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Persistent Systems hold smart school hackathon, may work with Atal Innovation Mission

The event received 100 applications from students in Pune and Nashik, of which 40 ideas were finalised. The selected ideas are all at a prototype stage, which the students would further refine or modify over the course of the 12-hour event.

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  • A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice S A Bobde, sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually switching all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles with a view to curb air pollution and CFC emissions.

    Muraleedharan was addressing a gathering of diplomats, students of the Hindi language from various countries, poets and other personalities on 'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan here. He reiterated that the Centre has been making efforts for the promotion of Hindi as an official language of the United Nations and its propagation worldwide.

    Startup India initiative of the government aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive to growth of budding entrepreneurs.

    "Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments for the proposed amendment of Rule 115 to mandate BS VI level emission norms for Quadricycle with effect from 1st April 2020," the ministry said. BS-VI emission norms are in line with European standards.

    Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said a total of 305 projects have so far been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 28,613.75 crore, out of which 109 projects have been completed and rest are at various stages of implementation.

    This is the nine outreach programme under the initiative. Eight programmes have already been organised in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Kerala.

    As the world’s largest democracy raises its voice and spills on to the streets, the message is clear – India’s democratic values are sacrosanct and its civil liberties must be upheld. World scrutiny on India has intensified. One hopes that the powers that be will be able to gently assuage concerns of the aam admi.

    The state government has decided to make English the medium of instruction for classes 1 to 6 in all schools, replacing the native language Telugu, beginning from 2020-21 academic year, with Telugu or Urdu being a compulsory subject.

    The government has cancelled passport of controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda and rejected his application for fresh one, External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

    Sale of direct and indirect stakes up to 51% equals 1-2 years of selloff targets

    The Centre launched Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen on October 2, 2014 with the aim to attain Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by October 2, 2019. "As per the data reported by states/UTs on the online Integrated Management Information System of SBM(G), 10.14 crore individual household toilets have been constructed under the programme as on November 28.

    The three missions - on quantum technology, methanol and electric mobility - will be in the order of Rs 5,000 crore each and is expected to get government approval in the next three months, Department of Science and Technology Secretary, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, said.

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