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Incredible India: PM Modi Welcomes Ministry’s Decision to Extend 10 Monuments Visiting Hours

The previous visiting hours were 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the Culture Ministry’s decision to extend visiting hours at 10 prominent Indian monuments, including Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb and Safdarjung Tomb, till 9 p.m. “A welcome step, which will enable more people to visit these places and discover aspects of #IncredibleIndia,” the PM tweeted. The previous visiting hours were 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The monuments are Rajarani Temple Complex (Odisha), Dulhadeo Temple, Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Sheikh Chilli Tomb (Haryana), Safdarjung Tomb (Delhi), Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi), the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal and Gol Gumbaz (both Karnataka), Group of Temples, Markanda, Chamursi (Maharashtra), Man Mahal, Vaidhshala (Uttar Pradesh) and Rani Ki Vav (Gujarat).

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The decision has been taken for the benefit of people and tourists who can visit and appreciate the beauty of these historical sites for longer hours. According to the Ministry, the new timings could soon be applied to more historical monuments. (IANS)

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PM Modi Wonders ‘If India Could Become A Hub Of Solar Power Battery’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wikimedia Commons

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy.

He stated this while giving example of mobile phones, saying their popularity increased manifold as the size of their batteries decreased.

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Rachel Kyte, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy and head of Sustainable Energy for All, and Luis Alfonso de Alba, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, made this request in a video conference with journalists from Indonesia. Pixabay

Modi was responding when asked for his comments on the global challenge of climate change after he addressed the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) here in presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and Mongolian President Kjhaltmaagin Battulga.

He said India, as part of its aspiration to generate 175 GW of clean energy by 2022, is focusing on solar power in a big way.

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Expressing confidence that India will achieve the target of 175 GW of renewable energy, the Prime Minister wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing.

He said he has invited companies dealing in it to discuss the matter.

He said if solar power was used for cooking in the country, there was scope for 250 million batteries, which in turn could benefit the electric vehicle market through cross-subsidy. (IANS)