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China Opens 'World's Largest Air Purifier' To Fight Pollution

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 1st state in country to unveil Public Cloud Policy

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. . . . .

First ever women-only car exhibition opens in Saudi Arabia

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 Railway Station Enters Limca Records For All Woman Staff

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 tops logistics performance index chart

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 becomes the first state to launch portal for managing high risk pregnancies

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 signs host city contract for 39th National Games

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. . . . .

Endangered ‘bird language’ enters UNESCO list

The unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Unesco has accepted the “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection, Xinhua. . . . .

India’s 2nd largest rooftop solar plant in Uttar Pradesh

The country's second-largest rooftop solar power plant with a capacity of 5.76 MWp (megawatt peak) at its Pata petrochemicals complex in UP. GAIL chairman B C Tripathi said the solar plant will reduce the company's carbon footprint and reduce carbon emissions by 6,300 tonnes per annum. The plant is expected to save the. . . . .

Mumbai’s CSIA becomes India’s first airport to host transit lounge

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has become the first airport in the country to have a transit lounge in the arrivals section of the International Terminal (T2). Built by Aviserve Airport Services, the lounge was inaugurated in January 2017 but has been made fully functional now. Aviserve will tie. . . . .

World’s largest Picture Frame opened in Dubai

Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame” has officially opened in the UAE. Known as the Dubai Frame, the structure is the latest in the city’s line of eye-catching megaprojects, offering up panoramic views of the skyline while framing views of iconic buildings such as the Burj. . . . .

Arunachal declared open defecation-free State

Arunachal Pradesh emerged as Open Defecation Free State. It is the second State in Northeast after Sikkim. Arunachal has 21 districts and the State attained the feat much before the national deadline of October 2, 2019. ​​​​​​​The three remaining districts - Upper Subansiri, Siang, and Changlang. . . . .

Country’s first 3D Planetarium coming up in Nisargadhama island, Karnataka

The country’s first 3D Planetarium with an 18-meter diameter projection dome which is in the final stages of completion at the Dr. K. Shivaram Karanth Pilikula Nisargadhama will be inaugurated by the end of January next by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. With the 3D Planetarium, Mangaluru will stand among Singapore, Shanghai,. . . . .

Odisha’s first ever toilet facility for transgenders inaugurated

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has constructed Odisha's first toilet facility for transgender in Vani Vihar Square. The facility was inaugurated by Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Bhubaneswar (north) MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and Deputy Mayor K Shanti. The 10-seater toilet. . . . .

MoU signed between Kerala government and FACT to establish petrochemical park at Kochi

A MoU for setting up a Rs 1,800 crore petrochemical park at Kochi, with the aim of making the port city a hub in the petrochemical production chain, was inked by the Kerala government and fertilizer major FACT, owned by the Centre. It will come up in 481 acres of land owned by the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore, the state. . . . .

World’s largest carbon market announced by China to control pollution

China to start a giant market to trade credits for the right to emit planet-warming greenhouse gases. The nationwide market would initially cover only China’s power generation sector, which produced almost half of the country’s emissions from the burning of fossil fuels last year. It could give global efforts to combat. . . . .

India ranked as 5th most vacation deprived nation

India ranks as the fifth most vacation deprived country globally with 60 percent respondents corroborating with the view, Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017. Expedia is a full-service online travel agency. South Korea stood at number one position with 82 percent, followed by France (66 percent), Malaysia (65 percent) and. . . . .

UK Tops Forbes' List of Best Countries for Business in 2018

The United Kingdom has topped Forbes’ rankings of best countries in the world for business in 2018 for the first time, up from fifth last year. The list ranks 153 countries on 15 factors including property rights, innovation, taxes and red tape. The UK is followed by New Zealand and the Netherlands, while India was ranked. . . . .

Kotalingala excavation work should be expedited

Kotalingala, the only pre-historic Satavahana site located in Karimnagar district, which is an archaeological evidence to the early history of Andhra kings, before the well documented Satavahana period. The first excavations in Kotalingala were done about 40 years ago. The discovery of the coins of Pre-Satavahana and Satavahana. . . . .

Bommalagutta inscription, oldest evidence of Telugu literature

Epigraphists think this the oldest evidence of the use of Telugu for literature, pushing back the history of poetic use of the language by a century. In Karimnagar district, near Kurikyala village, on a hillock known as Bommalagutta, is the 11-line rock inscription spread across 25 feet. The sing-song Telugu rhyme is the work. . . . .

Donald trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of US and international policy on the disputed holy city, a hugely controversial decision.Trump said he had 'judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between. . . . .

India and South Korea aims to increase cultural and tourism exchange

India and South Korea signed agreements on increasing cultural exchange and flow of people between the two countries during the 16th India-Korea Strategic Dialogue held in New Delhi last week. The two countries have decided to give high priority to cultural and tourism exchange. On agenda is increasing in the next one. . . . .

Goa to start India’s first mobile food testing laboratory

India's first mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, would be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10/12/2017 The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the food quality. It will also check the hygiene level of water, he said adding. . . . .

Uttar Pradesh becomes the first to endorse ‘’triple talaq’’ bill

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh has become the first State government to endorse the Modi government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence.The draft law, which provides for three years in prison and a fine for a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq”. . . . .

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Hornbill Festival and State Formation Day celebrations of Nagaland

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 18th edition of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, Nagaland.Hornbill Festival also called as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ in Nagaland is tourism. Hornbill Festival was started on 1st December 1963 and was inaugurated by the then President Dr S Radhakrishnan.

First Edition of INSPIRE 2017 held in Jaipur

On November 27, 2017, the first edition of International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The five-day symposium (INSPIRE 2017)  is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with. . . . .

Maharashtra leads in consumption of electricity

Maharashtra stands as the single largest consumer of electricity in India, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. With a demand for 75,169 million units (MU) during April to September, revealed data carried out by Central Electricity Authority.  with the increasing demand, there was an increase of 8.6% over the demand. . . . .

8000 years old rock paintings of dog found in Saudi Arabia

The world's first images of dogs are found on 8,000-year- old rocks in Saudi Arabia. Archaeologists have uncovered the image of a hunter drawing his bow surrounded by a pack of 13 dogs, two of which appear to be tethered, carved into the ancient sandstone. The find, made in the Arabian Desert, is thought to be the oldest. . . . .

For the first time in India, GIS survey started in Chennai

Greater Chennai Corporation commenced a Geographic information system (GIS) survey using drones which will cover the whole of the city in 120 days, in an initiative which is being done for the first time in India. The project called ‘Preparation of the base map using geospatial techniques’.“The drones will survey. . . . .

Satavhanas first capital to be developed as tourism spot

Koti Lingala, the first capital of the Satavahan dynasty, is going to become a tourist spot. Telangana tourism department has decided to start boating point on the banks of the river Godavari besides Koteswara Siddeshwara Swamy temple. Tourism department also have a plan to develop temple area, construct a guest house. . . . .

The Richest Country in the World Per Capita:Qatar

As per the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.Qatar has been named the world's richest country based on the per capita income of its people. The per capita GDP (gross domestic product) of Qatar is over Rs. 81 lakh. India has moved up one position to 126th position Top 3 as per reports: Qatar. . . . .

Jharkhand celebrated 17th state formation day

Every year, the state celebrates its foundation day on the occasion of the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda, an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. Carved out of Southern Bihar in 2000, the state has been at the centre of Naxalite-Maoist insurgency and also accounts for at least. . . . .

International children’s festival to be in Hyderabad 

20th  International Children’s Film Festival in the city to be held from November 8 to 14 93 countries are participating with 295 films. Telugu films to be screened Shanu, MattiloManikyalu, EgiseTarajuvvalu, Dudu – DD, Purna (Indeevar special film category). Prasad’s Imax will be the main venue for the festival

Singapore passport is most powerful in the world

What is the name of this index: Passport index On what basis this ranking?This ranking will consider the passport holders of one country how easily they can go to other countries. According to this index Singapore citizens are able to travel to greatest number of countries in visa free manner or visa on arrival manner. 1st. . . . .

Singapore passport is most powerful in the world

What is the name of this index: Passport index On what basis this ranking?This ranking will consider the passport holders of one country how easily they can go to other countries. According to this index Singapore citizens are able to travel to greatest number of countries in visa free manner or visa on arrival manner. 1st. . . . .

Fish-lizard fossil found in Kutch, Gujarat

Ichthyosaurs (Fish-lizard) were contemporary to Dinosaurs Most of these fossils excavated in North America and Europe. In Southern hemisphere they majorly found in South America and Australia. This is the first time such fossil found in Indi Ichthyosaurs class belonged to Opthalmosauridae. . . . .

Five-day funeral ceremony of Thailand king started

Thailand’s late king- Bhumibol Adulyadej's Five-day funeral ceremony started

Sculpture park project at Nahargarh Fort Jaipur 

First Sculpture park project at Nahargarh Fort Jaipur  This park displays the artwork done by leading Indian and foreign artists 

London topped in Global Power City index:

London has retained its rank as the number one city in the world shrugging off Brexit worries, according to Global Power City Index. The report, released ranked 44 major cities across six key measures including the economy, culture, accessibility, research and development the environment and livability.

13,000-yr-old cave paintings found

Prehistoric new cave paintings were found in Thaatimattayyah hills, 10 km from Mancherial district headquarters in which painting of ‘shaman’ (sorcerer), who was considered as a holy man, was unearthed. Shaman is considered as a divine man who has access to supernatural spirits and protects his people with his touch. He. . . . .

Rohingya crisis is worst than Syrian crisis

Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh over the past 48 hours, taking the total Rohingya population to have fled Myanmar to 5,82,000 the UN High Commissioner. . . . .

Rajasthan’s Bhiwadi was country's most polluted city on Diwali day

Rajasthan's Bhiwadi, which is infamous for its smoke-emitting industries, has now has got the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the country.  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued a report on Diwali mentioning ambient air quality which has revealed pollution level in. . . . .

Naval exercise by USA and South Korea

South Korean and US troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea’s renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.



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