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KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut to Deliver Pizzas and More in Trains

Recent reports suggest that big brands such as KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Subway will deliver tempting food to the train passengers in India.

Soon, the passengers will have the facility to order pizzas and burgers on the Indian Railways website. Their ordered meal would be delivered right to their coaches.

It is also said that if the passenger makes a last-minute purchase, the vendor boys will wait on the station platform with the ordered pizzas, burgers and Indian thalis.

To cater to the train passengers in India, these restaurants are opening their stores at the railway stations. Reports say that the potential for this is very huge, as almost 23 million passengers travel by train each day.

Further, it is said that such outlets will come up in the food courts at various stations – Pune, Agra, Visakhapatnam, Howrah, Madurai and Mumbai.

This move is said to be very beneficial in pushing the sales of these quick service restaurants. Not just this, it will also transform the food that is on the rail network of India.

Additionally, product innovations and special railway menu are also getting designed to cater the passengers.

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MCD उपचुनाव के परिणाम घोषित, कहीं ख़ुशी की लहर कहीं ग़म का तूफ़ान

हाल ही में MCD उपचुनाव के परिणाम घोषित हो चुके हैं। कहा जा रहा है कि आप ने पांच सीटों पर अपनी जीत का झंडा गाढ़ दिया है।

वहीँ दूसरी ओर कांग्रेस ने चार और भाजपा ने तीन सीटों पर विजय पाई है। निर्दलीय उम्मीदवार को केवल एक सीट प्राप्त हुई है।

Full Details of MCD Bypolls Results That are Now Declared

देखा जाये तो 8 सीटों के साथ भाजपा दूसरे स्थान पर है।

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लगभग 30% लोगों ने आप को वोट दिया, 34% ने भाजपा को और तकरीबन 25% कांग्रेस को।

मतों का बंटवारा कुछ इस प्रकार है –

  • भाजपा: 11
  • कांग्रेस: 87
  • नोटा: 76
  • आप: 93
  • इंडिपेंडेंट: 53

कौनसी सीट किसके नाम –

  • शालीमार बाग सीट पर भाजपा को जीत मिली।
  • कमरुद्दीन सीट पर कांग्रेस को जीत मिली।
  • बल्लीमारान सीट पर आप को जीत मिली।
  • नवादा सीट पर भाजपा को जीत मिली।
  • मटियाला सीट पर आप को जीत मिली।
  • वजीरपुर वार्ड 67 से भाजपा को जीत मिली।
  • भाटी वार्ड से एडवोकेट राजेंद्र तंवर (निर्दलीय उम्मीदवार) को जीत हासिल हुई।
  • झिलमिल वार्ड पर कांग्रेस को जीत मिली।
  • तेहखंड में आप को जीत मिली।
  • खिचड़ीपुर सीट पर कांग्रेस को जीत मिली।
  • मुनीरका सीट पर कांग्रेस को जीत मिली।
  • नानकपुरा सीट पर आप को जीत मिली।
  • विकास नगर से आप को जीत मिली।

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माना जाता है कि भाजपा बहुत समय से झिलमिल सीट पर राज़ कर रही थी। पर अब इस सीट को कांग्रेस ने जीत लिया है।

पंकज लूथरा कांग्रेस के लिए झिलमिल सीट से पहली बार लड़े थे। कहा जा रहा है कि किसी को भी भरोसा नहीं था कि वह जीत भी पाएंगे।


Interesting Facts About India’s 7th Navigation Satellite

India’s 7th navigation satellite has been launched successfully by ISRO. It is said that PSLV-C33 carried the last navigation satellite of India. Further, as per reports, India will not have to depend on other countries for military navigation.

Sriharikota: ISRO's PSLV-C32 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1F lifts off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI3_10_2016_000265A)

Sriharikota: ISRO’s PSLV-C32 carrying India’s navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1F lifts off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI3_10_2016_000265A)

Listed below are some facts that need to be understood:

1. Some of the major uses of this system will be: vehicle tracking, voice navigation, fleet management, disaster management, geodetic data capture, integration with mobile phones, aerial navigation, precise timing, marine navigation and terrestrial navigation.

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2. All the seven satellites cost around Rs 1,420 crore, according to some ISRO officials.

3. This system has some similarities to the GPS of US, Galileo of Europe, Glonass of Russia and Beidou of China.

4. This system comprises of seven satellites and is said to provide great accuracy.

5. It would provide real time positioning services all over India and also to the regions around India extending up to 1,500 km.

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6. The earlier six satellites were launched on: IRNSS-1F on March 10, IRNSS-1C (October 16, 2014), IRNSS-1A on July 1, 2013, IRNSS-1E (January 20, 2016), IRNSS-1B (April 4, 2014) and IRNSS-1D (March 28, 2015).

So, there are the major facts that every individual should know about the GPS system of India.


Ready to Enjoy a Ride on Amphibious Bus in India?

Are you ready to enjoy a ride on amphibious buses – the buses that can travel both on land and water? Recently, norms have been set up these buses for tourism purpose.

Ride on Amphibious Bus 2

It is said that these buses will be used for the purpose of tourism, thereby helping the tourists enjoy sightseeing.

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According to the reports, the first bust may start operating in Mumbai in the next three months. It has been procured by JNPT (Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust).

Ride on Amphibious Bus 1

It is said that 14 of these buses would be built by a Goa based company. Hence, it has asked the ministry to provide the norms, so that the company could begin the operations part.

Also, reports suggest that the maximum spped limit assigned to the buses would be 40 km/hr. additionally, the buses would not travel after the sun sets.

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As far as the routes are concerned; these buses will be assigned some particular routes. These routes would be approved by the state transport department.

Ride on Amphibious Bus

These buses will thus, be helpful for tourists to enjoy sightseeing on both land and water.


Narendra Modi Unveils E-Trading Platform as a Boon to Farmers

An E-Trading Platform has been unveiled by Narendra Modi. This platform is expected to help the farmers in the way that they could leverage better prices. At present, products from 365 wholesale markets would be traded. However, this will increase with time.

Modi Unveils E-Trading Platform to Farmers

It is said that by the year 2018, the number would increase to 585.

According to reports, it would benefit stakeholders and the farmers.

On one hand, it is seemed as a perfect platform, on the other hand, it also has certain limitations. It can be explained with an example – there are almost 7,000 wholesale markets in India.

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But, it is estimated that only 8% of the markets would be able to use the trading platform.

Farmers were left with very little bargaining power, according to a very old law that dates back to almost 50 years from now.

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With an aim to protect the farmers, Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act was launched. But, this introduced middlemen in the market. This in turn, deprived the farmers from good price rates.


Be Ready to Call Gurgaon as Gurugram

It’s now time for everyone to call Gurgaon as Gurugram. This modern city in Haryana has got a new name – Gurugram. According to reports, this was a long pending demand or decision of the municipal corporation.

Night view of Gurgaon, in Gurgaon on Monday. Express Photo by Manoj Kumar. 15.02.2016. *** Local Caption *** Night view of Gurgaon, in Gurgaon on Monday. Express Photo by Manoj Kumar. 15.02.2016.

It is believed that in the ancient time, the village was given to Guru Dronacharya as Gurudakshina from Pandavas (his students).

Hence, it was named as Gurugram. As per sources, this name got distorted to Gurgaon with passing time. This is regarded as the reason to change the name of Gurgaon. It is also said that here, Guru Dronacharya and his wife Mata Sheetla resided in an ashram.

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Further, it is also said that Mewat, the neighbouring district of Gurgaon, might also be renamed as Nuh. Mewat basically, is not a town; rather, it is cultural and geographical unit beyond the state of Haryana.

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Only time can explain whether or not, the new name of the city will stick to the lips of the residents. However, reports suggest that there are mixed reactions for it.


Super-Fast Gatimaan Express to Cover Delhi-Agra Distance in 100 Min

The super-fast Gatimaan Express train is expected to cover Delhi-Agra distance in just 100 minutes. This is considered to be the fastest train in India that will be flagged off today. It would travel from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Agra Cantonment station in a time period of just 100 minutes.

gatimaan experess from new delhi to agra

Since a long time, the launch of this train was awaited. According to reports, this train has a number of features that are worth to know:

1. Fare

The executive AC chair car seat would have a fare of Rs.1,500. On the other hand, single AC chair car seat would have a fare of Rs.750.

2. Days of Travel

It would travel 6 days in an entire week. Friday, is that one day in the week, when this train would not travel.

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3. Semi-Bullet Train

This train is considered to be as the semi-bullet train. It would travel from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Agra Cantonment station.

4. Timings

The inauguration time of the train was said to be 10 a.m. today. The scheduled time might be changed. The train might leave the Nizammuddin station at 8.10 a.m. in the morning and reach to Agra Cantonment station at 9.50 a.m in the morning.

5. Additional Features

Additional features may include on-board entertainment facility, Linke-Hofmann-Busch coaches, 8 AC chair car coaches and 2 executive AC chair car coaches.

gatimaan experess from new delhi to agra 2

Hence, the ride on this train will be a joyous ride…!! Don’t miss the chance to travel in this super-cool, super-fats train.


IRDA Announces Hike in the Insurance Premium Rates of Vehicles

IRDA has announced hike in the insurance premium rates of vehicles for 2016-17. According to reports, the increase in the premium for hi-end cars would be around 25% and that for the regular cars would be around 40%. Not just this, the premium rate for two-wheelers has also increased by almost 25%.

insurance premium rates hign on Vehicles

This means that the cars above 1500cc would be charged an extra 25%, while the owners with cars below 1500cc would pay 40% extra.

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Talking about the Premium on two-wheelers, it has increased by 9.6% for those having engine capacity below 75cc. On the other hand, for the vehicles ranging between 75cc – 150cc; it has gone up by 15%.

The premium rates have been reduced by almost 10% for the bikes that have engine capacity above 350cc.

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For public goods-carriers (that weigh less than 12,000kg), there would be no increase in the premium rate.

The premium rate is increased by 3.2% for auto rickshaws. This does not include the e-carts.

Hence, it is important for the vehicle owners to be aware of the new premium rates on the vehicles.


8 Facts Defining Qutub Minar as the Centre of Delhi Tourism

A special project has been announced on Qutub Minar by the Delhi government, so as to boost the tourism in Delhi. This has made necessary for everyone to understand varied facts about this historical monument that would attract huge crowd of tourists in future.

facts about Qutub Minar

So, here are some of the major facts related to this ancient monument:

  1. Almost 10 crore INR has been allocated for the development of tourism
  2. The construction of a skywalk between Qutub Minar and the metro station is expected to commence, for attracting tourists.
  3. It is regarded as the tallest brick monument worldwide.
  4. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  5. Qutub Minar complex consists of different ancient structures.

facts about Qutub Minar 1

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  1. Other monuments or structures are: Alai Minar, Tomb of Imam Zamin, Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Iron Pillar, Ala-ud-din Madrasa and Tomb of Iltutmish
  2. This monument as constructed by Qutb-ud-din Aibak as the remark of his victory over the last Hindu kingdom of Delhi. The main brick tower was constructed by him.
  3. In 1368, the fifth and last storey of Qutub Minar as built by Firoz Shah Tughlak.

This certainly defines why Qutub Minar has been chosen for the latest tourism project initiated by the Delhi government.


BJP Leaders To Increase Social Followers For Tickets in UP Polls

The new mantra for BJP leaders – increase social media followers or forget about UP polls. All the BJP leaders wishing to get tickets in the UP polls are told that the number of social media followers would be considered as one of the most important factor for the eligibility in 2017 Assembly UP polls.

social media is set for BJP leaders to get tickets in UP polls

It is said that the leaders should have 25,000 followers or likes on social media. This news has shaken all those leaders who possess little or no followers on the social media platform.

In line with the reports, Shamli MLA has 12,856 followers on Facebook, while BJP’s state president has almost 10,000 followers on Twitter. He seems quite confident to reach the target in the period of 3 months.

social followers

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Further, BJP’s Bijnor MP has a total of almost 2,986 friends. Also, he doesn’t have a fan page on Facebook. BJP MP from Meerut has 13,957 likes.

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A member quoted that the popularity of any leader is judged by the quality of work done in his particular area and not by the Facebook or twitter followers. Also, not all leaders have accounts on social media.