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On Intelligence: The history of espionage and the secret world – John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Constable/Hachette India Pages: 510 Price: Rs.599 Wars have been won – and lost – based on how enemy intelligence is obtained, interpreted and acted upon. And if thrilling stories on edge-of-the-seat espionage keeps you hooked, then this book will offer you a peep into a world of mystery and intrigue. Right from the biblical period to the present day, …

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Why do Beavers Build Dams?

There are two kinds of beavers: the American and the European. The European beaver, found in Norway, Poland, Germany and France, lives in burrows. But the American beaver builds a dam across a stream or lake to construct his home or lodge. The lodges are made of huge logs of trees. The American beaver constructs solid dams and lodges because …

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What is the Prague Spring?

Prague Spring refers to the period of liberalisation in Czechoslovakia from January 5, 1968 to August 21, 1968 under the leadership of Alexander Dubcek who controlled the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In April 1968, agricultural and industrial reforms were instituted, a new constitution with a guarantee of civil rights and greater freedom of press was introduced with the announcement of …

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Pepe

Pepe — For Real Madrid’s centre-half Pepe, the last decade has been one of non-stop success. Like so many Brazilian footballers, the defender crossed the globe in 2000 to seek fame and fortune in European football. He ended up at Madeira club Maritimo where, after a short spell in the reserves, he established himself as a top-class central defender, and …

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Who was the first woman to become a great scientist?

Marie Curie, a French physicist, was the first woman to achieve great fame in science. She was born in Poland in 1867 and married the French scientist, Pierre Curie, in 1895. Her main interest was radioactively in uranium ore, Marie Curie identified radium in 1898. Four years later, she managed to prepare the element itself, having extracted less than a …

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Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa — Biography Born: September 29, 1943, in Popowa, Poland 1967: Started as electrician at shipyard in Gdansk 1980: Becomes leader of Solidarity 1981: Arrested in government crackdown 1982: Released from internment; martial law eased 1983: Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1989: Solidarity legalized 1990: Elected President of Poland 1995: Defeated in presidential election Lech Walesa, The Fly, Feisty, Mustachioed Electrician from Gdansk, shaped the twentieth century …

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Lakshmi Nivas Mittal

Lakshmi Nivas Mittal (born June 15, 1950) is a London-based Indian billionaire industrialist, born in Sadulpur Village, in Churu district of Rajasthan, India and residing in Kensington, London. He is the 5th richest person in the world and the richest Indian, with a fortune of U$32 billion according to Forbes. The Financial Times named Mittal its 2006 Person of the …

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