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With the state of Andra Pradesh on alert regarding Cyclone Gaza, uncertainty had started swarming around the much-awaited launch of ISRO’s latest satellite. However, beating the odds, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) pulled off a perfect launch, swelling in pride. The launching was of GSAT-29, India’s heaviest ever satellite; onboard our heaviest rocket- GSLV-MK III). The space mission is said to soon aid the countrymen with their communication needs. GSAT-29 and the launch The [...]

The election ‘season’ has arrived, and with it, chances of a cloudy sky for the political parties standing in the battleground. The assembly elections will be a sneak peek into the people’s mood before the grand 2019 showdown. In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is hoping to win a second term for herself and Bharatiya Janata Party. But, the question is will queen Raje manage to ensure the continuity of her dynasty? Vasundhara Raje in [...]

  There is no, and cannot be, any situation in which we don’t respect the law and the judiciary. It is unacceptable to attack the courts; criticism is allowed, but attacks are not. It shakes the basis of our democracy. -Reuven Rivlin Rivlin might have had Israel in his mind as he uttered those words, but they fit just as aptly in the Indian scenario. Established on 28th January 1950 (as the Supreme Court of [...]

ITO Skywalk

Opened to the public on October 15th this year, the ITO Skywalk in Delhi has been Delhi Public Works Department’s (PWD) proud projects. In August 2018, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia called the skywalk “a pride for people of Delhi”. “(It) will also give major relief to the people. It will connect several junctions around the area, helping around 30,000 pedestrians every day”, said Sisodia, addressing the media. However, while the officials [...]

Right Journalism, Responsible Journalism

“And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.” -Christiane Amanpour True. In the words of our apex court, “Dissent is the safety valve of our democracy”. And, who holds more power than our journalists to speak the unpleasant truth, never faltering? Indeed, good journalism makes the world a better, more fair world. However, as much as it is necessary to cultivate good journalism, it is also equally essential [...]

November 7, 2018
Bribes as gifts

Ours has always been a country of festivities – one event barely goes by, and another comes rolling in. “Celebration”, in an aesthetic sense, is almost second-nature to us Indians. It is in these celebrations, that we usually exchange gifts, presents. No wonder then, that a festival as big as Diwali is donned with several gifts. However, not all of the gifts are as ‘harmless’ as they seem. It is no hidden secret that in [...]

'Man-eater' tigress killed

On November 2, after a hunt-down of over two months, tigress Avni was killed in the forests of Maharashtra, India. The 6-year old tigress, officially known as T-1 has left behind two 10-month old cubs. Ever since the hunt began, several people from across the world had stood up to protest against it. While she escaped the Forest Department’s forces, some hope prevailed in the hearts of the activists. Now, with her death, people mourn [...]

Statue of Unity

The tallest statue in the world. Double the height of the Statue of Liberty. Can withstand earthquakes, strong winds, quivers etc. There are many more feathers that can be added to the cap when it comes to the Statue of Unity- scheduled to be inaugurated on 31st of October. Standing at a mouth-gaping height of 182 meters, this statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a good 54 meters taller than the Spring Temple Buddha (China). [...]

Digital transactions now easier!

The days when you had to rely on multiple e-wallets to get simple everyday tasks done are gone! You have PayTM and your friend has MobiKwik? No problem! With Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) latest guidelines on prepaid payment instruments (PPIs), people will soon be able to transfer money directly from one e-wallet to another. RBI has not made the interoperability mandatory so far, and no final timings for the interlinking has been given. However, [...]

CBI vs. CBI

It seems like the country’s struggle with power is never-ending, with CBI being in the limelight this time around. In a series of latest developments, Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, namely the Director and Deputy Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), have been ousted from the bureau with immediate effect. On October 24th 2018, the Government of India decided to step in, following the heated war between the No. 1 and No. 2 of [...]

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