Author: Abhishek Singh

World Polio Day

Polio is a highly infectious disease which is not as much life threatening as it is crippling. Also known as ‘Poliomyelitis’ in medical terms, it is a disease caused by the deadly ‘Poliovirus’ usually affecting children under 5 years of age, for this reason it is also known as ‘Infantile Paralysis’. The virus mainly affects nervous system, leaving the person with a weak crippled leg and unable to walk normally throughout his life. In rare cases the muscles of neck or head may also get affected. In only 0.5% of cases the polio results in permanent paralysis mainly affecting the limbs i.e. legs, feet and ankle. During 1940s and 1950s polio killed or crippled nearly two million people globally. Fortunately in the past two decades the world has seen a steep decline in the total number of recorded cases with many parts like Europe, America and South East Asia being declared polio free. Thanks to the efforts of World Health Organization and Global Polio Eradication Initiative 1988, the globally recorded numbers of polio infected cases have reduced considerably from 350000 in 1988 to just 22 in 2017. The polio vaccine today is accessible to the masses even in most of the remotest locations of the world due to the efforts of WHO and GPEI. World Polio Day 2018 World Polio Day will be celebrated on 24th October 2018 globally,...

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Lal Bahadur Shashtri Slogans

Lal Bhadur Shashtri was an Indian freedom fighter, a politician and above all a good human being, who throughout his life displayed exceptional endurance towards the adversities and always remained loyal to his principles and roots. Shastri Ji had put ‘service before self’ and that is why he was so hugely respected by the poor and rich alike. Experiencing financial scarcity from an early age he understood the sorrow of the poor, more than any other politician of his time. He was gifted with an exceptional insight into the plight of the poor, and was determined to help the deprived and needy. Lal Bahadur Shastri held many prestigious positions including both in state as well as Central governments. He was the Minister of Police (now known as Home Minister) and transport in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Cabinet Minister of Railways, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of External Affairs and the second Prime Minister of India. Slogans on Lal Bahadur Shashtri We have provided here some inspiring, effective and eye catching slogans on Lal Bahadur Shastri which you can use at any event celebration while you need. Using these Lal Bahadur Shastri slogans you can inspire someone and initiate him to follow Lal Bahadur Shastri’s thoughts:   Shashtri Ji was a true son of the soil.   Shastri ji had a difficult childhood; but, a successful life.   He...

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Which is the Biggest Dam in Maharashtra

The basic purpose of a dam is to retain water for using it for various purposes like- Electricity generation, agriculture and also to meet daily water requirements of settlements. Maharashtra, a state in central India has three major rivers flowing through it- Godavari, Tapti and Krishna. These rivers have a vast network of tributaries drenching the state of Maharashtra. A dam build on one of the tributaries of the Krishna River – the Koyna River, houses the biggest dam in Maharashtra which is the main subject of this essay. The Koyna River rises in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station and notable tourist spot located on the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats. Quick Facts about the Koyna Dam Build on the Koyna River. Located in the Deshmukhwadi village, Koyna Nagar, Satara District, Maharashtra. Located 190 km south west of Pune. 44 Km from Chiplun on Chiplun Karad SH 78. Part of the ‘Koyna Hydroelectric Project’. Biggest Dam in Maharashtra. Completed in 1963, was the first largest civil engineering project post independence. Made of rubble and concrete. Total generation capacity of 1960 MW per day. Largest hydro power generation unit in India. The dam has a height of 103 meters. Spill way is located in centre. Spill way has six flood gates. Provides water for agricultural and domestic purposes. Plays vital role in containing floods during the monsoons. The reservoir...

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Which is the Widest River in the United States

It is a very difficult question to answer, because many rivers in United States attain different widths during their flow depending on the topography. Mississippi river in the United States is first in terms of discharge (5,93,000 cubic feet/sec) and has an average width of two miles during its entire flow. Many other rivers in the United States are wider than the Mississippi at some point of time. For example the Delaware River at some point during its flow reaches a width of 3-4 miles, but has an average discharge much below than that of the Mississippi- 11,550 cubic feet/second. Also the flooded width of Missouri River (Discharge of 86,300 cubic feet/second) is over 13 miles at some places, but the Missouri is technically a tributary of the Mississippi. Therefore, we will consider the Mississippi as the widest river in the United States, based on its average discharge as well as average width. Interesting Facts about the Mississippi River Mississippi in French means ‘Great River’. Originates from the Lake Itasca in Minnesota. Itasca is a glacial lake. The drainage basin of Mississippi reaches into Canada. River has a total length of 2320 miles (3730 Km). The watershed of the Mississippi river is enormous, draining 31 states in the US and 2 Canadian Provinces. Fourth longest river in the world. Fifteenth largest river in the world in terms of discharge....

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Which is the Widest River in the World

The Amazon River which is the longest river in the world with a length of 6992 Km (approx 4300 miles) is also the widest with an average width of 11 Km (6.8 mi) in dry season and up to 190 kms (120 mi) during the rains. The Amazon River is a huge river flowing mainly through Peru and Brazil and also draining the borders of Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia. The Amazon sustains tremendous amount of species as well as commercial transport activities and huge undisturbed forests. The river has an average discharge of 209000 cubic meters/second which is largest in the world and also it has a total basin area of 7050000 sq km. Having originating in the Andes Mountains, Peru in the western part of South America it flows east to the Atlantic Ocean. Though the Amazon River is closely followed by Nile in terms of length, the maximum width attained by Nile is only 7.5 Km, undisputedly making Amazon the widest river on the planet. Quick Facts about Amazon River Amazon is the world’s longest river at 6992 km. It is also the widest ranging from 11 km to 190 km in width. It is a South American river originating in Peru. Mantaro River in Peru is known to be the principle tributary of the Amazon. The river flows in an easterly direction since its origin. Amazon...

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