The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts. Aim: To promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and. . . . .
After an official animal, bird, flower and fish, Kerala now has its official fruit. The government of Kerala officially declared the jackfruit as its official fruit. Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit known for its distinctive taste and aroma. Kerala has been producing around 30 to 60 crore jackfruits every year.
The Hyderabad City has stood best Indian city to live for the fourth consecutive year in latest Mercer Quality of Living Rating 2018 that was released on 20th Feb 2018. However, as Pune raised in the chart from last two years, the twin city had to share the slot with Pune. The two cities gained a spot at 142 ranks, the. . . . .
Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States. The state is turning to nitrogen after it and other states became unable to acquire drugs required for lethal injections because of opposition from manufacturers. . . . .
India's tallest national flag was unfurled in Belagavi (also known as Belgaum) in Karnataka. The event was attended by leaders, schoolchildren, and leaders of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh institutions at the Kote Kere front. Where size is concerned, this flag in Belgaum beats the one at the India-Pakistan border at. . . . .
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been ranked number one in the world on airport service quality ranking. Last year, in the highest category of handling over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA), IGIA was number two, along with Singapore’s Changi Airport and after South Korea’s Incheon airport. With. . . . .
Iraq has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India's top crude oil supplier by supplying 38.9 million tonnes (MT) crude oil in the current financial year. It was fifth of India's oil needs. India is 80% dependent on imports to meet its oil needs. India had imported 184.4 MT of crude oil during the April-January period of. . . . .
China was elected as vice chair of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global body mandated to combat terror financing and money laundering. In its plenary meeting in Paris, FATF had placed Pakistan under “grey list” subject to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by International Cooperation Review Group. . . . .
Israeli Ambassador to India, Mr Daniel Carmon stated that a Centre for Agriculture, with the collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram in March 2018. This will be the first such centre in the North East region (NER) of India that is being established with Israeli collaboration.
The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur became the country's first major railway station to be fully-managed by women. Gandhi Nagar is an important railway station in Jaipur situated on the Jaipur-Delhi rail route with more than 50 trains passing through the station out of which 25 halting at the station.. . . . .
India’s biggest electricity producer NTPC Ltd has won tender to supply 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity to power-starved Bangladesh for 15 years. The tender was floated by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the supply of 500 MW power from India for short-term (2018-2019) and long-term ( 2020 2033). NTPC. . . . .
The Gevora Hotel in Dubai, developed by the Al Attar Group has now become the “world’s tallest hotel”. It stands 356 metres and 53 centimetres tall. It is one metre taller than the previous holder of the title, the JW Marriott Marquis, in the same city. The title has been confirmed by Guinness. . . . .
The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world's longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kms in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah. The Jebel Jais Flight takes thrill-seekers atop the country's largest mountain peak, from. . . . .
China has built a 100 meter high, nearly 328 feet tall air purifier, touted to be world's largest, to combat the deadly pollution in the country. The world's largest air purifier is built in Xian in Shaanxi province of northern China and the preliminary results have shown that smog levels have come down and there. . . . .
Maharashtra became the 1st state in the country to unveil Public Cloud Policy that virtually mandates state government departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud. The Maharashtra government announced its State Innovation and Start-up Policy, aiming to generate five lakh jobs in the next five years. It also. . . . .
Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive. Pink, orange, and yellow balloons hung in the mall’s showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars. One woman in the driver’s. . . . .
Mumbai’s Matunga station on Central Railway (CR), entered the Limca Book of Records as a first all-women station in India. The station has a staff of 41 women and the unique initiative was taken by CR General Manager DK Sharma in July 2017 with the aim of empowering women. Accordingly, women staffers were posted. . . . .
Gujarat has topped a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of the logistics chain, closely followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Based on indicators such as infrastructure, services, the safety of cargo, timeliness, track and trace the state has been ranked the highest in the index, as per the. . . . .
Haryana has become the first state in the country to launch high-risk pregnancy (HRP) portal. This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnancy cases up to the grass-roots level but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. This. . . . .
Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022.the tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government. Meghalaya had made the bid to host the 39th National. . . . .