Places in News Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Defence Ministry has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi.
The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
- The National War Museum will combine architectural aesthetics and public sentiment. It will serve as a place for people to show their respect for soldiers, for their extraordinary efforts.
- The selected site of the memorial is located in the heart of New Delhi, within the C-Hexagon that lies in the close vicinity of India Gate and Chattri.
- It will be an institution to collect, preserve, interpret and display military artifacts. Besides, it will portray significant events of our nation’s wars and related objects of historical importance for education and promoting patriotism.
The Union Human Resource Ministry has formally launched Indian Institute of Techonogy (IIT) Dharwad in Karnataka.
It was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash.
- IIT-Dharwad is located at Walmi centre on the Dharwad’s outskirts till its permanent campus is built
- The prestigious higher education institute has already started functioning from this academic year from a temporary structure.
- Around 2000 students with Science and Maths background have been invited to the inaugural function to sensitise them about the higher learning institute.
- It is spread over the sprawling 470 acres allocated by the state government at nearby Kelgeri town.