Brexit : Relevance and Ramifications

By :  Abhinav Malhotra, Associate Editor-ICN World In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.  Franklin D. Roosevelt The term Brexit is an evident portmanteau of “Britain” and its “Exit” from the European Union. The entire Brexit Conundrum seems to be an esoteric affair but in this article, we’ll understand the semantics of it in a simplified manner. First, we need to throw light on the European Union and subsequently about the inevitable Exit of Britain. Way back in 1993, The…

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First World War, The Devastating Tragedy Of The World

By : Mohd. Salim Khan, Associate Editor-ICN  SAHASWAN/BUDAUN : First world war took place from 28th of July 1914 and it ended on 11th of November 1918. It is one the most devastating & heart trembling incidents of the world. In this world war there was an International conflict between central power and Allies.Cenctral power mainly : Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Turkey and on the other side Allies mainly: France, Russiya, England and from 1917 America. On account of industrial revolution most of the powerful countries want such dominions…

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Holi and Sufism

By : Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI : Holi symbolises different shades of our lives, like good and bad, worst and pleasant and evil and piety etc. While sprinkling colours, we drench others with love and respect.Urdu poets like Nazir Akbarabadi wrote special poetries on it. Whereas, Sufi saints and Mughal kings and prices used to celebrate with a different kind of fervour and gaiety.Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin and his ardent disciple, Amir Khusru would celebrate it with the spirit of love and respect. They would try…

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INDIA CELEBRATES HOLI TO KEEP THE LIGHT OF LOVE BURNING IN HEARTS OF PEOPLE!

By : Kauser Khan, Associate Editor-ICN  LUCKNOW: The colour of festival always helps in bringing the beautiful smile on the faces.People enjoys its every moment truly with much fervor and ethusiasm. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil. Well, the essence of any festival is to take a break from the daily humdrum of life and make it interesting. The other major…

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LONG ROUTE DRIVERS & THEIR HEALTH

By: Dr. Akhtar Nasim, Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-CRRI & Prof. ACSIR (University) & Consulting Editor ICN Science & Tech NEW DELHI: Recently, the health of truck drivers has become a major concern at international levels.Over the years there has been deterioration in driving conditions; simultaneously there is increasing pressures of adhering to the demanding schedule and to make on time deliveries.The drivers have to deal with the failures of the transport system, which results in increased stress levels resulting in adverse impact on the health of drivers. Prolonged sitting, exposes the driver…

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UNIQUE KUMAONI HOLI: A CELEBRATION OF “SUR” AND “TAAL”

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor & Sr. Editor-ICN Group The hills of Uttrakhand reverberate with melodious notes of Hindustani classical music as the Kumaonis celebrate the festival of Holi in a way very different from the rest of the country. Folk songs are integral to Holi , which is celebrated as the “festival of colours” all over. It is the rich infusion of classical music in the Holi songs that  lends the festival altogether a different dimension in the Kumaon region. The unique tradition of singing Holi songs based on…

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How Relevant Are These Age-Old Proverbs In Today’s World?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World Disclaimer: The following analysis is meant for amusement purpose only and the reader is requested to read it “with a pinch of salt”. When in Rome do as the Romans do: The reverse, I believe is true. If you do as stated, you’ll be lost in the crowd and can never be the one among many. You have to do things differently if you wish to get noticed and receive acclaim. So, ‘When in Rome, do as the Americans do, do as the Greeks do or…

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What is Marine Electricity And How It is Generated?

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN  Marine Electricity or Marine electrical power is a vital part of a ship’s operation. Without marine electricity, ships would not be able to run any of the machinery and cannot perform their core purpose of sailing from one place to another. We cannot define the term “Marine Electricity” as a whole. To understand its meaning, first, we need to understand them separately. Marine – Here, the term “marine” refers to ships, ports, drydocks, and other structures which cater to the shipping…

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TUBERCULOSIS : DEVELOPING RESISTANCE TO EXISTING THERAPIES

By : Dr. Abhishek kr. Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Antibiotics are a true miracle of modern medicine. However, in reference to penicillin, the drug he discovered, Fleming gave warning in 1946 that the public will demand [the drug and]…then will begin an era…of abuses. Unfortunately, Fleming’s warning was unheeded, so this miracle of antibiotics is now endangered owing to the rapid escalation of antibiotic resistance combined with the equally rapid decline in discovery and development of new antibiotics. This is now considered a global health crisis and the reason is not…

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10 Caspian Sea Facts You Must Know

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, Chief Officer-Merchant Navy & Associate Editor-ICN  The Caspian Sea lies in Eastern Europe, at the border between Europe and Asia. As the largest inland water body on Earth, it has been vital to the economy of the surrounding regions. With a wealth of marine flora and fauna, the Caspian Sea covers nearly 0.4 million square kilometres of area and has an average depth of over 1 kilometre. It spans 7,000 kilometres of coastline covering 5 different nations on both continents. Numerous islands dot the Caspian’s surface, and…

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