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Republic Day: Did you know these facts about the parade?

The Republic Day parade this year would be a low-key affair due to the pandemic and health threats. But the R-Day parade holds its own importance in the history of our celebrations when the country adopted its Constitution. On January 26, we officially became a constitutional country and every year we celebrate this achievement with […]

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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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Other New Years: Jan 1 is not a New Year for these culture

Not all countries and cultures celebrate New Year on January 1. Mostly, cultures follow the Gregorian calendar with 365 days, or 12 months in a year, and leap years. But there are several cultures that also celebrate New Year’s Day later in the year.  These cultures follow lunar, solar, and other hybrid calendars to tell […]

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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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World in stress due to new mutant Covid strain

Even as the world was ready to take a sigh of relief, a new variant of Covid virus has left countries in a tizzy. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant was revealed to be the reason behind the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in South and East England. It is being referred to as VUI (Variant Under […]

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What’s Legion of Merit? The honour given by the US to PM Narendra Modi

The Donald Trump government of the United States honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Legion of Merit for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of India and the US. The Legion Of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the […]

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Tallest gets taller: Mount Everest gets new height!

The world’s highest mountain got a bit taller this week when the Foreign Ministers of Nepal and China jointly certified the elevation of Mount Everest at 8,848.86 metres above sea level — 86 cm higher than what was recognised since 1954.  The earlier height The height recognised till now was 8,844 m. This was determined […]

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UK to go public with Covid 19 vaccine

Even as the world grapples with a second wave of Covid 19 infections, there’s a glint of good news during this festive season. The UK has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine against Coronavirus. The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been tested and would be ready to go public next week.  […]

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Mushrooms that glow and are tasty too!

We all know the healthy properties of mushrooms, we like to eat them, and it can be counted as one of the favourite dishes for many. But would it be downright creepy if you are about to switch on the lights of your kitchen and see something glowing in the dark? Worry not, they may […]

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Happy Children’s Day: Few lesser known facts about Chacha Nehru

While we all are celebrating Diwali this weekend, there’s also one beautiful celebration awaiting on November 14. This day is celebrated as Children’s Day in India in honour of the birthday of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru loved kids, and that’s why he was also called Chacha Nehru, or Uncle Nehru, lovingly. […]