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Viji Athreye

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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23 March - Shaheed Diwas

The date March 23 is etched in the pages of history as the day when freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar attained martyrdom in the pursuit of independence for India from the British. This year marks the 86th martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the most revered figures of the anti-colonial movement. Bhagat Singh attained martyrdom at the young age of 23 and became an inspiration and the face of [...]

cbse Introduced Uniform Assessment From Class-VI Onwards

The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) method of assessing a student, which was introduced in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools all over India in 2009, has now been junked. CCE will now be replaced by a new format, ‘uniform system of assessment, examination and report card’ for classes VI-to-IX from the academic year 2017-2018. CBSE aims at standardising the pattern of education and evaluation across the schools in India. This step is [...]

Vaishno Devi Temple

The Vaishno Devi temple is dedicated to Mata Rani/ Goddess Vaishnavi/ Trikuta, who is the manifestation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. The holy cave temple of Mata Vaishno Devi is located in Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) at the Trikuta Mountains, at a height of 1,560 m above sea level with shimmering clouds as its crowning glory. Every year, thousands of Hindu devotees flock to the temple, which has a cave with the idols of [...]

Maniars Wonderland Snow Park

Summer has arrived! The final exams are finally over and it is time for some fun and frolic. What better family fun than at an amusement park! Today, we bring you a review of the famed Maniar’s Wonderland, an amusement park in the business capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. Located at Sarkhej Sanand Highway, Behind Kiran Motors , Sarkhej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382210, this amusement park is a fantasy land where the fun begins; where you can [...]

Setu Bharatam Programme

In March 2016, the Union Government had launched the Setu Bharatam programme with the aim of building Rail Over Bridges (ROBs), or Rail Under Bridges (RUBs) at railway crossings, to prevent frequent accidents and loss of lives at level crossings and ensure safe and seamless travel on National Highways. It was a prestigious as well as an ambitious project of the Union Government and while launching the programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had observed that [...]

Delhi MCD Elections-2017

The elections to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 22, 2017, as per an announcement made by the Election Commission. The filing of nominations will begin on March 27, while the counting of votes will take place on April 25. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the MCD polls. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) account for 104 seats each, while East [...]

How Counting of Votes is Done in India

India is a democracy, and the leaders of the country are just representatives of the people of India who have been selected by the latter to carry out the duties for the betterment of the citizens. Thus, it is absolutely essential that the correct and proper counting of votes be done after an election so that the right choice of the electorate finds expression. Counting of votes is the last phase of any election process. [...]

What are The Surrogacy Laws in India

Bollywood producer-director Karan Johar became the single parent to twins, a boy and a girl, through surrogacy on February 7, 2017. The twins, Yash and Roohi, were born at Masrani hospital. In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) specialist Dr. Jatin Shah, who runs a clinic on Grant Road, Mumbai carried out the procedure. Incidentally, Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor also became a single parent in June, 2016, through in-vitro fertilisation and surrogacy. In June 2013, actor Shah Rukh Khan’s [...]


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year to recognise the stellar role a woman plays, even challenging the males, in her own right as a professional, an entrepreneur, a politician or whatever else she might want to be. International Women’s Day 2016 pledged for parity for women by challenging conscious and unconscious bias, committing towards helping women and girls to achieve their ambitions, and giving equal value to both men and [...]

Cargo Airports in Telangana and UP

Telangana and Uttar Pradesh both are waiting for a green signal from the Centre for a Cargo Airport of their own. While Telangana has zoomed in on northern Hyderabad for a dedicated Cargo Airport, Uttar Pradesh plans to construct it up in the western part of the state, once the green signal is received from the Centre. According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, while there are five operational airports in the (erstwhile) state of undivided [...]