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Indian Institute of Skills gets Government Approval

The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday, 6th December 2019, informed that the Government of India has approved the proposal for establishment of the Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in three locations in the country namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kanpur. The ..

Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 inaugurated from Ahmedabad

In Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 in Ahmedabad & declared India as Open Defecation Free (ODF) country.  He also released postage stamp and silver coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. PM Modi also underlined that the government would achieve its target of single-use plastic-free India by ..

India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) to set up in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has recently announced that the India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat to give boost to the chemical industry. The CICET will come up either at Ahmedabad or Surat. The proposed institute will help the chemical ..

Haku Shah, renowned Indian artist, passes away

Haku Shah (85), the renowned Indian artist, has passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on March 21, 2019. He was best known for his themes of tribal and folk art. Born on 26th March 1934, Shah did his Masters in Fine Art under renowned artists like K G Subrahmanyam. A large part of his work was ..

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen oppsoes Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

The railway workers union — National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has recently opposed the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. They asked the government to first prioritize work on existing train routes instead of focusing on the bullet train. Before the bullet train starts running, it is important to undertake repairs and maintenance work of the ..

Ahmedabad & Mandu jointly declared as ‘Best Heritage City’ at National Tourism Awards for 2016-17

On September 27, the National Tourism Awards for 2016-17 were presented by Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons in New Delhi as India celebrated the 2018 World Tourism Day (WTD). Ahmedabad and Mandu were jointly declared as the ‘Best Heritage City’, while Qutub Minar bagged the top award in the differently-abled friendly monument category. In ..

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

In a remarkable achievement, the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai has been declared as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 30th June 2018. The decision was taken at the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at Manama in Bahrain. This makes ..

The regional conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” started in Ahmedabad

The regional conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” has started in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on April 19, 2018. The conference is a lead-up event to the 3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB scheduled to be held on 25th and 26th June, 2018 in Mumbai. The 2-day conference is organized by the Ministry of Finance ..