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Raisina Dialogue – 2020

1. What is Raisina dialogue? Raisina dialogue is a multilateral conference organized in New Delhi annually by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation. This dialogue is organized on the lines of Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore. The name “Raisina Dialogue” comes from Raisina Hill, an elevation in New Delhi that is home ..

Pallikaranai Marshlands to be opened to the public

The Pallikaranai wetland is one of the last few surviving wetlands of South India and the only marshland ecosystem in Tamil Nadu’s Cennai city. The state forest department has announced plans to open this up for the public. It is in line with the plans to revive and rejuvenate the wetland. It also includes the ..

Three cities features in global ‘inclusive prosperity’ index

Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai have been named in a list that ranked 113 cities across the globe in terms of inclusive prosperity, measuring not only the quality of economic growth but also its distribution across their population. Bengaluru ranked 83rd, while Delhi and Mumbai stood at 101st and 107th positions respectively. The Prosperity & Inclusion ..

UNESCO designates Hyderabad as Creative City of Gastronomy

On the occasion of World Cities Day (WCD-2019), UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been designated as Creative City of Films and Creative City of Gastronomy, respectively. By joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), the cities pledge to share their best practices and develop partnerships involving public and private sectors as well ..

Indian Army organizes Sangam Youth Festival (SYF)

The Sangam Youth Festival (SYF) has been organized by Indian Army at Bhadarwah in  Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) from 11th to 15th October 2019   in a bid to spread the message of peace, prosperity, communal harmony and national integration. Over 1,500 students from 32 colleges & university participated in the fest.

Ramesh Pandey selected for UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award

Ramesh Pandey, the 1996-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, has been selected for the prestigious UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award for his excellent work in combating transboundary environmental crime. He will receive the award on November 13 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok.  Pandey is posted as Chief Conservator Forests (CCF) in ..

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports sign MoU with State-owned construction firm National Buildings Construction Corporation

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State-owned construction firm National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to provide project management consultancy for development of National Sports University at Imphal, Manipur. The approximate cost of project would be Rs 400 crore. The headquarters of NBCC (India) is located ..

Pangong Lake India-China standoff Ends after Talks

The Pangong Lake stand-off between soldiers of India and China has been resolved through delegation-level talks. What led to the stand-off? Indian soldiers were patrolling at the northern bank of Pangong lake and were stopped by Chinese soldiers. This led to the standoff between the two sides.  The tensions escalated with both calling in reinforcements ..