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India’s First HAM based STP inaugurated in Haridwar

The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated India’s first Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) based 14 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Sarai, Haridwar under the Namami Gange Project of the National Mission for Clean Ganga. The inauguration program was conducted in the presence ..

North Central Railway zone launches mobile app to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela

The North Central Railway (NCR) has launched a ‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’ to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela starting from January 15. The app will also provide information regarding all the ‘Mela special’ trains that will be run during the period. Additionally, the app will provide a link to the ..

Delhi government launches ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ for senior citizens

The Delhi government has recently launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ for senior citizens — which offers free travel packages on five religious circuits for senior citizens from the national capital. The scheme will enable 1,100 senior citizens from each Assembly constituency of Delhi per year to undertake free pilgrimage, the expenses for which will ..

U D Salvi appointed acting chairperson of NGT

Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi has been appointed acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) following the superannuation of Justice Swatanter Kumar. He will hold the post till a new Chairperson is appointed or till his superannuation, whichever is earlier. During Justice Kumar tenure as NGT chief, he passed several landmark orders and judgements. These include ..

Ram Naik launches new multi-coloured logo for Prayagraj Kumbh

Ram Naik, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, has officially launched the new multi-coloured logo for the Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 in Lucknow on December 12, 2017. The logo consists of temples, seers, a kalash (pitcher) and a ‘Swastika’. . All official documents, government advertisements and hoardings would carry the logo to remind people about the ..

Kumbh Mela recognized as India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017

The Kumbh Mela has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ at its 12th session in Jeju, South Korea on December 7, 2017. This inscription is the third in two years for India following the inscriptions of yoga and Nouroz. The inscription of elements on the list helps countries ..

News Today : January 14, 2010

Abbreviations:USAID: United States Agency for International DevelopmentISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness Awards & Honors:Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Award – Vilas Rao TopeVilas Rao Tope the great grandson of Tatya Tope gets Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose award. The award will be bestowed on January 23. The award is given after every five years by an ..