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July, 2024

  • 9 July

    Stampede and Crowd Management

    A stampede occurred during a religious gathering in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. What is a Stampede? A stampede is a “disruption of the orderly movement of crowds leading to injuries and fatalities,” often in response to a perceived danger, loss of physical space, or to attain something seen as gratifying. …

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  • 8 July

    National Emergency in India

    On June 25, 2024, India marked fifty years since the National Emergency (1975-1977), a period characterized by the suspension of civil liberties, restricted press freedom, widespread arrests, and postponed elections. The Aftermath of the National Emergency in India (1975) Political Transformation The 1977 elections saw four major opposition parties merge …

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  • 8 July

    Brain-Eating Amoeba

    Context Recently, three deaths have been reported in Kerala due to the rare and fatal infection known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) Cause: PAM is caused by Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that thrives in warm freshwater environments such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and poorly maintained swimming …

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