Tree Plantation drive in Mumbai by Atharva Foundation

Mumbai : Under the leadership of Varsha Rane, Vice President Atharva Foundation, a tree plantation drive was held on 21st August in Dharivali village, Malad West. A group of volunteer members of Atharva Foundation along with Varsha Rane took a pledge in this function with enthusiasm. that “we should remain firmly attached to the soil in which we were born and our strong relationship with Mother Earth should be established. Atharva Foundation has always worked for the primary education for girls from remote rural areas, all kinds of assistance to…

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Ethanol: An Antidote For Sugarcane Farmers

By: Hardik Murarka, Executive Editor-ICN Group India is the second largest producer of sugarcane after Brazil and more than 50 million people are associated directly or indirectly from sugarcane industry for their livelihood. But due to glut in sugar market, the mills are not in best of financial position thus there is an inability to pay the mandatory fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane to the farmers. The reason for cash strapped mils is excessive production of sugar. It has become a national problem. In 2017-18 and 2018-19, annual sugar…

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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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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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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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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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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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IS THE GOVERNMENT GETTING PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL BY THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST VOTE BANK?

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA: The response of Kisan unions to the amendments proposed to the three Agriculture Bills by the union government has been on the expected lines. It clearly indicates that If not in physical presence, the mindset of opposition parties appears to have creeped into the decisions of Kisan Unions or they were perhaps toeing the lines of opposition parties who too had made a similar representation to the President of India. Nothing short of withdrawal of the three “Black” Agriculture Bills is what the…

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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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Let Us Learn To Respect Regional Sentiment

By: Prof. Pradeep Mathur NEW DELHI: It was the fateful year of 1975 and the country was living under the shock of the Emergency rule imposed by Mrs Indira Gandhi.The Congress decided to hold its annual session at Chandigarh and the venue was named Komagata Maru Nagar after the ill-fated ship that took migrating seeking  people from Punjab to their unsuccessful attempt to enter Canada in the year 1914. Komagata Maru incident became a symbol of fight against the racist character of the then British Raj and is still itiched in…

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