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December 1, 2018
The Sentinelese tribe of India

In November 2018, a 27-year old American John Allen Chau was reportedly killed by people of the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel island, Andaman & Nicobar. Roughly 15 days later, as on November 30th, authorities were yet to recover Chau’s body, given the intricacies involved. Amidst grieving for the traveler, there have also been calls for taking strict action against those who ‘murdered’ him, namely the Sentinelese tribe. Others have suggested that both the tribesmen, [...]Read More

November 28, 2018

  According to Human Rights Watch, there has been an increase in cow vigilante violence since the year 2015. There is at least one news every month of yet another person beaten up or killed in the name of protecting cows- an animal considered holy in the Hindu religion. Despite the Supreme Court condemning these lynchings regularly, there seems to be no end to the horror. The opinions of people stand divided by the issue, [...]Read More

November 22, 2018
Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Image

Financial inclusion and a universal social security system have been high on the NDA government’s agenda. Ever since the BJP came to power at the centre, PM Narendra Modi, FM Arun Jaitley and the Cabinet have worked towards promulgation of new schemes that give financial security to the common man. The first step towards the achievement of social security was the rollout of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). With Phase I being declared [...]Read More

November 21, 2018
Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Learn About the Important Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji My mother’s maternal home was in Sultanpur Lodhi, where Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first guru of Sikhs had spent almost 15 years of his life. Hence, the place is bound to have many Gurudwaras dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his sister Bebe Nanki who was married in Sultanpur. One of this Gurudwara is ‘Ber Sahib’, which is a famous and very historical [...]Read More

November 21, 2018
Road safety mandatory signs Image

Save Yourself by Learning Traffic Signs and Road Safety Measures Traffic signs are the silent speakers on the road. Be it the person behind the wheel or a pedestrian, having a sound knowledge about road safety is absolutely necessary for all before hitting the roads. Traffic signs give information about the road conditions ahead, provide instructions to be followed at the major crossroads or junctions, warn or guide drivers, and ensure proper functioning of road [...]Read More

November 14, 2018
List of all AIIMS in India

The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of public medical institutes of higher education. These institutes are considered to be the most coveted ones for which the number of aspirants taking part goes up to 3 lakhs. AIIMS has been declared as the Institutes of National importance by an Act of the Parliament. Established in 1956, AIIMS Delhi is the fore-runner parent institution which is responsible for holding the admission processes [...]Read More

October 25, 2018

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 [...]Read More

October 23, 2018
Advantages, disadvantages of biofuels

In August 2018, Rajasthan became the first Indian state to implement a biofuel policy. The nationwide policy had been unveiled by the centre in May of the same year. The state has already installed a bio-diesel plant with a capacity of 8 tonnes per day. Alongside, efforts will be made to encourage usage of biofuels, with initiatives like advertisements and self-help groups (SHGs). So, what are biofuels, and why is our government making increasing efforts [...]Read More

October 21, 2018
Moral policing

Wikipedia defines Moral Police as “a blanket term used to describe vigilante groups which act to enforce a code of morality in India”. The fact that this term has been coined in, and for, our country, should be enough for us to hang our heads in shame. Unfortunately though, it is the ugly truth we proudly carry over our sanskari shoulders every day. The images of couples being beaten up, or shamed in parks, “obscene” [...]Read More

October 21, 2018
Stubble Burning

As the pollution levels in the national capital hit an alarming rate, the government and its cititzens are blaming the farmers of Punjab and Haryana for the situation. The burning of the paddy straw during the harvest season (October-November) enormously adds to air pollution levels in the capital. Stubble burning has now become a yearly phenomenon that turns most parts of north India into a gas chamber putting the health of the citizens at risk. [...]Read More

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