Found 28 Articles for Civics & Humanity

Why can people live in Hiroshima & Nagasaki but not Chernobyl?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24


The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986, at Chernobyl nuclear power plant built at the banks of Pripyat river of Ukraine. A nuclear meltdown in one of the reactors caused a fire that sent a plume of radioactive fallout that eventually spread all over Europe. It is the only accident in the history of commercial nuclear power to cause fatalities from radiation.Effects of the RadiationTwo workers died on the spot. One immediately got burnt to ashes after the accident, while the other got expired at a hospital within a few hours of admission.28 emergency ... Read More

What is the meaning of line "Yug Shahstra Yojan par Bhanu" which is taken from Hanuman Chalisa?

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Updated on 10-Mar-2021 18:57:59

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Lord Hanuman is the great central characters  of the Indian epic Ramayana. Hanuman is well-known for his strength and he is immune to all sorts of weapons. He has got extreme speed (manojavam, marutha tulya vegam) effulgence, wisdom, no fear of death (Chiranjeevi), has won over the senses that lure. He has the knowledge of Eight Siddhis and Nine devotions. Even the world’s dangerous weapon Brahmastra can never harm him. He is the most powerful yet very obedient devotee of Shri Rama.The accurate prediction of distance from Earth to Sun:It was written in Hanuman Chalisa, “Yug Sahasra Yojana Par Bhanu, ... Read More

How can I spend my old age without becoming a burden to anyone?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24


Human life is a set of different phases from birth to death. Old age is the phase where it is common that we get dependent on someone. With illness, fatigue and common weakness because of approaching old age, it might be a burden on our caretakers.It is better to have plans for everything. First of all, have some marbles for you to be financially independent. Plan for your old age as well. There are old age communities which let you work there along with being there, which would provide both; expression of your inner self and earnings for you. As ... Read More

Is war the only option to bring Peace?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

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War is a state of conflict between different societies or countries. The general cause of war is the difference in opinions. Although in some cases, a war might help attain the peace that peace comes at a price, which is a loss of life and property. The World War 1 and 2 have already caused huge irrecoverable damage.War is not the only way to bring peace. There are many alternative ways such as negotiating to terms which are reasonable for both the countries and hence resolving the problem. There shall always be a win-win situation. Some terms shall be accepted ... Read More

What is Indus Valley Civilization?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24


The Indus Valley, a region of great fertility, (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) defines the eastern edge of the zone in which Near Eastern agriculture developed, based on wheat, barley, sheep, goats, and cattle.To its west lies Baluchistan, the mountainous eastern edge of the Iranian plateau, an area with which it has always been closely linked. Networks of trade routes across the Iranian plateau have often provided distant communications with the civilizations of the Near East, while the Arabian Sea, into which the Indus flows, has allowed seaborne connections with the Gulf and the Near East, with Arabia and ... Read More

Recently one of my teachers died. How can I pay him a tribute when he is no more?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 05-May-2022 06:42:53


Although, we all know that death is inevitable; however, this awareness does not help us in the time when we lose someone very dear to us. As the question suggests, you have recently lost a teacher of yours. It must be an irreparable loss as teachers are fountains of knowledge and their unfathomable expertise is what we all strive to achieve.Hold A Prayer Meeting  − We do meet occasionally for some or the other reason but when the reason is so genuine, I am sure no one would deny meeting each other. You may hold a prayer meeting for the ... Read More

Write about an incident when you made a difference to the lives of the people around you?

Shankar Bhatt
Updated on 29-Apr-2022 06:00:03


It's not really an incident but can explain a process I have gone through to bring a change. It was the time when I, along with my three friends, thought of starting a Bookstore in our institution. The idea was simple - Giving English Non-academic books for nominal rents. After two months of deep brainstorm and physical work, we were all set to launch it! Exactly at the same time, three questions struck my mind one after the other.The inclination of the PeopleNowadays, people are addicted to movies. They have become lazy enough to read any book. Even if they ... Read More

What are the reasons for the increasing rate of rapes in India?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 14:02:53


It's rather ironic that rapes happen in such high frequency in a country like India where we worship the female deity - Goddess Shakti in so many different avatars. This should not be seen in a lighter vein because religion is a serious business in India and I suspect, even the rapists themselves must have gone to the temple of the Goddess and sought her blessings many times.So, it's not that they don't know the moral and divine implications of their sin. In fact, they know perfectly well that it's the worst crime anybody can ever commit and it will ... Read More

What is the biggest loss you have ever in your life?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 12:09:51


Once all of our friends from our Engineering College, only boys went for a picnic to Gandipet. There was not much water in the lake. We had lunch and started playing some games. Suddenly somebody proposed "Truth" or "Dare". We sat in a circle and kept an empty water bottle in the centre. One will rotate the bottle and when the bottle stops in your direction you have to answer the question. Either to tell the truth or dare to do the act that was given by the group.My best friend Murali got a question that "Did you ever kiss ... Read More

What is the importance of religion in our lives?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

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Religion today has taken a much-institutionalized form. Its origin has always been debated and discussed today by various scholars. In sociological terms, ‘Religion is a system of sacred belief and practices both in the tangible and intangible form’. Religion can serve the dual role of ideology as well as institution. Today, religion has assumed a more narrow-minded approach. However, understanding religion in the broad sense highlights the following important points about it in society:Cultural IdentityReligion plays a crucial role for a person in giving a cultural identity. Each religion has festivals, traditions, mythologies which form a part of the tangible ... Read More