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What is the significance of Buckingham Palace?

The Queen of England is a formidable force, and she reigns from Buckingham Palace. Well, at least theoretically. Though there’s a working Parliament and democracy in the UK, the monarchy and church still play important roles in the government. The seat of monarchy has been the royal Buckingham Palace but this year, Queen Elizabeth II […]

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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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How Rafale jets make IAF stronger

Five Rafale fighter jets which landed in Ambala air base from France are touted as the next line of defence for the Indian Air Force (IAF). These jets are the first foreign induction by the IAF in 23 years into its mind-boggling inventory of fighters. What’s Rafale? The five jets are part of the 36 […]

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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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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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Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai escapes but other coastal areas hit 

Mumbai narrowly missed the eye of the storm, when cyclone Nisarga made a landfall this week. Though it has been said that Mumbai, for the first time in history, may be affected by the cyclone, it escaped when the storm turned toward Dombivali and Raigad district. However, Konkan area saw a lot of damage. At […]

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Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Bangladesh 

As if the problems of Coronavirus were not enough, the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and Bangladesh have had to face another calamity. Cyclone Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain, and killing at least 22 people while destroying properties worth crores.  The chief minister of Bengal […]

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Count the zeroes: Rs200,00,00,00,00,000 That’s the amount of money govt plans to put into economy 

The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event. We have neither witnessed such calamity before, nor have heard something like this. India, with a population of more than a 100 billion, is under immense pressure to fight off this pandemic. And if WHO is to be believed, Covid 19 would never go away. So what do […]

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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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Lockdown may continue in hotspots, Mumbai still glum 

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 30,000 with more than 1,000 deaths. The lockdown, which was supposed to end on May 3, may be extended after many state government chief ministers had a virtual meeting with the prime minister Narendra Modi. Maharashtra registered the highest number of cases which are more than 9,000 and reported more […]