Verdict on Ayodhya Dispute delivered by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on 9th November 2019 has backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court has also ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town. With this verdict, the Supreme Court has settled a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, Key PointsRead More

Maternal deaths decrease by 6%: Registrar General of India

Maternal Deaths in India has seen a decline of six per cent, as per the latest figures released by the Registrar General of India. Highlights of the Report: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India of 130 in 2014-2016, it has declined to 122 in 2015-17. The MMR is derived as a proportion of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births reported under the SRS. A sample of 64, 75, 970 femalesRead More

Nehru Museum

Nehru Memorial Society reconstituted

The Union Government has reconstituted the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society. The government has removed Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Karan Singh, all belonging to the Indian National Congress, as the members of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society.  Famous Journalist Rajat Sharma and adman Prasoon Joshi are some of the newly inducted members in the society. Members of the Nehru Memorial Society: Prime Minister Narendra Modi isRead More

KVIC Launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making. Earlier the wasted pottery items were ground in normal khal-musal (mortar and pestle) and its fine powder was mixed with the normal clay. Mixing this powder in stipulated ratio to normal clay makes the resulting pottery items stronger.  This Terracotta grinder willRead More


India’s Longest Electrified Rail Tunnel inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

India’s longest Electrified Rail Tunnel was inaugurated on 01st September 2019 by honourable vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu. This tunnel, which has 44 trolley refuges and 14 cross-passages in a horseshoe design, is located between Cherlopalli and Rapuru in Andhra Pradesh. The total construction cost of this tunnel is Rs 437 crore and has a length of 6.7 Kms. Vice-president Naidu called the tunnel an “engineering marvel”. The tunnel will provideRead More

Arun Jaitley

Feroz Shah Kotla will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on 27th August 2019 has announced that it will rename Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The renaming will take place on September 12. The function will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. On the same day, a stand will be named after India captain Virat Kohli as it was announced earlier. During his tenure as DDCA president, Arun Jaitley had got developedRead More

Shree Krishna Temple Bahrain

Redevelopment project of the temple in Bahrain launched by India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th August 2019 launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital. Modi is currently on a two-day visit to the Gulf nation. The facelift for the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will kick off later this year. The $4.2 million redevelopment project will be on a piece of land measuring 16,500 square feet and theRead More