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Government of India (GoI) signs pact with IBM for pilot study on using AI in Agriculture

The Government of India (GoI) has signed pact with IBM India for undertaking a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in one district each in three states. The pilot study will be conducted for the Kharif crop season 2019 in three districts – Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded – ..

Update: Bullet Trains in India

The design of the station in Thane, Maharashtra, has been reworked by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) to reduce the number of affected mangroves from the estimated 53,000 to 32,044. The NHSRCL is the main implementing agency of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor. The destroyed mangroves will then be compensated 1:5 (1, 60,000 ..

Healthy States Progressive India: NITI Aayog’s Health Index Report

The Healthy States, Progressive India report of the Niti Aayog takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes in several health indicators, governance and impact of policy decisions. The second edition of the report focuses on measuring the overall performance and incremental improvement over a two-year period — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — ..

Radio-collaring of Asiatic Lions in Gujarat

The Forest Department of Gujarat is radio-collaring Asiatic lions to study their movement patterns, territories and habitat preferences as well as to keep their track when they move out of forests and venture into revenue areas with human habitation. Why the Project has been Initiated? Gir National Park and other protected areas around the national ..

Red Alert for Cyclone Vayu

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Cyclone Vayu which is expected to make landfall on the western coast of the country over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. Regions along the Gujarat coast are expected to see heavy rains, thunderstorm and lightning. Cyclone Alerts by IMD Stage of warning and Colour ..

Cyclone Vayu and Northward Progress of Monsoon

The South West Monsoon winds have entered Indian mainland through Kerala. At the same time, Cyclone Vayu is heading towards the Gujarat coast. Cyclone Vayu Cyclone Vayu is still to develop into a cyclone and is only a deep depression as of now. Cyclone Vayu is currently positioned around 250 km northwest of Aminidivi island ..

India’s first dinosaur museum and fossil park inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

India’s first dinosaur museum and fossil park has recently inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Raiyoli village near Balasinor town of Mahisagar district. The new museum will create a prehistoric-like era environment when dinosaurs might have roamed around freely in Raiyoli. As many as 50 sculptures of dinosaurs, including a life-size one of ..

India partners with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal

India has partnered with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at the ancient Indian site of Lothal in Gujarat. It is likely to come up on the lines of a similar museum at Lisbon, which is administered by the Portuguese Navy. The Government of India (GoI) has allocated a grant for building ..