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Where Jio dares competitors, Telcos cartel connives to block Jio

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“Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.” – Nancy Pearcy. It took a Jio Digital to shake up the complacency that existed amongst the telecom cartel that operates in India. Just the sheer response of the people before Reliance formally launched Jio should have been an indicator as to the extent of customer dissatisfaction that prevailed. It is a sad commentary that instead of gearing up for competition that is changing the rules of the game, they are busy using unfair means to block it….

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – A great disciple of Mahatma Gandhiji

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30th January marks the Martyrdom Day of the Father of our Nation – Mahatma Gandhiji, who led the non-violent liberation struggle and achieved ‘Swaraj (complete independence)’ for India. Born in a privileged caste family, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a firm believer in non-violence and forgiveness. Gandhiji was very famous worldwide for his non-violent movements including indefinite fasts and marches. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize about five times throughout his life. His life and teachings have inspired many revolutionaries and liberationists of the 20th century and Dr. Martin Luther King of the United States was one of them….

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Here’s what makes the Indian Constitution unique

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On 15th August, 1947, India achieved independence as a constitutional monarchy. Though we got freedom, we did not have a permanent constitution yet. So on 28th August 1947, in order to draft a permanent constitution, the Drafting Committee was appointed with Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar as its Chairman. This committee prepared a draft and submitted it to the Assembly on 4th November of the same year. After many discussions and some modifications, two hand-written copies of the Constitution document (one, each in English and Hindi) were signed by 308 members of the Assembly on 24th January 1950. The Constitution came into…

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Ahmedabad set to be a UNESCO World Heritage City

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The glory of Sidi Saiyad’s Mosque, the splendor of Teen Darwaja, the mystical Sarkhej Roza and the essence of community living in the pols! What a beautiful city Ahmedabad is! This beauty and heritage of Ahmedabad is known to be placed in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Cities. Yes, you heard it right! Across the globe, over 280 world heritage cities are there. But in spite of having immense legacy and abundant heritage sites, India is not having any UNESCO-recognized heritage city yet. Only two cities from the Indian sub-continents are there in this list – Bhaktapur in Nepal…

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Naran Karangia – The life-saver of our national bird

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“He was chucked out of his school many times because he was often found playing with peacocks. He found it more exciting than attending his classes and studying.” This is the story of a great villager of Devbhoomi Dwarka district in Gujarat, Shri Naran Meraman Karangiya. His grandfather who was a disciplinarian, wanted him to study and get a decent job. But his obsession for the peacocks and lack of interest in studies had thrown him out of the school. These peacocks have a great attachment with Mr. Karangia. Whenever he calls them, they would run behind him and sit…

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Payment Bank to begin from March 2017

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A week-long celebration from December 25 to 31 was organized as ‘Good Governance Week’ by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). On December 28, 2015, a national event on Good Governance was inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) at New Delhi. During this event, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized on the Government’s commitment towards successful implementation of Digital India which would in turn, help India to transform into a digitally empowered society. A total of 23 new products and e-services were launched at the event. A few of them are briefed…

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Dhirubhai Ambani – A practical economist

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This is a piece of text taken from an article written by me, published in DNA newspaper on December 28, 2015 in the memory of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani.: Reliance patriarch Dhirubhai Ambani is an inseparable part of Reliance’s successful journey. But revisiting him today, on December 28 has its own significance – not just because it is his 83rd birth anniversary, but also because Reliance once again created a phenomenal breakthrough under Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of RIL. He had steered his father’s dream of making mobile telephony at affordable price a reality in 2002-03. This time, on the eve of…

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