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Explained: Women heroes of India's freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech

August 15, 2022 7:29 pm

Laxmibai, Durga Bhabhi, Rani Gaidinliu, and Velu Nachiyar, among others, embody the spirit of India's 'nari shakti', the PM said. Who were these remarkable women?

Explained: The revolutionaries whom Modi mentioned in his Independence Day speech

August 16, 2022 6:30 am

The Prime Minister took several names, including women, tribal, and spiritual leaders, and those who fought for India's freedom both within and outside the mainstream national movement.

Explained: What is DigiYatra, the contactless passenger processing system for airports

August 15, 2022 1:35 pm

DigiYatra will be rolled out at Varanasi and Bengaluru this month, and at five airports — Pune, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad — by March next year. What is DigiYatra and how can people use this facility? We explain.

ExplainSpeaking | India at 75: 11 charts to understand how far India has come and how far it needs to go still

August 16, 2022 6:31 am

As India celebrates 75 years of Independence, we take a look at the country's performance along several variables like GDP, average income, human development index and more

What is ATAGS, the indigenous howitzer used in Independence Day 21-gun salute?

August 16, 2022 4:22 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also referred to the gun while speaking about the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the Centre during his Independence Day speech.

Explained: How fighting in Ukraine has put an active nuclear plant at grave risk

August 14, 2022 11:34 pm

Experts have repeatedly raised an alarm over the plant being in an active combat zone.

Explained: How Rakesh Jhunjhunwala built a new investment narrative in India

August 15, 2022 7:46 pm

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's success nudged small investors towards equities, which was crucial for the growth of the economy. He always spoke his mind, and was the eternal optimist who gave investors hope and a long-term perspective.

Explained: Why India is commemorating Partition Horrors Remembrance Day on August 14

August 14, 2022 7:41 pm

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: What happened during Partition, when India was divided into two nations amid terrible violence and upheaval? What is the relevance of those horrors of 75 years ago today?

When Constituent Assembly adopted the Flag of Freedom

August 15, 2022 5:20 am

According to the official record of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly, Dr Rajendra Prasad, who was in the Chair, announced that the first item on the agenda was “a Motion by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru about the Flag”.

Explained: A Chinese spy ship is set to dock at Sri Lanka port on Aug 16 — here’s why India is watching closely

August 15, 2022 8:35 am

Colombo has cleared the arrival of the research and survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 in Hambantota, a strategic deep-sea port at India’s doorstep.


Quixplained: What to keep in mind as gyms, fitness centres reopen

August 08, 2020 11:44 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

Quixplained: What's new in the National Education Policy

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

National Education Policy or NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. A new policy usually comes along every few decades. The latest policy is India's third. It replaces the 1986 NEP, which was in place for 34 years.

Quixplained: How ‘corona’ of the virus changes into a hairpin shape — and why

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the ‘corona’ in the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease — has just revealed new secrets. Researchers have found that the spike protein changes its form after it attaches itself to a human cell, folding in on itself and assuming a rigid hairpin shape.

Quixplained: India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F16 and China's J20

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The five Rafale fighter jets that land in Ambala on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.