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India hosts World Tourism Day 2019; National Tourism Awards presented

India on Friday, September 27, hosted World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019 with the theme, “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All” which is celebrated on September 27 every year.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]India on Friday, September 27, hosted World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019 with the theme, “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All” which is celebrated on September 27 every year.  

M Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India, on Friday, September 27 at the inaugural ceremony of WTD in New Delhi thanked the United Nations organizations for choosing India as the host for this year’s celebration. He also said tourism is a major engine of economic growth & an important source of employment & foreign exchange. 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India’s Top 10 Exotic Places

Agra: Agra homes three World Heritage Sites including Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Jaipur / Udaipur:  The Pink City and the capital of Rajasthan with an array of incredible architecture.  

Goa:  Popular for its spectacular beaches – Candolim Beach, Anjuna Beach, Palolem and Chapora Fort. 

Kashmir: Called Heaven on Earth. Ladakh, the breathtaking mountainous scenery and Leh town with flourishing Buddhist culture 

Kanyakumari: Its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset and the confluence of three ocean bodies – the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea . 

Kerala:  The National Geographic Traveler magazine named it the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime”.

Delhi:  One of the World’s oldest cities that homes the majestic Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb which are declared World Heritage Sites.

Ajanta & Ellora:  Located in Maharashtra, 28 – 30 rock-cut cave monuments created during the first century BC and the 5th century AD. Since 1983, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Darjeeling:  Known as Queen of Hill stations is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world.

 Mysore: Once the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and best known for housing the magnificent Mysore Palace. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]World Tourism organization also took to Twitter thanking Incredible India for hosting this year’s World Tourism day. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Tourism is a global force for positive change!” it said. 

Developing skills, adapting to changing working environments, decent work agenda are key to advance sustainable development through tourism!, said WTD in another tweet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]World Tourism Day is observed every year on September 27 with the objective to raise awareness about the importance of tourism among the global community and to encourage its social, cultural, political and economic values. The World Tourism Day celebrations have been led by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) since 1970.

The theme of the day in 2017 was “sustainable tourism” while in 2018 had it as, “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.

It may be noted that India’s rank on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index for 2019 rose to 34 from 40—the biggest jump by any country on the index this year. India is also now the only lower-middle income country in the top 35 tourism destinations, according to the World Economic Forum.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Bear takes 400 selfies with a sensory camera in USA’s Colorado, Twitter user amused

According to reports, the OSMP authorities had installed nine cameras to cover and click images of the wildlife land which is situated and spread out across 46,000 acres.

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The notion of clicking selfies has transgressed and gone beyond species as an amusing story has come to light from USA’s Colorado’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) where a bear hijacked a sensory camera and took 400 selfies. According to reports, the officials of Space and Mountain parks in Colorado had installed a camera in order to shoot the wildlife activities.

It was reported that when the officials took out the snaps that the sensory camera had clicked, they learnt that 580 images were clicked and out of the 580 images, the 400 of the images were selfies taken by a bear.

According to reports, the OSMP authorities had installed nine cameras to cover and click images of the wildlife land which is situated and spread out across 46,000 acres. The sensory cameras work on motion sensing and when an animal steps in the frame, the camera automatically captures the pictures of the subject that is in front of it.

The cameras also have features of taking pictures at night by using infrared light which cause less disruption to the animals who can get irritated by the flash.

The Tweet shows the images of the bear posing from all angles as it, for a moment, seems to be a model that is accustomed to pose for pictures.

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After the tweet showing the selfies of the bear surfaced, many users came forward to add their take on the incident as one user wrote and said this pose by the bear looks to be inspired from the film Lolita.

One user wrote and praised the posing skills of the bear as the user wrote and said that the bear looks good and could be a professional model. Another user also amusingly added and wrote that they used to be as handsome as the bear a while ago. The user also wrote and said that nature is the champ.

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US intervention prevented India-Pakistan nuclear war post 2019 Balakot strike: Mike Pompeo

A timely intervention by the Trump administration prevented a potential nuclear war between India and Pakistan after the 2019 airstrikes, former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has claimed in his new book.

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A timely intervention by the Trump administration prevented a potential nuclear war between India and Pakistan after the 2019 airstrikes, former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has claimed in his new book.

In his book, “Never Give an Inch”, a memoir of his time as a top diplomat in Donald Trump regime and earlier as the CIA chief, Pompeo writes that the world doesn’t properly know how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to spilling over into a nuclear war in February 2019.

The Indian Air Force on February 26, 2019 launched targeted airstrikes inside Pakistan targeting terrorist training camps of terror outfit of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Balakot region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

India’s response came after 41 CRPF men were killed in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, 2019.

India shot down an F-16 during an aerial combat in which an Indian warplane was shot down by Pakistan and the pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured.

Pompeo, seen by many as a potential future presidential contender, reveals that he was in Hanoi for a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, when he woke up to an urgent call from a senior Indian official.

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The official told Pompeo that he believed that Pakistan was prepping their nuclear weapons for a strike and India was preparing its own response.

Pompeo says he told the official to give the US time to sort things out and eventually US diplomats managed to convince the arch rivals that neither of them was going for the nuclear option, thus deescalating the situation.

The former Trump diplomat in his book says he believes that Pakistan “probably enabled” the Kashmir attack. Pompeo says he spoke to the Pakistan’s “actual leader” then army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, alluding to the weakness of civilian governments in the country.

Pompeo says that no other nation could have done what the US did that night to avoid “a horrible outcome.”

Pompeo had publicly defended India’s right to act during his stint as US secretary of state.

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India invites Pak foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto to SCO meet

India has reportedly invited Pakistan foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, to attend in the foreign ministers’ and chief justices’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

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India has reportedly invited Pakistan foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, to attend in the foreign ministers’ and chief justices’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

As per reports, India, who was appointed to chair the regional grouping in September 2022, has sent the invitations to Bhutto and Bandial through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

The invites come as a surprise to many as bilateral ties between the two subcontinental neighbors are going through a rough patch in recent times.

India is set to host key ministerial meeting summit in Goa in the first week of May of the nine-member Asian grouping which also consists of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and its new member Iran, which will attend its first SCO meeting as a full member.

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The last meeting of the SCO was held in Samarkand in Uzbekistan.

Pakistan has yet to respond to the invite and if Bilawal Bhutto accepts, it will be the first such visit from a Pakistani foreign minister in nearly a decade since Hina Rabbani Khar paid a visit to India in 2011.

India-Pakistan ties have been at an all-time low since 2019 when the Centre abolished Article 370 which formerly bestowed special status upon the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Islamabad is seeking its restoration and considers the Kashmir issue, a burning point between the two nations.

Making matters worse, last month, Bilawal Bhutto sparked a row when he called PM Modi the “butcher of Gujarat”.

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