Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

Techies may have answer to Sabarimala, Ayodhya rows — but are temples or mosques ready?

VR or virtual reality is a technological breakthrough that is allowing devotees to experience Kumbh Mela away from Prayagraj.

Media dances to natak in Karnataka

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2019 Kumbh Mela is the costliest ever with a budget of Rs 4,200 crore

This year's Kumbh Mela is spread over an area of 3,200 hectare as compared to 1,600 hectare area in the previous melas.

Paneer masala, gulab jamuns: Trains to serve vegetarian food to Pravasi Bharatiya delegates

North Indian vegetarian food will be served on Allahabad-Delhi special trains. 

Bombay High Court orders Fadnavis govt to take urgent steps to check pollution in Godavari

The Godavari river was allegedly polluted by the Kumbh Mela held in Nashik in 2015 and other religious events.

Allahabad is now ‘Prayagraj’, after Yogi Aditynath’s UP cabinet approves its renaming

Opposition parties have criticised the decision, which comes ahead of the Kumbh Mela in January next year.

A message for the PM from ‘mentor’ Mukherjee’s Nagpur speech

The PM can hardly ignore the lesson in pluralism and nationalism from a man he professes to admire so much.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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