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What is the Indo-China dispute? 

On the intervening night of June 15-16, a standoff between India and China was witnessed for the first time in more than four decades. The fight was not fought with guns but it was hand-to-hand combat at one of the highest battle fronts. India lost its 20 army personnel, while China has still not disclosed […]

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Covid global numbers beyond 7 million, India on top 5 now 

India has emerged in the top five countries affected by Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this is one tally we would have hoped to stand last, or not appear totally. However, the country has been reporting a spike in case especially after it opened for business.  India’s cases may well touch 3,00,000 at the end of this […]

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What are these locusts destroying crops in Rajasthan 

Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in northwest India. Billions of the insects are moving through Rajasthan toward Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and even as far as Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in over 25 years. What are locusts? Locusts are grasshoppers. Normally grasshoppers don’t travel in […]

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Covid 19: World tries to inch toward normalcy but cases on the rise 

Indian government decided to extend the lockdown because of Coronavirus infections till June 30, but left the rules of each zone to be decided by the states. Most of the states have decided to reopen the economy.  Maharashtra plans to open the state in phases. From this Monday, it is expected that courts and offices […]

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India on top 10 Covid affected nations; US death toll crosses 1 lac 

India surpassed China and Iran to become top 10 Coronavirus-affected countries. The country is relaxing lockdown rules in different states even as it reported more than 1,30,000 cases and 4,000 deaths.  Maharashtra has been reporting the highest number of infections, mostly from Mumbai.  Globally, the infection tally has crossed 5.6 million and the US alone […]

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World has seen more than 5 million Covid cases already, India crosses 1 lac 

The number of Coronavirus cases in the world has crossed the 5-million mark, even as India reported more than 1,00,000 cases.  The United States, Russia, the UK, Spain, Italy and France continue to see cases rising. Death toll in America is as high as the positive cases in many countries.  But more and more nations […]

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India has crossed 50,000 positive cases, situation grim

Amidst fear and caution, the Indian government decided to relax lockdown in a few zones of the country even as the positive cases crossed 50,000. The country is divided into three zones — Green, Orange and Red — according to the severity of the situation in these areas. For example, the more the number of […]

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Mumbai worst-hit, India fights on 

Even as India witnessed Coronavirus cases crossing 21,000 figure, Mumbai continues to be the worst-affected city with more than 3,600 cases. Mumbai tally is more than the state’s number. Maharashtra reported most number of cases in India which are beyond 5,500 now.  India has witnessed more than 600 deaths while more than 4,000 people recovered […]

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Covid 19: India praised for handling the situation 

As Coronavirus cases in India cross 2,000 more than 50 people have succumbed to the virus. And though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the country for handling the situation well, India is facing one of the worst health emergency crises. Municipal workers, doctors, nurses and policemen are at the front line of work […]

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Kashmir gets new domicile law 

Eight months after the Union government scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, it has changed domicile rules for the union territory and ordered that only people who fulfill the new criteria will be eligible for junior posts in the bureaucracy and the police force. Before Parliament scrapped Article 370, only those considered permanent residents of […]