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Explained: What is the Mid-Autumn Festival all about and how is it celebrated?

September 14, 2019 7:06 am

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important celebration across East Asian and Southeast Asian countries, particularly those that have Chinese communities.

Explained: How 100 frauds hit banks

November 07, 2018 7:20 am

CVC report analyses 100 major frauds on public sector banks, committed by borrowers from 13 sectors. Among them, an aviation firm that got loans based on its brand name in spite of a poor credit rating; and jewellers who allegedly inflated value of diamonds and submitted fake details on debtors.

Explained Snippets: Full body-protector

June 20, 2018 6:40 am

Home Ministry issues new specifications for such suits for CRPF personnel. What do these protect against?

Nipah virus lethal, but local: Why you needn’t panic

May 23, 2018 9:43 am

Nipak virus outbreak: The reservoir for the virus is fruit bats, which roost on trees and rarely come into contact with humans. Less than 1% of bats will be infected with the virus and rarely will they infect humans, experts say.

Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar explains: How Pokhran happened

May 11, 2018 8:13 am

20 years ago, on May 11, 1998, India carried out nuclear tests. What were the circumstances that led to the tests? What did India gain from them? Could testing have happened at another time?