15 FAMOUS SHIPWRECKS IN THE WORLD

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Associate Editor-ICN  Shipwrecking is not a good thing to happen always. Indeed, several maritime accidents in the past have shown us how bad they are, and the uncountable loss they make. However, for the generations to come, shipwrecks act as a window to their own long history. The histories of conflict, survival, and of course, the history of destinies. Shipwrecks are important discoveries that tell us stories of the past, helping us connects the dots in our own history. Those are the…

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Dr. B C Roy: A Tribute To The Legendary Physician And Philanthropist

By: Dr. Shah Ayaz Siddiqui ,Editor-In-Chief-ICN Group Dr.B.C. Roy was the one to establish the Indian Medical Association in 1928 and even the Medical Council of India. LUCKNOW: Dr. B.C. Roy was one of the foremost national leaders of the 20th century. A legendary physician, distinguished political leader, philanthropist, educationist and social worker, he was one of the longest serving Chief Ministers and is rightly hailed as the Maker of Modern West Bengal. Dr.B.C. Roy was the one to establish the Indian Medical Association in 1928 and even the Medical Council of…

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AFRICA-An Example Of Wounded Culture And Economy

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: It is known that the development of language as a medium of expression is the key factor of communication and is also responsible for the growth of a culture as well as education. History itself is the witness in case of Africa, where language originated initially. It is accepted in almost every part of the world that the language of Egypt influenced the Greek and Latin languages; even though these two languages are Indo-European. On a broader scale, the roots of most of the…

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Seafarers Lifestyle and Health

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Associate Editor-ICN  Shipping industry, as name denotes, is meant for the heavy goods transportation through the sea ways, from the clothes that the people wear to the food they eat. Today almost everything is being transported through the ships. Shipping industry is also termed as the invisible industry. Ships are operated by seafarers, who perform the tough job of crossing the high seas through rough sea conditions. The seafarers are on duty call on 24 hours while they are on board ships…

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One Of The Top Destinations For Medical Tourism: Mauritius

Mauritius has a large network of professional private clinics, each offering an exceptionally high standard of care. A medical operation in Mauritius is cheaper than in many parts of the world. Medical tourism (also known as medical travel or global healthcare) is the process in which a patient travels to another destination for medical or health and wellness services. Mauritius, an island-nation nestled off the southeast coast of the African mainland, is known for its beautiful beaches and wildlife. Mauritius is one of the top destinations for medical tourism. Mauritius…

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Disaster Risk Governance and MODDI’s Effect

By: Prof. Santosh Kumar NEW DELHI: For thousands of years in the past as mentioned by Yuval Noah Harari in his book “Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow” three problems preoccupied the people of 20th century China, India and Egypt. Famine, plague and war were always on the top of the list. Generations after generations human have prayed to every god, angel and saint and have invented countless tools, institutions and social systems, but they continued to die in the millions from starvation, epidemics and violence. May thinkers of that…

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PM Modi Leads 5th International Yoga Day Celebrations In Ranchi, Jharkhand

NEW DELHI: The United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2014, it has been observed every year to mark its significance in one’s lifestyle.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the main International Yoga Day events in Jharkhand and Haryana. PM Modi, describing the close relationship between yoga and nature, said Ranchi was chosen to host the main event as it has a lot of forests and is close to nature.Maharashtra CM Fadnavis joined Ramdev on the stage in Nanded and performed some of…

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Time to Think: Need for ‘Medical Response Teams’ as International Assistance during Catastrophic Earthquakes

By: Dr. Kumar Raka, Editor-ICN & Rebecca Brindza, Editor-ICN International (Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana) Tel Aviv: Earthquakes are one of the most devastating forms of natural disaster. They usually strike without warning, produce widespread damage, and can cause massive loss of life. The recent quakes that struck Haiti (2010), Japan (2011), Nepal (2015) and Iran & Iraq (2017) showed that temblors of sufficient magnitude can wreak havoc. The catastrophic situation often press demand for international assistance. There have been widespread debates in…

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SCO Summit : PM Modi Meets Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Ashraf Ghani

NEW DELHI: PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held delegation level talks on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Modi’s re-election following the stunning victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general elections last month. The first of the meetings was with Chinese President Xi Jinping, where both sides focused on how to take the ties forward.During the meeting, Xi Jinping congratulated PM Modi in person on his re-election as India’s…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Affecting The Navigation Of Ships

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Associate Editor-ICN Scientists know the earth can undergo phenomenon known as “geomagnetic reversal”, where these magnetic pole literally switch sides. The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander several kilometers every year, however, the north pole’s movement has become incresingly stranger in recent years. For reasons that are currently unclear, the magnetic north pole seems to be increasingly slipping away from Canada and towards Siberia at an erratic rate, according to…

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