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Saint Tropez: A Slice of Indo-French Cultural Connect

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur recently visited the Allard Square in Saint Tropez in France.

  • During his visit to the place, the Minister paid floral tributes at the busts of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (first Maharaja of Sikh Empire), Jean-Francois Allard (General in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army) and his spouse Princess Bannu Pan Dei (She was born in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh).

Mount Semeru

It is the highest volcano in Indonesia that recently erupted.

  • It is located in Lumajang district in East Java province.

Meghalaya to develop Tourism in ‘Nongkhnum Island’

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has announced a special package worth 13 crore rupees for the development of tourism infrastructure and amenities at Nongkhnum Island in West Khasi Hills district.


Adriatic Sea

  • Recently, Croatian scientists have issued a public appeal for the protection of the Adriatic Sea, stressing that this is a precondition for the sustainable development of the society.
  • The scientists claim that the changes are irreversible, from the increase in the temperature of the Adriatic Sea, the increase in levels and salinity to the appearance of storm waves.
  • The scientists claim that various non-domicile, thermophilic species of fish, algae, bacteria and gelatinous organisms are increasingly appearing in the Adriatic.

Foundation Stone Laid for Development of Parshuram Kund

On 23 September 2021, the foundation stone was laid for the development of Parshuram Kund located at Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.


Deadliest Earthquake of 2021 felt in Haiti

On 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti on the island of Hispaniola. With more than 8,200 buildings damaged or ...

Landfall Island

Recently, the Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame was taken to this Island.The Landfall Island is the northernmost Island of the Andaman & Nicobar Island chain. The island is situated between ...

Spin Boldak

The Taliban militants have recently captured the strategic border crossing of Spin Boldak along the frontier with Pakistan.Spin Boldak is a border town and the headquarters of Spin Boldak District ...

Islam Qala

Recently Islam Qala had fallen to the Taliban.It is a border town in the western Herat province of Afghanistan, near the Afghanistan–Iran border. It is the official entry by land ...

Cinque Islands

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued nine crew members from sinking vessel Ganga-I off Cinque Island on June 23, 2021.The Cinque Islands are a pair of islands in the Andaman ...

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