Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAdopt a Heritage

Topic: Adopt a Heritage

Clean water to free WiFi: What Yatra.com will provide after adopting Qutub Minar

MoU between Central govt and Yatra.com to be signed soon despite scheme being panned for ‘leasing out’ national heritage to private players.

ASI spent more on its swanky new office than it did on 3,686 monuments in 2017

An ASI official, however, said the comparison was not fair, since the building's construction was a 'one-time affair'.

India’s ‘Grand Canyon’, 2 trek trails, a temple are also operated by ‘Monument Mitras’

The Red Fort is one of four sites where the initiative is already under way. If the initiative works out, these four will lead the way for India to become a country that respects its heritage.

Fact Check: Here’s the Red Fort-Dalmia agreement that everyone is talking about

Here's the full text of the agreement signed by the government and the Dalmia Bharat group. Even as opposition and public outcry continue over the...

What it takes to be a ‘Monument Mitra’ and what the Dalmia Group can do with the Red Fort

The tie-up is part of the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ programme, which was introduced last year to seek the help of public or private entities in the maintenance of India’s historical/cultural heritage sites.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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