag in tricolor Saffron on the top, white in the middle and green in the bottom.

The twelve annas stamp depicts an aircraft a symbol of the modern age. These stamps also have inscription “Jai hind” in hindi, they are also known are Jai Hind stamps.

The stamps were printed offset lithography. As the three and a half annas stamp was printed in three colors in three steps because difference in inking at different stages, because specimens having the top of the flag in deep orange or pale orange and the lower part in pale green and deep green were coming across.


PM Modi advises heads of Indian missions to guarantee “local goes global”

PM Narendra Modi said that the festival of the 75th Independence Day is a chance to construct an unmistakable vision and guide for India that incorporates the nation’s fare desires. PM Narendra Modi on Friday said the public authority’s choice to dispose of review tax assessment mirrors India’s obligation to follow through on guarantees and sends an unmistakable message to all financial backers about the opening up of additional opportunities.

Tending to a virtual gathering with heads of Indian missions and different partners from the exchange and business area, Modi asked authorities to make the most of new freedoms made by changes in worldwide stockpile chains in the post-Covid-19 time.

The gathering, the first of its sort, was joined by trade serve Piyush Goyal and outer undertakings serve S Jaishankar. The topic for the gathering, as illustrated by Modi, was “local goes global  – Make in India for the world”.

Alluding to the significance of security in working together, he said the choice by India to dispose of review tax collection shows the public authority’s responsibility and consistency in strategies. “It sends an unmistakable message to all financial backers that, pushing ahead, India isn’t just opening ways to additional opportunities however the conclusive legislature of India has the will to satisfy its guarantees,” he said.

The public authority on Thursday presented a Bill in Lok Sabha to forestall the personal expense division from raising assessment requests reflectively, a move that endeavours to end long-forthcoming debates with unfamiliar firms, for example, Vodafone Plc and Cairn Energy Plc that together include an amount of more than ₹20,000 crore.

The move was viewed as financial backer agreeable, and tries to finish chaotic prosecution and discretion, particularly with Cairn, which has brought about the organization marking guarantee to India’s abroad resources.

Modi said that the festival of the 75th Independence Day is a chance to assemble a reasonable vision and guide for India that incorporates the nation’s fare desires. As the world psychologists because of physical, mechanical and monetary availability, additional opportunities are being made for the extension of India’s fares. Modi focused on the significance of reinforcing fares to recapture India’s old portion of the worldwide economy.

He asked partners to zero in on making the most of new freedoms made by changes in the worldwide production network following the pandemic. As the nation moves towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, one of its objectives is to build sends out complex by getting to the worldwide inventory network. “While empowering rivalry and greatness, we need to get ready worldwide heroes in each area,” he added.

Modi recorded four factors that are critical for expanding trades. Assembling has expanded and must be subjectively cutthroat, while the issues of transport and coordinations ought to be taken out mutually by the Center, states and private partners. The public authority should work with exporters, and the global market for Indian items must be extended.

He focused on the job of states in accomplishing trade targets, carrying out changes, drawing in speculations, guaranteeing simplicity of working together and making last mile framework. The focal government is working intimately with states to limit the administrative weight to build fare and venture, he added.

Fare targets can be accomplished distinctly through an all-encompassing activity plan. With practically 50% of India’s fares going to just four significant objections and designing merchandise, diamonds and gems, petrol and synthetic items and drugs representing 60% of fares, there is a need to discover new objections and new fare items, he said.

The occasion was likewise joined by secretaries of in excess of 20 offices, state government authorities, and individuals from send out advancement gatherings and offices of business.