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  • Azaadi ke Diwane Museum inaugurated at Red Fort

    523 days ago
    ‘Azaadi Ke Diwane’ museum is dedicated to the unsung heroes of the country’s freedom struggle. Built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the museum is the fifth in a series of recently inaugurated ones - the others being: ♦ the Subhash Chandra Bose and  Indian National Army (INA) museum, ♦ the Yaad-e-Jallian museum, ♦ the Museum on 1857 (on the country’s first war of Independence) ♦ the Drishyakala (a museum on Indian Art) — on the sacrifices of India’s freedom fighters.

    ASI declared 6 monuments of National Importance in 2018

    580 days ago
    ♦ The 125-year-old Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra; ♦ Two Mughal-era monuments in Agra - Haveli of Agha Khan and Hathi Khana; ♦ The ancient Neemrana Baori in Rajasthan’s Alwar district; ♦ The Group of Temples at Ranipur Jharail in Odisha’s Bolangir district; ♦ The Vishnu Temple in Kotali, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand are the Six monuments that have been listed. In 2016 and 2017, no new monument was included in the list of sites of national importance. The last monument to be included in the list, in 2015, was the Vishnu Temple in Nadavayal in Kerala’s Wayanad district.

    Lucknow's Cricket Stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a day before India-WI T20I

    642 days ago
    UP government on November 5 renamed Lucknow's Ekana International Cricket Stadium as 'Bharat Ratan Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium'. This would be the first international cricket match to be played in the stadium. India defeated Windies in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The stadium, a dream project of former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was completed in 2017. The stadium which has a seating capacity of  50,000 was built as a public-private partnership.

    Hangzhou confirmed as host of 2022 Asian Para Games

    692 days ago
    Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition of Asian Para Games in 2022. Hangzhou will now be represented at the Closing Ceremony of 2018 Asian Para Games, which will begin in Indonesian capital Jakarta on October 6.

    Nagaland Government declared Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve

    701 days ago
    The Singphan Elephant Reserve which is the 30th elephant reserve in India, is located in Mon district of Nagaland and spreads over an area of 5825 acres (2357 hac). As per recent census report (2017) Nagaland has around 446 elephants. The creation of new Elephant Reserve will result in protection and conservation of the elephants.  

    Facebook to open its 1st ever Asian data centre in Singapore

    702 days ago
    Facebook will invest over $1 billion to build its first Asian data centre in Singapore, which is expected to open in 2022. The new site is at Tanjong Kling, located in the western part of Singapore, and in an area formerly known as Data Centre Park. Facebook runs 15 other data centres worldwide, mostly in the US and European markets such as Ireland and Sweden.

    The 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil hit by massive fire

    707 days ago
    Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum is located in Rio de Janeiro and houses over 2 crore items. The esteemed museum houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil.

    World's largest bird sculpture Jatayu sculpture will be inaugurated in Kerala

    733 days ago
    The Jatayu sculpture at the Jatayu Earth Center (JEC) at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district, Kerala, said to be world’s largest bird sculpture, will be inaugurated on August 17 by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. This Rs 100 crore-project is a creation by film director and sculptor Rajiv Anchal.

    Golden Bridge supported by hand shaped concrete opened in Vietnam

    739 days ago
    Vietnam’s Cau Van which means "Golden Bridge" in Vietnamese, has just opened in the Ba Na Hills near the city of Da Nang and is 150 metres long and 1,400 metres above sea level. The bridge supported by two hand-shaped concrete, was designed to evoke the image of the "giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land". 

    Udaipur ranked 3rd among World's 15 Best Cities

    751 days ago
    The heritage city of Udaipur has been ranked third among a list of 15 best cities in the world by Travel + Leisure. The first two cities on the list are San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca, both in Mexico. Rajasthan's Udaipur city is also known as "City of Lakes" and the "Venice of the East".  

    Delhi's Connaught Place ranked world's 9th most costliest office location

    757 days ago
    According to American property consultant CBRE, New Delhi's Connaught Place is the 9th most expensive location globally to set up or rent an office, with an annual rent of ₹10,512 per square feet. Hong Kong (Central) is at the first position with an annual rent of $306.57 per square feet, followed by London (West End), Beijing (Finance Street) in China, Hong Kong (Kowloon) and Beijing (CBD) in China. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) slipped to 26th position with an annual prime rent of USD 96.51 per sq ft from 16th rank.

    Western ghats is marked as the fourth best tourist spot by Lonely Planet

    761 days ago
    The Western Ghats, one of India’s Hottest Biodiversity Hotspots and UNESCO World Heritage site, has been marked fourth in the Lonely Planet’s top five ‘2018 Best in Asia’ list.  Older than the Himalayas and well known for its rich and unique flora and fauna, the Western Ghats supports the life of 7,402 species of flowering plants, 1814 species of non-flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species, 179 amphibian species, 6000 insects species and 290 freshwater fish species. One of the flowering plant species, Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) which blooms once every 12 years and has started to bloom in the famed hill station of Munnar, has been mentioned in the report.

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