Society-Story of 114 Odisha villages becoming child-marriage free !!!

2021-01-09T22:46:19+05:30By |Categories: Society|

A total 114 villages in Odisha have been declared child-marriage free as of January 7 2020 and many more are in line. But this story of change began in a village named Rugudipali in west Odisha's Subarnapur district with support from the courageous Gitanjali Rana, an anganwadi worker in the area. Action Aid, a non-profit that works on child and women’s rights, has been spearheading the campaign against child marriage with the support of UNICEF in 15 districts of Odisha with a high burden of child marriage as indicated by the previous National Family Health Survey. Gitanjali participated in some of [...]

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part II

2021-01-09T18:38:12+05:30By |Categories: editorials, Science|

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Innovation and crisis: The six factors that spark radical innovation in turbulent times A crisis forces people to see the world in a different way because it ruptures the assumptions on which everyday life proceeds and so creates a doorway into a different kind of world, one in [...]

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part I

2021-01-09T18:31:50+05:30By |Categories: editorials, Science|

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The COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as a potential turning point after which almost everything could be different. Margaret MacMillan, the eminent historian, has compared this crisis to the French and Russian revolutions – points at which the river of history changed course. […]

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Environment-Sustainable Ecotourism in India !!!

2018-12-02T14:35:53+05:30By |Categories: environment|

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Ecotourism in India:- Ecotourism as a term first emerged during the late 1980s with growing global concern for sustainable practices with regard to ecologies extending towards minimizing the degenerative results of tourism on the environment. Ecotourism thus essentially has come to imply responsible travel practices when exploring natural conditions [...]

Geonomics-Island Development !!!

2018-07-28T22:45:57+05:30By |Categories: economy, Geography|

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The 1382 offshore-identified islands of India hold immense unexploited potential for fostering growth and achieving cohesive socio-economic development of the region in particular and also, the nation as a whole. They can significantly contribute to the GDP by leveraging the gains from promoting infrastructure and tourism on a large scale. [...]

Polity – 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform!!!

2018-07-27T00:18:10+05:30By |Categories: polity|

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This month marks the 100th year of the publication of the ‘Report on Indian constitutional reforms’, commonly known as the Montagu-Chelmsford Report (MCR). Edwin Montagu, then Secretary of State for India, had advocated for increased participation of Indians in the British Indian administration and had begun [...]

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