Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Monuments

A silent Mughal-era monument is revealing itself — a shiny blue dome in the heart of Delhi

For a long time, Sabz Burj was a police station and six million vehicles drove past it every year. But now people can admire its Mughal-era architecture.

Love after Covid – Delhi couples throng monuments, from Sunder Nursery to Qutub Minar

For a year, all that most friends, lovers, couples knew were WhatsApp messages, video calls in between WFH, and chupke-chupke phone calls on terraces.

Taj Mahal & other centrally protected monuments, museums, sites to reopen on 16 June

Appropriate guidelines and SOPs issued by Union and states governments, ministries and departments will be followed while regulating the flow of visitors, the order said.

‘Tamil Nadu temples a testimony of knowledge in arts & science’: HC issues protection guidelines

In 225-page judgment, Madras HC Issues directions on preservation of monuments including setting up tribunal to deal with disputes related to management, recovering rent arrears.

Delhi temple latest stop on US Ambassador’s sight-seeing circuit, pours water on shivalinga

Over the last few months, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster has been regularly visiting various monuments in Delhi, including the Hauz Khas complex, Tughlaqabad Fort and Purana Qila.

Temperature checks, sanitisers, social distancing — Delhi monuments welcome back visitors

While Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Safdarjung Tomb opened their doors to visitors, one of Delhi's major attractions — the Red Fort — still remained closed.

Liberalise culture sector to unlock India’s economic potential: NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

Our heritage is valuable. And there’s a reason why one of the world’s most successful conservation stories is the Humayun’s Tomb project in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.

Scheme for private players to ‘adopt’ monuments goes full steam, with critics & ASI in tow

'Adopt a Heritage' came under fire last year when Dalmia Group signed up for the Red Fort. Critics had said Modi govt was selling India's historical gems.

174 monuments & sites in Delhi declared monuments of national importance: Prahlad Patel

Culture minister Prahlad Patel said that the monuments and sites will now come under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.

Maharashtra poll-year budget big on memorials: One for Vajpayee, and another for Shivaji

The memorials promised by Maharashtra's Fadnavis govt in its budget are in addition to the ones already in the works, like the mid-sea Shivaji statue.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
Close-up of a computer chip | Representational image | Wikimedia commons

Why is India no electronics hub like China? Govt cites high tariffs, no subsidies as challenges

Vision Document for the electronics manufacturing industry aims for it to be worth $300 billion by 2026, notes ‘punitive duty and tax’, lack of ‘robust ecosystem’ as challenges.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.