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Detailed News Articles: 25 May 2019

1. It’s time to take stock of the electoral process Analysis: The biggest election in the world has finally come to a successful end for which the three Election Commissioners and their 12 million staff deserve appreciation. However, unfortunately, what deserved to be remembered as a subject of national pride became mired in several controversies. A… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 25 May 2019

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25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

Rash Behari Bose, revolutionary freedom fighter and the founder of the Indian Independence League, was born on 25 May 1886. Rash Behari Bose Biography Bose was born to Binod Behari Bose and Bhubaneswari Devi at a village called Subaldaha, which is in modern-day Bardhaman District, West Bengal. After his schooling in his native village, he… Continue reading 25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

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Detailed News Articles: 24 May 2019

1. Study pinpoints source of ozone-depleting gas Rogue emissions of a gas that harms the ozone layer are coming from eastern China, primarily from two heavily industrialised provinces, an international team of researchers said. Details: The findings confirm what many scientists, environmental groups and policymakers had suspected after an initial study a year ago reported new… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 24 May 2019

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Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

1. ISRO launches radar imaging observation satellite RISAT-2B In a predawn launch, a PSLV rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed RISAT-2B, an X-band microwave Earth observation satellite, into orbit 556 km above earth. Details: The PSLV-C46 launcher carrying the 615-kg RISAT-2B blasted off at 5.30 a.m. The satellite reached its designated position and… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 23 May 2019

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23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

The British Cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten’s plan of partitioning India into India and Pakistan on communal lines on 23 May 1947. Partition of India Background Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave a strong argument for the Two-Nation Theory in the 1940 Lahore session of the Muslim League. Since then, the Muslim League was pressing for the… Continue reading 23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

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Detailed News Articles: 22 May 2019

1. West Nile fever cases in Kozhikode go unnoticed? West Nile Fever: West Nile Virus (WNV) is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans. However, approximately 80% of people who are infected will not… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 22 May 2019

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22 May in History: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

One of the greatest social and religious reformers of India, Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 22 May 1772. He was instrumental in having the administration ban the practice of Sati. Raja Ram Mohan Roy Contribution Ram Mohan Roy was born in Radhanagar in the Hooghly District of Bengal Presidency to Ramkanta and Tarinidevi. Roy… Continue reading 22 May in History: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Detailed News Articles: 21 May 2019

1. Moral ambiguity on the Rohingya Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the Western Myanmar province of Rakhine. They speak a dialect of Bengali, as opposed to the commonly spoken Burmese language. Though they have been living in the South East Asian country for generations,… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 21 May 2019

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21 May in History: Rajiv Gandhi assassination

Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing incident at Sriperumbudur, a town panchayat near the city of Chennai. The assassination was carried on by the members of the LTTE. Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Background The former Prime Minister was campaigning for the impending elections in the southern parts of the… Continue reading 21 May in History: Rajiv Gandhi assassination