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ASI unravels remarkable Archaeological remains in Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve

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In a major find, the Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI) has unraveled remarkable archaeological remains in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve. During the  exploration conducted by ASI, 26 ancient temples/relics of Kalachuri period (9 th  century CE to 11 th  Century CE), 26 caves (2 nd  Century CE to 5 th  century CE mostly Buddhist in nature), 2 monasteries, 2 stupas, 24 Brahmi inscriptions (2 nd  century CE to 5 th  century CE), 46 sculptures, 20 scattered remains and 19 water structures (c.2 nd -15 th CE) are recorded. Among the 46 sculptures, also is a Varah sculpture which is one of the largest. The time period of the findings covered the reigns of the kings Shri Bhimsena, Maharaja Pothasiri, Maharaja Bhattadeva. Placed deciphered in the inscriptions are Kaushami, Mathura, Pavata (Parvata), Vejabharada and Sapatanaairikaa. An ASI team covered nearly 170 sq km falling in the area of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve over months-long exploration of the region which was under

Yogi inaugurates 'Lata Mangeshkar Chowk' in Ayodhya

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  Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday inaugurated the spectacular 'Lata Mangeshkar Chowk' in Ayodhya on the banks of the Saryu river, featuring a 40-ft-long and 12-metre-high ‘Veena’ weighing 14 tones , 92 lotuses depicting her 92 years of existence and seven pillars representing the seven notes (saat sur).     Paying rich tributes to the Bharat Ratna awardee and legendary singer on her 93rd birth anniversary, Yogi Adityanath said, “Great Lata didi dedicated her entire life to art and music and sang most ‘bhajans’ of Lord Rama. I am honoured to inaugurate the 'Lata Mangeshkar Chowk' leading to the Grand Ram Temple road in Ayodhya today. It is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Indian icons.” The government is committed to honour every individual who has contributed to the nation's development in any manner, he added. The Chief Minister inaugurated the spectacular intersection in the presence of Union Tourism Minister G Kis

राजनारायण पार्क बना काशी वासियों के आकर्षण का केंद्र

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  वाराणसी: प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय क्षेत्र वाराणसी को चमकाने में प्रदेश की योगी सरकार कोई कोर कसर नहीं छोड़ रही है। पीएम मोदी की मंशा के अनुरूप वाराणसी में योगी सरकार विकास कार्यों को गति देने में जुटी हुई है। इन विकास कार्यों का वाराणसी के लोग इन दिनों लुत्फ उठा रहे हैं। इसी के तहत यहां 90.42 करोड़ की लागत से तैयार राजनारायण पार्क , बेनियाबाग पार्किंग काशी के लोगों के लिए आकर्षण का केंद्र बना हुआ है। काशी के लोग आधुनिक पार्क , तालाब , बंजी जंपिंग , बोटिंग , ओपन थियेटर , ओपन जिम जैसी सुविधाओं का आनंद ले रहे हैं।   डबल इंजन की भाजपा सरकार ने राजनारायण स्मारक पार्क , बेनियाबाग को जब से बहुद्देशीय पार्क में परिवर्तित किया है , ये जगह शहर के लैंडमार्क के रूप में जाने जानी लगी है। यहां लोगों को पार्किंग और अत्याधुनिक पार्क की सुविधाएं एक साथ मिल रही हैं। करीब 13.5 एकड़ में बना पार्क हर उम्र के लोगों के स्वास्थ्य और मनोरंजन के लिए क

Virginia Commonwealth University Delegation Visits BHU

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VARANASI: The Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University Prof. Sudhir K Jain said that BHU  and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, United States, will work on possible collaboration in terms of exchange programmes for teachers and research scholars.  Prof. Jain was speaking during an interaction with the Virginia Commonwealth University delegation which was on a two-day visit to BHU to explore possible tie-ups. The Vice-Chancellor said that the two institutions can immediately take up bilateral exchange programmes involving faculty members and research scholars and gradually work out similar plans for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He suggested that faculty and experts from Virginia Commonwealth University can visit BHU and deliver lectures with an aim to build capacity and provide a further exposure to students and faculty of BHU. The Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, United States, has a strong medical school, applied arts and computer science department

IIT(BHU)-Varanasi Signs MoU with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA

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  Varanasi: Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India signed a MoU with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA for joint Academic and Research Activities on 25th July 2022. The said MoU was signed by Dr. Michael Rao, President of VCU and VCU Health System and Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.  A delegation from VCU, USA visited IIT (BHU), Varanasi for signing the said MoU which included the key officials of VCU Dr. Sriram Rao, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dr. Jill Blondin, Executive Director, Global Education Office, VCU and Ms. Marci Fradkin, Director of Global Partnerships, Global Education Office, VCU. Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director, IIT (BHU), Prof. Rajeev Srivastava, Dean (Resource and Alumni), Prof. S.B. Dwivedi, Dean (Academic Affairs), Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey, Dean (Research and Development), Head of the Departments and faculty members of identified research areas were present during the MoU signing

Bachendri-Pal India's-first-woman conquered Mount-Everest

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  “Vertical sheets of frozen ice; cold winds were blowing at the speed of about 100 km per hour and temperatures touching minus 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. On 23 May 1984, the team reached the summit of Mount Everest at 1:07 p.m. IST and Bachendri Pal created the history” -'Everest: My Journey to the top' by 'Bachendri Pal' “29-year-old Bachendri Pal becomes first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest” read the headlines of the newspapers 37 years ago when a petite girl from India reached to the top of the World’s highest mountain, the Mount Everest with her grit and determination on May 23, 1984. Bachendri's achievement since then has inspired many to walk on her path in the future. The achievement put her in the league of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first men on Everest. She had written her name in gold in the book of history with this feat. First Indian women to achieve the feat "It's nice to receive so much of attention, but nothing can ma

How Biodiversity keeps pandemics at bay

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  International Biodiversity Day   Everything, from the air we breathe to the food that we eat and the water we drink, is derived from biodiversity. It is the total variety of all forms of life that exist on Earth.   Biodiversity is a unique amalgamation of ecosystem diversity, genetic diversity, and species diversity. Interwoven in a delicate balance, it is vital for sustaining life on Earth.   Why is Biodiversity vital for life?   From tall trees and dense forests that inhale carbon dioxide to release fresh air into the atmosphere to the tiny soil organisms that keep the food we eat in supply, or the coral reefs or mangrove swamps that protect our coasts or the strange plants that give us medicine, everything that we need to make life on this Earth possible is derived from our biodiversity, free of cost!   It is only when life on Earth is the most varied, vigorous, and biodiverse that the human species can thrive in it.     It’s now or never!   Over the la