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Akanksha Goel

Akanksha Goel

The dark side of a booming vehicles market in India

The dark side of a booming vehicles market in India

August 25, 2016

Registration of vehicles, as of 2015, was recorded at approximately 20 million - including re-registration of vehicles - in India. Due to dilapidated public transport, the demand for private vehicles is at an all-time high. The alarming rate of vehicles is adding to the traffic c...

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Internet users expected to double by 2020, mostly from rural India

Internet users expected to double by 2020, mostly from rural India

August 22, 2016

According to "The Future of Internet in India”, the report compiled by Indian body The National Association of Software & Services Companies (Nasscom) and American internet solutions company Akamai Technologies, the number of internet users in India are expected to double b...

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur completes 65 years

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur completes 65 years

August 21, 2016

Founded as Easter Higher Technical Institute, and later renamed as Indian Institute of Technology, India’s best technology institution began its journey in 1950. The first foundation stone was laid at Kharagpur in West Bengal, Eastern India, paving the way for many other IITs a...

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Pokemon Go, yet no launch in India but a “clandestine” hit

Pokemon Go, yet no launch in India but a “clandestine” hit

August 15, 2016

Though not launched in many countries, Pokemon Go, downloaded via other means, is receiving numerous admirers worldwide, notably in India. With people roaming around searching for Pokemon to advance their collections, the new found gaming trend is far from getting over here.

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Three quarter students fail baseline assessment in New Delhi

Three quarter students fail baseline assessment in New Delhi

August 12, 2016

The result of the baseline assessment, conducted by the Education Department of Delhi Government, startled the Delhi NCR , the National Capital Region, in India. Despite the provision of all the necessary facilities to students and the teachers , school children failed to perform...

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Uttarakhand’s efforts to procure the miracle herb, “Sanjeevani Booti”

Uttarakhand’s efforts to procure the miracle herb, “Sanjeevani Booti”

August 11, 2016

Despite the fact that the ages old search for the herb has failed to reveal any results, #Uttarakhand government has decided to bestow an amount of INR 250 million (EUR 3.3 million) to search the #Himalayas for the magical herb, #Sanjeevani Booti, which is supposed to have unique...

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Initiatives taken by locals to get their environment garbage free

Initiatives taken by locals to get their environment garbage free

August 11, 2016

The citizens of India have been facing the problem of disordered disposal of garbage on roads, beaches among other public places, that negate the beauty of the place and the hygiene of the residents. However, people have now begun to take the responsibility to protect the environ...

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Indian Railways’ first green corridor has eco-friendly lavatories

Indian Railways’ first green corridor has eco-friendly lavatories

July 26, 2016

The First ever Indian Railways Green corridor, the 114 km long Manamadurai – Rameswaram stretch of Southern Railway in Tamil Nadu, India, is the tract on which all the trains coaches now have bio-toilets thereby preventing discharge on tracks. This corridor is part of India’s...

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Fascinating Appearance of ‘Titan Arum’ in Kerala

Fascinating Appearance of ‘Titan Arum’ in Kerala

July 22, 2016

World’s stinkiest flower, called so for its pungent smell resembling rotten flesh, bloomed at Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary and Garden in Alattil, North Wayanad, Kerala, India. It has grown out of a seed planted about nine years ago and stands tall at a height of al-most two met...

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Torrential rain leads to mishap in Uttarakhand

Torrential rain leads to mishap in Uttarakhand

July 21, 2016

Incessant rains are causing ruinous damages in the Northern Indian State of Uttarakhand, leading to an upsurge in casualties. Numerous landslides have been reported, which caused over 300 arterial roads and highways to be closed.

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Innovation in India

Innovation in India

July 15, 2016

To promote youth development, 15 July is celebrated as World Youth Skills Day across the world, as declared by the United Nations at its General Assembly in November 2014. According to a latest UN report, India has the world’s largest youth population of 356 million aged 10-24 ...

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Hemis Tsechu

Hemis Tsechu

July 14, 2016

With displaying of the sacred bone ornament, ceremonial performances by the monks and an aim to promote tourism and cultural heritage, Hemis Festival will be held on 14th and 15th July, 2016 accompanied by the grand Naropa Festival - from July 1 to 31 - in Ladakh district in Jamm...

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