Khumbha Mela is a massive fair where Hindus gather to bath in the Ganga river. The pilgrimage takes place every three years, rotating amongst four different locations in India, depending on the position of Jupiter and the sun. This year the festival is held in Haradwar as the sun is in Aries. It lasts for 42 days attracting millions of people. In 1998, when Khumbha was in Haradwar attendance was reported being ten millions. Devotees believe that taking a bath in the river will wash their sins away so they begin life anew.
The clean energy economy is emerging as one of the great global economic and environmental opportunities of the 21st century. In a recent report, The Pew Charitable Trusts, an American nonprofit organization, reports which are the world’s leaders in the clean energy industry, over the past four years.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent think tank, has recently released a report on the international arms transfers for the period 2005 to 2009. This study reveals which are the five largest countries in the world exporting conventional weapons.
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