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A strike against pneumonia


*J.P. Nadda In 2014, this government made a promise to the people of India, to safeguard their health, to provide the men, women, and children of this country the best chance to survive and thrive. One of the key initiatives was to protect as many of our children against as many diseases as possible, with the introduction of new vaccines ...

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The Life of the Marginalised Tribals:Impact of Deforestation & Pollution of River Waters


                                                                                                      Sitakant Mahapatra               India has a little above 8% of its population, who are designated as Scheduled Tribes. They are dispersed primarily among the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Their economic condition is primarily dependant on primitive agriculture and collection of minor forest produce. In Odisha for example, around ...

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Paika Rebellion of Odisha 


  Pre-dating what has been popularly regarded as the fist war of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha briefly shook the foundations of British rule in the eastern part of India. Paikas were essentially the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha who rendered military service to the king during times of war ...

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Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes up by two per cent


The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on July 13, 2017 was 36.108 BCM, which is 23% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 21 for the week ending on July 06, 2017. The level of July 13, 2017 was 85% of the storage of corresponding period of last year ...

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Confronting the challenge of mounting waste  


  *Sudhirendar Sharma   Mini-mountains of accumulated untreated urban waste are common sights in most big and medium cities and towns in the country.  Waste dumps greet visitors to any city, reflecting the rapidly rising prosperity in each bit of trash at the waste dump. With cities having literally failed to develop effective ways to dispose of their waste, the ...

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Dadabhai Naoroji The man who brought statistics into politics


*PRIYADARSHI DUTTA Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) – one of the makers of modern India- passed away on June 30, 1917. His death centenary is an apt occasion to revisit his legacy. Two features of his long and distinguished career stand out prominently a) sustained advocacy of Indian cause abroad and b) use of statistics to shape public discourse. He was the ...

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Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances


  Newdelhi:28/6/17;The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, ...

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Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar


Newdelhi:27/6/17;Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country’s highest office. A day before she files her nomination papers, the former Lok Sabha Speaker reiterated that she espouses the values of social justice, ...

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Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor It will meet country’s demand for Clean Energy in the immediate and the long-term future


  *Srikumar Banerjee Government’s announcement for the plan of construction of ten new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MWe capacity vindicates the confidence in the indigenous PHWR technology which has been built over a period of nearly four decades. The performance of the present sixteen indigenously built PHWRs is demonstrated by an average capacity factor of about 80% ...

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Yoga for Global Well-being

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga - 2017, in Lucknow on June 21, 2017.

Ratnadeep Banerji There is a natural tendency for unification of various entities of our planet. Yoga perceives and attains it in its higher realms of samadhi dwelling on heightened state of mind and elevated knowledge. The unification of mind, body and soul is divinity. This is yoga and is achieved through yogābhyāsa to maintain poise between pravitti and nivritti in ...

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