Articles by Aprameya Rao
Apr 16, 2019
Former CECs laud campaigning ban on politicians violating MCC, suggest stricter action for repeat offendersStrongly objecting to the violation of the Model Code of Conduct during their Lok Sabha campaign speeches, the Election Commission of India on Monday barred four prominent politicians
Feb 06, 2019
Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in IndiaInternational Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation: In India, FGM in the form of 'khatna' is strongly associated with the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Feb 04, 2019
World Cancer Day: Early diagnosis is key to survival, say doctors but point out lack of consolidated effort to cure diseaseAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second-biggest cause of death after cardiovascular diseases, amounting to over 9.6 million deaths in 2018 worldwide
Feb 02, 2019
CN Annadurai: Legacy of a Dravidian stalwartOn February 3, 1969, Tamil Nadu witnessed over 15 million people – an unbroken world record – participating in the last journey of former chief minister Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai
Jan 25, 2019
VS Sampath says first prove that EVMs can be manipulated; on National Voters Day, ex-CEC supports empowering NOTAWith the Opposition raising concerns over alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission is facing one of the toughest challenges in the last seven decades.
Jan 21, 2019
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019: Govt wants 31 million-strong Indian diaspora to make 'desi' drive with flagship programmeThe Government of India will mark the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi between 21 and 23 January. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will preside over the three-day convention, where the theme this year is 'Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India'.
Jan 18, 2019
Narendra Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 today: Meets can help states play role in economic diplomacyAs a quintessential business hub, aided no doubt by sustained publicity efforts, Gujarat has been able to promote its biennial Global Investor Meet (GIM) on a grand scale.
Jan 08, 2019
Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutinyAs per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.
Dec 25, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics was known for zeal for reforms, moderate outlookWhen he sat in the Opposition for many years, Vajpayee was called the “right man in the wrong party”. However, during his premiership, he began to be called “Vikas Purush”.
Dec 21, 2018
National Mathematics Day: On Srinivasa Ramanujan's 131st birth anniversary, a look at his unique legacyAt an age when students struggle with algebra, trigonometry and arithmetic problems, Ramanujan not only mastered them but also found theorems to solve many trigonometric problems.