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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Whither Nuclear Disarmament?

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Whither Nuclear Disarmament?

By C. Uday Bhaskar | IANS August 6 is etched in an apocalyptic manner on the global consciousness given the nuclear enormity that engulfed the unsuspecting residents of Japan’s Hiroshima on that day in 1945. Three days later Nagasaki met the same fate, though tragically August 9 receives even lesser attention from a jaded world whose […]

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Concerns Over ‘Surveillance State’: Can Excessive Data Monitoring Lead to Discrimination?

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Concerns Over ‘Surveillance State’: Can Excessive Data Monitoring Lead to Discrimination?

By Padmakumar M.M. and Om Prakash L.T. | IANS The Supreme Court on July 13 took strong note of the Ministry of Information and Broadcastings decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data. It observed that such a move will be “like creating a surveillance state” and issued a notice to the […]

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In a First, Scientists Satellite Collar a Dhole – A Species on Verge of Extinction

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on In a First, Scientists Satellite Collar a Dhole – A Species on Verge of Extinction

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS In a first, wildlife scientists have collared a dhole, the Indian wild dog, with a satellite transmitter to understand the ecology of this endangered species that is considered as important as tigers in keeping the balance in forests but is heading for extinction at a “dramatic pace”. With less than 2,500 […]

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How a Grenade Blast Survivor Overcame Disability to Inspire Change

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on How a Grenade Blast Survivor Overcame Disability to Inspire Change

By Bhavana Akella | IANS Malvika Iyer was a charming 13-year-old girl in 2002 when a grenade accidentally blew up in her hands, ripping her forearm and paralysing her legs, in Bikaner, Rajasthan, where she lived with her parents. An accident that could have ended her life completely changed her perspective, and even though it took […]

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Classical Swine Fever in Pig and its Preventive Measures

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Classical Swine Fever in Pig and its Preventive Measures

Swine fever is a highly contagious disease affecting pigs of all ages .It is a very common viral disease of pig. Pig get infected either by direct contact with infected pigs or by contaminated feed, garbage and water. The symptoms of swine fever include high temperatures, off-feed lethargy, eyelids are closed with discharges, conjunctivitis, coughing, […]

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Women Riders Aim to End Male Domination in Motor Racing

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Women Riders Aim to End Male Domination in Motor Racing

By Tridib Baparnash | IANS Who said Indian women have a long way to go to catch up with their male counterparts in a sport like motor racing? Meet these young ladies from various walks of life who have become the cynosure of all eyes during the opening round of the 21st JK Tyre National racing […]

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National Crafts Museum: Perfect Amalgamation of Culture, Art and Peace

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on National Crafts Museum: Perfect Amalgamation of Culture, Art and Peace

By Chhavi Gola | IANS Admist the hustle and bustle of city life, there is at least one place in the capital where a wall separates you from the rest of the world. Once you cross that wall, you can find the path to nirvana, or, as Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Peace is its own reward.” […]

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Some Gain, Some Pain for Realty Under New Taxation Regime

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Some Gain, Some Pain for Realty Under New Taxation Regime

GST completes one year on June 30th By Vinod Behl | IANS Amidst teething troubles and glitches in the implementation framework, the landmark reform of Goods & Services Tax (GST), ushering in a unified tax regime, has helped in speeding up real estate recovery and easing business transactions but has not lived up to its promise […]

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Inspired by Super 30, ‘Jindagi’ Realising Dreams of Medical Aspirants in Odisha

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Inspired by Super 30, ‘Jindagi’ Realising Dreams of Medical Aspirants in Odisha

By Chinmaya Dehury | IANS He could not become a doctor himself, but is now pulling out all stops to ensure that others fare better. This year, 18 students from Odisha made it to medical school thanks to the initiative of Ajay Bahadur Singh, who once sold tea for a living but now imparts free medical […]

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Users are no guinea pigs, Mr. Facebook

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Users are no guinea pigs, Mr. Facebook

By Nishant Arora | IANS A couple of months back, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked if users data on his platform was at risk, he unambiguously said ‘No, adding that there was no way the data of his users could be breached or “improperly shared” on a massive scale. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal […]

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