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Indira Gandhi the environmentalist!

go here When we talk about India’s only female Prime Minister till date, what comes to our mind? Emergency, ‘Garibi Hatao Andolan‘, 1971 Bangladesh War, Operation Bluestar etc. But it is surprising to note that Indira Gandhi was also a lover of nature. She was a lover of mountains, of tranquil seas and of beautiful birds that roamed India in all their grace & magnanimity. Indian National Congress (INC) member Jairam Ramesh in his book ‘Indira Gandhi: A life

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Captain Fantastic will leave you fantasising for more!

Whenever I used to read about Robinson Crusoe and his long and adventurous stay in an island for close to 28 years, it used to fill me with wonder. Imagine living away from civilization, technology and people for close to 3 decades! Well, on one side, it’s quite scary but on another side, if one has the guts and a strong attitude, then the experience is nothing less than phenomenal. While scavenging through some popular

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बिटकॉइन आखिर है क्या ?

cheap micronase generic आये दिन कई कंपनियां ‘बिटकॉइन’ के बारे मे बात कर रही हैं। आखिर यह नई मुद्रा प्रणाली है क्या? क्या यह सुरक्षित है? क्या इससे घोटाले मे कमी आएगी? ऐसे कुछ प्रश्न मेरे दिमाग मे आये थे। चूँकि आजकल स्मार्टफ़ोन का ज़माना है, ‘बिटकॉइन’ के लेन-देन के लिए कंपनियों ने कई एप्लीकेशन निकाले हैं। सीधी भाषा मे यदि बात की जाए तो ‘बिटकॉइन’ आभासी मुद्रा है। यानी आप कंप्यूटर के माध्यम से बिटकॉइन यानी ‘वर्चुअल

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भारत पूर्ण रूप से पोलियो-मुक्त नहीं हुआ है !

आज अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पोलियो दिवस है। ‘पोलियोमायलाईटिस’ एक ऐसा रोग है जिसने सिर्फ 100 साल पहले तक दुनिया मे आतंक फैला रखा था। लेकिन निरंतर शोधकार्य और आधुनिक चिकित्सा माध्यमों के आ जाने से यह काफी हद तक दुनिया भर से ख़त्म हो गया है। पोलियोवायरस इंसान के मासपेशियों को कमज़ोर बना देता है। वायरस केंद्रीय तंत्रिका तंत्र (central nervous system) मे स्थित मोटर न्यूरॉन पर हमला करती है जिससे की शरीर अलग-अलग जगहों से अकड़

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गरीबी हटायेंगे लेकिन कैसे?

आज ‘अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गरीबी हटाओ दिवस’ है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने आज से ठीक पच्चीस साल पहले आज के दिन को इस नेक कार्य के लिए चुना था। पिछली सदी शायद मानवता के लिए सबसे भीषण और दर्दनाक समय रहा है। दो विश्व युद्ध, परमाणु हमलों, ‘कोल्ड वौर’ जैसे संकटमय क्षणों के अलावा कई गुलाम देशों को आज़ादी मिली। अफ्रीका, एशिया और दक्षिण अम्रीका के कई देशों ने स्वतंत्रता की सांस ली। लेकिन इसी स्वतंत्रता के साथ

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Understanding the implications of 5G technology in India

Being one of the fastest developing economies in the world is an honor that India has consistently strived for. Ensuring that people have quick, affordable, access to internet facilities is one of the central tenets of a modern nation. India has taken giant strides in that direction. In a recent report released by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, it was said, Urban India with an estimated population of 444 million

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Failing the Rohingyas is tantamount to failing humanity

The Rohingya people are the most persecuted lot in the world as per Amnesty International. Residing once upon a time in Rakhine State of Myanmar, they’re also known as Arakan and are a Muslim minority group considered to be a variation of the Sunni religion. Having been denied any kind of recognition by their home country thanks to the 1982 Citizenship Law that grossly denies them political, social, cultural and economic opportunities, the Rohingya amidst

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Going for a Green Puja helps humanity in the long run

Every year as Durga Puja celebrations take place across the country, a festive mood permeates the atmosphere. There is fun and frolic everywhere with Didis and Dadas, Didimas & Dadus, Maashis & Meshos heading out in their best to seek the blessings of Durga who is splendidly created in a variety of avatars. Though the emotional, cultural, social and ritual outpouring is simply amazing, it gets a bad blotch when the idols of Durga and

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Google Tez heralds a new chapter in mobile wallets

Google Tez is one of the newest offerings from the search engine giant that seeks to disrupt the mobile wallet industry, which post demonetization in India, has grown to unforeseen levels. Google has joined up with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and has built Tez on a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. Tez, designed as a Lite app, is just 7 MB in size so that it can run on slow Internet connections,

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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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