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RCEP: Know more about free trade

India has decided to opt out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which could become the world’s biggest trade agreement. India thinks that the treaty or deal would affect our farmers and smaller businesses adversely.  What is RCEP The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a free trade agreement originally devised to consist of 16 countries […]

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World record in Diwali

The city of Ayodhya was in the news this week, not because of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute but because of a world record. Yes, the land of Lord Ram made to the Guinness Book of World Records by illuminating hundreds of thousands of earthen lamps as part of Diwali. Representatives from the Guinness World Records handed […]

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World celebrates Diwali in style

MumbaiWe all know Festival of Lights is the biggest celebration in India. But Diwali is celebrated with equal zeal around the world. As Indians are spread across the globe, this festival too has travelled far and wide. While the US, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and other European countries have imbibed the festival in their […]

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Maha Polls: Know more about State Assembly Elections

The state of Maharashtra would go to polls next week. On October 21, people in the state would vote for the new government. And on October 24, the results would be out.  The new government would sit in the Vidhan Sabha. The state elections or Assembly elections, as they’re called, are also held every five […]

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Rafale reports for duty

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet made for India by the French company Dassault. He attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with […]

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What is NRC, and how it affects us?

The NRC or National Register of Citizens is the register which contains the names of all the citizens of India. Think it like your class attendance register. Would you be a member of your class if your name is not in the register? The NRC tries to know if the names in the register are […]

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Highlights: Modi in Russia

India shares a special friendship with Russia. The two countries have stood together at each other’s time of need. Having a superpower at her side is an advantage for India as it makes the world listen to what we say. It is also beneficial to Russia as India is a rising superpower with technological advances […]

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PM Modi gets UAE’s highest honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award, last month in recognition of his pivotal role in building the strategic relationship between the two countries. The award has earlier been bestowed on several world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President […]

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National Sports Day: Stay fit and healthy

We all celebrate our annual sports day in school but how about celebrating a national sports day?  India celebrates its Sports Day every year on the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who was born on August 29, 1905. The National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Diwas.  Celebrating Sports On […]

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Is global warming reason for Indian floods?

We all have been taught in school about the irregularity of Indian rainfall. For the past few years, India has been witnessing deficit rains but this year things have changed. Not for good though.  Rains and landslides have flooded several states of the country. As Karnataka and Kerala in South India grapple with widespread destruction, […]

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