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Friday, 20-October-2017

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FIRECRACKER FREE DIWALI IN DELHI

3 days ago
The Supreme Court ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers there. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice Ashok Bhushan, while restoring last November’s order, said: “We are of the view that the order suspending the licences should be given one chance to test itself in order to find out as to whether there would be positive effect of this suspension, particularly during Diwali period.” However, the court said that the Septembe...
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GOVT OFFICIALS TO BE GIFTED KHADI SHIRTS

3 days ago
The Assam government will gift a pair of Khadi shirts to state government employees who will be encouraged to wear it once a month. Assam Khadi & Village Industries Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government has earmarked Rs 12 crore for the project of which Rs 5 crore has been also sanctioned in the budget. “We plan to gift the Khadi shirts to the employees on April 14, on BohagBihu day – the Assamese New Year day,” Sarma said, addressing a function organized on the occasion of the 149th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Assam Khadi & Village Industries Board office premises at Gu...
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$4 MILLION RAISED FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

a week ago
Providing quality education to underprivileged children in India, an Indian NGO has raised more than $4 million for the cause. This was revealed at the annual US-India NGO event held in New York. Raising over $3.8 million, ‘Pratham’ was also able to raise another $260,000 for its award-winning education programmes for children. Pratham was established in the slums of Mumbai back in 1995. It is among India’s largest non-governmental education organisations. Pratham has touched the lives of 50 million underprivileged children since its inception. “I had always dreamed of becoming a successful ...
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INDIA APPROVES $4.5 BN CREDIT TO BANGLADESH

a week ago
India approved a massive $4.5 billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh for funding infrastructure projects, including shipping, ports, roads and power. “Witnessed signing of $4.5 billion line of credit line from India to Bangladesh. This largest credit ever will build big infrastructure,” Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg tweeted. “Signed joint interpretive note with Bangladesh today to update Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement to our new investment framework,” he said. Bangladesh will be using the Line of Credit for funding 17 priority infrastructure projects, including...
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RUSSIA DESTROYS CHEMICAL WEAPONS

2 weeks ago
The last chemical munitions from Russian arsenals of chemical weapons were liquidated in the southwest of Russia, officials said. Mikhail Babich, Chairman of the State Commission on Chemical Disarmament, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the elimination process was completed ahead of schedule. “We can say without any unnecessary pathos that this is indeed a historical event, given the enormous volume of munitions we have inherited from Soviet times,” Xinhua quoted Putin as saying.  Experts said the arsenal of chemical weapons could destroy all life on earth several times, acc...
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FACEBOOK TOOL HELPS PEOPLE FIND BLOOD

2 weeks ago
Facebook is rolling out a new tool for its 201 million Indian users that would make it easier for them to donate blood to the needy while connecting blood banks and hospitals to willing donors residing nearby. Starting October 1 -- National Blood Donor Day -- Facebook users in India will be able to start signing up to be blood donors, the social network giant said in a blog post on Thursday.  To help encourage participation, Facebook will show a message in News Feed or people can edit their Profiles to sign up. All information will remain private and set to “only me” by default, but people can choo...
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300 CR PLAN FOR DELHI’S GARBAGE CRISIS

3 weeks ago
The central government has approved a Rs 300 crore plan for “visible improvement” in solid waste management in the national capital in the face of the serious garbage crisis plaguing it, new Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday He said that under this plan, north, south and east municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) would spend Rs 100 crore each for procuring machines for collection, transport and storage of solid waste. “All vehicles and mechanical equipment would be procured and commissioned by the end of December this year,” Puri said at a con...
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BHARTI FOUNDATION TO CONSTRUCT 50,000 TOILETS

3 weeks ago
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government to jointly provide over 50,000 toilets for rural households in Amritsar district. The MoU was signed on Wednesday by the Foundation with the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation of Punjab government, a spokesperson said here.  Bharti Foundation will be collaborating with the state government under the Satya Bharti Abhiyan, its well-known sanitation initiative. “Under the MoU, Bharti Foundation will join hands with DWSS and will provide financial assistance for the constr...
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6,172 TET TEACHERS RECRUITED

4 weeks ago
“Teachers must commit themselves to the cause of creating capable citizens for the country as primary school teachers are the agents of change for the society who can instil good qualities in the students from a nascent stage,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while taking part as the chief guest in the ceremony for distributing appointment letters to 6,172 TET qualified teachers at elementary schools under Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Assam at Veterinary College Playground, Khanapara in the city.   Urging the newly appointed teachers to take up the responsibility of spreading light of education in th...
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MANIPUR EARMARKS RS 35 CR FOR STARTUPS

4 weeks ago
Under the ‘Startup India’ initiative, Manipur government has earmarked Rs 35 crore to encourage local entrepreneurs. Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed this while launching Romi Industri es’s fifth factory outlet at Kwakeithel Thounaojam Leikai. Singh said that his government will promote start-ups to encourage youths of the state to generate self-employment and improve the state’s economy. “The tendency to run after white collar jobs after completion of education should be done away at this age. One can start his or her own company and enjoy working under your own conditions at the...
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BLACKBERRY’S WATERPROOF FLAGSHIP

5 weeks ago
Chinese electronics company TCL will launch a full touchscreen smartphone under the Black Berry name in October -a month after Apple launches its new flagship iPhone 8 and a refresh of iPhone 7 devices. According to a report in Engadget, TCL’s François Mahieu said the new phone would respect BlackBerry’s reputation for building hard-wearing devices for clumsy international travellers who will be working in all kinds of weather.  “The main feature, beyond the full-touchscreen, is the (planned) IP67 water and dust-proofing, as well as a battery rated to last for more than 26 hours of mix...
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ROBOT FOLLOWS PEDESTRIAN RULES

5 weeks ago
Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed an autonomous robot that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing the general social codes that pedestrians follow to avoid oncoming obstacles while keeping up a steady walking pace. In drive tests, the robot, which resembles a knee-high kiosk on wheels, successfully avoided collisions while keeping up with the average flow of pedestrians, said the researchers who have detailed their robotic design in a paper scheduled to be presented at the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in September. &...