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National Emblem of India

  The National Emblem of India holds a special place in both the history and the present of India. The symbol exudes pride, confidence, power, and courage. The Emblem is adapted from Ashoka’s Lion Capital situated at Sarnath. The day it got adopted is also historic, as it was officially adopted on the day India became a republic, January 26, 1950. Currently, the symbol is kept at Sarnath Museum in Varanasi since 1910. The Emblem [...]

Indian Air Force

  Indian Air Force, the air arm of the Indian Defence Services, was officially established on October 8, 1932, to protect the Indian Sky. The President of India is the supreme commander of the Air Force. The rank structure of the Indian Air Force is based on the structure of the Royal Air Force. “Touch the sky with glory” is the motto of the Indian Air Force. Let us look at the rank structure of [...]

Vandalism and rise of Extremism

In the last few weeks, there has been news coming across from various parts of India related to incidents of statue vandalism of famous political and social reformers. The first incident of vandalism of statue came from Tripura, days after BJP-IPFT coalition overcame the 25-years old incumbent Left-Front government. Since then, reports of similar incidents of such magnitude have been reported from the states of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. The incident [...]

Domestic Politics overpowers International Relations

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India for the first time. The Prime Minister has generally received an overwhelming response wherever he has travelled upon, but contrastingly for the “Liberal” leader, the visit to India turned out to be a lukewarm affair. The Canadian leader has been portrayed as the messiah of liberal politics with the man openly supporting gay rights’ while having a Cabinet with 50 percent seats held by women. Justin Trudeau [...]

Narendra Modi visit to Palestine Oman UAE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook his second visit of 2018 in early February by traveling to Oman, the UAE, and Palestine. The four day-visit, which was from February 9 to 12, was Modi’s fifth visit to the Gulf and Western Asia since 2015. During this visit, several agreements were signed that would go a long way in strengthening relations between India and these nations. The Prime Minister made a brief stopover in Amman, the capital [...]

February 2, 2018
Union Budget - 2018

The budget 2018, which was released on February 1, has been mentioned as a pro-farmer and pro-poor budget, but the middle-class salaried Indian has been largely ignored. Although many were expecting a change in the income tax structure to bring down the tax liability of individual taxpayers in the Union Budget 2018. But no change in individual tax structure has been suggested in the budget. The government has proposed to reintroduce the standard deduction for [...]

Republic Day 2018 Speech Tips

Looking to write a terrific Republic Day speech this 26th January? Republic day is one of the three national festivals of India. The Government of India celebrates this festival with full fervor. Motivational Speeches are given at various institutions on this day. Before writing or delivering a speech on this topic one should be aware of the importance of this day. A person should know details of the struggle and history of this festival so [...]

Chief Guests at Republic Day Parades

With the Republic Day around the corner, the national capital of India- Delhi, is once again starting to don a festive look. Each year, Indians look forward to an impressive display of military might and of cultural wealth at the Republic Day parade held at the Rajpath in Delhi. Republic Day is celebrated every year with full fervor in India. Chief Guests from different countries are invited to attend the celebrations and grace the ceremony. [...]

Amendments of the Constitution of India

On 26 January 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect. With its adoption, India became a Republic. The Constitution of India took 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to get drafted. It is the longest constitution in the world. From time to time, amendments have been introduced in the constitution for various reasons. These are majorly for the welfare of people of India. Below are some of the important amendments to the Constitution. [...]

Indo-Israel Relationship

On 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared  the establishment of the Jewish state known as Israel. Almost a year later, the United Nations admitted Israel as a member state following a majority vote in favour of the resolution. In 1950, a newly formed Republic of India recognized Israel, but this did not lead to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Though India and Israel continued to [...]