- MV Ganga Vilas, world’s longest river cruise
The MV Ganga Vilas starts from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh and ends at Dibrugarh in Assam, via Bangladesh, covering a distance of 3,200 km, in 51 days. It will take tourists to prominent destinations along the Ganges, including world heritage sites, national parks. (Source: The Hindu)
- Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express is a non-technical term for a meteorological phenomenon, a specific recurring atmospheric river characterized by a strong and persistent large-scale flow of warm moist air, and the associated heavy precipitation along the Pacific coast of North America (Source: Wikipedia)
Thiruvalluvar, commonly known as Valluvar, was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher. He is best known as the author of the Tirukkuṟaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economical matters, and love (Source: Wikipedia).
- Blindness control policy
Rajasthan has become the first State to implement a policy to control blindness, with the objective of ensuring the “right to sight”. A massive drive will be undertaken in the State to reduce the rate of blindness, and bring light into the lives of over 3 lakh people suffering from visual impairment (Source: The Hindu)
- Online gaming Centre of Excellence
India’s first Centre of Excellence for online gaming will be set up in Shillong. The Centre of Excellence in Meghalaya’s Shillong is expected to catalyse startups and entrepreneurs to build the Next Gen Online Gaming ecosystem (theprint.in).
- Quote of the week
To abuse and insult, is inconsistent with reason and justice Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian reformer who was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha in 1828.