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Taj Mahal

It was in 1631 that the lady of Taj, Mumtaj Mahal died during birth of their 14th Child Gauhara Beghum. After 1 year of her death, construction of Taj Mahal Began. It was completed in 1648 and surrounding buildings were finished in next 5 years. The Taj Mahal was finished in nearly 18 years from ..

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Agra: Vacuum-based Sewer System

Agra has become the first city in India to have a vacuum-based sewers system. These vacuum-based sewers will be used in the city’s public places. 240 houses near the Taj Mahal have been connected with this vacuum-based sewer by the Agra Smart City corporation as conventional sewer systems cannot be used. Overview: These homes have ..

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Bio-Restoration of Art Works

The Art restoration processes use laser techniques and chemicals to remove oil, dirt, glue and pollutants from stone works, monuments and paintings. But after 1980s, they have been using microorganisms. Microorganisms to remove dirt Researchers first used Desulfovibrio vulgaris bacteria to clean a marble monument. The monument was obtained from Cave Hill Cemetery located in ..

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Taj Mahal makeover

The Taj Mahal was cleaned up using various remedies ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit. The historical monument has been degrading due to the effects of pollution. What is ‘Fuller’s Clay’ that was used on the Taj Mahal? Fuller’s Clay is commonly called ‘Multani Mitti’. It is an absorbent clay material mainly composed ..

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US President Donald Trump visits India: Signs Defence Deals

On February 24, 2020, the US President Donald Trump visited India. He was accompanied by his wife, the first lady, Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Along side his visit, India and US signed defence deals worth 3 billion USD. Highlights The President was welcomed by PM Modi in a traditional way at ..

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First digital exhibition on Indian Heritage inaugurated

On January 15, 2020, the State of Culture and Tourism minister launched a month long exhibition on Indian Heritage in New Delhi. The exhibition was launched in digital space and will stay online till February 15, 2020. Highlights This exhibition is first of its kind in the country. The visitors of the exhibition will find ..

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