Facts We Must Know About Indian Agriculture
Here's something we should all be proud of! Check out these amazing facts and figures* highlighting the strength and success of our farmers & the Indian agricultural sector.
There is no denying the contribution of India's farmers. That they achieve so much despite the odds is what's even more incredible. Not only should we be proud of these dedicated hard-working men and women who feed us day in and day out, but we must acknowledge their achievements by helping them do even better.
*All figures sourced from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Statistics Division.
9 Things You May Not Know About Albert Einstein
The ambitious Albert Einstein challenges centuries of scientific thought with
his new controversial idea, the General Theory of Relativity.
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. Beginning with a
flurry of papers in 1905, he turned classical physics on its head with his
special and general theories of relativity, which revolutionized scientists’
understanding of everything from space and time to gravity and energy.
Einstein’s groundbreaking scientific ideas made his name a synonym for genius,
but he was also famous for his pacifist views and support of the civil rights
movement. Below, explore nine surprising facts about one of the towering minds
of the 20th century.
Einstein didn’t fail math as a child.
Albert Einstein at age 14. (Credit: ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty
Underachieving school kids have long taken solace in the claim that Einstein
flunked math as a youth, but the records show that he was actually an
exceptional, if not reluctant, student. He scored high grades during his school
days in Munich, and was only frustrated by what he described as the “mechanical
discipline” demanded by his teachers. The future Nobel Laureate dropped out of
school at age 15 and left Germany to avoid state-mandated military service, but
before then he was consistently at the top of his class and was even considered
something of a prodigy for his grasp of complex mathematical and scientific
concepts. When later presented with a news article claiming he’d failed
grade-school math, Einstein dismissed the story as a myth and said, “Before I
was 15 I had mastered differential and integral calculus.”
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