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The Second US Presidential Candidate Sounds Concern Over Kashmir

US Senator Elizabeth Warren voiced concerns over the communication lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir after the center revoked the Article 370 and 35A and bifurcated Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5.

What did Ms. Warren say?

Elizabeth Warren is the second presidential candidate for the Democratic Party to raise the Kashmir issue. Her statement came almost a month after the fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders expressed concerns over Kashmir.

An influential American politician, Ms. Warren said that India-US ties were rooted in their shared democratic values and that she was concerned about the recent events in Kashmir leading to restrictions and continued communication blackout.

One of the fiercest critics of US President Donald Trump, the Massachusetts senator often accused Trump of undermining democracy through his acts.

What did Senator Bernie Sanders say?

Bernie Sanders said he was deeply concerned about the Kashmir situation at a campaign rally last month. He said that the communication blockade must be lifted immediately and the US government must speak boldly in support of international humanitarian law and UN backed peaceful resolution.

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Durga Ashtami 2019: Why Is It The Most Auspicious Day Of Navratri Festival And How Is It Celebrated?

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is the most auspicious of the 10-day Navratri festival starting after Pitru-Paksha.People celebrate this day with much fervor. According to traditions, Goddess Kali appeared on this day and killed the demons.

Story of appearance of Goddess Kali

Maa Durga was fighting the demons when the Goddess Durga appeared from her forehead to punish the demons that were trying to destroy the world order and establish their reign. Those demons were associated with Mahishasur that was killed by Maa Durga. Maa Durga appeared as a little girl riding a lion and she killed the dreaded Mahashasur.

Goddess Kali appeared to kill the remaining demons and free the earth from their demonic powers. Durga Ashtami is celebrated by worshipping all the incarnations of Maa Durga. Goddess Durga’s eight consorts are Brahmani, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasinghi, Indrani and Chamunda.

How Durga Ashtami is celebrated?

People go to temples to offer their prayers to Maa Durga. Prasad of Halwa and Puriis prepared and offered to girls of tender age. Since Maa Durga appeared as a little girl, all girls are considered incarnation of … Read the rest

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NEET Would Be The Single National Entrance Test For Medical Colleges In 2020

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be the only entrance test for medical admission from 2020 announced Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. NEET has already replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).The announcement was made under enactment of National Medical Commission Act.

What is National Medical Commission Act?

The act creates a single entrance test for all the undergraduate MBBS admissions. Also, there will be single counselling window for all India admission. In addition to this, there will be state-level counselling committees for the seats that comes under state quota.

What is NEET?

It is an eligibility test for medical admissions and it is applicable to all medical colleges except All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). AIIMS MBBS test is conducted for more than 10 AIIMS colleges across India and JIPMER MBBS counselling is done for admission in Puducherry-based medical college.

Last year data shows that only 15 students appeared in NEET while the number of students in AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS was 2 lakh and 1.4 lakh respectively. … Read the rest

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Celebrate Durga Puja In Chandrayaan-2 Pandal In Varanasi

In Varanasi, a Durga Puja pandal is dedicated to ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is a theme that has made this pandal interesting as well as attractive for visitors. While it isn’t new for Durga Puja pandals to get themes but it is for the first time that a pandal is given a science theme.

Highlights of Chandrayaan-2 Durga Puja pandal 

  • Situated 100-feet high above the ground
  • Designed in record time of 2-months
  • Idol of ISRO Chief K Sivan and astronauts along with Goddess Durga

Set on an elevated frame, this pandal will make you feel as if you are walking in the space. It is a real and unique experience and the first time in the country.

Durga Puja pandal themes in Varanasi

Every year, Durga Puja pandals are decorated in different themes. The socio-religious associations that make arrangements for Durga Puja try doing different to make the pandals more attractive. This year, the Durga Puja pandal of Orderly Bazar in Varanasi is themed on the Chandrayaa-2 mission. It is amazing but the association behind the pandal did a massive job. And this theme has … Read the rest

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What Made IRCTC IPO The Biggest Success In 20 Months?

State-owned Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) receives a huge response for its Rs 645-crore IPO. Subscribed 112 times, it became the most successful share sale in last 20 months.

Highlights of the IPO

  • It received bids for 225.6 crore shares while total issue size was of 2.02 crore shares according to NSE
  • The best subscribed IPO
  • The portions reserved for QIBs and HNI were subscribed 108.8 times and 354.5 times respectively
  • Retail and employee portions were subscribed 14.6 times and 5.8 times respectively

What grey market has to say about IRCTC IPO?

Senior search analysts put the grey market premium of the share at Rs 200 and at this price, it can be said that it is value for business. But much depends on the performance of IRCTC. The grey market experts expect the listing of IRCTC IPO to be around Rs 520-525 per share.

What is the advantage of IRCTC IPO?

According to leading brokerage firms like ICICIdirect and Angel Broking, this IPO generated interest in investors because of attractive pricing and monopolistic nature of the company’s business that is online sale … Read the rest

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Home Tours Was The Biggest Attraction Of The Architecture and The City Festival In San Francisco

Recently the AIA SF concluded the 16th Architecture + The City Festival. It was a month-long festival. This year’s these was “We the City.” Leading designers were called for panel discussion and tours of opulent hillside homes were organized for guests. Also, prominent Bay Area Artists showcased their work to the guests.

Home tours component was the biggest attraction of the festival

Sponsored by Room & Board, the home tours attracted and entertained the guests more than other activities. The highlights of home tours component are as follows.

  • Five unique and modern residences in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco
  • Former 1930’s warehouse on Natoma Street turned into a modern, multifaceted residence and working space by MAK Studio
  • Rodgers Architecture turned a traditional residence into a 21st-century urban living space called Eureka Valley home with ample open space and a three-story floating staircase

Other noted architects participated in the festival include Winder Gibson Architects, Schwartz and Architecture, and Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture.They also highlighted the city’s contemporary leanings with their work.

Panel discussion with designers and authors

The biggest highlight of panel discussion was the changing … Read the rest