Chile’s flowering desert may bloom again after heavy rains, Nagaland gets its second railway station after a gap of 100 years and more in top stories of the day.
Chile’s flowering desert may bloom again after heavy rains
The arid plains of northern Chile are likely to once again be painted a rainbow of colors with blooming flowers after this year’s winter rains set the stage for the so-called flowering desert in the Atacama Desert. The Atacama bloom attracts large numbers of local and foreign tourists and happens after heavy rains in the southern hemisphere’s winter.
In June, some areas received more than 80 millimeters (3.15 inches) of water, a significant amount for the normally arid desert, said biologist Roberto Contreras. “That tells us the (floral) phenomenon could be significant (this year),” he added.
Nagaland gets its second railway station after a gap of 100 years!
In a recent development, Nagaland just got its second railway station after a gap of more than 100 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi. Dimapur Railway Station, which is situated in the heart of the commercial hub of the state, was inaugurated in 1903. AS per the reports, with the extension of Donyi Polo Express till Shokhuvi Railway Station now, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will be directly connected by train service.
Further, the foundation stone for the 90-km-long broad gauge route from Dhansiri in Assam to Zubza in Kohima district of Nagaland was laid in 2016, for which work is underway, and the deadline was extended from 2020 to 2024.
Ayush Visa launched to make India a preferred Medical Value Travel destination
What is a Medical Value Travel destination? At present, this term is gaining momentum in the world of travel. It refers to a branch of tourism, where overseas patients visit a country for availing medical treatment. And India is coming up quite strong in this field. Added bonus is the new Ayush Visa that will be made available in a few months time. Overseas patients can visit India on an Ayush Visa and seek various medical treatment that India has to offer.
India is a big centre for AYUSH medicines – Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. India’s plan is to push AYUSH medical tourism with the theme – Heal in India. The Ayush Visa is a big part of this new initiative. A lot of Indian destinations like Uttarakhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka already have health, spiritual and yoga retreats. Now that the Ayush Visa is slated to get rolled out in a few months time, India can expect even more overseas visitors.
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