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I am from Kolkata. Like any other Bengali I love my fish, eggs and bhaat and sweets but I also feel proud to be a part of the biggest melting pot of the world - India. It is true that I need to go a long way before I finally call it a day but I have come some way and am sure will travel further. Cheers :)

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dhola sadiya bridge longest river bridge in india

Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated the longest river bridge of India in Assam. This bridge is named Dhola-Sadiya. It has been built over Lohit River and is at the easternmost corner of Assam connecting this state to Arunachal Pradesh, which itself is the easternmost state of the country. This is a strategic bridge and has cost the national government INR 2056-2096 crore. Sadia is located in the district named Tinsukia. Following his inauguration Modi even [...]

India's First Underwater Rail Tunnel

India has completed its first underwater railway tunnel successfully. It was supposed to do so by July 2017. However, the seemingly-impossible task has been made possible by the employees of Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) and Afcons Transtonnelstroy. They had been building the East West Metro and have been able to complete the boring of the first-ever railway tunnel of the country. The tunnel has been created below Hooghly River and establishes a metro [...]

modi launches new projects in gujarat

On May 22, Narendra Modi said that Kandla Port at Gujarat will be linked to Chabahar Port in Iran. Incidentally, said port is being developed with the assistance of India. It is expected that as and when accomplished this connection will provide a major boost to the international trade of India. He has also suggested that Kandla Port Trust (KPT), which happens to be the one that handles the maximum amount of cargo in the [...]

paytm payment bank

    Paytm will be launching its payment bank at Noida on 23 May 2017. It is expected to grow to 31 branches across the country in its first year itself. The company has also said that in this period it would try and build 3000 customer service points. Customers who deposit INR 25,000 in the payment bank would be given cash-back of INR 250. Paytm Payments Bank is supposed to receive investments worth INR [...]

mumbai indians win ipl-2017

With the end of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians have once again risen to the top with a one run victory against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), a team that has beaten it twice in the league stages as well as once in the playoffs. This is the third title for MI – the most for any team in the tournament. RPS, which was in the finals for the first [...]

mumbai to goa tejas express

On 19 May Suresh Prabhu, the Union Railway Minister of India, undertook an inspection of Tejas Express, an upcoming train to be operated on the route between Mumbai and Goa, at Safdarjung station in Delhi. On 18 May Rail Coach Factory, a manufacturing unit of Indian Railways that deals in coaches, introduced the first rake of the 19 coaches of said express. Incidentally, Indian Railways is one of the biggest employers in the world. The [...]

gst set for rollout

On 19 May, the tax rates for the ensuing Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax regime were decided by the GST Council. The new rates are supposed to come into effect from 1 July 2017. A meeting was held in this regard at Srinagar. It has been stated that education and healthcare would be exempted from GST. Hasmukh Adhia, the Union Revenue Secretary of India, has also revealed that expenses such as metro travel, local [...]

Howitzer M-777s Artillery Guns

On 18 May India got its first artillery gun after Bofors, made by a Swedish company, making it a time gap of three decades. Bofors scandal had come to public notice during 1980s and it had a major impact on the process of modernizing Indian army at that time. India has received a couple of M777s from the US. These are a part of a contract with the global weapons heavyweight. The deal itself is [...]

most clean railways stations in ndia

The railway station at Beas has been declared to be the cleanest in India. It is followed by the likes of Khammam and Vishakhapatnam. These results were declared following a survey by Indian Railways that took into account 407 stations across India. This included 75 busiest stations in India that were ranked in A-1 category and 332 stations that are part of category A. In overall rankings, the stations at Jogbani, Madhubani, and Sagauli are [...]

final race of ipl season-10

On May 16 Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) became the first team to reach the finals of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) by beating the much-fancied Mumbai Indians (MI) at their home ground Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. MI captain Rohit Sharma chose to field first upon winning the toss and his bowlers were able to restrict RPS to 163. The main scorers for RPS were Ajinkya Rahane (56 from 43 balls) and Manoj Tiwary [...]