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Why Is Ghee Banned In The US, Chyawanprash In Canada And Samosa In Somalia?

Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) took little time in banning Maggi after finding lead in excess of permissible limits in its products. And it also rejected the samples of more than 400 products from brands including Tata Starbucks, Kellog’s and Amway for one reason or other. But it finds no problem with products like ghee that is banned in the US.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses different measures to determine food safety and for this reason it has banned the ghee that is a staple food in India.

Here we’ll discuss the food items passed by FSSAI but banned by US FDA and we’ll start with GRB ghee.

GRB Dairy Foods

 

GRB started as a SME in the year 1984 and soon became a leading brand in dairy products especially ghee. FSSAI has approved its products for safety in India and abroad but US FDA has a different take over his company. GRB ghee is banned in the US because the product doesn’t contain names and quantity of its ingredients. But a dairy product passed by US FDA is blacklisted in China. It is Heinz baby milk.

Chyawanprash

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What is The Significance of The Engineers Day in India?

Why 15th September is Called an Engineers Day in India?

Every year 15 September is celebrated as Engineers Day to commemorate the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya(Sir MV) for his contributions towards the public good.

Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya

Meet Sir MV

Born on 15 September 1861 into a Telugu speaking Brahmin family in Muddenahalli village in the Kingdom of Mysore in British India, Sir MV received his first honor at the hands of King George V who Knighted Sir MV with Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) for his contributions. An alma mater of College of Engineering Pune, he was instrumental in the making of Krishna Raja Sagra (KRS) dam in Karnataka.

Personal life 

His father, Mokshagundam Srinivasa Sastry, was a noted Sanskrit scholar and teacher and his mother, Venkatalakshamma, was a homemaker. But he lost his father at the tender age of 12. Sir MV received his primary education in Chickballapur. Also, he was one of the few students to attend Central College, Bangalore. After graduation, he went to the College of Engineering, Pune where he received LCE (Licenciate in Civil Engineering).

Career 

Sir MV started his career in 1885 as a Service Engineer in Bombay and soon he rose …

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How is Guru Purnima Related to Teacher’s Day?

Teacher’s Day is celebrated all over the world but the date and time of celebration vary from one country to other. For example, in the US, teacher day is celebrated in the first week of May but the UK celebrates its teachers on 9 May. It is only in India that it is celebrated twice – Guru Purnima and 5 September.

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What is Guru Purnima?

Guru Purnima falls on the full-moon day in the month of Ashadha (June-July). It is considered an auspicious day to honor the spiritual and academic teachers. But 5 September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President of India. Born on 5 September 1888 in a Telugu speaking Niyogi Brahmin family, he was a noted philosopher and statesman.

Why is 5 September a Teacher’s Day? 

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan started his career as an academician. A scholar throughout his academic life, he joined the Department of Philosophy at the Madras Presidency College and became Professor of Philosophy in 1918 in the University of Mysore. The most influential scholar of 20th century, he taught the world comparative religion and philosophy. No other leader or academician could match the …