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ICFOSS to host 6th triennial international conference on free software in Dec

Chief Minister launches logo and website of “Swatantra 2017” After three years, the free software community in Kerala will once again come together for deliberations on a range of topics related to free software and hardware at a conference organised by the International Centre for Free and Open Software (ICFOSS), under the IT Dept of Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram on December 20-21.   Titled ‘Swatantra-2017’, the conference will have more than 25 speakers […]


Karnataka Tourism to organize inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ in Bengaluru

‘Govt. of Karnataka – Department of Tourism’ announces the inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, India’s biggest B2B travel event in Bengaluru from the 28 February – 2 March 2018. The state of Karnataka and Bengaluru have over the years has contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and overseas. The Inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, […]


Kerala government to support private sector IT incubators and accelerators

Approval for tie-ups with national and international agencies New policy revisions offer more incentives to startups In a significant push to expand IT incubation space and encourage more startup ventures, the Kerala government has approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state. The government has also decided to revise norms in the state IT policy to […]


Dr. R.K. Vats appointed as the new HLL C&MD

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Vats, I.A.S, Additional Secretary and Director General (DG) of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) has taken charge as theChairman and Managing Director (C&MD) of HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), PSE under Union Health Ministry. He has served as Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; Director, National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd; Director, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd; and Director, Hindustan Prefab Limited. HLL, a Mini Ratna […]


Train Children to Say NO to Tobacco

Parents and teachers have a major role in equipping children to say no to tobacco, said ace violinist Balabhaskar here on Children’s Day, marking the launch of the social media campaign #SayNO2Tobacco. The campaign #SayNo2Tobacco aims to protect children from tobacco use initiation by training them to say a bold No, and thereby create tobacco free schools and colleges in Kerala. “I have never smoked or used tobacco in life, […]


Free Check-up Camp at Hindlabs on World Diabetes Day

HLL Lifecare Limited’s diagnostic lab, Hindlabs will organize free diabetes camp at its center at TRIDA Complex, near Thiruvananthapuram Govt. Medical College in observance of World Diabetes Day on November 14, Monday. The camp, which will be open from 8 am, will be headed by eminent diabetologist Dr. Dinesh Prabhu. Registration will be limited to 100 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. The camp will offer free sugar check-up, cholesterol test, […]


Kochi-Muziris Biennale founders among “Power 100” of contemporary art world for third year

Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari rank 84th in global influencers list Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s founders Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari have been named among the 100 most influential people in the global contemporary art scene for the third year in a row, in rousing endorsement for both the artists and their pioneering project which has shaped into India’s biggest art event and one of the most anticipated biennales on the international art […]


‘Ayurbodha’ offers New Age ‘enlightenment’ to tourists in God’s Own Country

Kerala Tourism Minister launches new initiative at World Travel Mart, London Adding to its portfolio of innovative products, Kerala Tourism has launched a unique initiative, Ayurbodha,  which gives Kerala-bound tourists not only an opportunity to savour the unmatched grandeur and beauty of the state but also enlightens them with the basics of life-changing Ayurveda and its virtues as a holistic wellness system. ‘Ayurbodha’, the newest product of the Kerala Tourism […]


TiECON Kerala 2017, ‘‘Kerala – The Entrepreneurial Destination’

Kerala’s largest entrepreneurial summit TiECON Kerala 2017 is going to be held at Le Meridien Kochi on 10th, 11th November 2017. This time TiECON Kerala is coming up with a new theme for their convention called ‘Kerala – The Entrepreneurial Destination’ which put forwards a platform for all innovators to meet business enthusiasts. “From the basic themes of encouraging and celebrating entrepreneurship to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, we move this […]


Metro Food Awards-Setting the benchmarks for a better dining

The 3rd edition of the Metro Food Awards Season 1 was held in Kochi on the 30th of October 2017. The event began with an air of serenity, amidst a breathtaking sunset on the calm backwaters of Bolgatty Palace. The evening soon gave way to a night of applause and cheer for the winners of the awards. What started as a quest to find the cream of the hotels and […]


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