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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 [...]

movie review of sachin tendulkar's biopic

A legend revisited on celluloid  Movie Review  Release Date: 26 May 2017 Starring: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, M.S. Dhoni, Mayuresh Pem, Mayur More, Arjun Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar Directed by: James Erskine Produced by: Ravi Bhagchandka, Story: Sivakumar Ananth, James Erskine Narration: Sachin Tendulkar Voice-over: Harsha Bhogle, Boria Majumdar, Gideon Haigh Cinematography: Chris Openshaw Music composed by: A.R. Rahman Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Duration:  2:19 hours Genre: Sports Docu-Drama Censor Rating: U  About Movie Sachin: [...]

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 [...]

du admission schedule 2017

From 6 P.M. today, Delhi University (DU) will begin accepting online registration for around 60 undergraduate courses, spread over 63 colleges in the capital. The total number of seats on offer this year are 56,000 and include an additional 2,000 seats that have been added on account of new courses being introduced. Last year, 2,50,000 students had applied for admissions. This year the number of applicants is expected to be higher. The criteria for selection [...]

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 [...]

womb transplant

In a first-of-its-kind surgery in India, a team of 12 specialist doctors of Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) in Pune successfully carried out India’s first Uterine transplant on a 22-year-old woman from Solapur district of Maharashtra.  The donor of the uterus was the woman’s 40-year-old mother. At the time of writing this, both were doing fine and recovering. Globally, over 1.5 million suffer from absolute uterine infertility, a condition where the woman may have been [...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case in ICJ

  Pakistan is still quaking following the International Court of Justice’s order to Islamabad to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an ex-Indian naval official who has been convicted by the country’s military court for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorism in Pakistan. The Hague-based 12-bench member court made it clear that “Pakistan shall ensure that Mr Jadav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings and shall inform the court of [...]