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Current Affairs October/16/2015

Nilgiri Mountain Railway: 106 years and chugging UNESCO awarded the world heritage status to the NMR in the year 2005

Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) completed 106 years and chugged into its 107{+t}{+h} year on October 15, also observed as NMR Day. Passengers were greeted with flowers and sweets on the occasion and there was even a cake to mark the special day. The NMR acquired a world heritage status awarded to it by UNESCO in 2005.

‘Self-sufficiency in missile tech. in 5 years’

Renaming the Missile Complex at Balapur as ‘Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex
Renaming the Missile Complex at Balapur as ‘Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex’, Reminiscing his association with Kalam, Mr. Parrikar termed ‘Vision 2020’ as the first biggest gain the country had from him, and assured that many goals of the same would be achieved in the coming years. Lauding Hyderabad as Kalam’s ‘Karma Bhoomi’, where he created the Missile Complex, A policy decision in this regard would be announced in two to three months. Answering a query, he clarified that the next Aero India show would be held in Bengaluru, despite requests from the State government and recommendations from a committee constituted for the purpose to shift it. Mr. Parrikar inaugurated the Open Range RCS Test Facility (ORANGE) at Dundigal and Kautilya Advanced Research Centre at the RCI.

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