It goes without saying that the significance and relevance of translation in our daily life is multidimensional and extensive. It is through translation we know about all the developments in communication and technology and keep abreast of the latest discoveries in the various fields of knowledge, and also have access through translation to the literature of several languages and to the different events happening in the world.

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On the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of nonviolence and peace, we left Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) following the news that 58 people were massacred in Las Vegas, Arizona, USA, by a white gunman from the 32nd floor of a hotel. He sprayed bullets on a massive crowd of 20,000 people watching a concert. There were 400 and up injured. The casualties will likely go up. President Trump addressed the nation and consoled the Americans.

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One thinks but thinks how little critical debate matters to our society which is implacably divided into hostile camps, convinced in the absolute infallibility of our own positions. I have become a minimalist and do not venture beyond Twitter or FB posts. But Ravish Kumar will not let you remain in peace. He protests so much even though there are strategies available for you to have your cake and eat it too.

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Further to yesterday’s reports in the papers that a symposium was held in Patna about the effects of global warming on Bihar, there are many measures in addition to the one’s suggested by the politicians, or at least the ones reported in the papers, that would improve the people’s ability to cope with the effects, including the one I have been mentioning many times, namely reform of the money system. If politicians really had the interests of Biharis at heart they would not continue with the present money system that causes climate change and jobless growth, in other words, poverty.

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It was really heartening to learn that UAE schools have started teaching Moral Education subject from this academic year. The national initiative, originally announced in 2016, deserves all the praise from all those who know how significant and productive it is to include Moral Education in school level curriculum. The initiative signifies the foresightedness and concern of state-of-the-art UAE establishment for its future generation.

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Democracy is the best form of governance, more so, because the significant part of this form of government is: it is of the people, by the people and for the people. Essentially it is a government comprised of common people chosen by common people.

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The other day someone asked me to explain why high interest rates are no good for the Indian economy. The same day another friend in a discussion about money laughed at the outright absurdity of economists pretending to understand banking and investment. Finally, there is the fun and games of the fascinating new use of the term de-growth in the newspapers.

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Rocky Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav.

On 31 August 2017, after nearly sixteen months, a judicial court in the district of Gaya, delivered a judgment holding Rocky Yaday, a young son of former legislator-parents, guilty of murdering another young motorist on the road. The fault of the assassinated man was that he reportedly overtook the Land Rover Rocky was riding along with the two more accomplices.

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