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Mendha-Lekha, a remote village in the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district of eastern Maharashtra, has become the first in the country where Tribals have been given the right to sell bamboo harvested from the surrounding forests.

Lalitgiri’s Buddhist relics

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The site has been extensively excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) during the year 1985-1992. The ASI has decided to put theBuddhist relics found during an excavation at Lalitgiri in Odisha in a museum. ASI of now the relics are kept in the safe custody of the superintending archaeologist, Bhubaneswar. The Excavated Buddhist Site, Lalitgiri was notified as Centrally Protected in the year 1937. The remains of a massive stupa, including relic

Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP)

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The nuclear disaster in Fukushima plant in Japan has once again opened question regarding the nuclear safety of the plants and Indian plant at Jaitapur needs more careful study and preventions. There will be six reactor units of 1650 MWe each at JNPP. Approximately all the six units of 1650 MWe each will be constructed in a twin-unit mode in phased manner and implemented in a period of 15-18 years. Evolutionary Pressurised Reactors

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

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MarioVargas Llosa The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2010 is awarded to the Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of structures of power and histrenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”.
Bihari Puraskar 2009
Hemant Shesh was conferred the prestigious award for his collection of poetry ‘Jagah Jaisi Jagah’. Out of the three literary awards instituted by KK Birla Foundation, the Bihari Puraskar is only for Rajasthani writers.

The Nobel Award for Medical Sciences 2010

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Robert Edwards is awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for the development of human in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy. His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity including more than 10 per cent of all couples worldwide.

As early as the 1950s, Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility. He worked systematically to realize his goal, discovered important principles for human fertilization, and succeeded in accomplishing fertilization of human egg cells in test tubes (or more precisely, cell culture dishes). His efforts were finally crowned by success on 25 July, 1978, when the world’s first “test tube baby” was born. During the following years, Edwards and his co-workers refined IVF technology and shared it with colleagues around the world.

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