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Lt Gen S.K Saini appointed as Vice Chief of Army Staff

Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini has recently been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff after the then Army Vice Chief Lt Gen MM Naravane was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen S K Saini will take over as the new Vice Chief on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He is ..

India’s first-ever helicopter summit held in Dehradun

India’s first-ever helicopter summit is organized by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation at Sahastradhara helidrome in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on theme of expanding connectivity through helicopters. The Indian Air Force (IAF) was invited at the summit to talk on the role of IAF helicopters in MEDEVAC (Medical evacuation) at the national level.

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) sets up a plant that can turn plastic waste into diesel

In Dehradun, the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a plant which can turn plastic waste into diesel. The plant was recently inaugurated by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The plant is not just a good step towards freedom from plastic but will also reduce India’s dependence on other ..

Uttar Pradesh to conduct first census of Otters

For the first time, Uttar Pradesh has undertaken the decision to conduct census of otters in protected areas of the state. The census exercise was started from Pilibhat Tiger Reserve and will be accomplished by the end of March 2019 covering all protected areas of state. The census report would be shared with the Dehradun-based Wildlife ..

Government of India signs MoU with Chief Ministers of 6 Upper Yamuna basin states for construction of Lakhwar multi-purpose project in Uttarakhand

On August 28, the Government of India (GoI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chief Ministers of 6 Upper Yamuna basin states for the construction of Lakhwar multi-purpose project in Uttarakhand. The states are Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. The Lakhwar project envisages construction of a 204m high concrete ..

Uttarakhand to get aid by Asian Development Bank (ADB) for infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given in principle nod to aid Rs 1,700 crore to Uttarakhand for infrastructure development and creation of sewerage treatment facilities in urban areas. With the sanctioned amount, the transport system will be upgraded and 24 hours water supply will be ensured to the citizens. This was conveyed to Chief ..

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signs MOU with TIFAC for supporting forest based communities

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has signed MOU with Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) to provide livelihood opportunities and augment income of the forest based communities. Through this collaboration, TIFAC will help ICFRE to refine and up-scale the technologies developed, take technologies to the end users including farmers, State ..