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National Horticultural Fair to be held in Bengaluru

The four-day National Horticultural Fair, which is the country’s biggest horticultural fair is set to be organised at the Hessarghatta campus of the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research organises the national-level fair, which is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 8, 2020. The theme of this ..

First Waste To Energy Plant of Indian Railways inaugurated 

The East Coast Railway Zone on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 has commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of the Indian Railway’s at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The facility was inaugurated by Rajesh Agarwal (Railway Board Member). This was the fourth such plant to be commissioned in the country, but also the first in the government sector of India. ..

‘Vyom Mitra’ unveiled by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently unveiled the humanoid robot, called Vyom Mitra at the inaugural session of the conference “Human Spaceflight and Exploration — Present Challenges and Future Trends”, held in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. This humanoid with feminine features is to be launched into space ahead of the first manned ..

Jharia most Polluted city in India: Greenpeace Report

According to the recent report released on Tuesday, 21st January 2020, by the environmental non-governmental organization, Greenpeace’s India branch, Jharia, a city in Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India, which is followed by Dhanbad of the same state. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada and is headquartered in the capital city ..

Hyderabad adjudged ‘World’s Most Dynamic City’ 

The capital city of Telangana and a major hub of technology industries, Hyderabad was recently adjudged as the ‘World’s Most Dynamic City’ based on the parameters like commercial real estate, social-economic indicators, out of which Hyderabad scored the highest globally in economic indicators such as GDP growth, airport passenger growth, and retail sales as per ..

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw honoured with ‘Order of Australia’

Indian entrepreneur and the Chairperson and Managing director of Bio Limited, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was conferred with the highest civilian honour of Australia- ‘Order of Australia’ on Friday, 17th January 2020 at an event organized at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru. The founder of Biocon was inducted as an Honorary member by the Australian High Commissioner ..

Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

The multi-venue mega science exhibition’s New Delhi edition, Vigyan Samagam will commence on 21st January 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC) at Pragati Maidan and will run-up to the 20th of March 2020. The first of its kind exhibition was started in collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of ..

‘Infosys Prize 2019’ given to Six Leading Achievers

The six winners of Infosys Prize 2019 were felicitated with a pure gold medal, a citation and prize money of USD 100,000, which were presented by Bharat Ratna & Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science 1998 winner, Prof. Amartya Kumar Sen on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at Bengaluru.  First awarded in the year 2008, the ..