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What Happened on 12 June 2019


12 June 2019 Current Events Cyclone Vayu Progressed to 'Very Severe'

As predicted, Cyclone Vayu progressed to 'Very Severe' category on late Tuesday night. It intensified to neighboring coastal areas about 420 km west-northwest of Goa and 320 km south-southwest of Mumbai. It has been also reported that the cyclone is likely to make landfall over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat by June 13. The cyclone first formed over the Arabian sea on June 10, which strengthened on June 11 into a hurricane. The entire state of Gujarat has been put on Orange alert since then and a two-day holiday has been declared for all the schools and colleges. JN Singh, Chief Secretary of Gujarat, has informed that the state is reaching out to Odisha for further guidance to tackle “Vayu”. Odisha has recently witnessed one of the most horrific cyclones, “Fani”. However, owing to their excellent management and effective measures, the death toll was comparatively less than what was expected.

Cyclone Vayu Map


Three Hour Time-Limit at Taj

The rule of three hour ticket validity inside Taj Mahal premises has finally got implemented. As per the rule, any visitor who spends more than three-hours at the Taj Mahal will be subjected to a fine for exceeding time limit. Visitors seem to disagree with this law as they think this would discourage tourism. Recently, authorities have also inserted 'turnstile gates' in order to prevent unauthorised entry inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site. These implementations are taking place after the SC slammed Uttar Pradesh (UP) government for substandard maintenance of the monument.


Cyclone Vayu Progressed to 'Very Severe'

As predicted, Cyclone Vayu progressed to 'Very Severe' category on late Tuesday night. It intensified to neighboring coastal areas about 420 km west-northwest of Goa and 320 km south-southwest of Mumbai. It has been also reported that the cyclone is likely to make landfall over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat by June 13. The cyclone first formed over the Arabian sea on June 10, which strengthened on June 11 into a hurricane. The entire state of Gujarat has been put on Orange alert since then and a two-day holiday has been declared for all the schools and colleges. JN Singh, Chief Secretary of Gujarat, has informed that the state is reaching out to Odisha for further guidance to tackle “Vayu”. Odisha has recently witnessed one of the most horrific cyclones, “Fani”. However, owing to their excellent management and effective measures, the death toll was comparatively less than what was expected.

Three Hour Time-Limit at Taj

The rule of three hour ticket validity inside Taj Mahal premises has finally got implemented. As per the rule, any visitor who spends more than three-hours at the Taj Mahal will be subjected to a fine for exceeding time limit. Visitors seem to disagree with this law as they think this would discourage tourism. Recently, authorities have also inserted 'turnstile gates' in order to prevent unauthorised entry inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site. These implementations are taking place after the SC slammed Uttar Pradesh (UP) government for substandard maintenance of the monument.




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