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Republic-Day-201-7-Essay

  Looking to write a terrific Republic Day speech this 26th January? Whether you are a student, teacher or an academic researcher, here is a single point resource of relevant information and facts that will help you put together a speech which will stand out and be remembered by those who hear you. Before beginning to write your speech, you need to understand the importance and relevance of Republic Day for this nation. Republic Day [...]

Indian-Air-Force-Modernisation

Indian Air Force – the fourth largest air force in the world, one of the three main arms of the Indian Armed Forces, sentinels of the skies, pride of India. Established on 8 October 1932, the IAF was initially an auxiliary force of the Royal Air Force and later, after independence, has been the guardian of Indian air space. In each of the post-independence conflicts (Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1947, 1965, and 1999 and Bangladesh’s War [...]

Jallikattu Bull Sport in Tamil Nadu

Supreme Court may have banned Jallikattu, a sport that involves taming of bulls but that has not stopped people from protesting across Tamil Nadu, the state where this “sport” has been played with gusto for centuries. Recently, in clear defiance of the apex court’s orders, people at Palmedu, Madurai have let loose bulls. There has been plenty of frenzied excitement all around as well, even as people have taken to the streets to protest a [...]

Jaipur-Literature-Festival-2017

The much awaited literature festival of the year, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is slated to commence on 19th January, 2017, and will continue for 5 days till 23rd January. The JLF turns 10 this year and the past decade has seen it grow into the world’s largest free event of its kind. A time when the literary enthusiasts of the world can all be found at one place, this festival is synonymous to [...]

akhilesh-yadav-gets-cycle-symbol

A lot of election experts may have been thinking that following its family feud the election symbol of cycle, used traditionally by the Samajwadi Party, may be frozen and that the two new factions of the party may have to contest the upcoming assembly elections with new symbols. However, in what can be termed as a major development, the Election Commission (EC) has decided that the faction headed by Akhilesh Yadav is the actual Samajwadi [...]

barkha-dutt

It is official! Within months of Arnab Goswami, media stalwart of Times Now fame, quitting the channel, Senior Journalist Barkha Dutt has followed suit and quit as Consulting Editor of NDTV, and announced her decision on Twitter and Facebook. In a series of tweets Barkha said that “it had been a super ride at NDTV, but new beginning in 2017″. She also mentioned that she was “hugely excited to start New Year on a new [...]

odd-even car scheme

Grandiose plans without adequate planning and public support never really take off. Let’s take the example of Akbar, who tried to build Fatehpur Sikri near Agra as the capital of the Mughal Empire but failed due to lack of adequate water in the region. After 13 years of living there, he shifted back to Agra. Tughlaq tried a similar move to build Tughlakabad as the new capital, only to abandon it later. And more recently, [...]

Two-Months-After-Demonetisation

Demonetisation has been the biggest reform move in India since nationalisation of 14 private banks in 1969. The impact of the decision is already being felt. As of mid-January 2017, the forecast on the GDP expected in the last year is 7.1%, as against the pre-demonetisation expectation of 7.6%. There is a slowdown happening alright and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data released recently seems to bear that out. The economic indicators for November and [...]

Winter-Holiday-Destinations-in-India

Winters – A season when people take some time off from their busy schedule and go on vacations to de-stress and rejuvenate themselves. While people go on vacations around the year, many talked about destinations are cold. Although some hunt for hot spots in winters to keep themselves dry and warm, others prefer cold spots, waiting to experience their first snowfall or simply for their love for the season. And Indians do not need to [...]

smart city projects

Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Government of India in June 2015. It is an urban renewal and retrofitting program, and the mission proposes to develop 100 cities rendering them citizen friendly as well as sustainable. The cities selected are midsized and will be developed by modernising the existing amenities. They will serve as the satellite towns of bigger cities. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration [...]