June was hottest ever recorded on Earth

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide. This is according to the data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union. The data showed that European temperatures were around 2 degrees Celsius hotter than normal, and globally Earth was … Read more

Pink City Jaipur enters UNESCO World Heritage Site list

Pink City Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, has made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Baku in Azerbaijan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that the city has been recognised … Read more

First train carrying water from Vellore reaches Chennai

The first train carrying 2.5 million litres of water from Jolarpet in Vellore district has reached Chennai yesterday. The special train with fifty wagons unloaded the water at Villivakkam in Chennai from where it will be taken through pipelines to the pumping station of Metrowater for distribution in the parched city. Chennai is facing severe … Read more

Italy’s Prosecco hills added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s Prosecco hills northeast of Venice, which have been cultivated for centuries, were added to the World Heritage list by the UN cultural organisation. The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, where the grapes that produce the famous prosecco sparkling wine are grown, got the green light at a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku … Read more

USD 5 billion US fine set for Facebook on privacy probe

United States regulators have approved a five billion dollar penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network’s privacy and data protection lapses. This was reported in Wall Street Journal, which says that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the settlement in a 3-2 vote with the two Democratic members … Read more

SBI’s Anshula Kant appointed as World Bank MD and CFO

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India, has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank. Ms Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of the organisation. Her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO on the … Read more

India and Pakistan to meet today on Kartarpur Corridor

The meeting between India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor is going to be held today. The meeting is taking place at the Attari-Wagah border to discuss the modalities of the corridor and related technical issues. Sources said in New Delhi that India has high expectations from the upcoming meeting and hoped that issues like … Read more

India, Russia meet on space cooperation

India and Russia have held high-level talks in New Delhi to elevate bilateral co-operation to the next level in the field of space, including assistance in India’s maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Russia’s space agency (ROSCOSMOS) led the two sides in the meeting … Read more

Teaching India’s heritage, culture, and traditions to children

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has emphasized the importance of teaching India’s heritage, culture, and traditions to children. Mr Naidu urged parents and teachers to attach utmost importance to teaching children about India’s heritage, culture, and traditions. He was interacting with children who represented India at Brave Kids Festival 2019 in Poland and Ukraine in … Read more

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