Blog By Helma | 24-04-18
Nonchalant Compilation of 20 Remarkable Images
India is the country of opportunities. For such a large country we still have plenty of growing up left to do. Regardless of all the stalled projects left halfway, and all the bills still in the system there are a few things that our country does right.
Let’s all agree to the fact that the Delhi Metro is a triumph for public transport in India. Following its success in the national capital, other cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata also followed suit. Other than helping people cover long distance in time, this project is also an example of how government projects can work beautifully when executed well.
The number of assaults in our country is going up each day. A helpline for emergencies was the need of the hour.
The 1091 helpline for women in distress caters to all the needs – be it rape, violence, assault or molestation. Women can reach out to the authorities and actually get some help.
Officially known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this bridge has reduced travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 60–90 minutes to 20–30 minutes. It is now being called an architectural gem and has truly earned its title. Over 40,000 vehicles use it on daily basis.
A nationwide project that has managed to raise awareness on keeping India clean, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been urging people to keep the country clean. Inspired by this drive, a lot of campaigns have risen, beaches have been cleaned, roads have been swept and innumerable toilets have been built. Most importantly, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has educated people in rural areas about the hazards of open defecation.
It was a celebrated day in the history of India when the SC banned triple talaq, earlier this year. The court guided that this practice of instant divorce in Islam is unconstitutional.
Without the ban, every now and then a Muslim man would divorce his wife even long distance using mediums like text message, WhatsApp and Skype.
In parts of the country where parents are too eager to know the gender of the baby, the Beti Bachao campaign has made it difficult to obtain the details. The social campaign by the Government of India aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls.
It has been implemented with great success in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar and Delhi and is already producing great results.
The national campaign for encouraging Indians to produce things in India and use Indian goods has done wonders for the growth of local businesses. Started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the campaign has brought investment and innovation to the country as well as added jobs by establishing industries.
Many industry giants from outside the country are now coming to India to make investments and fund these ideas.
Bhupen Hazarika Bridge, another architectural gem of India, is a beam bridge, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. At 9.15 kilometres , it is the longest bridge in India.
It is also the first permanent road connection between northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has already been making headlines, but did you know that ISRO’s predictions have saved millions of lives? When the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) beautifully used their technology in dealing with Cyclone Phailin.
Previously, cyclones would claim thousands of lives every now and then; however, with 11 Indian remote sensing satellites in service, they are able to forecast cyclones more than 72 hours in advance and evacuate people.
India is progressing in leaps and bounds when it comes to renewable energy. Just in the last decade or so, parts of this country have gone above and beyond to integrate sources of renewable energy in their life. Take the Kochi airport for instance. It is now the world's first to completely operate on solar power. Another floating power house, the 10 kW floating solar power installation in Rajarhat, Kolkata is the first of its kind in India.