Page-6 of Current Affairs - February, 2014

Quadricycles to ply from October 1, 2014

The Quadricycles will be allowed to run in cities across the country from October 1, 2014. It will have hard top and doors. As a safety measure, it will be mandatory for such vehicles to have seatbelts for both the occupants in the front and two in the rear seat. Objective to permit Quadricycles: To ..

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ASI & Google jointly launched the 360 Degree Online View of Indian Heritage Sites

The Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) and Google jointly launched 360-degree panoramic imagery of 30 out of 100 “nationally-important monuments”. Objective: To create a dynamic, immersive online experience by which people within India and around the world can understand and engage more of India’s diverse cultural heritage. In pursuance of the signed agreement with ASI ..

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Connaught Place: World’s 8th costliest office location in 2013

As per the global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield report, Connaught Place in Delhi is the world’s eighth costliest office location in 2013.  It fell to the eighth position (from 4th position) due to an appreciation in both the US dollar and euro against the Indian rupee in 2013. Rank Location/City Occupancy Cost ($/sq ft/yr) ..

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Goverment directs banks: 'Don't publish pics of education loan defaulters'

The Union Government has directed banks not to publish photographs of education loan defaulters in newspapers. The banks have been adopting ‘name-and-shame’ policy to force borrowers to pay up defaulted loans, but the step by the government may act as a shield for the youth. When the Bombay High Court refused to stop publication of ..

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“Taj Mahotsav 2014”

The 10- day annual festival, Taj Mahotsav 2014 began in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is organized by the Uttar Pradesh Department of Tourism to increase the Indian Tourism. About Taj Mahotsav 2014 Celebrated from February 18 to 27 at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of  “Taj Mahal”. Theme: Paigham-e Mohahabbat or the message of love. This ..

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