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Government of Kerala partners with Khan Academy to bring e-learning to over 4000 schools

5 year partnership covering 4,775 schools, 1 lakh teachers and 20 lakh students. In the first year of partnership, the state would link Khan Academy’s content to Samagra – its education portal, provide training to all teachers in the state, and begin a 20 school personalized learning pilot. Learnings from the first year would be applied to a statewide rollout over the next 4 years. Khan Academy’s content, delivered through […]

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Kochi Receives Season’s First Cruise Ship

MV Boudicca arrives in Kochi with 506 international tourists Packed with international tourists, MV Boudicca, the Bahamas-based luxury cruise ship, berthed at the Kochi port early Sunday morning, signalling the onset of the cruise season in Kerala. MV Boudicca, a 1973-built cruise vessel, belongs to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line. The cruise ship, with 506 international tourists and 389 crew members on board, touched the […]

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Pilgrim tourism in Kerala: Centre gives nod to Rs 91.72 cr-projects

In a major fillip to pilgrim tourism, Kerala has secured the Centre’s approval for a Rs 91.72-crore proposal to improve tourist amenities in 147 pilgrim centres of different faiths across the state. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has endorsed the proposal submitted by the state government in this regard, as part of the Tourism Infrastructure Development plan. Stating that pilgrim tourism is a priority area for the state, […]

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C M inaugurates construction of Taurus Downtown Trivandrum

Kerala to increase IT parks space from 1.3 to 2.3 crore sq ft Plans are afoot to increase the IT parks space in Kerala from 1.3 crore square feet to 2.3 crore square feet, Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today said, while inaugurating the much-anticipated Rs 1,500-crore Taurus Downtown Trivandrum project coming up at Technopark. Speaking in the presence of Prof Lorenz Reibling, Chairman, Taurus, the Chief Minister said here […]

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Maker Village organises DocTech on Exciting Opportunities for Healthcare Startups

In a first of its kind initiative in the state, a team of doctors who participated in DocTech, a conversation of doctors with techies on ‘Opportunities in HealthCare for Startups’ here on Thursday, presented a wide range of opportunities for startups in the medical sector and also offered them mentorship for innovations in the domain. DocTech was organised by Maker Village wherein the participating doctors offered their expertise and guidance […]

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KSUM, CPCRI join hands to give fillip to agri startups

In a big boost to agriculture startups, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to guide budding entrepreneurs convert their enterprises into commercially successful ventures with the backing of technology. As per the MoU, the CPCRI will provide technological assistance to the startups that come up with innovative entrepreneurship ideas in the agriculture sector while the KSUM will […]

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MPEDA unveils mobile Fish Nutri Cart to sell ready to eat fish delicacies

A wide variety of ready to eat fishery products will now be available at your doorstep with The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) launching here today Fish Nutri Cart, a mobile kiosk that would sell exclusively delectable fish based dishes to tickle your taste buds. Nutri Cart has been developed by The Network for Fish Quality Management & Sustainable Fishing (NETFISH), the extension arm of MPEDA.  It is aimed […]

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International Biodiversity Congress 2018 to Begin in Dehradun on October 4

CISSA-Organised IBC 2018 to be a 3-day Event; Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling to Inaugurate The first International Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2018), organised as a joint initiative of Thiruvananthapuram based Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Navdanya (Dehradun), Forest Research Institute (FRI), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE, Dehradun), Wildlife Institute of India (WII, Dehradun), Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board and Uttarakhand Council for Science and […]

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‘Nefertiti’, KSINC’s luxury vessel to be launched by end of October

Nefertiti, the Egyptian themed luxury vessel of the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation ( KSINC) , will be launched by the end of  October, charting a new course in cruise tourism in Kerala. This was announced on Sunday by  Shri Mohammed Hanish , Managing Director of  KSINC,  on the sidelines of Kerala Travel Mart ( KTM) 2018, the biggest tourist conclave in the country at Willingdon Island here, where […]

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KTM concludes, enriches Kerala’s post-flood tourism vision

Hosts 35,000 buyer-seller meets, with 15,000 of them involving delegates from 66 countries Sep 27-30 Kochi event triggers ways to reinvent and invigorate tourism in God’s Own Country Kerala made milestone advances in tourism by charting steps to stir up the crucial industry that contributes to a tenth of its economy, as the country’s biggest travel event concluded on Sunday by vowing to reinvigorate the sector recovering from last month’s […]

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