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Swachh Survekshan 2017

Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu released the Swachh Survekshan 2017, an annual report that rates the cleanliness in municipalities of 500 cities and towns of India. The 2017 report ranks Indore (M.P) as No.1 cleanest city in India with Bhopal (M.P) at No.2. The ignominy of being ranked the dirtiest went to Gonda (U.P) with the next dirtiest going to Bhusawal (Maharashtra). Gujarat has the distinction of having 12 of its cities in [...]

Water Parks in Kolkata

  With temperatures soaring, people of Kolkata have been heading out to water parks with their families to beat the humidity and heat. Kolkata today boasts of three water parks that match the best in the country but also remain attractions for all associated activities, especially during summer vacations. We bring you the three best places where you can cool off the entire day. Aqua Marina Water Park, Hooghly Located just 1 km away from [...]

Get to know the objectives and benefits of the government schemes, Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD.

India is a vast country with a rich and diverse heritage of religions, communities, culture, traditions and bio-diversity, all of which offer a wide choice of options for the keen traveller. To nurture this diverse heritage and to promote interest among tourists, both domestic and international, the Narendra Modi-led government took the initiative to allocate financial and other resources in the 2014-15 Budget for developing ‘theme-based’ tourist circuits in India. Swadesh Darshan The Objective Identify [...]

Cargo Airports in Telangana and UP

Telangana and Uttar Pradesh both are waiting for a green signal from the Centre for a Cargo Airport of their own. While Telangana has zoomed in on northern Hyderabad for a dedicated Cargo Airport, Uttar Pradesh plans to construct it up in the western part of the state, once the green signal is received from the Centre. According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, while there are five operational airports in the (erstwhile) state of undivided [...]

Mumbai Ranked Ahead of Washington

Knight Frank, a leading global property consulting company has just released ‘The Wealth Report 2017’, of which the ‘City Wealth Index’ ranks Mumbai at 21st, based on the number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) residing in major cities covered by the report. The report covers 125 cities in 89 countries and is based on responses to a detailed survey carried out with 900 of the world’s leading private bankers and wealth managers. A [...]

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The Telangana Government is working towards getting UNESCO recognition for Charminar, Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs. The Government of Telangana is planning to set up a special task force to help towards removing encroachments or unauthorised constructions in or around historic sites and monuments in the city. If required, services of retired employees will be pooled-in in this endeavour, as per Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao. World Heritage Sites [...]

Delhi and Patna: Among Most Polluted Cities

On one hand we have the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Indian space agency that took the country into a world record last week, by launching a record 104 satellites in one go; and then we have cities like Delhi, India’s capital, along with Patna, Bihar’s capital, that have let India down by being recognised as among the most polluted cities in the world, as per the latest report published in the journal, ‘The [...]

Cities That Have Served As The Capital Of India

Did you know that New Delhi has not always been the capital of India? India was divided into many kingdoms through the ancient and medieval times, each with its own capital. Many of these grew into trade hubs and cultural centres. Pataliputra, near Patna, was the capital of the Nanda, Mauryan and Gupta empires of yore. But eventually, the focus shifted west, especially with the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate which came to be governed [...]

Tableaux Add True Colour to the 2017 Republic Day of India

India is all set to celebrate the 68th Republic Day on the 26th January, 2017. It is the day when the Constitution of India was officially enforced as the governing document of India. The Constitution of India replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 in 1950. Every year, the Republic Day parade is held in Rajpath in Delhi where the air-force, army, navy along with the paramilitary forces and the different states of India showcase their talent [...]

Odd-Even Car Scheme - What Happened?

Grandiose plans without adequate planning and public support never really take off. Let’s take the example of Akbar, who tried to build Fatehpur Sikri near Agra as the capital of the Mughal Empire but failed due to lack of adequate water in the region. After 13 years of living there, he shifted back to Agra. Tughlaq tried a similar move to build Tughlakabad as the new capital, only to abandon it later. And more recently, [...]