20 Features of Indian Constitution

1. The Bulkiest Constitution of the World The Indian Constitution is one of the bulkiest constitutions of the world. The constitution, originally consisting of 395 articles and eight schedules now consists of 444 articles divided into 22 parts and 12 schedules. 2. Combination of Rigidity and Flexibility While some provisions

Nobel Prizes 2013

Physics List of Nobel Prize Winners in 2013 Prize Recipients: François Englert Born: 6 November 1932, Etterbeek, Belgium Affiliation at the time of the award: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium Field: particle physics Peter W. Higgs Born: 29 May 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Affiliation at the time

The Constitution of India – Drafting and Composition

The present Constitution was framed by the Constituent Assembly of India setup under Cabinet Mission Plan of May 16, 1946. The Constituent Assembly consisted of 385 members, of which 292 were elected by the elected members of the Provincial Legislative Assemblies while 93 members were nominated by the Princely States.

Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal

Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country’s “most important commitments,” state radio reported on Sunday. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran’s atomic department, show how

India’s crisis of learning

Education outcomes, as measured by abilities in reading, writing and doing maths, have deteriorated among children between the ages of six and 14. Last week the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) published by the non-profit Pratham Education Foundation reported some disturbing findings about the state of education in rural

Is chemical the culprit?

Scientists in Bihar find a plausible link between pesticides and breast cancer “There were no apparent risk factors. I had no family history of breast cancer, married early, had a baby whom I breastfed. Above all, I followed a healthy lifestyle. The only thing that could have led to my

Natural Resources and Energy Security Challenging the ‘Resource-Curse’ Model in Bangladesh

Download PDF version This article examines myth and reality vis-à-vis natural resources and energy security in peripheral economies, with special focus on Bangladesh. It highlights the fact that resource abundance does not automatically translate into development; countries like Bangladesh suffer because of their local hegemonic rulers and global alliances which,