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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River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro project in Nepal inaugurated

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA :Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN today inaugurated River Diversion Arrangement of 900 MW Arun-3 HEP at Dovan Dam Site in Nepal. Addressing a large gathering at the site, Sharma said that this is a historic milestone which earmarks the commencement of River Diversion and construction of Main Dam of the Project. N.L Sharma extended gratitude to Government of India & Government of Nepal for extending their unstinting support amidst COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked the local representatives, administration and people…

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SJVN Bags 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project in Nepal

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director SJVN Limited today informed that Government of Nepal has allotted 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project in Nepal to SJVN through competitive bidding. The Investment Board of Nepal in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli on 29th January awarded the Project to SJVN. Nand Lal Sharma during a meeting with  Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli, in Kathmandu.expressed his deepest gratitude for awarding the Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project…

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India Celebrates Its 72nd REPUBLIC DAY 2021

NEW DELHI : India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day. There was no chief guest as UK PM Boris Johnson cancelled his visit, due to new COVID strain. The national holiday marks the first time India’s constitution went into effect in 1950 following independence from British colonial rule, and the day is annually celebrated with a huge military parade through the capital. The Indian diaspora in China, Singapore, Australia and several other countries on Tuesday celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in a restricted manner and watched the cultural events virtually due to the…

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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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ICN GROUP PAYS TRIBUTE TO NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE ON 125th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

“We should have but one desire today. The desire to die so that India may live.” Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa. This January 23 is the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, fondly known as Netaji for being a revolutionary freedom fighter in India’s struggle for Independence. Indians pay homage to this great leader of India on this day which is also celebrated as Desh Prem Diwas. Subhash Chandra Bose was born in to a Bengali family and his father, Janakinath…

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