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Standing at 41 m (133 ft), this giant statue of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar is on a tiny island in Kanyakumari, where the Bay of Bengal merges with the Indian Ocean.

PC: Sridhar Appu

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Thiruvalluvar is the author of the Tirukkural (“Sacred Couplets”), considered a masterpiece of human thought, compared in India and abroad to the works of Plato. Many of his ideas were revolutionary for his time. For instance, when he dismissed the caste system:
“One is not great because of one's birth in a noble family; one is not low because of one's low birth.” The poet also maintained that goodness is its own reward and should not be regarded as a mere means to a comfortable afterlife.
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#DidYouKnow | #IITKanpur has done commendable job for spreading awareness & furtherance of our #SanatanDharma 🚩

Amazing content on #ShrimadBhagwatGita 👌

#Website is curated and maintained by a dedicated team of #researchers, #professors, and #students from various departments offers a plethora of resources for individuals interested in exploring the profound teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. One remarkable feature of the site is its inclusion of multiple languages, ensuring that language is not a barrier for seekers of knowledge Image
What sets this site apart is its ingenious use of technology. Alongside the multilingual presentation, site provides commentaries on each Shloka by numerous esteemed scholars. This allows readers to delve deeper into the philosophical and spiritual nuances of the Bhagavad Gita Image
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🧵#DidYouKnow? You can now purchase #HyperCycle #MasterNode through #NFTs on #BTC, #ETH, #MATIC & #ADA #CardanoNFT! The NFT is simply a pointer to the node ownership. As a #node owner, you can transfer or split ownership up to 512 nodes.

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2/8 #Crypto incentives? Yes, please! As a #node owner, you can earn rewards for providing #AI computational services. It's a fantastic way to utilize your #digitalassets, and you play a key role in the maintenance and security of the #blockchain. #CryptoRewards #Security Image
3/8 You become a vital part of the infrastructure. #Node owners directly contribute to the health, speed, and resilience of the #HyperCycle network. This role isn't just technically significant; it's also personally fulfilling! #NetworkHealth #BlockchainTechnology Image
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#DidYouKnow If April 16th, 1853 can be considered the beginning of Railway services in India, a more significant date was August 17th, 1849, which can be considered the red letter day in the history of Indian Railways. #IndianRailways #history
It was on this day that agreements were signed with East Indian Railway Company for a line from Calcutta to Raniganj (120 miles), with GIPR for a line from Bombay to Kalyan (33 miles), and with the Madras Railway Company for a line from Madras to Arkonam (39 miles).
#DidYouKnow Once the agreements were signed in August 1849, GIPR was the first company to make the most important appointment in November 1849 - an extremely bright 30-year old, King's College educated James Berkley - as their first Chief Engineer. #IndianRailways #History
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#didyouknow that Al-Kawthar is a river in Paradise. Its banks are made of gold and its bed is of pearls and rubies.

There is a hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari where Anas ibn Malik (ra) narrates that the Prophet (saw) said,
Whilst I was walking in Jannah, I saw a river
whose banks were domes of hollow pearls.” I said, “What is this, O Jibreel?” He said: “This is al-Kawthar which your Lord has given to you.” The angel struck it with his hand and its mud or its perfume was of the most fragrant (or pure) musk. 
-Sahih al-Bukhari
What a blessing it would be to drink from al-Kawthar on the Day of Judgment. However, we have to acknowledge that not everyone from the ummah of Muhammad (saw) will be given the honor of drinking from al-Kawthar. There are hadith that clearly mention that there will be people
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50 years of Project Tiger:

Today, India has 2,967 tigers, which is 70% of wild tigers in the world.

A thread on one of the important conservation initiatives taken by Govt. of India.

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1. It is an ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of MoEFCC, launched by the Government of India in April 1973 in nine reserves of different States (Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal).

2. Need for Tiger Project:

Tiger is an “#umbrella species” which ensures viable populations of other wild animals (co-predators, prey) &forest, thereby ensuring the ecological viability of the entire area & habitat, which also ensures the water & climate security of the region.
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#DidYouKnow that Many of Chola kings had assumed titles referring to Shri Rāma. Like Aditya Chola took the title of Kodandarama (the bow-yielding Rama). His son Parantaka, assumed the title of Sangrama-Raghava (Rama in battle). His eldest son Rajaditya also took the title of
Kodandarama. Even at the Times of cholas the building of separate shrines for Shri Rama became a standard feature of temple construction of the Cholas in the tenth century. There are literally numerous Chola inscriptions which contained references to Shri Rama.
An inscription from the time Rajaraja I who was the father of the great Rajendra Cholan referred to the construction of a shrine named Tiruvaiyotti (Ayodhya) in honour of Ramadevapperumal, and the consecration of his image therein.
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(1/3) #DidYouKnow there is a #FLOSS / #FOSS counterpart to #LastFM? It's #LibreFM.

Example, here's my LibreFM account:

It is powered by #GNUfm.
(2/3) LibreFM can federate with other GNUfm instances. A new version is currently being developed called #Hacienda where it will be possible to federate with the larger federated #socialweb.
(3/3) If you are interested, be sure to check out Hacienda's official Git repo:…

#fediverse #federation #music #listening #dev #opensource #LibreSoftware
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. #DidYouKnow ?


In a bid to decongest Lagos, the Governor of Lagos state has laid dowmind-blowingng innovations that help curb traffic and congestion on the roads.

The Governor has built roads, bridges, and
interchanges to create easy movement for Lagosians in their daily lives.

In four years,

- Iyana iba interchange and fly over at 75% completion
- Link road/bridge from Opebi to Third Mainland Bridge at Oworonshoki
- Extension of Iyana Ipaja bridge
- Ogudu Alapere Link bridge
- Lagos Ogun Boundary bridge
- Ogudu Completion and Ogudu/Alapere link bridge at 75% completion
- Alakija Interchange bridge at 85% completion
- Expansion of Ikotun - Egbe bridge
- Oba Sekumade Road with bridge at 90% completion.

The administration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu
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It is so easy to get lost in the fast pace of #Web3 -

That is why you should read #Web3WeeklyPulse

The research features 🔥 news from #IndustrialSignals and #Web3Infra to the #EcosystemDigest.

Sit back and Read 🧵 Image

@coinbase is starting a “wallet as a service” (WAAS) business that will allow companies to customize blockchain wallets for their own customers.

#DidYouKnow that @floor, @moonraygame @thirdweb, and @tokenproof already started


@ImpossibleCloud, a decentralized cloud platform, raised $7 million in seed funding, led by HV Capital and 1kx.…

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Nestled in Rajsamand district, Molela seems a nondescript village to many. It’s often in the shadow of Udaipur, which lies about 15 kilometres away. ⁠

#DidYouKnow #IncredibleIndia #heritage #history
However, the village has a community of artisans that have garnered a name for themselves by developing a rare art style known as the Molela murtikala, where votive terracotta idols are made on flat surfaces like tiles and plaques.⁠
There is a local legend behind this unique craft that claims that there was a blind potter who dreamt of the deity Dharmaraj. In the dream, the deity asked him to dig for clay at a particular place and use it to make his image. ⁠
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#DidYouKnow that #LithiumInIndia was DISCOVERED back in 1999. GSI published “Final report on Base Metals and Lithium in Salal Area... Field Session 1995-96 and 1996-97”. INSTEAD @PIB_India said “inferred estimate of lithium had emerged through field investigations since 2018-19”
It takes 500,000 gallons (2,273,000 litres) of water to mine one tonne of lithium. In Chile's Atacama Salt Flats, lithium mining has been linked to declining vegetation, hotter daytime temperatures and increasing drought conditions in national reserve areas.
I hope that India is careful the ENVIRONMENT impact of mining the #LithiumInJammu. We have seen what has happened in other countries as well what has happened the FRAGILE North East area due to massive building of Roads, Bridges & Tunnels
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How do we know that our Inner Child is present?
When you are truly feeling your feelings, you are allowing your inner child to be. Your inner child is active when you are being playful, spontaneous, creative, intuitive and surrendering to the spiritual self. When you experience
joy, sadness, anger, fear or affection your child within is coming out.

When the inner child is wounded.
Almost all of us have some inner child healing to do. It is hard for us to be whole and happy adults without bringing the inner child into our lives and thereby healing it.
When we meet our inner child, we often discover that some of our ove, guidance, respect, trust and safety. The lack of these basic needs may have brought about a state of chronic anxiety, fear, shame, anger and despair in our inner child.
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Are you ready to make history together? ✈️🚀💫 Join us as we launch our #StartMeUp mission today, the FIRST launch from the UK! Follow this thread for all launch day updates 🧵
Lucky launch socks = CHECK. ✅ Popcorn = CHECK. ✅ Tune into the livestream with us here, starting at 1:15pm PT/9:15pm GMT: Image
What’s on board? Our #LauncherOne is carrying nine payloads to orbit in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the United States’ National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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Let’s me show you guys how it all started just like a joke in 2015. @MBuhari started with the 1.6 KM long Second Niger Bridge which is a key national infrastructure, with immense socio-economic benefits for the entire nation.


Some young Nigerians decided to verify the project for us all, they took us thruu the #SecondNigerBridge so that the whole world can see the good work of @MBuhari Odogwu Number ONE as @Champele called him.

@MBuhari kept to his words that the Second Niger Bridge will be inaugurated in December and opened to traffic. God Bless You Mr President

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#DidYouKnow the different kinds & amount of cess that Govt of India collects (which are not shared with State Govts)?
Govt gives this data in #RajyaSabha
Particularly the increase in road & infrastructure cess is whopping!
See details below👇
This #ParliamentQuestion asked by MP Dr. Sasmit Patra also asked why Central Govt not considering sharing cess with State Govts, to which Govt quoted Article 270 of #Constitution
See response here -…

#Parliament #ParliamentWinterSession
And in response to this #ParliamentQuestion, Govt gave #data on utilisation of #cess collected for various purposes -…
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It's time for #COP15, where world nations are meeting to agree targets to protect and restore Earth's biodiversity - the incredible variety of life we share the planet with.

Follow our thread for six examples of why biodiversity is so important.
#1. We rely on biodiversity for much of our food production, including the pollination of crops.

#DidYouKnow that 35% of global food production is in some way dependent on animal pollination?…
#2. Thanks to plant and soil biodiversity, we have been able to develop a wealth of medicines, from painkillers to cancer-fighting drugs. Biodiversity saves lives.…
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Context: Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, starts to erupt in Hawaii.

Sunday’s eruption is the first one recorded since 1984. The previous eruption in 1984 sent lava flows within 5 miles of Hilo, the island's most populous town. Image
Mauna Loa shares the Big Island with Mauna Kea, which is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its underwater base nearly 20,000ft below the ocean surface.
Mauna Loa is spewing sulfur dioxide and other volcanic gases. They form volcanic smog, or vog, when they mix with vapor, oxygen and dust in sunlight.
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#Didyouknow, #India has a long tradition and heritage for indigenous art, apart from formal traditions? Some of these art practices are over 1000 years old. #Thread #IndianArtHistorty #ArtHistory #FolkArt Image
1. The handmade miniature painting of Assam.
Harshcharita (biography of King Harsha) written in Sanskrit by Banabhatta in the 7th century AD, informs us King of Kamrupa, ancient Assam, gifted Harshavardhan, King of Northern India, "volumes of fine writing with leaves made from aloe bark and the hue of ripe cucumber."
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How RJ Corp Dominated the Indian Fast Food Industry 🍕

#KFC #pizzahut #Pepsi #foodindustry #stocks #StockMarketIndia #DidYouKnow
RJ Corp is responsible for bringing global fast food brands like Pepsi, KFC, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and others to India. Ravi Jaipuria is the man behind RJ Corp. It is the parent company of Varun Beverages and Devyani International which are listed on the Indian stock exchange.
The company has established a multi-billion dollar empire through its national and international operations. The group has 832 core brand stores across the country.
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Photo by @Amivee // Did you know that a giraffe's spots are as unique as our fingerprints? No two giraffes have the same pattern, and researchers use the different patterns to tell them apart. 1/7 Image
Those spots are not just for camouflage either, they help them regulate their body temperatures. Beneath each patch is a network of blood vessels and sweat glands to dissipate heat. 2/7
This young West African giraffe is browsing outside of Doulouwal Peulh, Niger - a village about 50 miles outside of the capital of Niamey where people live side by side with the endangered West African giraffe in the country's government-defined Giraffe Zone. 3/7
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In 2018, @oduainvestments, historically owned by Ogun/Oyo/Ondo/Osun/Ekiti States, took the decision to admit Lagos as a shareholder. Today, Group Chairman of the conglomerate, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, formally handed over @followlasg’s Certificate of Shareholding to Gov @jidesanwoolu
All the 6 States of South West Nigeria are now (equal) shareholders in @oduainvestments.
What happened is that this year (2022), Lagos completed payment for its portion of the Share Capital allotted to it. With the completion of payment, the Certificate of Shareholding has been issued to the State Government. Hence today’s ceremony.
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Many of us are aware of the many contributions of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of #Kolhapur to social reform, including the introduction of #reservation in government jobs for #backwardclasses in 1902. But #DidYouKnow what triggered this drastic step? 1/4
While performing religious rituals in the Panchganga River in October 1899, he noticed that the priests were not chanting mantras from the Vedas, but from the Puranas. The explanation given to him by the palace priests left him aghast! 2/4
They explained that only #Brahmins had the right to perform ‘Vedokta’ rituals and since Marathas were ‘Shudras’, they could perform rituals only from the Puranas. 3/4
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Adding to the growth of the Northeast! Here's a thread 🧵 on how the Government is leaving no stone unturned for the development of the 'Ashta Lakshmi' of India. #8YearsOfPurvottarKalyan
These spectacular engineering marvels are opening several gates of opportunities for the North East. #8YearsOfPurvottarKalyan
Laying the tracks of success with a world-class rail network! #8YearsOfPurvottarKalyan
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