HSC (12th) Model Answers 2014

Model Answers 2014 – Maharashtra HSC – 12th Std: Biology (Botany), (Zoology), Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Chemistry

Sajag Nagrik Manch (SNM) has used the Right To Information (RTI) to procure the model answers for the (12th std.) HSC board examinations 2014. HSC results were announced on the 2nd of June.

SNM has said that it repeatedly requested the board to make the model answers public, but because the board did not respond, SNM was forced to itself put the model answers in the public domain.

Below are the model answers for Biology Section 1 (Botany), Biology Section 2(Zoology), Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Chemistry, which have been made public by SNM.

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Pune Loksabha Elections – AAP Subhash Ware’s Interactions With DGPS & NSCC

On 17th March 2014, Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti (DGPS) had invited Mr. Deepak Paigude (MNS) and Mr. Subhash Ware (AAP) for an interaction. Mr Paigude did not attend.

On 8th April 2014, National Society for Clean Cities (NSCC) had invited 4 candidates, Mr Vishwajeet Kadam (Congress ), Mr Anil Shirole (BJP), Mr. Subhash Ware (AAP) and Mr. Deepak Paigude (MNS) for an interaction. Mr Kadam, Mr. Shirole and Mr. Paigude did not attend.

So while the intent was to record & share videos of all candidates, because of the no-shows, ended up with only videos of Mr. Subhash Ware of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Loksabha Elections 2014 -> Pune votes on 17th April.

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Narendra Dabholkar : Science – Courage – Ethics and a tireless march for reform

DabholkarI have been volunteering for Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Maharashtra Committee for Eradication of Blind Faith), usually referred to as Anis, for over 3 years and was fortunate to be closely associated with Dr Dabholkar over that period. I write this in great shock, disbelief and sorrow.

For over two decades, Dr. Dabholkar fought against rampant superstitions in our society and for the cause of rationalism and humanism. While radicals and those with vested interests regularly tried to malign him and project him as someone opposed to religion, that was never the case. Continue reading Narendra Dabholkar : Science – Courage – Ethics and a tireless march for reform

Fun Free Maths For The Masses

Prajakta Mahajan (TheFreeMath.org)
Prajakta Mahajan (TheFreeMath.org)

In this interview we talk to Prajakta Mahajan, who after a distinguished IT career has now taken up the cause of taking mathematics to the masses in a simple, child-friendly format.

She is the creator of TheFreeMath.org and 140+ Maths videos on Youtube, which have been watched by thousands from over 100 countries. Continue reading Fun Free Maths For The Masses

Pune Hill Roads – Consider, Analyze, Evaluate And !! Act !!

The map below shows the two roads and the tunnel proposed in the Draft Development Plan for Old Pune Municipal Corporation limit. Before you read the rest of this piece, I would suggest that you go through the map and try to form an opinion about the impact of the roads on traffic, the hills, the affected neighbourhoods, etc. I have marked out the key landmarks so as to facilitate your analysis.
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Pune Development Plan – Download, Actions & Discussions

English: PMC Motto
English: Pune Corporation Building (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pune Corporation recently made the Draft Development Plan for Old Pune Municipal Corporation limit (2007-2027) available on their website punecorporation.org. This DP will have major implications for Pune over the next 15 years. So the Development Plan is definitely a document that all Punekars should take a look at. Check out which are the reservations in your area, what are the Metro projections…

Considering PMC’s track record and the slow PuneCorporation.org website, below are the same files as available on PMC but hosted on Google Drive. Browsing and downloading the files should be much easier and faster.

I have also added objections and info files that were made public by various nonprofits like Parisar, SPTM, DGPS, etc.

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DGPS “Meet The Nagarsevaks” Annual Review Meeting – Prabhag 36, Pune

Mr. Rane & Mrs. Sahasrabuddhe were elected to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from Prabhag 36 in February 2012. Deccan Gymkhana Parisar Samiti had organized the annual nagarsevak review meeting on 10th March 2013. The agenda of the meeting was

A) Review their work over the past year
B) Highlight & discuss the various issues of the Prabhag
C) Know more of their future plans for the Prabhag
D) Status update on any election promises
E) See how DGPS could better work with them on finding solutions for the Prabhag

Below is the playlist of videos from the event, organized into segments (Introduction, Garbage, Traffic, Encroachments, Water, Stray Dogs and Q&A)
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National Science Day Events By IUCAA Scientific Public Outreach

On 28th Feb each year, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) as part of its Scientific Public Outreach Programme organizes an Open Day to celebrate the National Science Day. Various activities like sky watching, video screenings, Q&A, talks, etc. are organized throughout the day.

Such events that take science to the masses and promote a scientific temperament are of great importance in India, especially for impressionable school kids who very rarely get exposure to good science content that’s also great fun. Continue reading National Science Day Events By IUCAA Scientific Public Outreach

Sangharsh Sanman 2013 For Bandu Dhotre & Nilesh Chadvelkar

“Sangharsh Sanman Awards 2013” by the Anita Awachat Foundation will be given away at 10:30am on 10th February 2013 at the S M Joshi Hall. The award winners this year are:

  • Bandu Dhotre from Chandrapur, Maharashtra for his work in the field of environment conservation.
  • Nilesh Chadvelkar – For overcoming Physical Disability

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