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Jan 23: India has strongly advised its nationals in Ukraine to leave Donetsk and Lugansk in view of continued hostilities. The External affairs Ministry issued this advisory in view of shelling and fighting in Donetsk and Lugansk regions over the past few days. Despite regular advisories by the Embassy to Indian nationals, especially students, against returning to the region in the recent past, the Embassy had learnt that a handful of students rejoined their educational institutions in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In case of an Emergency, Embassy of India, Kyiv can be contacted at any time at: Email: email@example.com. ..
Jan 23: Dubai has set yet another world record for the largest vertical maze. The 55 story Maze tower in Dubai’s financial district has been now confirmed by the records tally-keeper Guinness World Records as the world’s largest vertical maze.The design on the façade of the building is actually a puzzle made from intricate lines of balconies on the front and rear, and there is another garden maze on the roof top. The design uses natural stones and lights up in different colours making it appear light and reflective. It looks like as if it has been carved out of one single massive piece of rock; with the constant play of light and shadow to render it alive.
Jan 24: Reserve Bank of India has lifted a ban on carrying Indian bank notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 denominations to and from Nepal. RBI issued a circular eased the restriction on export and import of bank notes of 1,000 and 500 denominations for Nepal and Bhutan that it had imposed since May, 2000. The bank, however, has put a limit of carrying such notes at Rs 25,000 per person. Following the request of Indian govt to curb smuggling of counterfeit currency, Nepal had also imposed a ban on carrying 500 and 1,000 denominated Indian bank notes in Nepal. The ban had created inconvenience to tourists.
Jan 23: In MP the swine flu has claimed three lives. A three-member Central team of experts from Delhi visited swine flu wards set up in various hospitals in Hyderabad. The team arrived in Hyderabad to assess the reasons behind the sudden spurt in swine flu cases and provide necessary guidance for the state medical authorities for better practices to control its spread. They examined the hygienic conditions of the surroundings and the hygienic practices followed by medical personnel. On the first day, the team has assessed several aspects including mask usage methods by patients as well as medical staff, the ward capacity for treating patients and testing patterns. The team will also visit some more hospitals in and around Hyderabad...
Jan 24: Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has conveyed his warm greetings to the citizens on the occasion of Republic Day.
He has paid his respectful homage to the freedom fighters and the founding fathers of our Republic who devoted their lives to the service of the nation.
In his message, he has said that the Republic Day is an appropriate occasion to recall and reaffirm the cherished principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice for all, as enshrined in our Constitution.
On this auspicious day, let us resolve to continue working towards building a modern, secular and prosperous society.”
Bhopal, Jan 23: BHEL has always handled the challenges emerging from the rising competition in the market. With the commitment, dedication and extensive experience of the employees, the company has been able to sustain its excellence in the business environment, opined TN Veeraraghavan, Director, ER & D, BHEL addressing the GMs during the meeting held at administration building BHEL-Bhopal. On this occasion ED, BHEL-Bhopal Shashi Ranjan Prasad, AK Dave, ED, Corporate Monitoring & EDs of other units were present. Veeraraghavan taking stock of the progress going on in various blocks, later inaugurated the VPD unit at New Transformer Block.