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Deforestation

Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested ones. According to an estimate, almost 40 per cent forests have been lost in the tropics, compared to only 1 per cent in the temperature region. “At the beginning of the twentieth century, forests covered about 30 per cent of the […]

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Sexually transmitted diseases

Diseases or infections which are transmitted through sexual intercourse are collectively called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or venereal diseases (VD) or reproductive tract infections (RTI). Gonorrhoea, syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydiasis, genital warts, trichomoniasis, hepatitis-B and HIV leading to AIDS are some of the common STDs. Some of these infections like […]

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Origin And Evolution Of Man

About 15mya, primates called Dryopithecus and Ramapithecus were existing. They were hairy and walked like gorillas and chimpanzees. Ramapithecus was more man-like while Dryopithecus was more ape-like. Few fossils of man-like bones have been discovered in Ethiopia and Tanzania. These revealed hominid features leading to the belief that about 3-4mya, […]

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Adaptive Radiation

The process of evolution of different species in a given geographical area starting from a point and literally radiating to other areas of geography (habitats) is called Adaptive Radiation. During his journey Darwin went to Galapagos Islands. There he observed an amazing diversity of creatures. Small black birds later called […]

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Impact of MGNREGA in India

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted by the legislation on August 25,2005. But it was renamed as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on 2nd October 2009. ” The aim of this scheme is to enhance livelihood security of the household in rural areas of […]

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Genetic Disorders

Pedigree Analysis The record of occurrence of a trait in several generations of a human family is called pedigree analysis. The inheritance of a particular trait is represented in the family tree over generations. Mendelian Disorders Mendelian disorders are mainly determined by alteration or mutation in the single gene. Mendelian […]

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Post-War Japanese Cinema

Because of the World War II and the weak economy, unemployment became widespread in Japan and the cinema industry suffered. During this period,when Japan was expanding its empire, the Japanese government saw cinema as a propaganda tool to show the glory and invincibility of the Empire of Japan. Thus,many films […]

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Latin America Cinema

Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. Latin American film is both rich and diverse, but the main centres of production have been Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Latin American cinema flourished after the introduction of sound which added a linguistic barrier to […]

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Indian Cinema After Independence

After independence, cinema became a vehicle for addressing social ills. Bollywood portrayed a society which was both desired and achievable. In the golden era of Bollywood films, from the 1950s to the late 1970s, an India which was rural but had vibrant and rich traditions was portrayed. Films show cased […]

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The Namesake : Book Review

“You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.” “Pet names […]

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The Orphans of Romania

The standard of living for Romanian orphans is still problematic despite vast improvements since their conditions were leaked to the west after the fall of communist government 1899. Under Nicholae Ceausescu, both abortion and contraception were forbidden. Ceausescu believed that population growth would lead to economic growth. Birth rates especially […]

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