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. . . . .
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 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. . . . .
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 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. . . . .
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,. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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 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. . . . .
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, 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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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 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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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 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.
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. . . . .