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Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2019

The Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2019 is to be presented jointly to two debutant film-makers for the first time since 23 years of its inception. Aditya Dhar for the Hindi film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and Madhu C. Narayanan for the Malayalam movie ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ are selected as the winners. Both the filmmakers will be awarded at a ceremony ..

SpiceJet launches freighter services to assist shrimp farmers

Leading Indian aircraft carrier SpiceJet launched freighter services from Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Surat and Kolkata, to assist the transportation of shrimp seeds. The air cargo arm of SpiceJet called SpiceXpress, will use the Boeing 737 freighter with a 21-tonne carrying capacity will be used in the transportation. This is the first such effort in ..

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 ..

Logo Design for the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his counterpart President Xi Jinping of China is set to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China. The Indian counterpart in China said that the logo should reflect the historical and cultural bond between both the countries. It has declared that any individual ..

PM dedicates DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the Nation

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has dedicated the Defence and Research Organisation Young Scientists Laboratories (DYSLs) to the nation on Thursday, 2nd January 2020 from an inauguration event conducted in Bengaluru. The Young Scientists Laboratories are located in five cities in different parts of the country viz, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. ..

India’s First Online Waste Exchange Portal launched in Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation under the Smart City Mission has launched the first online waste exchange portal in the country, under which buyers and sellers of different kinds of waste will be connected. The first-of-its-kind online portal will allow the residents of Chennai to buy and sell recycled and reuseable products online. The portal will ..

State and City-wise Highlights from India Skills Report 2019

Top three states in terms of Hiring Activity in 2019- Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Delhi. Top three states in terms of Maximum Supply of Employable Talent- Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Top three states in terms of Highest Employability- Andhra Pradesh(1st), West Bengal (2nd), and Delhi (3rd). Top five cities with Highest Employability- Bengaluru (1st), ..

GoI and ADB sign USD 451 Million Loan Agreement to Strengthen Power Connectivity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) have signed a USD 451 Million(approx Rs 3,200 crore) Loan Agreement for strengthening the power connectivity between the northern and the southern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC). CKIC will also build an operational capacity for Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation(TANTRANSCO), for which ADB ..