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Equip farmers to reach global market, urges Governor

Fourth session of five-day Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs begins at Kovalam Noting that advanced practices with an eye on global standards are key to ensure success in the global market, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala Justice (retd) Shri P Sathasivam today said that cultivators of spices should be encouraged to think globally and make use of the latest farming technologies. Inaugurating the fourth session of the Codex Committee […]

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Focus on digitality and the ‘human factor’ at the ITB MICE Forum 2019

The latest trends and strategies for the future at the international meeting place of the industry’s event managers at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show – Headline topic: what is the role of analogue touchpoints in the age of the digital revolution? – New: for the first time the MICE Forum will take place over two days and occupy its own hall along with Business Travel Concentrated expertise and the […]

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International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts

2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010 Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew above the world average while Asia and the Pacific and Europe grew at 6% For 2019, UNWTO forecasts a 3-4% increase, in line with the historical growth trend International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the […]

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Kerala Tourism donates Rs 6.06 cr to CMs distress relief fund

Kerala Tourism Department has donated Rs 6.06 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). State Tourism Minister Shri Kadakampally Surendran handed over the cheque for the amount to Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan at his chamber in the Secretariat. Smt Rani George, IAS, Secretary, Tourism; Mr P. Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Tourism; V.S. Anil, Deputy Director, Tourism, and Smt. Bindumony S, Secretary, DTPC Thiruvananthapuram were present on the […]

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Biennale collateralsseek to refresh societal views on taboos and migratory history

The carved wooden box has a tastefully ethnic look, yet there is no denying it symbolizes the confessional at the church. Only, the artwork has a mouth inside with a bin welcoming taboo ideas that have been ruling society for centuries. Again, this installation as part of Kochi-Muziris Biennale collateral show is notsquarish, but triangular. For, it denotes the concept of the Trinity in Christianity: the Father, Son and the […]

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Art and culture play an important role in rebuilding Kerala: Governor

Seven-day-long Nishagandhi Dance Festival kicks off in Kerala’s capital The annual tradition of enlivening the sprawling spread of Kanakakkunnu with the rhythmic chime of the anklets to the accompaniment of mellifluous music has kicked off in style here today. In a beautiful and symbolic twist, His Excellency the Governor of Kerala Justice (Retd) Shri P Sathasivam inaugurated the festival by lighting the traditional lamps carried by seven dancers on a […]

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Capacity of NISH to be doubled soon: Health Minister

The state government has plans to transform the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) into a leading research institute and will double its capacity soon,  said Smt. K.K. Shailaja, Minister for Health, Social Justice, and Women and Child Development, here on Monday. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating seminars on “Unlocking Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Concepts in Children with Communication Needs” and “Forging the Assistive Technology Value Chain,” […]

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IMTMA Celebrates 50 Years of IMTEX during ‘IMTEX 2019 &Tooltech 2019’

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is celebrating 50 years of IMTEX as it organizes ‘IMTEX 2019 &Tooltech 2019’ at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore from 24th to 30th January 2019. IMTEX today occupies a premier position in exhibition landscape as South Asia’s largest exhibition in manufacturing technology.Since its beginning in 1969 in Mumbai it has showcased every change and shift in metalworking technology to enable Indian manufacturers […]

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Berlin Travel Festival: Globetrotters meet travel industry trendsetters

Innovative tour operators and well-known adventurers, activists and wellness gurus to meet at the Arena Berlin from 8 to 10 March 2019 – Slogan: travel different – Tickets are available online now A forward-looking trade show for a new generation of travelers: following its successful launch in 2018 the second edition of the Berlin Travel Festival will be taking place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at Arena Berlin. Taking […]

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The winners of the ITB Book Awards 2019 have been decided upon

The award winners include Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, Andrew Solomon, Marco d’Eramo, Olivier Rolin, Per J. Andersson, Joshua Foer with Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Matias Faldbakken, Elke Heidenreich and Tom Krausz, Ilija Trojanow, Roberto Saviano and Giovanni di Lorenzo, Frank Vorpahl, Stephan Orth, Peter Hinze, Fredy Gareis, Rüdiger Frank and the publisher Roland Esterbauer The jury has selected the winners of the ITB Book Awards 2019. The focus […]

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