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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, is what defines Nirbhay. A graduate from the prestigious Delhi University and Masters in Art, Nirbhay is gifted to see politics in life all around. With his adroitness in understanding of the Indian Political arena, Nirbhay adds value to Zigya on the Political Science stream. Nirbhay also enjoys dribbling in the social media and contributes in the company’s digital marketing initiatives.
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Date

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Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.  Although its place of origin…

Mughalsarai Junction

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Mughalsarai Junction is an Indian Railways railway station in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the fourth busiest railway junction in India.  The station contains the largest railway…

Beating Retreat

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Beating Retreat is a military ceremony dating to 16th century England and was first used to recall nearby patrolling units to their castle. In India, it officially denotes the end…

The Padma Vibhushan

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The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India, preceded by Bharat Ratna and followed by Padma Bhushan.  Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award…

The Rajiv Chowk

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The Rajiv Chowk ( राजीव चौक) is a Delhi Metro station in Delhi, on the Blue and Yellow Lines. It is a transfer station between the Blue Line on the…

Jallikattu

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Jallikattu ( ஜல்லிக்கட்டு)), also known as Eru thazhuvuthal ( ஏறு தழுவல்) and Manju virattu (மஞ்சு விரட்டு), is a traditional sport in which a Bos indicus bull is released into a…

Golden Temple

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Sri Harmandir Sahib (The abode of God), also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of…

Lohri

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A festival essentially dedicated to the fire and the sun God, Lohri is associated with the concept of life and health in the Hindu religion.  On the one hand, it…

Devprayag

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Devprayag  is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda…

Rajpath

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Rajpath, "King's Way", is a ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi, India, that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium, Delhi.  The…

Chilika lake

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Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya…

Ladakh

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Ladakh, "land of high passes", is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the…

Inland Waterways in India

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India has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks. The total navigable length is 14,500 km (9,000 mi), out of which about…

Digital Currency

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Digital currency or digital money is distinct from physical (such as banknotes and coins) that exhibits properties similar to physical currencies, but allows for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership.  Both…

Santa Claus

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Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa (Santy in Hiberno-English), is a legendary figure of Western culture who is said to…

Lucknow : Tunde Ke Kabab

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Tunde Ke Kabab is a dish made out of minced meat which is popular in Lucknow. It is part of Awadhi cuisine.  Ingredients include finely minced lamb (lamb ground), plain…

The Thar Desert

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The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India…

Kamuthi Solar Power Project

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Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a solar photovoltaic power generating station at Kamuthi, 90 km from Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This project has been commissioned by…

The Indian Ocean

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The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi), approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded…

Weaponry of Security

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India, the second largest population globally, constitutes the largest democracy in the world. It has unsurprisingly one of the largest standing Armed Forces in the world. The raising of large…

The Golghar

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The Golghar or Gol Ghar (गोलघर), located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. It is a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in…

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link

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The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of…

Living Root Bridges

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Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of Rubber…

Coconut

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India is a leader in the production of various agricultural products and coconut is one of them. India is the 3rd largest coconut producing country in the world with an annual…

Defection in Democracy

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Defection in politics refers to a person leaving one’s own political party, on which the candidate has been elected, for another political party. Defection is not a recent phenomenon in…

Mount Everest

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Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma is Earth's highest mountain.  Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.  Mount Everest is…

Submarine

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A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. Most large submarines consist of a cylindrical body with…

Indian Rupee

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The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India.  The Reserve Bank manages currency in…

ATM

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A cash machine, also known as an automated teller machine is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the customers of a financial institution to perform financial transactions, particularly cash withdrawal,…

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster

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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell…

Manoeuvring Media

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Media is the fourth pillar of democracy and it is the only institution that has permeated into every household. Its main objectives is the dissemination of information to people without…

Air pollution

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Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful substances into Earth's atmosphere, causing diseases, allergies, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as animals…

Bird Flu

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Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans; however some, such as A (H5N1) and A…

Symbolizing Deepawali

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If one goes by mythology, the festival of Deepawali is a mark of celebration of the home coming of Lord Ram, the son of King Dashratha to Ayodhya from his…

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police

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The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) (भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस बल) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in…

Sivakasi

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Sivakasi town in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, India is renowned for its fire cracker, match and printing industries. The town has 520 registered printing industries, 53 match factories, 32…

The Pugnacious Neighbour

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Since its independence, India’s relation with its neighbours has always been amicable, except ocassional spars with its western-most one. Countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh too were part of India in…

The Rajdhani Express

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The Rajdhani Express is a series of express passenger train services in India operated by Indian Railways connecting New Delhi with other important destinations (mostly capital cities of other states). …

Para Commandos

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Para Commandos is a special forces unit of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment and is tasked with missions such as special operations, direct action, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special…