12 February 2018 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone-laying ceremony for construction of first traditional Hindu temple in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi.
The UAE government had allocated land for the temple during PM Modi’s first visit to the gulf country in 2015.
It will come up on 55,000 square meters of land. It will include idols of Lord Krishna, Lord Maheshwara, Lord Ayyappa and more.
It will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in UAE. It will also feature a garden and a water-front. It will be completed by 2020.