The Melina Mercouri International Prize is awarded by UNESCO-Greece for outstanding examples of actions to protect and enrich the world’s cultural landscapes. The Matheran Light Railway’s 21-kilometer track has been nominated for this year’s UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize, which has been on the UNESCO tentative heritage list since 2014.Continue Reading

The Indian government has contributed about one million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to assist vulnerable populations in coping with climate change. The money will be utilized to help around 5200 smallholder farmers in the Chiredzi and Mangwe districts through the India-UN Development PartnershipContinue Reading

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) granted a $235 million loan on Friday to repair a national highway that is critical to regional connectivity and to strengthen the government’s capacity to improve the highway network’s management and maintenance. The 222-kilometer Shikarpur-Rajanpur portion of the National Highway-55 (N55) will be upgraded fromContinue Reading

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a National Hydrogen Mission for India in his Independence Day speech on Sunday, in an effort to ensure the country’s energy security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his eighth speech from the Red Fort’s ramparts on Sunday, honoring the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. HeContinue Reading

The international alliance, CDRI, which was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019, now has 22 countries, four international partners, and two private sector organisations as members. India created the Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in 2019. Canada has joinedContinue Reading

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at a UN Security Council debate on maritime security, which is one of India’s marquee events in August when the country will be the UN’s highest decision-making body’s president. A person familiar with the subject said on Monday that Indian Foreign Minister S JaishankarContinue Reading

Noccarc also intends to provide innovative medical devices to assist clinicians in making better decisions and to dramatically digitise the healthcare sector. In the next six months, Noccarc, a Pune-based startup, expects to deliver four new ICU products that will meet worldwide compliance standards. It will introduce new medical equipmentContinue Reading

In 2008, Raja Mircha or Ghost Pepper received Geographical Indication certification. It is consistently ranked among the top five hottest chilies in the world, according to Scoville Heat Units, and is noted for its distinct scent and flavor.  On Wednesday, Nagaland transported over 250 kg of Raja Mircha, commonly knownContinue Reading

Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde stated on Friday that Thane would be “the first city in Asia” to be redeveloped under a cluster development model.  Shinde said in a statement that it is one of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government’s ambitious plans in the state.  The Thane project is expected to be approved soon. “Cluster development isContinue Reading

A 50 kWp Solar roof top was inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) of Ministry of Power, Government of India. The inauguration ceremony is a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, marking 75 years ofContinue Reading