Three Indian sites recently added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Three places in India have been conferred the tag of World Heritage sites by UNESCO lately. On July 17th, Chandigarh's Capitol Complex and Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim have been named world heritage sites by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO.
Earlier, the archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) in Bihar was also marked as a heritage site.
This is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting, a Culture Ministry official said.
DGCA new guidelines give domestic flyers reasons to smile
Now more power given to domestic flyers in case of being denied boarding or flight cancellations, thanks to the new guidelines by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
As per the revised compensation norms, which are effective from August 1, an airline will have to pay up to Rs 10,000 to a flier in the case of cancelling/delaying a flight beyond two hours, while the compensation for not allowing a passenger to board the flight stands at up to Rs 20,000.
Currently, airlines offer up to Rs 4,000 for both denied boarding and cancelling a flight.
Vintage hotels on 'Palace on Wheels' coaches: A railway initiative coming soon
Railway enthusiasts may soon get the opportunity to unwind and enjoy their meals in thematic vintage hotels on original coaches of the 'Palace on Wheels'.
According to the proposal by the heritage wing of the railways, the vintage hotels-cum-restaurants would be built in the coaches of the train set amid the ambience of an old station to serve the dual aim of preserving the transporter's heritage and harnessing its potential to earn revenue.
Furniture retailer Ikea to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Mumbai
World's largest furniture retailer Ikea is investing Rs 1,500 crore in Mumbai as part of its plans to have 25 stores across India by 2025 and its first store is likely to come up within 18 months in Navi Mumbai.
It is among the several companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Owens Corning and Emerson which have committed investments in Maharashtra.
They have bought a huge piece of land for Rs 400 crore in Navi Mumbai for their 400,000 sq ft-store.
Digitised cable operators now to compulsorily carry over 20 DD channels
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will soon be implementing a rule where cable operators that have undergone digitisation, will have to mandatorily carry over 20 Doordarshan channels.
Sources said the issue that several cable networks do not carry all the mandatory channels came up in a meeting, which Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu held with officials after taking charge.
The issue had been raised in the past by Doordarshan officials also.