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World's largest dome inaugurated in Pune

Published on October 04, 2018
The world's largest dome was inaugurated at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)'s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor, Pune (Maharashtra).
World's largest dome inaugurated in Pune
  • It was inaugurated by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at the Peace Center on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

About World Peace Monument dome:

  • The dome has been built atop MIT World Peace Library and World Peace Prayer Hall, which are named after 13th century poet-saint and philosopher Dhyaneshwar who was a pivotal figure of Bhakti movement in Maharashtra.
  • The dome has a diameter of 160 feet, overtaking earlier record holding Vatican Dome having diameter of 139.6 feet.
  • It stands 263 feet tall with a bell hanging from centre and has a prayer hall with area of around 30,000 sq ft.
  • It is supported by 24 massive columns, each 63 feet tall.
  • The periphery of the dome and underneath- inside and outside has bronze statues of 54 of biggest names in world history stand, irrespective of nationality or religion.

Question:

Q. Where was the world's largest dome inaugurated?
a. Pune (Maharashtra)
b. Nagpur (Maharashtra)
c. Goa (Maharashtra)
d. None of the above

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