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Pollution in Delhi

Pollution is one of the major issues causing concern not only in India but across the world. The technological advancement and speedy development since India’s Independence has come at a great environmental cost. According to the global Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2018, India is ranked at 177 with an EPI of 30.57, and it is disheartening to hear that Delhi, the national capital of the country, is being tagged as one of the most heavily [...]

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Splash – The Water Park, a one-of-its-kind amusement park in North Delhi, is a perfect place to retreat and enjoy a day with family and friends. This park offers fun and entertainment in the form of water slides, wave pools, rides and simulated rain dances. Splash is a well-maintained park where one can enjoy a day out in meticulously clean waters. Key Highlights of Splash-The Water Park • The Water Park has two sections of [...]

Earthquake Prone Cities

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) has said that 29 cities and towns in India are presently highly vulnerable to earthquakes. In some cases the threat level is severe and in some it is even greater than that. NCS has also said that this list is inclusive of Delhi as well as capitals of nine other states. Most of the places are located in the Himalayas, which in any case happens to be one of [...]

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 [...]

  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 [...]

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 [...]

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