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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Creation-of-New-Districts

According to the 2011 census, there were 640 districts in the country. By 2016, this number rose to 707. The formation or reorganisation of a new district is the subject matter of state administration. Formation of a new district helps in effective administration and in disbursement of benefits to the people. In 2016, a number of new districts were formed. Here is a state-wise summary of the new districts formed last year. Telangana If you [...]

Tricolour-Doormats-amazon

Amazon Canada has listed for sale a machine washable doormat with the Indian flag printed on it for CDN$27.99. The seller is apparently a Canadian company with Canadians as their major customers. Somebody tweeted a screenshot of it to the Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and what followed was a fierce nationalistic response by the Minister, wherein she threatened Amazon to withdraw the product along with all other similarly offensive products forthwith and issue [...]

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 [...]

Solar metro

India is waking up to a new age – the age of clean renewable energy and conservation of fossil fuel. From being a nondescript developing nation that finds mention in the footnotes of global chronicles, our great nation has stepped into the centre stage and taken on a leading role in the global battle against climate change and global warming. In the Paris COP 21 Climate Change Summit in 2015, India and France together launched the [...]

January 9, 2017
Presidents of India

1947 – The historic year when India gained its independence from years of oppressive British rule, culminating in a united protest that swept the nation into its patriotic fold. In 1947 – with India keeping its “tryst with destiny” – started the demanding but slow nation building process. The Constituent Assembly was formed and an epic constitution drafted. This constitution was the lengthiest in the world, reflecting the mind-boggling diversity of the country and enshrining [...]