It took about 17 years and a cost of Rs 56 crore to complete the 1.8-kilometre-long-- India’s longest -- river ropeway — connecting the two banks of river Brahmaputra. The ropeway will hopefully turn out to be a non-polluting means of transport and environment-friendly tourism.
Lord Mountbatten the last viceroy firmly believed that Nehru was unfit to rule India and would not be able to handle issues like the partition and departure of the British administration. Even the Congress committees did not support Nehru. This is when Gandhi stepped in and asked Sardar Patel not to contest. Was this a historic blunder? Would Patel have been a better Prime Minister?
Till lately, the outer space was a no man’s land, now sky is the limit. Billionaire Robert Bigelow the founder of Bigelow Aerospace is already talking in terms of hotels, offices and holiday resorts in space. This is just tip of the ice berg; the real discovery to space has just begun....
Robert Vadra's land deals and other irregularities will now be probed by an inquiry commission, headed by a retired apex court judge. The probe announcement came just days after the Congress hardened its stand on the land acquisition bill tabled by the Narendra Modi government in parliament
The civil aviation industry in Pakistan is in deep trouble. Many airline companies are on the verge of closure. To add insult to injury many pilots are cheating in the qualifying exams or getting someone else to impersonate on their behalf
Had Sinha whose birthday falls on 18th July not made it as the 31st Cabinet Secretary of India he would have retired on July 31. But now he would go on to adorn the cabinet Secretary’s official bungalow - No 32, Prithviraj Road till June 13, 2017 and maybe more if he gets an extension for four years like his predecessors.
Drowning is among the top 10 leading causes of death of children aged between 5-14 years globally.
The military coup on 01 Feb 2021 in Myanmar has to be seen in the context of the Chinese showdown with India in both western as well as the eastern sectors. China is working very hard to ensure that India does not become a third superpower on the globe within the next decade.