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Amtrak Invests $2.4 Billion for High-Speed Trainsets

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Amtrak Invests $2.4 Billion for High-Speed Trainsets

Amtrak, a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service, is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets. They will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45 billion that will be invested on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor (NEC) as part of a multifaceted modernization [...]

Delhi to Get New Air Force Aerospace Museum

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Delhi to Get New Air Force Aerospace Museum

Delhi will soon have a sprawling new Aerospace Museum close to the international airport focused mainly on the nation’s aviation history. According to a government communiqué issued today, the new Aerospace Museum is not only meant to preserve the glorious tradition of the IAF but also to create awareness in general public about India’s rich [...]

Over 100,000 Muslims of India to Visit Haj

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Over 100,000 Muslims of India to Visit Haj

The first batch of 340 Hajis today flew from Delhi for pilgrimage. With prayers for unity, peace, prosperity, and harmony, an Indian Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims from Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Haj Terminal in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Naqvi said that [...]

NASA Getting Ready to Send Humans to Mars

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NASA Getting Ready to Send Humans to Mars

NASA says it is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021. The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favorable for microbial life, [...]

How to Protect the Human Rights of LGBT People

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How to Protect the Human Rights of LGBT People

The top human rights body at the United Nations has voted to appoint an independent expert on protection from violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution to create the new post. According to a UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the [...]

Narendra Modi Launches Make Your City Smart Contest

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Narendra Modi Launches Make Your City Smart Contest

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, attended Saturday the first anniversary celebration of the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation), in Pune. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that a fresh trend is now noticed where cities are moving forward to compete on the path of development. He [...]

Playboy Examines the State of Freedom in the U.S.

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Playboy Examines the State of Freedom in the U.S.

Playboy magazine announced Friday the release of “The Freedom Issue,” its July / August 2016 double issue. It considers the state of freedom in the United States and examines a variety of issues from sexual liberties and civil rights to privacy and freedom in a connected world. The centerpiece of Playboy’s “Freedom Issue” is a [...]

American Girl Debuts WellieWishers for Young Girls

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American Girl Debuts WellieWishers for Young Girls

American Girl is debuting a free WellieWishers app, where players can explore the interactive garden world through three mini games. American Girl’s new WellieWishers—a line of five fun-loving characters—Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille—are out to make the world a kinder, friendlier place. American Girl created WellieWishers to help younger girls, ages 5-7, discover the [...]

First Disney Resort Opens in Mainland China

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First Disney Resort Opens in Mainland China

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its Grand Opening Thursday. Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company, celebrated the opening of the vacation destination with distinguished guests, celebrities and Chinese officials. “The grand opening of Shanghai Disney Resort is a celebration of [...]

Modi’s Foreign Performance: 38 Tours in 24 Months

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Modi’s Foreign Performance: 38 Tours in 24 Months

Narendra Modi is spending public money lavishly just to gain some cheap publicity for himself on foreign lands because as an illiterate, Modi is suffering from inferiority complex. By Rakesh Raman The jet-setting Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, is back after his five-day (June 4 – June 8) tour of Afghanistan, State of [...]

How Much Will You Spend on Your First Date?

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How Much Will You Spend on Your First Date?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com released Tuesday the findings from its sex survey. The company asked over 1,000 adults how much they spend on a first date. While most (44%) of those polled said they spend between $1 and $50, 30% say they spend between $51 and $99. Twelve percent admitted they don’t spend anything, and [...]

Government Plans Congestion Tax on Private Vehicles in Delhi

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Government Plans Congestion Tax on Private Vehicles in Delhi

If the government really wants to remove polluting vehicles from the country – or particularly Delhi – it must impose some back-breaking penalties on car owners. A high-powered committee on ‘Decongestion of Traffic in Delhi’ has called for a paradigm shift in transport planning and policy interventions to check explosive growth in automobile population in [...]

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