IIT Madras to launch fortnightly webinars to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The webinar panel will include A.V. Balasubramanian, director of the centre for Indian Knowledge Systems as moderator; P.V.S. Suryakumar, deputy managing director of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai; R.V. Bhavani, director, agriculture, nutrition and health programme at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai and Clifton D’Rozario, advocate at Manthan Law, Bengaluru, as panelists.

Coonoor Heritage Gallery showcasing the history and development of Coonoor opened

In David Lean’s movie A Passage to India ( based on E.M. Forster’s novel), The Nilgiri Mountain Railway makes an appearance with a fictitious name ‘Marabar Line.’ Sarat Chandra Bose was under house arrest in ‘Fairlight’ bungalow near Sim’s Park in Coonoor for five years in the 1940s.Tea export from here to the former Soviet […]

NEP’s thrust on mother tongue: The fate of English

Equally, with English the most rapidly growing medium of instruction in India’s schools and accounting now for more than one-sixth of the total (next only to Hindi, which accounts for a half), India is not about to turn its face away from a language that has global currency.

A slice of modern Asian history

In 1934, pursued by the nationalist Kuomintang, Chinese Communist forces began the famous westward military retreat known as the Long March. As they fled, they entered a country over which centuries of Chinese emperors had only exerted a tenuous rule: Tibet. The lowlands-born Han Chinese of the Red Army were confounded by this dry, mountainous […]

553 new cases, nine deaths in central districts

Nagapattinam saw 72 new cases of the viral infection, among whom were four police personnel, two staff nurses, 32 primary contacts, 16 local cases and two antenatal mothers. Of the patients, 28 were admitted to the Nagapattinam District Headquarters Hospital, 19 were admitted to the Periyar Government Hospital in Mayiladuthurai, 16 to the Sirkazhi Government […]

Independence Day 2020: Significance Of Tricolours In Our National Flag

Our National Flag contains three horizontal bars having saffron (kesariya), white and dark green colours in them. In between the white horizontal part, one can see an indigo wheel-like circular shape. If you have ever wondered what do these colours signify then we are here to tell you about the same.

‘PM to present outline for self-reliant India on Aug 15’

“The defence ministry is also moving ahead in realising the dream of self reliance in defence manufacturing. We are minimising dependence on foreign equipment for our defence requirement. At the same time, we are extending all support to the domestic defence industry,” he said.

1,897 new COVID cases in TS

Regarding bed availability, 3,216 oxygen beds, and 851 ICU beds were available in the 56 State government hospitals on August 10. Beds were occupied to full capacity at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Hospital, Warangal Urban, and Community Health Centre (CHC), Narayankhed. Also 1,256 oxygen beds, and 650 ICU beds were available in 116 private hospitals.

VOOT unveils an all-new brand identity and charts its roadmap for the future

Viacom18’s video-on-demand streaming service, VOOT, has unveiled a new brand identity.Since VOOT’s launch eighteen months ago, the digital media consumption landscape has witnessed a huge transformation. India today ranks as the No. 1 market for mobile data usage globally. Reduction in data prices and a significant increase in data usage have made India the world’s […]

Crouching tiger, hidden data

When Prime Minister Indira Gandhi set out to rescue India’s wild tigers, there were less than 2,000 left. Intense struggles of foresters and conservationists for five decades resulted in sporadic population recoveries at some sites, and continuing losses elsewhere. How many tigers should India now aspire for, given that habitat potential exists for 10,000-15,000 tigers? […]