'Guys, you're going to say, Who cares what the world thinks? We're the best, it is our destiny to lead the world; look, everyone's doing yoga, everything the world has was originally ours.'Rediff.comIf I unexpectedly had five minutes of the government's undivided attention -- thoo, thoo, thoo -- I would tell it just this one thing: Guys (if you will pardon the expression), the cow thing has gotten completely out of hand. I don't mean out of hand as in, how people are killing other people over cows. Nobody in the government cares about that. Nor do I mean how every cow is getting an Aadhaar number, though even lots of humans don't want one -- the government thinks that's a good use of time and money.I don't mean how killing a cow can get you life imprisonment in various states. Those state governments like the idea. It's not about how people are checking other people's tiffins for beef, since nobody is more into monitoring tiffins than the government. Forget that we're going to open a … [Read more...] about Is the world sniggering about our cow obsession?
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India's position at world stage seemed assured but the 1962 conflict with China significantly damaged the country's standing, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. Delivering the fourth Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture, he also said the Simla agreement of 1972 resulted in a revanchist Pakistan continuing problems in Jammu and Kashmir. In his address, Jaishankar touched upon a variety of issues while giving a run down of India's external engagement over the last few decades. "If the world is different (today), we need to think, talk and engage accordingly. Falling back is unlikely to help," he said, adding "purposeful pursuit of national interest is shifting global dynamics." Highlighting India's new approach in dealing with terrorism, he compared "lack of response" to the Mumbai terror attack to the way the country responded to the Uri and Pulwama strikes. On India walking away from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the external affairs … [Read more...] about 1962 conflict with China significantly damaged India’s standing at world stage: S Jaishankar
It would be detrimental to the aim of improving higher education if the State and Central government shut down engineering colleges, according to G. Viswanathan, founder-chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology.The government should help colleges like it does sick industries as colleges have tremendous potential to propel the growth of the country. Engineering syllabus should be updated on a par with developed nations and bring together industry and institutions, he felt.At the inauguration of the Ninth World Engineering Education Forum here on Thursday, Mr. Viswanathan said the country aimed to increase the gross enrolment ratio in higher education from 26% to 50%. The All India Council for Technical Education wanted to close down 800 colleges. As many as 24 countries required software engineers and the Ministries of External Affairs and Human Resource Development should work in tandem with the State governments to train students and send them abroad, he suggested. Unique … [Read more...] about VIT launches 9th world engineering education forum
Around 200 free check-up camps were organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) across the country in connection with World Diabetes Day on Thursday. IMA National president elect Rajan Sharma interacted with the media on the occasion.“India is considered as the diabetes capital of the world. The increasing number of diabetics in their early 30’s is another cause for concern. All those who were above 30 years of age should go for screening for high blood sugar,” Dr. Rajan Sharma said.The patients should follow a low carbohydrate and low protein diet, apart from regular exercise and leading an active lifestyle. They should compulsorily undergo annual eye and heart examination, he said.The delay in diagnosis and treatment might affect vital organs while early diagnosis and treatment could avoid such complications, he added. The IMA national leaders went around four medical colleges in the region and created awareness among medical students on the repercussions of … [Read more...] about IMA holds medical camps on World Diabetes Day
Various awareness events marked the observance of World Diabetes Day here on Thursday. At the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH), District Collector K. Rajamani took part in an awareness event and released blue balloons into the air in the presence of hospital Dean B. Asokan, Coimbatore South MLA Amman K. Arjunan, officials from the Health Department and staff of CMCH. They also launched a cleaning drive as part of observing National Quality Day.Dr. Asokan flagged of an awareness rally on diabetes. A seminar on diabetes was also held at the hospital. As part of observing World Diabetes Day, Gem Hospital launched ‘Conquering diabetes’ campaign on Thursday.Praveen Raj, Head of the Department of GEM Obesity and Diabetes Surgery Centre, said incidence of childhood obesity was on the rise in Coimbatore. Childhood Obesity Prevention in Schools -- a joint initiative of Gem Hospital, Avinashilingam university and Young Indians -- has, so far, screened nearly 10,000 students … [Read more...] about Various awareness events mark World Diabetes Day in Coimbatore