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Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre to be inaugurated in Varanasi

The ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre’ is to be inaugurated at Varanasi by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the event, the Prime Minister is also expected to unveil the statue of Deendayal Upadhyaya in the city. The memorial centre is a Greenfield infrastructure project in the city of Varanasi. The Indian Prime Minister ..

IRCTC to launch its third corporate passenger train

The subsidiary of Indian Railways, IRCTC is set to launch its third corporate passenger train Kashi Mahakal Express on the Varanasi-Indore Route. It is a premium train to be run by IRCTC, that will connect three temples namely Omkareshwar temple near Indore, Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath temple of Varanasi. After Tejas Express ..

Special Textbooks by Uttar Pradesh Government for Kids suffering from Intellectual Disabilities

In perhaps first such move in the country, the Uttar Pradesh Government has started developing textbooks from classes 1 to 5 of Hindi, English and Mathematics subjects for children suffering from Intellectual and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, fragile x syndrome, etc.  The move by the Uttar Pradesh government will allow children suffering from such ..

Sign Boards in Chinese Language set up at 5 ASI sites in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian Government agency under the Ministry of Culture, the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) is responsible for research work based on archaeology and for the preservation and conservation of cultural monuments in the country.  The ASI has set up signboards in the Chinese language in the five iconic archaeological protected sites in the state of ..

?Destination North East? Festival in Varanasi from 23rd- 26th November

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the ?Destination North East? Festival to be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from 23rd to 26th November 2019. The four-day event is being organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region. All 8 Northeastern ..

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 ..

India’s 2nd riverine Multi-Modal terminal (MMT) inaugurated by PM Modi

India’s 2nd riverine Multi-Modal terminal (MMT) has been inaugurated   by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sahibganj in Jharkhand on 12th September 2019.  It is constructed by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on river Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs 290 crore in a record time of about 2 ..

Kanpur ranked 1 as the most Polluted city

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) is the most polluted city in the world and is positioned 1st on the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, by the ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, released by Climate Trends. The quality of air in Varanasi is ..