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smart city projects

Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Government of India in June 2015. It is an urban renewal and retrofitting program, and the mission proposes to develop 100 cities rendering them citizen friendly as well as sustainable. The cities selected are midsized and will be developed by modernising the existing amenities. They will serve as the satellite towns of bigger cities. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration [...]

Best-Tourist-Destinations-in-2016

The year 2016 saw steady interest in travel and tourism within India, driven largely by domestic tourists. International tourists, too, continued to arrive in greater numbers taking advantage of a weaker rupee. Here is our list of some of the interesting and popular tourist sites, by category, in India for 2016. #Adventure 2016 showed India’s increasing interest in adventure-related tourism, with people wanting to experience different kinds of adventure sports. Trekking has traditionally been popular, [...]

jodhpur mumbai in world's most inspiring cities' list

Sun-drenched Miami, in the USA, famed for its colourful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs, has topped the 2016 list of the world’s most inspiring cities. The Inspiring Cities Ranking is run by TravelBird with the aim of inspiring the intrepid travellers to travel to the right city where the experience will be soul stirring and stimulating. The three cities following at close heels with the status of the most inspiring [...]

Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal What's The Controversy Between Punjab & Haryana

The neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana are presently in a condition of heightened mutual animosity over the canal linking rivers, Sutlej and Yamuna. The states have always been bickering because of sharing the waters of rivers Ravi and Beas for decades and it seems that things have reached a new head, thanks to the latest issue to have cropped up between the two states in question. When Haryana was created from Punjab in 1966, [...]

Delhi Breathes in Poison

Delhi-NCR woke up to a smo- filled morning for the fifth consecutive day after this year’s Diwali festivities. Air pollution levels were found to have hit a record high on November 4, 2016. The levels of particulate matter (PM) 10 and 2.5 (the two deadliest components of air pollution) were recorded as almost 10 times above the safe limit, by the Union government’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), a day [...]

Chapora Beach in Goa

Arched in the silhouette of an 18th century Portuguese fort, Chapora Beach in North Goa is a perfect destination to spend some good time in fun, entertainment and pure leisure over the weekend. The beach is adorned by green hills, black lava rocks and palm trees bending over a pristine white sandy coastline. The atmosphere around the beach is imbued with a calmness and serenity that touches a chord in the heart of each and [...]

Homes are Becoming Cheaper in NCR

Prices of homes in the National Capital Region (NCR) are coming down majorly, especially in the last couple of years, thanks to the way authorities have been able to control the black money. Investors, too, have stayed away from the real estate sector over here and all these factors have contributed to the significant reduction in the aforementioned prices. Even though the prices have come down by 40% (and even more) in the last couple [...]

Punjab-Election-Opinion-Poll-2017

  Punjab Opinion Poll 2017   2017 Assembly Elections – Setting The Trend 2017 is an important year for those interested in Indian political developments. This year shall witness the state assembly elections of a number of 7 states in the country – Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Of these, the assembly elections of Gujarat, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh are important since they shall be indicative of the trends that [...]

Is-Everything-Right-at-Naya-Raipur

The authorities at Naya Raipur are trying their best to make sure that more people come and live in the city. To this end, the Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGHB) is offering a discount of 15% on houses and flats being purchased in the region. The offer is open until 31st December, 2016. Some people had already been allotted houses in the city as part of the self-finance scheme, and were expected to receive a discount [...]

Amaravati-A-Disaster-in-the-Making

Amaravati, which is expected to be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, has been grabbing headlines thanks to its major plans as well as the various initiatives being taken by the state government. After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were divided, Hyderabad was taken away from the state. This was a crucial loss considering how it was the hub of IT and IT-enabled services. The Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act 2014 says that Hyderabad will remain a [...]