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India to launch “Lighthouse Tourism”

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Shipping shri Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to develop 194 lighthouses into major tourist attractions. This will boost tourism activities and also will provide opportunities to learn about the enriched history of lighthouses. Highlights A detailed action plan was presented at the meeting. According ..

Cabinet approves amendment to give occupancy rights to Lakshadweep’s ST population

The Union cabinet recently approved the amendment of the ‘Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965’. The amendment was made to confer occupancy rights to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population in the union territory of Lakshadweep. The UT is said to have a large population of tribal people, who do not ..

GRSE set to deliver INS Kavaratti to Indian Navy 

Kolkata-based India’s state-owned leading shipyard enterprise, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is to deliver the anti-submarine stealth warship, INS Kavaratti to the Indian Navy soon, as per the recent announcement.  Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE informed that the ship has completed the trails successfully. Kavaratti is the last of the four Anti-Submarine ..

Home Minister Chairs the sixth meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA)

For reviewing the progress made towards the program ‘Holistic Development of Islands’, the Island Development Agency on Monday,  13th January 2020 conducted its sixth meeting under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah. The meeting was conducted with focus on creating sustainable development in identified five islands of the Lakshadweep and four ..

Foundation Stone of Super Specialty Hospital laid by President in Kavaratti

The Foundation Stone of Super Specialty Hospital in Kavaratti, capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, was laid by India’s President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 during his first-ever State visit to the Union Territory. The Administrator of Lakshadweep, Dineshwar Sharma, along with others received the President with a traditional welcome and ..

11 Airports from Jammu and Kashmir and 2 from Ladakh under UDAN 4.0

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on 3rd December 2019, has announced the commencement of the bidding process under UDAN 4.0. 11 unreserved airports from Jammu and Kashmir and 2 unreserved airports from the Ladakh region are put on for offering bids. From Ladakh, Kargil and Thoise and from Jammu and Kashmir- Akhnur, Chamb, Fukche, Gurex, ..

4th Round of RCS-UDAN Launched

After completion of three successful rounds, to further enhance the connectivity to regional and remote areas of the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, has launched the 4th round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN). The priority areas for the 4th Round will be the North ..

Cyclone Vayu and Northward Progress of Monsoon

The South West Monsoon winds have entered Indian mainland through Kerala. At the same time, Cyclone Vayu is heading towards the Gujarat coast. Cyclone Vayu Cyclone Vayu is still to develop into a cyclone and is only a deep depression as of now. Cyclone Vayu is currently positioned around 250 km northwest of Aminidivi island ..