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  • Current Affairs 12th February 2017

    Updated : 12-Feb-2017
    Current Affairs 12th February 2017

    Current Affairs 12th February 2017 - Important Points

    • Name of Indian Sand Artist who created Guinness World Record by sand castle - Sudarsan Pattnaik
    • Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around - Eiffel Tower

    Current Affairs 12th February 2017 - Details

    Name of Indian Sand Artist who created Guinness World Record by sand castle - Sudarsan Pattnaik

    On 10th February 2017, Guinness World Record was created by Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik as he sculpted a 48.8 feet tall sand castle. This sand castle was sculpted at Puri beach in Odisha.

    This tallest castle of world carried message of world peace and featured sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Gautama Buddha.

    Key Highlights :

    Patnaik started working on this sculpure on 7th February along with his 45 students.

    Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around - Eiffel Tower

    Among Important International Current Affairs, On 9th February 2017, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced that a 2.5-meter high bulletproof glass wall would be erected around the Eiffel tower as a security measure. This decision was taken to protect the architecture from the threat of terrorism.

    Do You Know :

    • Eiffel tower was named after engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
    • Eiffel tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall and is tallest structure in Paris.

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