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The Kite Flying Festival ,Makar Sankranti is Here

India is one of the very few countries in the world that celebrate harvest festivals also with equal enthusiasm and zest like any other festival. One such festival is Makar Sankranti, primarily celebrated in north India. The festival officially marks the beginning of spring or the onset of Indian summer and the days become longer, and nights shorter. Makar Sankranti is one of the most popular Hindu festivals, and also the first festival of the New Year. The festival is known with different names in different parts of the country. It…

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Fog hits flight operations at Delhi

On Thursday, nearly 200 flights were delayed to the huge fog. The departure of the flights from Delhi airport was shut down about two hours in the morning till 9:30 am. The shutdown creates lots of inconvenience to passengers. Departures were halted, arrivals were still continued at the airport.10 flights were diverted during this period, especially pilots were not commanded with low visibility landing procedures. Minimum visibility of 125 meters are required for safe flight operations. However, require minimum visibility is 50 meters at Delhi airport which has India’s most efficient instruments…

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Veteran cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar pass away at 87 of age

The Popular cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, passed away yesterday at his residence in Mumbai. He was 87 years old and had been battling old age-related ailments for the past few days. Mr. Ramakant Achrekar was one of the pre-eminent features of Mumbai cricket culture. Mr. Ramakant Achrekar was the cricket coach of Sachin Tendulkar who shaped Sachin’s career in the field of cricket. Apart from cricket he also built the career of many other cricketers including Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Chandrakant Pandit, Lalchand Rajput, Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe, Ajit Agarkar, Paras Mhambrey and Ramesh…

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Sabarimala case: Two women enters Ayyapa Temple

On Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister confirmed two women in the age group of 10-50 years entered the Ayyapa temple in Sabarimala which is one of the holiest shrines in south India since supreme court banned entering of women of menstrual age in the temple. The temple shut down for ritual “purification” briefly before reopening to devotees. According to the video footage, two women named as Bindu and Kanaka Durga  who were from Kozhikode and Malappuram respectively are seen making the entry through the staff gate on the northern side at 3:48 a.m.…

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Government to introduced Aadhaar Amendment bill

The Union law Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad will introduce the Aadhaar amendment bill today in the Lok Sabha under the Aadhaar Act, The telegraph act and the prevention of money laundering Act (PMLA). The amendments which were approved by the cabinet in the mid of December would permit the voluntary use of Aadhaar for mobile SIM card and bank account authentications, as well as allow children who turn 18 to opt-out of the system. Another Supreme court’s   Aadhaar Amendment Bill continues the government’s push to establish a…

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Google dedicates doodle to social worker Murlidhar Amte on his Birth Anniversary

Google, the search engine dedicated doodle to life and legacy of Indian Social worker and activist Murlidhar Devidas Amte on his 104th Birth Anniversary.  Shri Murlidhar Amte who was affectionately known as “Baba Amte” or “Father Amte” dedicated his life to serving the needs of leprosy people and working for their rehabilitation. According to the official, MurlidharAmte was born on December 26, 1914, to a wealthy family of landlords of Hinganghat in Wardha district of Maharashtra. As a child, he used to play with children of other castes and eat…

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Rajasthan Election: The result is out

The single-phase voting in Rajasthan happened after weeks of intense campaigning by state-level leaders including Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Congress’ Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot, and national level leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Leaders such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also participated in the campaign. And finally the result of Rajasthan elections is out. According to the report, the counting of the votes for the Rajasthan assembly elections is currently taking place. The Congress as of now…

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UP Lawmaker Savitri Bai Phule Quits BJP: “Party Trying To Divide Society”

On Thursday, a BJP Parliamentarian Savitri Bai Phule who was known for her controversial comment quitted the party on 6th December alleging that the party is trying to “create divisions in society”. This is the death day of Bhima Rao Ambedkar and this is also the day when Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in the year 1992. In an interview, she quoted that “India’s money is being spent on construction of statues instead of being used for the development of the country”.  She said that the BJP government was…

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PM NARENDRA MODI TO INAUGRATE BOGIBEEL BRIDGE, INDIA’S LONGEST RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

PM Modi will inaugurate India’s longest railroad bridge which is named as Bogibeel Bridge on 25th December and this day will also be marked by the government as Good Governance Day. The Bogibeel Bridge is 4.94 km long which will connect the north and the south banks of the river Brahmaputra, which falls in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Bogibeel bridge will provide a connection between the Rangia-Murkongselek section of the North East Frontier Railway on the north bank of Brahmaputra and Lumding Dibrugarh Section that lies to the south of the…

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First-hand cigarette smoke in Delhi reduces average life to 1.6 years, says a study

A new study conducted by Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) says that the national capital is witnessing the worst pollution in the last 2 years and the primary cause of the problem is the first-hand cigarette smoke which leads to reduced life expectancy by 1.6 years According to the study, “By comparison, first-hand cigarette smoke leads to a reduction in global average life expectancy of about 1.6 years”. It further added, “The impact of particulate pollution on life expectancy is comparable to that of smoking, twice…

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