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Vol. 07, Issue No. 01. January 07, 2022

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A very Happy New Year 2022!!!


Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements.

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Leading global automotive manufacturing hub - Auto Components industry turnover to reach $200 bn by 2026

The $49 bn (FY20) Auto Components industry in India is expected to grow to $200 bn by 2026. Indian Auto Component industry exports, which are currently valued at $14.5bn in FY20, are expected to grow at an annual rate of 23.9% to reach $80 bn by 2026. USA, Germany, UK, Thailand and Italy are the top destinations for exports. Aftermarket segment which includes tyre, battery, brake parts, is expected to reach $32 bn by 2026 from $9.8 bn currently. The overall Indian auto components industry, which accounts for 2.3% of India's GDP currently, is set to become the 3rd largest globally by 2025.

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Food and Cuisine in Kolkata

Kolkata, or Calcutta as it was formerly called, is the present capital of the eastern state of West Bengal and one of the most densely populated cities in India. Kolkata became a British trading post in the last part of the 17th Century. The city that once served as the showpiece capital of the British power in India is noted for its colonial buildings including the grand Victoria Memorial. Other important sights include the Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel that links the city and Howrah Station, and the Indian Museum. Gateway to eastern India and home to prominent intellectuals, the city is known for its easy pace and intellectual prowess..

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Great Living Chola Temples

The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands. The site includes three great 11th- and 12th-century Temples: the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram, built by Rajendra I, was completed in 1035. Its 53-m vimana (sanctum tower) has recessed corners and a graceful upward curving movement, contrasting with the straight and severe tower at Thanjavur. The Airavatesvara temple complex, built by Rajaraja II, at Darasuram features a 24-m vimana and a stone image of Shiva. The temples testify to the brilliant achievements of the Chola in architecture, sculpture, painting and bronze casting.

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COVID-19 - Travel Advisories and Updates

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India Perspectives - The Flagship Magazine of MEA

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Punjab-origin realtor Bob Dhillon among 3 Indo-Canadians honoured with Order of Canada

Three Indian-origin Canadians have been bestowed with the Order of Canada—one of the country’s highest civilian honours—for their outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, helping in building a better nation and promoting bilateral ties between Canada and India.


Wheat exports jumped to $872 million in April-October

India’s wheat exports jumped to $872 million during April-October period in the current fiscal on account of healthy demand, with Bangladesh emerging as the top destination, the Commerce Ministry said.


50 Cheetahs to be introduced in India in next 5 years: Environment Minister

After becoming extinct in 1952, cheetah is all set to return to India as the central government on Wednesday launched an action plan under which 50 of these big cats will be introduced in the next five years.


India to announce new policy to strengthen Tourism Sector

The Government of India is coming out with a new tourism policy to strengthen and build the capacity of tourism sector in order to provide better services and facilities to the tourists visiting the country said, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the inaugural session of the 'Tourism Week' yesterday at the India Pavilion in EXPO2020 Dubai.


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