Monthly Archives March 2016

LIGHTS OUT : Earth Hour on March 19 at 8.30pm

LIGHTS OUT : Earth Hour on March 19 at 8.30pm
As the world gets ready to celebrate Earth Hour on March 19 at 8.30pm local time, ETPanache asks WWF India how we can do our bit for the environment
LIGHTS OUT : Earth Hour on March 19 at 8.30pm
Climate change is our busi ness. While switching off your lights for an hour to show your support on Saturday is important, it’s the little things you can do every day that add up. Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWFIndia, said, “With the Paris agreement, the world is now looking at responsible and shared climate action towards creating a sustainable future. The Earth Hour movement spans across the country, making con certed efforts towards creating awareness on renewable energy amongst individuals, corporates and other decision-makers...
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AAdhaar Myth and Reality

Here are the key features of the unique identification number or Aadhaar Card and the legislation that awaits the President’s nod to become an Act.

Aadhaar Card Myth And Reality

The Parliament on Wednesday passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 aimed at providing the unique identification number statutory backing and employing it for effective targeting of subsidies. However, it has since provoked a series of claims and counter claims about its possible misuse. Mint explains the key features of this number and the legislation that awaits the President’s nod to become an Act.

AAdhaar Myth and Reality

What is Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identity Development Author...

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Royal Nuptials: Varun SJB Rana ties the knot with Padmaja Jadeja

Nepal Royal Wedding of Varun SJB Rana Gets Jaipur Touch

Varun SJB Rana married Padmaja Jadeja of the Gujarat Jamnagar royal family at Rajasthan in first Rana wedding held out of Nepal.

Varun SJB Rana married Padmaja Jadeja of the Gujarat Jamnagar royal family at Rajasthan in first Rana wedding held out of Nepal.

It may have looked like another mega royal wedding set amidst Rajasthani palaces, but there was a twist to the lavish traditional celebrations. As Varun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana (31) wed Padmaja (30) from the Jadeja royal family earlier this month, it was the first Rana wedding to be held out of Nepal because of the months-long blockades that had locked the Himalayan country.

Padmaja Jadeja and Varun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana (Image: BCCL) :

Padmaja Jadeja and Varun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana (Image: BCCL) 

All the Rana royal ceremonies were performed in Jaipur from February 28 to March 2, spread over three...

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‘Yes, It’s Private Party – With Whole World invited’: Sri Sri On Criticism

A spectacular show featuring thousands of performers from India and abroad marked the opening of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s mega World Culture Festival on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries watched from a special stage.

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Here are 10 developments in the story:
  1. PM Modi stayed for about two hours and called the event a “Kumbha Mela of culture”. In an apparent message to criticism of the festival in the past few days, he said: “If we keep criticizing everything we have, the why should the world look at us?”
  2. The three-day festival has been wrapped in controversy over allegations that irreparable damage has been done to the delicate ecosystem of the river by the organiser...
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World Culture Festival, ‘satsangs’ and 20,000 weddings chokes Delhi Traffic

The national capital might witness heavy traffic today amid 20,000 weddings and two mass events, including Sri Sri Ravishankar’s World Cultural Festival.The police have issued traffic advisory, advised changes in routes and time of travel predicting that there might be massive traffic from 1200 hrs to 2300 hrs.

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There are around 20,000 weddings to be held in the national capital and as many as 1,700 personnel have been deployed to monitor traffic for various events.The three-day festival of the Art of Living Foundation is expecting lakhs of people from the city and outside for its inaugural show...

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