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Nuclear Safety – Need of the Hour

The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on 29th August every year. The decision of observing this day was marked on 2nd December 2009 at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly to increase awareness about the effects of nuclear weapons testing or any other nuclear explosions. It also focusses on the need for terminating such nuclear tests as a step towards creating a world free from the clutches of nuclear weapons. The initiative for observing a day against nuclear tests was first initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan...

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Pashmina – Telling the Real from the Fake

Recognized as one of rarest and the finest of fabrics, Pashmina has fans not just in India, but all across the globe. Obtained from different breeds of mountain goats found in the Changthang Plateau in Tibet and parts of Ladakh, in the Himalayan regions of India, Pashmina refers to a fine type of wool. Even though both sheep wool and Pashmina are protein fibers, the latter has some distinct characteristics that set it apart and gives it superiority over the rest. The softness and warmth of Pashmina wool make it much more expensive than...

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