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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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,…

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Vasant Panchami- A Festival Symbolizing Unity In Diversity

By: Garima Gaur, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: India is a land of diverse culture and it’s festivals promote diversity. They are full of colours, enthusiasm, creativity and also offer opportunities to feel pride for the citizens. One such festival is Vasant Panchami (also called Basant Panchami). This day welcomes the spring season, people wear yellow to mark blossoming mustard fields. It is celebrated on fifth day of Indian traditional calendar in the month of Magha, which typically falls in the Gregorian month of January and February. It is celebrated in various ways depending…

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Nanda Devi Glacier Outburst : Another Manmade Disaster, A Fresh Warning

By : Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor cum Sr. Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The havoc wreaked by Nanda Devi “glacier burst” in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand early this week is a grim reminder that Mother Nature will eventually make the humans accountable for their indiscrete actions. It has once again made us pay dearly for tinkering with the ecologically most fragile Himalayan ecosystem, which sustain livelihoods in the most populous part of the world. It is also a warning about the future environmental shocks that await the inhabitants of the region. The…

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The Manufactured Catastrophe

By : Abhinav Malhotra, Associate Editor ICN World Continuation of the Syrian Horror Before starting the article, I am enlisting a few Names, places, and terms for better understanding. Syria: Official name being the Syrian Arab Republic, it is a country in western Asia. The capital of Syria is Damascus and Aleppo is one of the important regions in the country in terms of the economy. Population of Syria has been segmented as Sunni Islam (68.4%) Shia Islam (3.2%) Alawism (11.3%) Druze (3.2%) Ismailism (1.3%) Alevism (0.7%) Yezidism (0.2%) Christianity…

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What Is Post-truth Politics ?

By : Mehwash Fatima, Sub Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: The 21st century is widely popular and known as the post-truth era nowadays. The question here is; what post-truth is? What it has to do with the current scenario of the world?  Post-truth is a philosophical concept which tells about an environment in which personal beliefs and opinions are considered more important than facts. Ruling parties have been using emotional appeals to influence public opinions. It has become the most common practice nowadays.  While some observers take it as a long-term part…

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Media in India : How to Face the Challenge of Credibility Crisis

By: Prof Pradeep Mathur NEW DELHI: India is a vast country which is home to different castes, creeds, and communities with their different traditions and ways of life. This diversity defines India’s socio-cultural structure and political super-structure which is the subject matter of media content writing. The media content   concerning issues of governance and development  is now a matter of intense debate  as concerns are being expressed by all stakeholders about declining standards and professional ethics of  journalism in our country. To address the issue let us have a look…

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Farmers’ Agitation : BJP Govt. in Catch 22 Situation

By: Prof. Pradeep Mathur NEW DELHI: The on-going kisan agitation is arguably the toughest test  the Modi government is facing in its over six and a half years in office so far. Like all governments in the past it has faced opposition to several of its policy  decisions and has seen protests and agitations against such decisions. Some of its decisions like demonetisation, GST and labour reforms  have been pretty controversial and were  hotly contested by its opponents. But the government  not only successfully  defended  such decisions but was also  able…

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Teacher’s Day 2020: Tributes To India’s Greatest Teacher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The universally accepted World Teacher’s Day is 5th October. In India, the Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th September and this tradition started in 1962. Teachers play a vital role not only in the development of an individual but also of the society as a whole.Teachers shape the mind of children which in turn helps them become responsible citizens. “ A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for other.”  On this special day, students celebrate the contribution of teachers in their lives and shaping…

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Invasive Weeds Undermining Farm Productivity, Biodiversity

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Advisor & Sr. Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: The Himalayas are a treasure house of medicinal and aromatic plants.With no effective strategy to thwart the march of invasive alien species, which pose a major threat to the indigenous flora, more and more area is being usurped by weeds like lantana, ageratum, parthenium (Congress grass) and eupatorium. The appearance of large gregarious patches of these weeds from the Himalayan foothills in the north to the Tamil Nadu in the south is a matter of grave concern as they pose a serious…

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