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Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), based in Plainfield, Indiana, is a Muslim umbrella group. It has been described in the media as
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What is GM technology?

What is GM technology?

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DN
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Acoustic weapons

Acoustic weapons

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International Day for Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance

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Judicial Review

Judicial Review

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Youth Development Index for India

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What is Kambala?

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Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Radio Astronomy

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SAFAR Initiative

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Paradise Papers

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Green initiatives at thermal power plants

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What is Immunotherapy?

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Contract farming

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Bonn Climate Summit

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Sankalp and strive

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East Asia Summit

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The Simla Agreement signed by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi and then Pakistan’s president Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on July 2, 1972 was much more than a peace treaty seeking to
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Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species. Before 1972, India only had five designated national par
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A Pacifist Constitution

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Police Commemoration Day

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959. Indian Pol
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Universal Account Number

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Adopt A Heritage

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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POCSO Act, 2012

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What is UNESCO?

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Green building

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Dr G Satheesh Reddy presenting gold medal and cash prize to Meghana Ramesh Gollapudi for Academic Excellence in MBA

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Nudge theory

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India Water Week

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