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HUNDRED YEARS OF TRIUMPH OF EINSTEIN’S GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

GREAT SCIENTIST WAS SURPRISED AT MASSIVE RESPONSE TO HIS DISCOVERY
Author: Sankar Ray - Published 05-11-2019 09:55 GMT-0000
One hundred years ago on 6 November 1919, the news desk of Times, London, was dazed, stupefied and delighted when the text of announcement from the joint meeting of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Astronomical Society said that measurements taken at the solar eclipse on 29 May 1919 confirmed Albert Einstein’s new theory of relativity, The General Theory of Relativity stood verified. The lead story next day in bold letters, was captioned ‘Revolution in Science’ with a sub-heading, Newtonian Ideas Overthrown. A few days thereafter, New York Times carried .a six-tiered headline, somewhat unthinkable for a science story, “Lights are all Askew in Heavens” , followed down the line with cross headings “Einstein’s Theory Triumphs” , “Stars Not Where They Seemed, or Were Calculated to Be, But Nobody Need Worry.”

ALL ABOUT ABHIJIT BANERJEE, 2019 ECONOMICS NOBEL CO-WINNER

A JOURNEY OF ‘HARD WORK AND HARVARD’ TO ELIMINATE POVERTY
Author: Harihar Swarup - Published 19-10-2019 10:20 GMT-0000
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who has won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, along with Esther Duflo (his economist wife) and Michael Kremer, has observed the Indian economy is on a shaky ground. The data recently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic survival anytime soon, he stated. “In the last five years, at least, we could witness some growth but now that assurance is also gone”, Banerjee told a news channel.
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LEON WOFSY WAS A GREAT ORGNISER EVEN AT 97

THIS COMMUNIST SCIENTIST WORKED TILL HIS LAST DAYS FOR PEOPLE
Author: Conn Hallinan and Max Elbaum - Published 05-10-2019 09:41 GMT-0000
When Leon Wofsy died at age 97 on August 25 this year, progressive movements throughout the United States lost a champion. Leon accomplished many things in his long life. He was an innovative scientist, and a fine writer and teacher, but above all things, he was a patient and peerless organizer.

INDIAN DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURES CAN LEARN FROM UK EXAMPLE

WESTMINISTER SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE GETS A NECESSARY REVIEW
Author: Nipun Saxena - Published 26-09-2019 11:21 GMT-0000
On September 24, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered a historic verdict, a verdict which not only consolidated the core ethos and conventions of democracy, but also echoed the sentiments of Professor A.V. Dicey on Rule of Law, which still reverberates in the corridors of the Balliol College, Oxford University, situated not more than sixty miles from the place where the historic verdict was delivered.
INDIA

E-CIGARETTES AND E-HOOKAHS HAVE NO MEDICINAL BENEFITS

ENDS BAN JUSTIFIED BECAUSE OF THEIR HARMFUL EFFECTS
Author: Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi - Published 20-09-2019 09:53 GMT-0000
Smoking tobacco is the single largest cause of preventable death around the world. With more than 7 million premature deaths due to smoking including second-hand smoke yearly, the menace of smoking is far away from being tamed and is estimated to reach a massive 8 million by 2030.

WE ARE THE FUTURE: THOUGHTS FROM A YOUNG COMMUNIST

MILLENNIALS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIAMTE CAPITALISM
Author: Emily Karreman - Published 19-09-2019 08:52 GMT-0000
“Everyone thinks they’re a communist when they’re your age.”
“When you grow up, you’ll understand how the world really works.”
“It’s so funny to hear kids defending socialism.”

WATER CRISIS HAS TAKEN GLOBAL DIMENSION

TIME FOR UNITED NATIONS TO INTERVENE
Author: Conn Hallinan - Published 02-08-2019 09:39 GMT-0000
It is written that “Enannatum, ruler of Lagash,” slew “60 soldiers” from Umma. The battle between the two ancient city states took place 4,500 years ago near where the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers come together in what is today Iraq. The matter in dispute? Water.
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ANGELA DAVIS INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME

75 YEAR OLD U.S. PROFESSOR IS A LEGEND IN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Author: Chauncey K Robinson - Published 25-07-2019 17:07 GMT-0000
Revolutionary activist, philosopher and professor Dr. Angela Davis is being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this year. The organization is the nation’s oldest membership group dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women in the United States. Davis has a long history in the civil rights movement as an advocate for the oppressed, along with standing firm on issues such as racism, systemic oppression, and justice for Palestine.

IDENTICAL RIGHT-WING AGENDAS IN TRUMP’S AMERICA & MODI’S INDIA

MINORITY HATE DOMINATES WORLD’S OLDEST & LARGEST DEMOCRACIES
Author: Amulya Ganguli - Published 22-07-2019 10:05 GMT-0000
There is an eerie similarity between President Donald Trump’s advice to the non-white women members of the US Congress to “go back to where they came from” and the occasional suggestions by the Hindutva apparatchiki in India to their opponents to “go to Pakistan”.

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