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Why Pluralism and Secularism are essential for our Democracy: Vice President

The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari delivering the 25th Annual Convocation Address of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in Bengaluru on August 06, 2017.

  The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that ‘Why Pluralism and Secularism are essential for our Democracy’ He was delivering the 25th Annual Convocation Address of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in Bengaluru, Karnataka today. The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Vala, the Chief Justice of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Kherar, the Chief ...

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Celebrating Third National Handloom Day Some Thoughts


      * Dr. S.K. Panda Kapada (Clothes) comes next after Roti (Food) as the most important basic need of human being. Aborigines were using bark of trees and leather of animals for protecting themselves from extreme cold and heat in the nature. Discovery of cotton, wool and silk along with the technology for spinning it to yarn and weaving yarn into ...

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Why do we need to promote breastfeeding?


Breasteeding lays a sound foundation for healthy life during infancy/child-hood as well as the later years of life. Every child needs to be provided adequate nutrition, care, protection, love and affection for his/her proper growth and development. As per WHO and UNICEF, breastfeeding must be initiated within the first hour of birth; and that colostrum (thick, yellowish and sticky but highly nutritious secretion) must be fed to the baby. Further, that the infant should be ...

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Study Calls For Periodic Fishing & Visitors’ Entry Prohibition On Chilika


The Bombay Natural History Society, a pan-India wildlife research organization, has suggested a series of conservation measures for the safe and undisturbed winter sojourn of avian guests to Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake and the largest winter resort for migratory birds in the Indian subcontinent. The major management recommendations proposed for Chilika include de-weeding of grass thickets from Nalabana ...

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Aadhaar for Social Welfare 


  Aadhaar is being used as an identifier in respect of following school education related schemes: (i)                 Centrally Sponsored Scheme for providing quality education in Madrasa (SPQEM) (ii)               Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) (iii)             Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) (iv)             Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) (v)               Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS) (vi)             National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) (vii)           National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship ...

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The Mahapatra Muse:Two deeply vivid volumes of poems from the Oriya masters

jayant and sita

KEKI N. DARUWALLA JAYANTA and Sitakant Mahapatra are two thoroughbreds who have kept up with Pegasus these many years. Their devotion to the muse has been single-minded. They have never deviated into other genres. The fruits of their labour differ, but don’t they always? Sitakant has been translated into many languages. He has won the Jnanpith, something that Jayanta cannot ...

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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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