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Remember the popular TV advertisement when the cops stop a car and the owner buys insurance online almost without any documents or verification? Well, those days might be gone. Last week, on 10 August, 2017, a Supreme Court of India bench that hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed back in the 1980s by environmentalist, M C Mehta, issued a number of directives for the protection of the environment and for curbing pollution in India. [...]


Over the past few years, the national capital has been in the news for a number of pollution-related woes. From being one of the most polluted cities in the world to crumbling under the weight of a redundant garbage disposal system, from declining air pollution reports to a highly toxic Yamuna – we’ve heard it all. Recent news reports, however, bring glad tidings of positive action being initiated in Delhi and NCR. Last week the [...]

AICTE To Close Many Engineering Colleges

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the regulatory body for technical education intuitions in India, said that it will soon be closing down engineering colleges that have failed to fill in over 30 percent of their capacity for the past 5 years. The announcement was made by AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe of Friday, 11 August, 2017. “In the past few years, the ACRE has been actively working on reducing the quantity of engineering [...]

import duty on oils

India has traditionally been the the world’s biggest palm and soybean oil importer. Over 70 percent of the edible oils consumed by the people of our country are now imported. Back in 2001-2002 we were importing only about 44 percent of the total demand. Even after accounting for increase in demand, this can only mean that we have failed to support domestic producers and prefer imported edible oils. Yesterday on 11 August, 2017, the government [...]

toilet ek prem katha

  Cast – Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma, Anupam Kher, Sudhir Panddey, Shubha Khote, Rajesh Sharma, Sana Khan Directed and Edited by – Shree Narayan Singh Produced by – Aruna Bhatia, Shital Bhatia, Prernaa Arora, Arjun N. Kapoor, Hitesh Thakkar Written by – Siddharth Singh, Garima Wahal Cinematography – Anshuman Mahaley Background Score – Surender Sodhi Production House – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, KriArj Entertainment, Neeraj Pandey, Plan C Studios, Cape of Good Films [...]

swine flu in india

On 6 August, 2017, celebrity film star Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao were scheduled to attend a prize distribution ceremony hosted by Paani Foundation. The couple, however, could not make it and in a video recorded message informed the audience that the couple were suffering from Swine Flu and were under quarantine. A couple of years ago, as she was shooting for the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, actress Sonam Kapoor had also [...]

blue whale challenge

  The death of 14-year-old Manpreet Singh was deemed a suicide. The investigative report and media reports that followed have had parents across the country worried about the safety of their children. The young boy is believed to have been addicted to the Blue Whale game – an online game that offers its users a series of challenges culminating in their death. Young children who are lured to taking up the dares offered by the [...]

Delhi Metro Touches Highest Point

Delhi Metro has been in the limelight over the past several months for some reason or the other. From declaring its intention to launching driverless trains to allowing women to carry self-defence weapons and from launching the Heritage Line to undertaking a major solar energy drive, Delhi Metro has managed to make news and for all the right reasons. In keeping with this trend, here’s the latest achievement of the national capital’s rapid transit system [...]

Vice-presidential Elections 2017

Less than a fortnight ago, on 25 July 2017, Ram Nath Kovind took charge as the 14th President of India. After the Head of the State, it is now time for the country to elect the person who will assume the second highest constitutional office of India. The incumbent Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, was first elected in August 2007 and again re-elected in 2012. He is set to retire from office this [...]

jab herry met sejal

Cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma Directed by – Imtiaz Ali Produced by – Gauri Khan Written by – Imtiaz Ali Background score – Hitesh Sonik Music – Pritam Cinematography – K.U. Mohanan Edited by – Aarti Bajaj Production House – Red Chillies Entertainment Running time – 2 hours 24 minute Genre – Romance, Comedy It has been almost two years. Since Dilwale. Also since the last time I had to force myself to [...]