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Wings in the sky: A brief history of aviation

As the USA celebrates their national aviation day this month, let’s take a moment to applaud the flight of fantasy which turned into a reality with human efforts and perseverance.  The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States.  Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first […]

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Russia says Covid vaccine is ready but World is still in doubt

Russia approved a novel coronavirus vaccine for public use and the Premier Vladimir Putin has even said that one of his daughters has already been administered the dose. Though this is good news, the vaccine has still not completed the final phase of human trials.  The Russian vaccine, developed by Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, has cleared […]

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75 years of nuclear bombing and the fear still looms

A few days ago, a court in the city of Hiroshima accepted the petition of the survivors of “black rain” who proved that they suffered medical conditions caused by the atomic post-explosion rain. Now they are eligible to avail benefits, including free medical care, being given to survivors of the blasts who are known as […]

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Drumroll Independence Day Art Coup

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How ammonium nitrate caused a massive explosion in Beirut

A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital city, Beirut, has left more than 100 dead and thousands homeless. More than 5,000 people are said to be injured, many of whom are serious.  Cause of the explosion  The Lebanese government said that the explosion was caused by over 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate kept in storage […]

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Vaccine hopes rise but cases refuse to subside

It seems there’s no end to the agony that is Coronavirus. Even as many countries continue to relax lockdown rules, many new nations are showing immense spikes in the number of cases. The Latin American and South African countries are now showing an increase in the number of cases. Though it may be a result […]

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For the first time, Hajj was denied to outsiders

Pilgrimage is an important part of any religion. In Islam, Hajj is one of the most important tenets of the religion. Every year, Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to complete the hajj.  Why is it important? Hajj is important as Muslims believe it is commanded by Allah. The Qur’an speaks […]

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What is the New Education Policy and what’s in store for you?

Talking about studies and education may seem a bit too stressful in this time of lockdown and Coronavirus, but the government doesn’t seem to mind the timing. The Cabinet approved New Education Policy last week and suggested many revolutionary changes in the way education can be earned by the upcoming generation. Here are a few […]

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Covid 19: Mumbai sees silver lining but the danger is not over

The Central government has come out with new guidelines for the lockdown and while there may be a few reliefs, the state governments are in no mood to relent.  While the guidelines say that gyms can reopen by the first week of August, it seems unlikely that any state would adhere to that advice. Tamil […]

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A space station which is UNDER water!

Ever wondered why there are more humans who have ventured into space than those who have explored the deep trenches on earth? The answer is simple. It’s much more complicated. And much more difficult to stay alive under water. Now a duo have come up with an ambitious plan to create an underwater research station […]