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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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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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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Swami Vivekananda and His Vision of True religion

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: Today, as we celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, it is my sincere endeavour to present before the readers, glimpses from the great missionary’s life. Vivekananda’s full name was Narendra Nath Dutta but he was Naren to those who knew him since childhood.It is worth mentioning that his physical life of a mere span of 39 years is in sharp contrast to the scope of his achievements, perhaps unsurpassed by any other. It is indubitably wishful thinking to be able to portray even…

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SJVN allocated 501 MW Hydro Projects in Chenab Basin by Government of Himachal

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur has allocated 104 MW Tandi, 130 MW Rashil and 267 MW Sach Khas Hydro Electric Projects on the Chenab Basin in Himachal Pradesh to public sector  SJVN Limited. The company is already developing three Projects viz 430 MW Reoli Dugli, 210 MW Purthi & 138 MW Bardang Hydro Electric Projects in Chenab Basin. With allocation of these three Projects SJVN now has six Projects with a total capacity of 1279 MW…

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