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Nippon Paint join hands with a transgender artist collective to inaugurate ‘Lions of COVID’

4,000 sq. ft. wall mural recently designed on Swami Vivekananda metro station walls was inaugurated Volunteers from the Aravani Art Project, Bengaluru undertook the painting project in various phases to honour services rendered by frontline workers Ahmedabad Nippon Paint India (Decorative Division), Asia Pacific’s leading paint manufacturer, and 95 Mirchi Bengaluru, along with members of the Aravani Art Project, today inaugurated Lions of COVID, Bengaluru’s largest mural tribute to frontline workers, on Swami Vivekananda metro station walls. Nippon paint…

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New wheat variety helps farmers in a village in Maharashtra double their yield

Ahmedabad Farmers now have a wheat variety developed by Indian scientists with significantly high yield. The chapati from the flour of this wheat also scores high on quality. This wheat variety called MACS 6478 and developed by Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has doubled the crop yield for farmers in Karanjkhop, a village in Maharashtra. The farmers of the village in Koregaon tehsil of…

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Bharti AXA Life Insurance Rolls Out Premiere Protect Plan

Ahmedabad Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, today announced the launch of its new protection solution – Bharti AXA Life Premier Protect Plan – that offers life cover and various death benefit payout options. Bharti AXA Life Premier Protect Plan is a pure risk premium life insurance scheme which provides the policyholder with financial protection and security for his/her family’s…

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Rise Against Hunger India to celebrate October as Hunger action month

 Ahmedabad In recent months, due to pandemic and related events, people across the world, especially those from the lower economic strata faced sever economic hardship and many experienced aggravated hunger. With economic activities still not back in full gear, hunger and food insecurity continue to be major issue to deal with for many. The world also saw during the lockdown, spontaneous action by citizens’ groups, local organizations and individuals to extend a helping hand to the hungry and needy….

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MPEDA, CPT sign Rs 140-cr project to modernise Cochin Fishing Harbour

Ahmedabad Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is set to work with Cochin Port Trust (CPT) to modernise Kerala’s pivotal Cochin Fisheries Harbour with more than a dozen key features that will enhance the unit value of realisation of sea-caught items and minimise post-harvest losses. MPEDA Chairperson K S Srinivas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his CPT counterpart Dr M Beena, initiating the Rs 140-crore project that will mobilise resources from various central government schemes. A special…

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Digital platforms will be Critical to Revive Tourism Sector in India

Ahmedabad While the entire travel and tourism sector is witnessing an economic downturn, the first green-shoots are being witnessed by the digital platforms, who have a critical role to play in the revival of the sector. This was the emphatic message from all panelists in the Webinar on Digital Roadmap to Invigorate Micro-Entrepreneurs in Tourism Sector, organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India . Speaking at the event, Meenakshi Sharma, Director General (Tourism) in her key note…

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Namish Taneja back on ‘Aye Mere Humsafar’ set after isolation

Ahmedabad Namish Taneja recently announced on Instagram that his family had unfortunately contracted the novel Coronavirus. While he himself had tested negative, he still took uttermost precaution and isolated himself in another flat. We recently caught up with the heart throb and he only had thanks for his fans and well-wishers. “It was a very stressful time since my family tested positive for Covid19. We took immediate precautions and followed all the correct procedures. In all this chaos, one…

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Lucknow lab records shortest average time to process Covid-19 samples among institutions in India

Ahmedabad As the COVID 19 patient numbers are recorded, a testing hub in Lucknow for the disease has recorded the shortest average time to process samples among institutions in the country. With 1000 to 1200 samples being tested per day, the story of the rise of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, to the top institution not only in the state but throughout the country in terms of average…

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AICTE approves inclusion of Geospatial as a subject in GATE and NET exam

Ahmedabad Students competing for the popular National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship in Indian universities and colleges, including IITs and NITs and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for JRF in CSIR laboratories, can now opt for Geospatial as a subject. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved for the inclusion of Geospatial subject in GATE and NET examination on the recommendation of the National Geospatial Task Force Report 2013 under…

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Launches Magnesia Carbon Line for Steel Sector

Ahmedabad In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, Dalmia-OCL Ltd, India’s fastest-growing refractory company, today launched a new refractory line for production of Magnesia Carbon (MgO-C bricks) at its Rajgangpur plant in Odisha. Minister of State for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste inaugurated the production line, which will have a capacity of 108,000 tonne and cater to the demand of domestic steel manufacturers. Once fully commissioned, this will be India’s largest refractory line for production…

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