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4th of July, US Independence Day: Interesting Facts at Glance

On 4th of July, every year, the US celebrates its Independence Day with greater national unity marked by functions, display of fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, discount sales, concerts and of course, baseball games. The New York City leads others in displaying the largest fireworks in the country, followed Chicago on Lake Michigan, San Diego over Mission Bay, Boston on the ...

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ASTROSAT: Some Interesting Post-launch Facts at Glance

ISRO has successfully launched its first space observatory ASTROSAT at 9.48 AM today from Sriharikota. India has joined a select club of nations having their own space observatories. The astronomy satellite is a miniature version of the Hubble, the US-European joint space observatory that has discovered new galaxies and improved understanding of the universe. Some interesting facts about ASTROSAT and ...

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CSE vs CSIR on CNG vs Diesel Buses: Will CSIR Wake up to CSE’s Counter Facts?

In a shocking report, the government research agency CSIR said in a study that the CNG-powered buses emit fine nanocarbon particles which may cause cancer, thus defeating the very purpose of promoting them as environment-friendly transportation system, especially in Delhi. Before the final report was published, the revelation of primary facts has raised the eye-brows and Delhi-based Centre for Science ...

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Muharram Begins: History Behind Islamic Day of Mourning, Peace, Self-flagellation

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic New year and its significance lies in its mourning with processions and self- flagellation rituals called ‘Talwar Zani’, which makes using blades to hurt one’s body. Also known as the Day of Ashura, it is observed on the tenth-day of Muharram, which commemorates the day when the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Husayn ...

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