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My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busywork where really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much. I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such. I claimed to be so busy with the things inside my zone, But deep inside I longed for something special of my own. I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win. I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin. I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before, I kissed my comfort zone good-bye and closed and locked the door. If you’re in comfort zone, afraid to venture out, Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt. A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true. Reach for your future with a smile; Success is there for you!

3D printing

3D printing which is also known as Additive manufacturing or Stereo lithography is a process of making a three dimensional solid object of almost any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes). The Additive manufacturing used in 3D printing involves laying down successive material and adding material to the object. This makes this process more efficient with almost negligible wastage. While comparatively substractive processes which involves cutting drilling etc is wasteful process. 3D printers are are a type of industrial robots which are capable of carrying out additive manufacturing under computer control. The advantage of 3D printing is that it converts digital model into real object. Further it have shorter response time , lower cost, better finishing, better durability and better designing.Further 3D prin

Mobile Seva won UNPSA award

The “Mobile Seva” initiative of Government of India aims at mainstreaming mobile governance in the country as a compelling new paradigm for delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform. DeitY launched “Mobile Seva” in 2011 as a new countrywide initiative on mobile governance to provide public services to the citizens through mobile phones and handheld devices. As a part of this initiative, a centralized platform named Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) has been created to provide a one-stop solution to all the central and state government departments and agencies across the nation for all their mobile service delivery needs. The objective of the initiative is to provide a centrally hosted infrastructure and platform that allow all government departments and agencies to expeditiously start offering their services through mobile phones without having to invest heavily in creating their separate mobile platforms. The platform enables departments to provide t

Special Investigation Team(SIT) on Black money

  The Union Cabinet approved constitution of Special Investigating Team (SIT) to implement the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on large amounts of money stashed abroad by evading taxes or generated through unlawful activities. The SIT will be headed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.B. Shah, former Judge of the Supreme Court as Chairman and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, former Judge as Vice Chairman. The Members of the High Level Committee will comprise: i. Secretary, Department of Revenue ii. Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, iii. Director (IB), iv. Director, Enforcement v. Director, CBI vi. Chairman, CBDT, vii. Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau viii. Director General, Revenue Intelligence ix. Director, Financial Intelligence Unit x. Director, Research and Analysis Wing and xi. Joint Secretary (FT&IR-1), CBDT The SIT has been charged with the responsibility and duties of investigation, initiation of proceedings and prosecution in cases

Article 370 : Definition and Implications

Article 370 which is in news now a days provides special autonomous status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It restricts the power of Indian Parliament to make laws for people who reside in J&K as this article specifies that except for Defense, Foreign Affairs, Communications and ancillary matters (matters specified in the instrument of accession) the Indian Parliament needs the State Government's concurrence for applying all other laws. In effect the state's residents have a separate set of laws compared to other parts of the country, including laws related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights, as compared to other Indians. As a consequence of this provision, Indian citizens from other states cannot purchase land or property in Jammu & Kashmir. Under Article 370, the Centre has no power to declare financial emergency provided under Article 360 in the state. Centre can declare emergency in J&K only in case of war or external aggressi

Heritage Conservation: Role of Scientific Methodology

It is said that “A people's relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother”.  Our heritage is our pride and we all have some responsibility to save and preserve it for our future generation.   The Constitution of India under Article under   51A (f) imposes duty on  every citizen of India  to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been instrumental for this sacred cause.  Different branches of ASI having technical expertise in different disciplines, work together in perfect coordination to accomplish this stupendous task. Science Branch of Archaeological of Survey of India is one of the oldest branches of ASI and was established in 1917 with an objective to share the responsibility of preserving monuments of the country in a scientific manner utilizing the best available traditional and modern methods of conservation. The main objective of providing scientific treatment to mo

Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal

On 8 May 2014, the Security Council, by its resolution 2154, decided to create “the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" to be awarded to “those military, police, civilian United Nations personnel and associated personnel who demonstrate exceptional courage, in the face of extreme danger, while fulfilling the mandate of their missions or their functions, in the service of humanity and the United Nations.”

Dag Hammarskjold Medal

The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961. The award is given to any military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation, so long as the death did not result from misconduct or criminal acts. This year 8 Indians will be getting this award posthumously. 


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus(MERS-CoV) is a beta coronavirus. It was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV used to be called novel coronavirus (nCoV). It is different from other coronaviruses that have been found in people before.Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness which is being caused by MERS-CoV. Recently Airports alert have been issued for this disease in Kerala keeping in mind the large number of keralites reside in Middle East.Not any case has been yet reported in India so far

Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for Andhra Pradesh

The Government of India has constituted a Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for removal of difficulties in the interpretation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, by the two successor States and for resolution of disputes between them. The committee will be headed by Union Home Secretary with the Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Chairperson of Technical Support Group and Additional Secretary (CS) in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as four members.Government of India established the  structured mechanism in order to address the issues as they arise before they turn into disputes. The DRC would be serviced by the Centre-State Division in the Union Home Ministry and supported by Technical Support Group (TSG) constituted by the State government.

मधुशाला - Madushala by Harivansh Rai Bacchan

मृदु भावों के अंगूरों की आज बना लाया हाला, प्रियतम, अपने ही हाथों से आज पिलाऊँगा प्याला, पहले भोग लगा लूँ तेरा फिर प्रसाद जग पाएगा, सबसे पहले तेरा स्वागत करती मेरी मधुशाला।।१। प्यास तुझे तो, विश्व तपाकर पूर्ण निकालूँगा हाला, एक पाँव से साकी बनकर नाचूँगा लेकर प्याला, जीवन की मधुता तो तेरे ऊपर कब का वार चुका, आज निछावर कर दूँगा मैं तुझ पर जग की मधुशाला।।२। प्रियतम, तू मेरी हाला है, मैं तेरा प्यासा प्याला, अपने को मुझमें भरकर तू बनता है पीनेवाला, मैं तुझको छक छलका करता, मस्त मुझे पी तू होता, एक दूसरे की हम दोनों आज परस्पर मधुशाला।।३। भावुकता अंगूर लता से खींच कल्पना की हाला, कवि साकी बनकर आया है भरकर कविता का प्याला, कभी न कण-भर खाली होगा लाख पिएँ, दो लाख पिएँ! पाठकगण हैं पीनेवाले, पुस्तक मेरी मधुशाला।।४। मधुर भावनाओं की सुमधुर नित्य बनाता हूँ हाला, भरता हूँ इस मधु से अपने अंतर का प्यासा प्याला, उठा कल्पना के हाथों से स्वयं उसे पी जाता हूँ, अपने ही में हूँ मैं साकी, पीनेवाला, मधुशाला।।५। मदिरालय जाने को घर से चलता है पीनेवला, 'किस पथ से जाऊँ?' असमंजस में


The 2014 edition of the ‘SIMBEX 14’ series of annual bilateral naval exercises between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), is being conducted in the Andaman Sea from 22 May to 28 May 14. Hosted byIN, SIMBEX 14 will be the 21st in the series, designed to enhance inter-operability and mutual understanding between the two navies. Bilateral Naval cooperation between the two navies was first formalised when RSN ships began training in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) with the Indian Navy in 1994. SIMBEX is an acronym for ‘Singapore Indian Maritime BilateralExercise’. Since its inception in 1993, SIMBEX has grown in tactical and operational complexity. It has transcended the traditional emphasis on Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) to more complex maritime exercises, involving various facets of naval operations like Air Defence, Air and Surface practice firing, Maritime Security and Search and Rescue Operations. Both navies derive considerable value form the con

AFD to provide EURO 100 million Line of credit to IREDA

The Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD or French Development Agency) is extending a Line of Credit (LoC) of Euro 100 million to M/s Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) to be utilized for financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in India. The said Line of Credit is being extended for a tenure of 15 years and without any guarantee from Government of India. Developing renewable energy sources helps address environmental concerns and also improves energy security and spurs regional economic development. The agreement signed today will help in supporting the Government of India’s focus on a low carbon growth strategy for power generation in India. What is IREDA? IREDA is a dedicated financing institution for financing RE projects under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It has till date disbursed more than Rs 14,550 crores for RE projects and has total loan portfolio of over Rs. 8200 crores. IREDA has been raising resources fr

AK-47 assault rifle

AK 47 is one of the most desired and fascinating weapon of post world war era known for its simplicity of operations and maintenance and reliability in worst of the conditions. AK 47 is officially known as avtomat kalashnikova is an selective fire , gas operated 7.62*39 mm assault rifle designed and developed in Russia . This rifle have muzzle velocity 715m/s with effective firing range of 400m(semi auto mode) and 300m(auto mode). Standard magazine of AK is curved and thus easy to handle having standard capacity of 30 rounds, later various system of feed have been developed having higher capacity. AK have integrated option of selecting firing mode and locking mechanism. Further this rifle provide adjustable iron sight facility with 378mm sight radius and a side rail to mount variety of scopes and sighting devices. Later models can even mount grenade launchers   Later many variants of AK47 have been developed . The popularity and usefulness of this weapon can be measured by the f

Conservation of Biodiversity

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity have been an integral part of Indian ethos. The varied eco-climatic conditions coupled with unique geological and cultural features have contributed to an astounding diversity of habitats, which harbor and sustain immense biological diversity at all levels. With only 2.4% of world's land area, India accounts for 7-8% of recorded species of the world. In terms of species richness, India ranks seventh in mammals, ninth in birds and fifth in reptiles. In terms of endemism of vertebrate groups, India's position is tenth in birds with 69 species, fifth in reptiles with 156 species and seventh in amphibians with 110 species. India's share of crops is 44% as compared to the world average of 11%. India also has 23.39% of its geographical area under forest and tree cover.  Of the 34 globally identified biodiversity hotspots, India harbor 3 hotspots, i.e., Himalaya, Indo Burma, Western Ghats and Sri Lanka. Western Ghats are