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Big Game In Resurgent India: Bansal Making Room For Waltons

Big Game In Resurgent India: Bansal Making Room For Waltons

Coffee Talk, News & Current Events
To, Walmart “Your order has been successfully placed. Please keep the exact amount ready at the time of delivery.” From, Flipkart Freecharge, Myntra, UrbanSpoon, Jabong, Jaguar Land Rover, Hutchison Essar, Corus have one thing in common, all of them for one reason or the other had to go through the throes of acquisition by a bigger company. Walmart through its recent decision to acquire Flipkart has set a cat among the pigeons. Indian e-commerce industry is now poised for one of the biggest showdowns in the history, where two of the biggest American conglomerates, Walmart and Amazon are staking their claim on the fat Indian e-commerce pie. With a single stroke, Walmart has set its intentions in motion. The foray of Walmart in the Indian market had become a political hot potat
Modi Focuses On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Modi Focuses On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

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The nation was curious about Modi's big speech yesterday because of obvious reasons. Many important decisions were made in the last few days and so, we all were waiting for another big announcement by Narendra Modi and the good thing is we are not disappointed. Modi yesterday threw light on 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana'. Let me quickly give you the details of the scheme. What is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana? It is a missi0n that aims at providing central assistance to Urban Local Bodies. 3255 Urban Local Bodies were classified in 1991 Census of India. These bodies in India can be classified into four major categories: Municipal Corporation (Nagar Nigam) Municipality (Nagar Parishad) Town Area Committee Notified Area Committee The main objectives of Pradhan Mantri Awas Y...
India- The Leader of Renewable Energy?

India- The Leader of Renewable Energy?

Earth Issues, News & Current Events
India is a land of diversity. This statement stays true even for the geography of the country. India has a huge potential for harbouring renewable energy and the good news is that’s what India is doing! Recently, India has grabbed the 4th position in global wind power installed capacity. With the year coming to an end, it’s time to look at the efforts made by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). What Has MNRE Done To Get International Attention? Clean energy is the energy that everyone should opt for and even our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi believes in it. As a result of which, India has taken up the largest renewable capacity expansion programme in the world. This clearly indicates that India has plans for increasing the share of clean energy by focusing on the renewabl
J.K.Rowling Releases Early Harry Potter Sketches

J.K.Rowling Releases Early Harry Potter Sketches

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So, you thought J.K.Rowling can only write well? Wait till you check the Harry Potter sketches made by her. When a writer writes a story, it is quite obvious that they also create a mental picture of the characters, like the readers do. J.K. Rowling wasn't different but the irony is, she has still managed to be different. This is because she decided to sketch those characters. Harry Potter Sketches by J.K.Rowling Recently, J.K.Rowling decided to release the early Harry Potter sketches made by her in Pottermore. Give your eyes a treat with these wonderful sketches! The Quidditch sketch is an interesting one! Many events of the game are shown in a single sketch, this is surely a masterpiece of J.K.Rowling.   Professor Snape is teaching about Potions. Did you notice the fancy
Dove’s #ChangeTheRhyme Questions The Perception Of Beauty

Dove’s #ChangeTheRhyme Questions The Perception Of Beauty

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The first thing that we are made to learn after we have the understanding of words are the nursery rhymes. The retaining capacity of a child is very high and therefore we seldom forget about the things that we are taught in our childhood. Dove has cleverly and rightfully used one of the nursery rhymes to convey a very strong message to us. Chubby cheeks, dimple chin, Rosy lips, teeth within, Curly hair, very fair, Eyes are blue, lovely too, Teacher's pet, is that you? Yes! Yes! Yes! Are you familiar with this rhyme? If yes, then you are in for a rethinking. Dove has joined hands with 'Blush', the Culture Machine's lifestyle channel to deliver a very powerful message with this simple rhyme. #ChangeTheRhyme ad features women who are beautiful in every way except the
Know More About Make In India

Know More About Make In India

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The Make In India program was launched by Government Of India in September 2014. It aims to give fillip to the manufacturing sector and envisages making India a manufacturing hub in the coming years. The core idea of the program is to encourage national and international companies to erect manufacturing units/industries in the country. The manufacturing sector contributes around 17% to the overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of our country, which remained stagnant for 4-5 years consecutively, and this initiative aims to increase it to 25% by 2022. Manufacturing sector is labour intensive, so the program also endeavors to address the acute unemployment problem of the country by aiming to create 100 million direct jobs and many indirect jobs by 2022. Also, it focuses to reduce imports and i...
What About The Syrian Version Of Pokemon Go?

What About The Syrian Version Of Pokemon Go?

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Pokemon Go has managed to attract the attention of the world while Syria has failed in it. Perhaps, this is the reason why Syria has taken the help of the popularity of Pokemon Go game to show the pain that they are going through. How Pokemon Go Is Helping Syria? Pokemon Go is a game that has become immensely popular because of its ability to connect the virtual world with the real world. Like a breath of fresh air, it has managed to please everyone and as a result, it has become popular. Syria has been a war zone since 2011 but still it has failed to gain the attention that it deserves. What’s the result of it? The pictures will speak the answer. https://twitter.com/RFS_mediaoffice/status/755791150246686721 https://twitter.com/RFS_mediaoffice/status/755794653815922688 https://
This Year Will Be the Year of Panama Papers Leak

This Year Will Be the Year of Panama Papers Leak

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Panama Papers Leak is making both national and international headlines. If you have a rough idea about Panama Papers Leak, you will know that it is something that is related to corruption. Now, it’s time for you to know all about the truth of Panama Papers Leak to keep yourself updated. A Video That Will Explain ‘Panama Papers Leak’ You can watch the video given below created by Vox to understand about ‘Panama Papers Leak' in a simple manner. Now that you have gained the idea about the topic, let us move towards the details. What Are The Panama Papers? A Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider, Mossaick Fonseca shares a relation with Panama Papers Leak because the documents present in the cache of this law was provided to a German newspaper. This set of leaked documen
Are You Forcing Someone To Commit Suicide?

Are You Forcing Someone To Commit Suicide?

Health, Mental Health, News & Current Events
He came home with a bit of fear in his heart. His class test result was out and he didn’t score well. Keeping his pair of shoe aside, he went to wash his face. ‘Did you get your result?’ asked his mom. ‘No’ he said and went for a bath. When he returned, his mom was standing in front of him with his result in one hand and a five hundred rupees in other. He stole the money from his dad wallet. The seventh standard kid was slapped twice. ‘You will get the beating of your life. Wait for your dad to arrive.’ Said his mother. She continued doing her daily chores and ignored him. But was the boy fine? He was sitting alone on the staircase of the government hospital. His elder brother tried to bring him back, but he didn’t return. In the late evening, he saw his dad returning. His f
Ever Heard About Female Genital Mutilation?

Ever Heard About Female Genital Mutilation?

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The society can cross any limit to ensure the so-called purity of a girl is maintained. Do you doubt that? You won’t doubt about it after knowing about Female Genital Mutilation. Definition of Female Genital Mutilation “Partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organ for a non-medical reason.”      - by WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA. How Is Female Genital Mutilation Carried Out?   FGM isn’t carried out professionally and this means that no one pays any heed to the safety of the girl. It is carried out traditionally by an unprofessional person using a blade. Can you even imagine using a blade for removing a part of your body? On the top of it, using anaesthesia is not necessary to carry out FGM. And let me tell you it’s not a one-time
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