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Interesting story of DRDO Scientist appointed by PM Narendra Modi.

He is Pratap aged 21 years. He travels 28 days in a month to foreign countries.France has invited him to join their Organisations for which he will be provided with monthly salary of Rs 16 Lakhs, 5 BHK house and Car worth 2.5Cr.But he simply declined.  PM Modi has honored him with suitable award and has asked DRDO to absorb him.  Let us see what this boy from Karnataka has achieved.  Part 1 He was born in a remote village in Kadaikudi near Mysore Karnataka. His father earns Rs 2000 as a farmer. Pratap was interested in Electronics right from childhood. While studying plus 2 he acquainted himself with various websites such as Aviation ,Space, Rolls Royce car, Boeing 777 etc from a nearby Cybercafe .He sent several  emails to Scientists all over the world in his Butler English about his interest to work but in vain . He wanted to join Engg but due to financial problems he joined BSc ( Physics) again unable to complete  the same. He was thrown out of hostel for not paying the hostel fees.

Here is why PM CARES should be scrutinised by the CAG – not by independent auditors

On Friday, the PMO refused to provide details about the fund under the Right to Information Act, stating that it was not a ‘public authority’. Rohan Deshpande May 31, 2020 · 02:12 pm PTI In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 28 constituted a brand-new trust fund for public contributions – the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, bearing the catchy acronym of the PM CARES Fund. On Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office  refused to provide details  about the Fund under the Right to Information Act, stating that PM CARES was not a “public authority” under the definition of the legislation. Under the RTI Act, a public authority is an organisation established (a) under or by the Constitution (b) by any other law made by the parliament or (c) by a notification or order issued by the government. The definition also covers organisations financed substantially by the government, including non-governmental organisation

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO

EXCLUSIVE Overflights, mapping fiber-optic networks, “strange activities.” Moscow’s West Coast spies were busy. BY ZACH DORFMAN ILLUSTRATIONS BY MATT ROTA DEC. 14, 2017 The first thing you need to understand about the building that, until very recently, housed the Russian Consulate in San Francisco — a city where topography is destiny, where wealth and power concentrate, quite literally, at the top — is its sense of elevation. Brick-fronted, sentinel-like, and six stories high, it sits on a hill in Pacific Heights, within one of the city’s toniest zip codes. This is a neighborhood that radiates a type of wealth, power, and prestige that long predates the current wave of nouveau riche tech millionaires, or the wave before that, or the one before that. It is old and solid and comfortable with its privilege; its denizens know they have a right to rule. Indeed, from Pacific Heights, one can simultaneously gaze out on the city, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge — and, beyond, the vast, frigid

Is PM-CARES diverting money away from nonprofits?

A breakdown of CSR spends during COVID-19: Where they’re going, who they’re from, and which sectors they’re going towards. by   AYESHA MARFATIA 3 min read As both the public and private sectors struggle to cope with the economic fallout from COVID-19, one thing is clear: The  CSR pie is shrinking . With more than half of CSR spends being directed towards the PM-CARES Fund and other COVID-19 relief efforts, it also appears that CSR is  unlikely to fund new grantees  in FY 2020-21. What does this mean for nonprofits, who are also in crisis mode post-COVID-19 and rely heavily on CSR funding? To help answer this question and get a better sense of CSR priorities, Sattva’s  India Data Insights  report on  CSR’s COVID-19 Response and Outlook for FY 2020-21  lays out CSR spends by industry, geography, and modes of implementation. Here are their findings: A closer look at the slices of the pie The annual average CSR budget in India is roughly INR 15,000 crore, of which the top 300 companies con

China says it has border dispute with Bhutan too

Bhutan and China have held 24 rounds of talks between 1984 and 2016 to settle their border issue and, according to discussions in the Bhutanese parliament and other public records of these meetings, the discussions have only centred on disputes in the western and central sections of the boundary. Updated: Jul 05, 2020 07:17 IST By Sutirtho Patranobis and Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times Beijing/New Delhi China on Saturday officially stated for the first time it has a boundary dispute with Bhutan in the eastern sector, a development with significant implications for India as the region borders Arunachal Pradesh, which is also claimed by Beijing. The Chinese foreign ministry, in a statement issued to Hindustan Times, said the China-Bhutan boundary has never been delimited and there “have been disputes over the eastern, central and western sections for a long time”. The statement in Mandarin further said “a third party should not point fingers” in the China-Bhutan border issue – an appare

PSX attack: False flag or an attack by a flagging movement?

2 July 2020 SUSHANT SAREEN The attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi on June 29 by four gunmen carrying assault rifles and grenades fizzled out before any major damage could be caused. All the attackers were neutralised before they could storm into the building of the stock exchange. A  Pakistani official  has claimed that the entire attack was over in just around 8-10 minutes. As is their wont, the Pakistanis were quick to point fingers at India, so quick that within minutes of the attack, and even before the identity of the attackers or their affiliation was known, the Pakistanis – spooks, soldiers, scribes and of course politicians – had figured it all out. Clearly in Pakistan, with innuendo being the new investigation, the judgment pronounced in less than an hour after the attack. The first off the block was the Karachi chief of Pakistan Rangers. Pakistan’s very own Sherlock declared that the involvement of the Indian intelligence agency R&AW could not be ruled

While India should continue search for peaceful solution, military odds are in no way stacked in China’s favour

Over decades India has negotiated an uneasy peace with China, largely through economic compromise and security concession, but this has not worked. While India should not abandon hope of finding a peaceful solution via diplomacy and negotiation, the sombre reality is that China appears to be in no mood to relent. Written By  Amit Cowshish  | Updated: July 4, 2020 8:43:42 am An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district June 18, 2020. (Reuters/File Photo) With the situation prevailing in Ladakh, this is not the opportune moment for political brinkmanship or speculative assessment about whether India is militarily prepared to face Chinese expansionist designs. The reality is that if push comes to shove, the Indian armed forces will have no choice but to fight with their existing capabilities. Minor augmentation is possible through rushed delivery of already contracted-for material and ammunition and assorted ordnance purchases