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I am an Indian...Wedded to the Olive Green, I believe I belong to the Silent Ranks. I am extremely perturbed by the social issues concerning India. I in my own capacity am trying to bring about that change for a brighter tomorrow.

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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 [...]

haraamkhor

The film Haraamkhor starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, and directed by Shlok Sharma, under the DAR Banner, was completed 3 years ago but due to issues with the censor board, was not released. The movie has, however, been screened in many film festivals including New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award for the film at the New York Indian Film [...]

Khanderi,-India's-Second-Scorpene-Class-Submarine

Indian Navy saw the addition of a new submarine to its fleet of 15 submarines, with the launch of Khanderi, India’s second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine. The launch took place at Mumbai’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited today, January 12, 2017. The Indian Navy operates 13 conventionally powered submarines and two nuclear submarines and the launch of Khanderi under the Scorpene project comes as a welcome news, as it is critical for the Navy’s growth. [...]

modi-stock-exchange

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange – India INX – on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Financial Tech City (GIFT) located in Gandhinagar. Modi inaugurated the INX by sounding the virtual gong and termed it as a “momentous occasion for Indian financial sector”. India International Exchange (INX) is the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), a pioneer in the world of [...]

up-assembly

Amidst the intense power struggle within the Samajwadi party (SP) —between party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother, Shivpal Yadav on one side and Mulayam’s son, Akhilesh and cousin, Ramgopal Yadav on the other — comes the news that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. The Samajwadi Party [...]

Commercialisation-in-lohri

Lohri, the bonfire harvest festival of Punjab celebrated in the month of Magh, is symbolic of new beginnings. While as per popular belief Lohri marks the end of peak winters, and the beginning of the Sun’s journey towards Northern Hemisphere on the celestial sphere, the festival is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops and is celebrated on January 13 each year. The Authentic Lohri – Promoting National Integration  Lohri is indeed a [...]

the-motor-vehicle-(amendment)-bill-2016

As per Government data, there are 400 deaths due to road accidents in India every day. The situation is indeed alarming as according to figures released by the Government for the year 2015, there were 1,46,133 deaths due to road accidents in India in 2015, with May and March of the year seeing 14,000 fatalities. Figures for 2016 are still awaited. In fact, more lives are lost in India due to road accidents than natural [...]

Knives-in-Delhi-Metro-for-Self-Defence

Keeping in mind the safety of Indian women, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to allow all female passengers to carry a knife for the purpose of self defence in case of an emergency situation. Female passengers will be allowed a knife of up to 4 inch while travelling in the Metro. However, the security personnel on frisking and scanning duty have the right to refuse entry if the passenger is seen as [...]

struggling-to-conceive-a-baby-'boy'

The human sex ratio is the number of males for each 100 females in a population. A sex ratio above 100 means there are more males than females; a sex ratio below 100 means there are more females than males; a sex ratio of 100 means there are equal numbers of females and males in the country. The sex ratio in India as per a study conducted in 2015 by the UN is 106.98, which [...]