Central Cabinet renamed the Agartala Airport of Tripura

Question: On July 4, 2018, Union Cabinet gave its approval to rename the Agartala Airport in Tripura as
(a) Deendayal Upadhyay Airport
(b) Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport
(c) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Airport
(d) Dr.P.C. Mahalanobis Airport
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On July 4, 2018, Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval to rename the Agartala Airport in Tripura as ‘Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport, Agartala.
  • The decision comes in the wake of the long pending demand of people of Tripura as well as the Tripura Government for paying tribute to Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore
  • Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, who ascended the throne of the erstwhile Tripura Princely State in 1923, was an enlightened and benevolent ruler.
  • Agartala Airport was constructed in 1942 on the land donated by Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore.

See also the links below:-
http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1537558

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