Where are our Mahajanapadas today?

Anybody with basic political awareness is fairly well acquainted with the location and administrative functioning of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of you may also be residing in cities like Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain etc. But have you ever imagined that the above mentioned cities and […]

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Cyclone Komen wrecks havoc; Claims more than 150 lives in India

New Delhi, August 1 (G’nY News Service): Cyclone Komen, that built a depression over Bangladesh, claimed more than 160 lives and affected an estimated 80 lakh people in India hitherto. The worst affected states are West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha and Manipur. Two days after the cyclone made a landfall in Bangladesh, the east and […]

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Arid Western India: Land Degradation and Climate Change

Land degradation is one of the most potential environmental threats for any nation, more so where the livelihood of people depends largely on agriculture and related land based activities. Although land degradation is common to all climatic zones of the world, its occurrence in the arid, semi arid and dry sub humid zones – the […]

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