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SmartCity Kochi Company figures in Great Place to Work

Multinational technology services company Litmus7 Systems Consulting Pvt Ltd, which is based out of SmartCity Kochi, is one of India’s best 50 places to work in the IT–BPM sector, according to an international rating agency. Great Place To Work® rated Litmus7, which started operation in SmartCity Kochi in 2017, spread over an area of 27,000sq.ft, going by the agency’s assessment of workplace cultures across the globe. The selection this year […]

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Poly student bags best womenpreneur prize at Startup Yatra finale

20 ideas win awards among 80 pitched Final year Mechanical diploma Polytechnic student Arunima CR from Wayanad , who developed a solid waste cleaner that helps cleaning water bodies sans manpower, bagged the Best Womenpreneur award at the grand finale of the ‘Startup Yatra’ held  at Park Centre, Technopark. The event marked the conclusion of the state-wide initiative by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) to nurture aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerala’s tier […]

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KSUM partner for Startup India Yatra across India

Taking the enthusiasm generated by the just-concluded Startup Yatra to the national level, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has entered into a partnership with SingEx Exhibitions (India) Ltd (SEI) to provide national incubation support to Startup India’s roadshows across the country. SingEx is the execution partner for Startup India Yatra, the flagship initiative of the Government of India to empower startup ecosystem in the country. Under the pact, SEI will acknowledge […]

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Mandatory newborn hearing screening in Kerala my dream: Brett Lee

Noting that early intervention and awareness are most vital in tackling hearing disability, Australian cricketer Brett Lee has said that he dreams of Kerala becoming the first state to make Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) mandatory. UNHS is mandatory in Australia. In Kerala, we are getting to that level and it has to be extended to the private sector, remarked Mr Lee while interacting with students of National Institute of […]

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CM releases logo of India’s largest design festival

Kochi Design Week to be held at Bolgatty Island from Dec 11-16 Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan today launched the logo of the six-day design festival, Kochi Design Week, starting from December 11, aimed at rebuilding the state’s infrastructure shattered by the terrible August floods. The country’s largest design conclave, the event is meant for boosting innovative design and solutions in the state and equip it with futuristic technology and […]

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Biennale Foundation opens ‘art room’ at Fort Kochi School

The Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) has opened a new model for primary arts education by launching its innovative ‘art room’ that aims to foster artistic thinking and experimentation in children across Kerala. KBF president Bose Krishnamachari and secretary Sunil V inaugurated the educational initiative at the Edward Memorial Government Higher Secondary school (EMGHSS) in Fort Kochi. As an endeavour that offers resources for artistic experimentation, the ‘art room’ is a […]

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UST Global expands India operations, opens global delivery center in Hyderabad

New center to add 1000 technology associates by end of 2019 UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, today announced its new delivery center in Hyderabad, Telangana. The company plans to add 1000 technology associates by end of 2019 at its new location. Present at the center inauguration were Mr. JayeshRanjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, along with the leaders from UST Global. The key focus of […]

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ITB Berlin Convention debates four major challenges facing travel

Climate change, innovative forms of transportation, overtourism and changing customer demands are the key topics at the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank– New: Convention to be held at the CityCube, plus Deep Dive sessions – Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention from 6 to 9 March 2019 is free for exhibitors, trade visitors and the media Berlin, 21 November 2018 – The imminent threat of runaway climate change, outdated forms of […]

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Startup Yatra at NIT Calicut and IIM Kozhikode: 10 ideas get entry into grand finale

Around 10 innovative ideas among over 30 pitched ideas at the sixth boot camp held at NIT Calicut here on Tuesday, as part of the ongoing Startup Yatra of Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) to nurture aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerala’s tier 2 and 3 cities, have been selected for the grand finale of the boot camp. The boot camp was organised in association with the Technological Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) […]

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For biennale artist Shambhavi, Kerala floods triggered Emergency memories

When the August floods devastated Kerala four months ahead of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) where she is an artist, Shambhavi’s thoughts raced back to a similar scene during the days of Emergency. A pre-teen girlin 1975, she was among the victims of the nature’s fury that had struck her native Bihar. “The Soneriveroverflowed, and swallowed our entire locality in Patna,” she recalls, adding that ahelicopter carrying the then Prime Minister […]

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