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In depth: The pride that is Indian Antarctic Programme

As more than 45 members of 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) departed for the South Pole from Mormugao Port, Goa this week, Indian scientists and researchers cheered for this extraordinary programme of the country. Antarctica is a tough continent, covered in snow with extremely difficult weather conditions. Surviving these conditions and doing research […]

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In depth: Why are farmers protesting?

It’s been more than a month now that farmers are protesting at the Delhi border against the farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government.  The laws The laws against which the farmers are protesting are – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and […]

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These 3 teens are the ‘Lighthouses’ of future

Three children from Hyderabad — Aaria Chandwani, Adarsh Chittimoori and Saachi Gonzalez Chennur — have become a beacon of hope for the future, at least in these improbable times. The three teens from Chirec International School started The Lighthouse Project which aims to build global bonds against religious, cultural and racial discrimination. And this has […]

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Man sells Aladdin’s magical lamp to a doctor!

You all must have heard the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp, and must have seen the numerous movies based on it too. How all of us wish to have that lamp at least once in our lives so all our heartiest wishes could come true! But wishes come true only with hard work, […]

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PM Modi gets a cool new mode of travel

As you all must have seen in many movies, the leaders of a country travel in a special plane. Like the president of the United States travels in Air Force One. Till now India’s three highest dignitaries used to travel on Air India’s Boeing 747 planes, which have served for nearly 25 years. Now the […]

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Farewell INS Viraat, the pride of Indian Navy

As INS Viraat gets ready to be dismantled at the ship breaking yard in Alang and then sold as scrap, let’s have a look at the glorious history and features of this magnificent beast on the water… The aircraft carrier, in its earlier avatar, had won the Falklands War against Argentina in 1982 for the […]

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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 […]