PLACES IN NEWS - 2019 MAY

May 28

Mississippi River in the USA is flooding and has affected at least eight states since January 2019. It has become the longest-lasting since the "Great Flood" of 1927 which remains the benchmark flood event for the country's biggest river.  Since the start of 2019, many parts of the lower Ohio and lower Mississippi river valleys have received more than two feet of rain, with some spots having over 40 inches of rain.

May 24

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) new commercial arm called NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) was officially inaugurated in Bengaluru. The NSIL was incorporated for commercially utilising research and development (R&D) activities carried out by ISRO in area of space.

May 9

India's first natural Ice Cafe has started by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials. They created it by natural process and the help of some locals during winters. This has been attracting a large number of tourists.
At a height of 14,000 feet in Leh, Ladakh the ice cafe is located on the Manali-Leh Highway. It is built in the shape of a mound with the purpose of saving water in winter and using it later for irrigation purposes when the ice melts in spring. The cafe utilises the same concept as used by Sonam Wangchuk for his ice stupa project in Ladakh.


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