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Workshop on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Kochi

Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute for Basic Sciences, a capacity building initiative of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), has invited applications for a three-day workshop on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry (MS). The workshop, aimed at exposing researchers in biology and chemistry to the latest developments in NMR Spectroscopy and MS, is being organised in association with Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation Centre (STIC) of […]

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National Museum got enriched with a grand set of colourful and ornate artefacts

The National Museum will get further enriched with a grand set of colourful and ornate artefacts, as a renovated gallery of decorative arts will be inaugurated tomorrow, showcasing some prized specimens of tasteful design and decoration of objects of utility in the 18th and 19th century. Union Minister of Culture, Smt Chandresh Kumari Katoch, will formally open the revamped gallery that would display a fascinating set of historical objects crafted […]

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One Day Workshop on Doing Business with Social Media

The influence of social media networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in branding, marketing, development of products and services is growing as lakhs of new people taking to social networking every day. With over 6 crore Indians already using social media actively, business (and organizations) of all sizes, sectors, and purposes, find it important to know how to make use of the explosion of social media for business. However, it […]

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Yet another award nomination for UDS

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa (UDS) – the complete wellness resort in the International tourist destination, Kovalam – has been nominated for the prestigious World Luxury Hotel awards in 2013. UDS had bagged this award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The UDS’s philosophy of combining the best elements of nature with the convenience of today’s modern world, through exceptional standards of luxury, elegance and service, together with ISO […]

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Smoking in Kollam males higher than Kerala and National averages

Police records would have us believe that there are no violations of COTPA – the tobacco control law – in the district but field reports and experts have a different story to tell. Results of an ongoing cancer survey conducted by Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in coastal wards of Kollam Corporation show that nearly 37% males smoke tobacco – much higher than the Kerala average […]

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Startup Village firms win NASSCOM award for women’s safety apps

Two smartphone applications developed by firms at Kochi’s Startup Village have been named among the ten best apps designed for the security of women, by IT industry body NASSCOM. Sentinel developed by MindHelix Technosol Pvt Ltd and iFollow from Aucupa Innovative Solutions were among the winners of NASSCOM’s first all-India App Fame Contest to search for mobile tools to aid personal safety of women and to help deal with emergencies. […]

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Energy workshop calls for strong national power grid

A strong national grid that will facilitate the movement of electricity to different parts of India is the need of the hour, Shri KM Chandrasekhar, Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board has said. The country has created many energy generation capacities in its different parts and there are many ways of generating energy including renewable, hydel, gas and nuclear. A national grid can link them up and enable movement of […]

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Klaus Schleusener passed away

Mr. Klaus Schleusener, Director, Niraamaya Retreats Kovalam Private Limited and founder of Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam passed away in Germany yesterday evening. He was 74 and was hospitalised for a while on account of cancer. Mr. Schleusener was a true visionary of tourism and had great concern for environment and ecology. He showed the world the potential of developing tourism through ecological steps. When he developed Surya Samudra in […]

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“Lions Bhavan” – Our City Needs More Such Geriatric Homes – R. Murugan

Every morning, we see beautiful flowers bloom in our courtyard, with flashing colours, luster and fragrance. The shining dew drops disappear within hours. After a daylong hectic struggle for survival, the flower starts fading and finally it falls down. Human life also take a similar course. The thrill and enthusiasm of child hood and youth soon give way to symptoms of aging and ailments. All we need at this juncture […]

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Kerala has to balance energy and environment needs: CM

The Kerala government is open to all practical measures that will help the state generate clean, affordable power for future needs, and balance its energy requirements and environmental concerns, Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy said today. Inaugurating a day-long workshop on ‘Energy & Environment – Challenges & Solutions’ organized in the state capital by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Shri Chandy said the state can neither block development […]

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