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August 2016

Conserving the Medicinal plants

Author : Ratnadeep Banerji One-sixth of Indian plants have medicinal attributes but the threat of extinction looms large. The anti-fatigue property of Trichopus zeylanicus traditionally used by Kani tribes of Western Ghats in Kerala is an accepted fact discovered per chance... Continue Reading →

Improving the quality of School Education

Author : Dr. Subhash C. Khuntia The 21st Century global economy can thrive in an environment that has focus on skills around creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving. Empirical analysis reveals a strong positive relationship between education and economic... Continue Reading →

Showcases books on the Freedom Struggle at 22nd Delhi Book Fair

Publications Division, a media unit of the Ministry of I&B, is participating in the 22 nd Delhi Book Fair being  held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from August 27 - Sep 4, 2016. This literary event provides a forum where publishers, authors, booksellers, and book... Continue Reading →

High Speed Travel in Indian Railways

Indian Railways Indian Railways has played a significant role in the development of India since its inception in 1853. Indian Railways today has the largest passenger operation amongst all Railways in the world carrying over 23 million passengers every day... Continue Reading →

Water Vending Machines at Railway Stations

Indian Railways Availability of affordable drinking water of prescribed standard to passengers is a basic amenity.  With a view to further improve the availability of potable drinking water for passengers; Ministry of Railways has formulated a comprehensive uniform policy for... Continue Reading →

Modi Government Committed to Comprehensive Development and Empowerment of Minorities

Author : Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is committed to the inclusive growth of minorities following the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, and has continuously increased the Plan Budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.... Continue Reading →

Rani Chennamma of Kitturu-Indian freedom fighter

Author : Dr Nanditha Krishna It is a little known fact that most of the revolts against British began in South India. Puli Thevar and Veerapandi Kattaboman, Palayakkarars (Poligars) of the mid- and late eighteenth centuries in Madras Presidency; the Marudu... Continue Reading →

Jayaprakash Narayan: A Rebel Always

Author : K.N. Pathak Jayaprakash Narayan has a unique position in the history of modern India as he has this inimitable distinction of actively participating in three popular movements of the country. He not only fought against the British colonial... Continue Reading →

Role of Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi in freedom struggle

Author : Dr S.S. Sundaram Subramaniya Bharathiyar was a poet, freedom fighter and social reformer from Tamil Nadu. He was known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar and the laudatory epithet Mahakavi means a great poet. He is considered as one of India’s greatest... Continue Reading →

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