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Kaleshwaram Project gets Environmental Clearance

On October 20, 2020, the National Green Tribunal granted environmental clearance to the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project of Telangana. The Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest to form a 7-member expert committee to suggest rehabilitation and relief measures. Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project It is a multipurpose irrigation project on the Godavari river. ..

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India’s first Multi-Modal Logistics park in Assam

On October 20 2020 the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the first multi modal Logistic Park of India in Assam. The park is being developed under the ambitious bharatmala pariyojana. Highlights The park is to be constructed at Rs 690 3.97 crores. It will provide direct connectivity through rail, road, air ..

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Indian Tourism Statistics: UP attracted highest number of domestic tourists

The Ministry of Tourism recently released the Indian Tourist Statistics. According to the report, Uttar Pradesh attracted the highest number of domestic tourists in the country. Key Findings In 2019, the foreign tourist arrival in India increased by 2.2 %. The overall foreign visitors to India in 2019 was 28.9 million. This included non-resident Indians ..

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe to collect samples from Asteroid Bennu

The United States-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu in 2016. The mission aimed to study Asteroid Bennu and return at least 60 grams of the sample. Highlights After two years of circling, the satellite is to touch the asteroid. The spacecraft has three bottles of nitrogen. This means that ..

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India-ADB sign 177 million USD to develop roadways

On October 19, 2020, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement of 177 million USD to upgrade 450 km of district roads and state highways in the state of Maharashtra. Highlights The loan agreement was signed between the Department of Economic Affairs operating under Ministry of Finance, Maharashtra State ..

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