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Environment Friendly Cost Effective Bio-socket for Electricity

The SNV Netherlands Development Organization, a pioneer in promoting biogas plants in the world, plans to install 'Bio-Socket' in the country's 35,000 biogas plants to generate electricity for rural households.

APEDA: Helping Farmers to Look Outwards

Right from the moment when a produce is harvested from the farm to the time it takes to be on board for moving to its desired destination, the life of the agricultural produce gets battered at various stages. It is estimated that almost 30-40 per cent of the produce of fruits and vegetables is wasted due to lack of adequate infrastructure for post-harvest handling, transportation and storage.

Arjun Rampal Takes on DNA

Recently, an article was published by a popular daily, DNA, talking about how Arjun Rampal beat Hrithik Roshan in a race at their kids school. The article was made to look like there were only Arjun and Hrithik in the race, and they were pitted against each other.

New Paradigms in Agricultural Research

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an apex organization in the country spearheading agricultural research, education and extension activities for productivity enhancement and diversification of Indian agriculture. The comprehensive initiatives taken by the Council have led to notable accomplishments in natural resource management, input use efficiency, climate resilience, secondary agriculture and economic transformation of farmers though technological interventions.

“Palava”- The ‘City of Opportunity’

Mumbai, January 10 (Washington Bangla Radio, USA) - Lodha Group, the country’s largest developer, presented “Palava”- Mumbai’s sister city and the ‘City of Opportunity’. Palava is designed to be amongst the world’s top 50 most liveable cities, with every aspect of it being benchmarked against global criteria. This includes a vibrant business environment, outstanding educational and healthcare facilities, unparalleled cultural and sports infrastructure, and safe public spaces, in addition to high quality residences at affordable prices for its citizens.

ADB President Assures PRC Vice Premier of Strong Support for Reforms, Environment, and Poverty Reduction

During a three-day visit to People’s Republic of China (PRC), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed appreciation for the PRC’s reform vision announced last month and assured Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of ADB’s strong support for reforms and efforts to address environment and poverty.

National Urban Livelihoods Mission - Empowering The Lives of Urban Poor

Like countless others, forty-year- old Usha left her village in Uttar Pradesh and came to Delhi in search of a better life. Two decades later, she finds herself living in a jhuggi while she struggles to bring up her five children on the meagre salary she earns as a domestic help.

Zed talked to highschoolers on Hinduism

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Washington , December 22 (Washington Bangla Radio, USA) - Hindu statesman Rajan Zed talked about Hinduism and its contributions to the world to Rainshadow Community Charter High School students in Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 18.

4th PELOPONNESIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "BRIDGES" * * Naseer wins Best Actor, The Coffin Maker lifts the Golden Pegasus

The awards for the 4th Peloponnesian International Film Festival “Bridges” were presented at the crowded Cineplex Lais of Corinth in Greece. The ceremony was conducted by Corinthian actress Helen Petropoulou along with festival director Petra Terzi.

Whistling Woods International launches It’s Public Service Advertising Division With A 1-Min Film on Women Empowerment

n June 2013, the students of Whistling Woods International celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema through film screenings, free workshops and masterclasses. At the closing ceremony through Shabana Azmi alumni Ketan Rana was comissioned Rs. 5 lacs to direct a film on Women Empowerment.

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