Root Bridge: Living root bridges (also known as Jing Kieng Jri) are the aerial bridges that are built by weaving and manipulating the roots of the Indian rubber tree. A root bridge uses traditional tribal knowledge to train the roots of the Indian rubber tree (found in abundance in the area) to grow laterally across a stream bed resulting in a living bridge of roots. It spans between 15 and 250 feet and is built over centuries. They have been serving as connectors for generations in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
National War Memorial: The memorial is located at the India Gate complex in New Delhi. The layout of the structure comprises four concentric circles, named: the “Amar Chakra” or Circle of Immortality, the “Veerta Chakra” or Circle of Bravery, the “Tyag Chakra” or Circle of Sacrifice and the “Rakshak Chakra” or Circle of Protection. The busts of 21 awardees of the Param Veer Chakra are also installed at the Param Yoddha Sthal. The National War Memorial also commemorates the soldiers who participated and made supreme sacrifices in United Nations peace-keeping missions, Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, counterinsurgency operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Operations (LICO).
Amar Jawan Jyoti: is an Indian memorial, which was constructed after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the honour of the martyred and unknown soldiers of Indian Armed Forces who died during this war. The flame consists of a marble pedestal on which a cenotaph is situated. “Amar Jawan” has been is scripted in gold on all four sides of the cenotaph as well as on top. A L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle also stands on its barrel with a helmet of an Unknown Soldier on top. The pedestal is bound by four urns. One of the urns holds a continuously burning flame. The Amar Jawan Jyoti was located at two places: First one was constructed in December 1971. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1972 under India Gate at Rajpath. Second one was installed under the National War Memorial, in the honour of all known martyrs (post-independence) of Indian Armed Forces. Amar Jawan Jyoti has now been merged with War Memorial flame.
OSOWOG: One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative was proposed by India to set up a framework for facilitating global cooperation which aims at building a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources that can be easily shared. Parent Body: The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Objective: To build global consensus about sharing solar resources among more than 140 countries of West Asia and South-East Asia. The vision is ‘The Sun Never Sets’ and is a constant at some geographical location, globally, at any given point of time. This grid shall be interconnected with the African power pools also at the later stage. It has been taken up under the technical assistance program of the World Bank.
International Solar Alliance: The ISA is an intergovernmental treaty-based organisation with a global mandate to catalyse solar growth by helping to reduce the cost of financing and technology. ISA is the nodal agency for implementing One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG), which seeks to transfer solar power generated in one region to feed the electricity demands of others. It is an Indian initiative that was launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30th November 2015 in Paris, France on the side-lines of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP-21), with 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn as prospective members.
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