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COVID-19: Railways introduces new coaches with ionised AC air, copper-coated handles

Surat: Amid the rising cases of corona virus afflictions in India, the Indian Railways has introduced fresh features in new coaches, including foot-operated soap dispensers and toilet flushes, new door handles and handrails coated with anti-microbial copper to make the passenger’s journey and life safer. The Railway Coach Factory in Kapurthala rolled out the first two […]

Indian Railways to go green by 2030

Aditya Hore Surat: Chasing an ambitious mission to make New India an eco-friendly country, the Ministry of Railways has embarked upon a project to transform Indian Railways into ‘Green Railways’ by 2030. It has taken a number of major initiatives towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change, official reports said.  These measures include […]

COVID-19: Bachchan’s 26 staffers tested negative

Mumbai: While megastar Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and grand-daughter Aaradhya tested positive for the coronavirus, his 26 staff members have tested negative, reports said on Monday.  Officials sanitised and sealed four bungalows of the Bachchan family after they tested positive. Other members of the family have been quarantined for the next two weeks, after which they […]

Google to invest Rs 75,000 crore in India, says CEO Sundar Pichai

New Delhi: Giving a much-needed boost to a New India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced an investment of USD 10 billion (Rs 75,000 crore) in the country over the next 5-7 years through a “Google for India Digitisation Fund.” The announcement followed his wide-ranging talks on a range of issues with Prime Minister Narendra […]

Introducing “Panchamrit”, Amul offers a new product in devotional domain

Introducing a new product category, Amul added a food item for the gods, just a week ago. The dairy brand launched Panchamrit, a food traditionally served as ‘prasad’ after puja at temples.  However, the ingredients of Panchamrit vary across geographies in India, the most popular blend is of honey, sugar, curd, cow milk, and ghee. […]

Self-reliance: GCMMF launches Janmay range of edible oils

Ahmedabad: As a first step towards self-reliance in edible oils, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has launched the Jaymay range of edible oils to mark the premier cooperative organization’s 48th anniversary year. GCMMF, launched in June 1973, is India’s largest food products organization and marketer of Amul brand of milk and milk products, with annual turnover […]

Digital Safety: CBSE & FB India Offer Free Online Courses for Students & Educators

Aditya Hore Surat: In times of COVID-19 Lockdown when screen-time is increasing day by day and youngsters are more into the digital world, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook India have come together to offer digital training programmes to both educators and students on Digital Safety and Online Well-Being and Augmented/Virtual Reality. […]

India-EU summit 2020 to be held through video conference on July 15

New Delhi: The 15th Summit between India and the European Union (EU) will be held via video conference on July 15, officials said on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold extensive talks with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on a […]

Ecotourism: How a woman forest officer helped villagers support their livelihood

Aditya Hore Surat: Forest officials usually protect forests, flora and fauna. But a woman forest official of Odisha helped natives convert their village into the state’s first eco-village with zero waste and cent per cent eco-friendly initiatives of livelihood. Situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River, and adjoining the Satkosia gorge, Muduligadia, a tiny hamlet […]

Innovation: Bharat Shramik, a web-based platform to employ displaced workers

Aditya Hore Surat: A 17-year-old innovator has created a web-based platform, Bharat Shramik, to employ the workers who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic induced lockdowns and were forced to displace or return to their native places. Hundreds of thousands of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labourers across India were affected due to closure of their […]