Issue No 6, May 13, 2022
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Issue No.6, May 13, 2022

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Located at an hour's drive from Gangtok, Lingdum Monastery is a Buddhist pilgrimage destination.The monastery symbolizes the Tibetan Buddhist architecture and an eye-catching portion is its apex carved with parasols, finials and pagoda roofs over a vast courtyard.
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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Consulate News
Tribute to Dr. Rabindranath Tagore

 To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Rabindranath Tagore on May 9, 2022, Consul(Com) and Acting CG Manjish Grover and other officials of the Consulate paid floral tribute to Dr. Rabindranath Tagore in the Consulate premises.

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Invest India
National Infrastructure Pipeline

Launched in August 2020, the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a first-of-its-kind, whole-of-government exercise to provide world-class infrastructure across India, and improve the quality of life for all citizens. It aims to showcase investment opportunities in India's infrastructure sector, improve project preparation and attracting investments into India. The NIP aims to capture key greenfield and brownfield projects for investments across all economic and social infrastructure sub-sectors on a best-effort basis.


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Microlight Flying – Bangalore

Explore Bangalore like never done before. Is it considered as one of the top adventure places in India? Absolutely not! Bangalore is an IT hub and a major metropolis in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a metropolis like this, development also means a way to entertain people and let them realize about leisure. To this note, Microlight Flying has been gaining popularity in Bangalore. A short yet breathtaking aerial ride of the city that promises stunning views of the entire region. Eager for more? Visit the charming city today!


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Incredible India
Samudrika Marine Museum
Located in Port Blair, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is a well-known tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands. This popular sightseeing place of Andaman is also known as Fisheries Museum. This place has a wide range of installations with informative coverage of the islands’ ecosystem, plants, animals, tribal communities and marine life. This museum also includes a small aquarium that houses various collections of fishes and corals and shells. On the outside you will also come across a skeleton of a blue whale that was washed ashore on the Nicobars. The Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is run by the Indian Navy and it stores five galleries dotted with history, geography, anthropology and marine life of the Island. Besides this, there is also a tiny zoo that shelters saltwater crocodiles in Haddo of Andaman Island.

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Incredible India
Taramati Baradari

Located at Ibrahimbagh on Gandipet Road and just outside the Golconda Fort, Taramati Baradari is one of the popular monuments of Hyderabad. Taramati Baradari consists of a music hall with 12 entrances. It was used as an auditorium. Taramati has been situated on the top of the hill, which was done so as to avoid any disturbance to the sound from the population of the surrounding area. Its hall is spacious. This huge structure is in the shape of a semi-arch; it opens into an art gallery.


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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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India must seize the trade opportunity opening now

The year 2021 was a record one for trade despite the pandemic. In terms of volumes, merchandise trade rose 9.8 per cent, while in dollar terms, it grew 26 per cent. The value of commercial services trade was also up 15 per cent. India has had a good export run in line with global trends, witnessing record goods exports of $419 billion, while touching $250 billion in services exports.




PM Modi, France's Macron agree on blueprint to expand strategic ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron held extensive discussions on a range of bilateral and pressing global issues, including the raging conflict in Ukraine, the situation in the Indo-Pacific and terrorism, as the two top leaders agreed on a blueprint to work together in making the India-France strategic partnership a force for global good.



India provides 7,725 kg of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, India on Thursday handed over 7,725 kg of humanitarian aid comprising essential medicines and medical equipment to Ukraine.




PM asks people to participate in logo design contest for India’s G20 presidency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to participate in Logo Design Contest for India’s forthcoming G20 Presidency.



Indian-American Girl, 6, Becomes Youngest World Expo Speaker

Six-year-old Indian-American girl Kiara Kaur has become the youngest keynote speaker to address any World Expo, prompting World Book of Records, London to acknowledge this as a world record. The grade I Indian American student's speech at the recent World Expo 22 in Dubai was called "Small Changes, Big Difference", while her speech during the International Women's Week celebrations at the Mexico Pavilian was focused on women's empowerment.


Priyanka Mohite becomes first Indian woman to climb five peaks above 8,000 metres

It was a challenge that Priyanka Mohite took up in 2013. It finally got fulfilled in May 2022 — nine difficult years in which the 30-year-old mountaineer from Maharashtra constantly worked, planned and dreamt of completing a challenge no Indian woman has ever achieved — climbing five mountains of 8000 meter and above height. In 1975 when Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest, she conquered what was till then a male bastion — a challenge considered too tough for the weaker of the sexes.


This Puducherry govt school teacher is master of paper waste

Hurry up. Gather some of your best sculptures and rush to the airport,” a voice from the other end of the phone swelled with urgency. Just outside his school, A Krishna rubbed his eyes and glanced at the phone again. It’s Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, the blue screen blinked. The 47-year-old government school art teacher listened to the phone once again to make sense of what was happening. “Come to the airport, ma’am is on the way to Delhi. She wants to gift your sculptures to some dignitaries there,” the call ended with that.




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