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Valsad (Gujarat): The Tithal beach in Valsad district of Gujarat is all set to become the first disabled-friendly beach in India on February 12, 2016. The project will include construction of slopes with no barriers or steps and installation of detailed signage so that the disabled can reach the water without any assistance. Construction on the 3 km long beach will be made in two phases. 


Puducherry: Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education, Puducherry became the India's first fully solar powered institute (Educational) on February 7, 2016. The institute regularly generates thrice the electricity it consumes through solar power plants installed on the roofs of the dining room, primary school, library and high school in the campus. The institute has been self-reliant in energy since September 2014. 

Sikkim: The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare decided to set-up the National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim. The decision to this effect was taken by the Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh and Sikkim Agriculture Minister Som Nath Paudyal in New Delhi on February 6, 2016. The institute is set to be established by upgrading the existing Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Gangtok. The setting-up of the institute is of primary importance for Sikkim as it was declared as the first organic farming State in the country in January 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Lao Cai (Vietnam) : The world's longest three-rope cable car system was inaugurated in Vietnam's Lao Cai province. With a total length of 6292.5 m, the system was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest three-rope cable car route, and also the world's biggest height gap between its departure and arrival stations of 1410 m. The system, connecting Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan mountain in Lao Cai, some 250 km North-West of capital Hanoi, has a capacity of 2000 passengers per hour with each cabin accommodating 35 people. 

Ahmedabad (Gujarat): The Indian government announced on January 30, 2016, their decision to nominate Ahmadabad as the UNESCO world heritage city tag this year. January 30 was the last date for countries to send their nominations to UNESCO for the title, results of which will be announced in June 2017, and the government has confirmed that Ahmedabad, and not Delhi or Mumbai, is its pick. The Culture Ministry is supposed to officially endorse nomination before it can be sent to UNESCO. There are over 250 world heritage cities across the globe, but India (despite its long history and numerous heritage sites) has no UNESCO-recognised world heritage city. 

Mumbai (Maharashtra): India's first aircraft carrier INS-Vikrant got its permanent war memorial on the eve of January 26, 2016, in Mumbai. It was unveiled by Vice-Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, and Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, at a traffic island opposite Lion Gate over the Naval Dockyard. This magnificent aircraft carrier and India's proud was a sculpture created with pieces of metal from the shipbreaking yard, designed by eminent metal sculptor Arzan. 
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