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PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden speech to the nation on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. The speech was marked by bold changes and big bang reforms. The government has opened up the doors for bringing in foreign investment in certain sectors. The speech was appropriate for a leader who has been elected by a strong mandate and laid out with policies that depicted conviction. The speech again brought forward the compulsion to perform due to the immense responsibilities laid upon the shoulders of the government by the hopeful people in the first 100 days of its existence itself. However in order to bring in changes for progress some difficult decisions had to be undergone the beginning of which may be the scraping of the Planning Commission in hindsight. India’s 68th Independence Day was remarkable for the massive public participation of almost 10000 who crowded the Red Fort in Delhi where PM Modi delivered the highpoints of his three month-old government and its future policies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi first unfurled the national flag from the Red Fort and then spoke to the nation from the historic podium for the first time after his party’s spectacular electoral...

Manjul Bhargava awarded the prestigious Fields Medal...

Manjul Bhargava the first India-origin mathematician to win the coveted Fields Medal hopes his endeavor will act as a source of encouragement for more Indians to take up mathematics. The 40 year old Princeton University professor has dedicated the award to his students, collaborators, and colleagues. He said that he was indeed much honored to receive the Fields Medal. He also added that it would definitely inspire him, his students, collaborators, and colleagues. He felt that this instance would instigate more Indians to take up mathematics and scientific research in general. Bhargava was awarded for his contribution to number theory. He was awarded in Seoul in South Korea where the International Congress of Mathematics is currently underway. He has developed powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and bound the average rank of elliptic curves. He had received the Mathematical Association of America prize in 2003, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2005, the Cole Prize in Number Theory of the American Mathematical Society in 2008 and the Infosys Prize in 2012. Other three winners of the Fields Medal are Maryam Mirzakhani, the first Iranian and the first woman to win the medal, and Artur Avila, the first Brazilian, and...

Sunil Gavaskar Escapes car crash narrowly...

A last minute scream from Sunil Gavaskar alerted a drowsy driver who managed to turn the car before what could have been a head-on collision in London. The former India cricketer had a narrow escape when his car crashed into another vehicle while he was traveling from Manchester to London. The driver at the wheel of the Jaguar had reportedly dozed off and been woken by Gavaskar when he screamed moments before the crash. Gavaskar was traveling with fellow television commentator Mark Nicholas and friend Chandresh Patel when the road accident happened. Incessant rain had reduced visibility and the car was traveling very fast. Gavaskar was on the left of the back seat while Nicholas was seated right behind the driver. All the passengers managed to escape unhurt. Gavaskar claimed that God has saved them. Though no one was hurt the accident was very, very scary. The Jaguar was badly damaged in the crash and the visibly shaken trio took a train from East Midland Park for...

Google’s Doodle for celebrating the 68th Independence Day of India...

On 15th August 2014 the flag hoisting ceremony was presided over by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi at the Red Fort in New Delhi at 6:25 AM IST. The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee had as per ritual addressed the nation on the eve of 68th Independence Day of India, on 14 Aug 2014. Independent India’s first stamp is the subject of Google’s doodle on the occasion of the country’s 68th Independence Day. The first stamp of independent India was issued on 21 November 1947. The stamp depicted the Indian tricolour flying high in the clouds along with the slogan Jai Hind etched on the top right with a blue background. It was valued at three and one-half annas. Though India had in place a long and proud history of postal systems long before the arrival of Europeans it was the British administrative system that brought the current Indian postal system into...

Flipkart again sells 15,000 units of Xiaomi Mi3...

The renowned Chinese brand and mobile handset maker Xiaomi has decided to sell another round of its blockbuster handset Mi3 on Flipkart which simply vanished off the shelves last time. The company has sold almost 20,000 units in India. On July 22, 10,000 handsets from Xiaomi sold out in less than an hour. Xiaomi has sold 15000 units for sale on August 5. This news brought cheers to customers who could not buy the Mi3 handset earlier. The registration process was the same with Flipkart having incorporated some changes in their system to handle the rush promptly. Xiaomi partnered with e-commerce giant Flipkart to exclusively sell its smartphones. Xiaomi handsets have become one of the most popular smartphones in India. Xiaomi Mi3 bears a 5.0 inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon CPU, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 shield, aluminum-magnesium alloy frame and many more...

P V Sindhu misses out on CWG gold

Shuttler P V Sindhu is determined on improving her game before the two upcoming events, the World Championships and Asian Games to make up for the disappointment in Glasgow of missing out on the gold medal at CWG 2014. Sindhu hopes to learn from her mistakes in Glasgow and is keen to put up an enhanced performance in the World Championship in Copenhagen and Incheon Asian Games to be held from September 19 to October 4. She could only win a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and is focusing on the upcoming tournaments. She is disappointed that she could not keep up the expectations of thousands of her countrymen. Sindhu is currently ranked world number 11 in women’s singles. She lost in the semifinals in the Glasgow Games due to minor errors losing her chance to clinch the coveted gold medal at the games. She also said that as it was a very crucial match she was a bit nervous which compiled upon her problems causing errors. The 19 year old asserted that she was fully fit and raring to go and play. In the little time available before the two events she would raise the level of her strokes and her fitness...

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