Day: December 20, 2020

China's chipmaker SMIC banned by US from using American technology

China’s chipmaker SMIC banned by US from using American technology

The United States has banned China’s top chipmaker SMIC from using American technology. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, the company perfectly illustrates the risks of China using US technology to modernize its military. He said, we will not allow advanced US technology to help build the military of an increasingly belligerent adversary.Other Chinese companies, …

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Karnataka: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for 25 highway projects

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for 25 highway projects over 552 kms worth around 5459 crore rupees in Karnataka today. Union minister launched or inaugurated 33 infrastructure projects to build 1,197 kilometres stretch of of highways, including development of Chitradurga-Shivamogga road, construction of a 6 lane bridge …

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COVID-19

Health Ministry said COVID19 Vaccination will be voluntary

The Health Ministry has said that getting vaccinated for Covid 19 will be voluntary. The ministry, however, said that it is advisable to receive a complete schedule of anti-coronavirus vaccine irrespective of past history of infection with Covid 19 as this will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease. In a series …

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First Centre of Excellence of Skill India for Skill Development

First Centre of Excellence of Skill India for Skill Development in Power Sector established

Skill India has established the first Centre of Excellence for Skill Development in the Power Sector in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram Haryana. Minister of State for Skill Development Raj Kumar Singh said, the Centre of Excellence will focus on creating a pool of highly skilled trainers and assessors for further …

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India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 to be organized from 22 December

India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 is going to be organized from 22 December on virtual platforms. This will be the largest science festival to be held on a virtual platform. The theme of this year’s festival is “Science for Self-reliant India and Global Welfare”.  The festival begins on 22nd December, the birthday of Srinivas …

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Indian Panorama for the 51st IFFI

Announcement of Selection films in Indian Panorama for the 51st IFFI made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today announced the selection of 23 Feature and 20 non-feature films in Indian Panorama for the 51st International Film Festival of India, IFFI to be held in Goa in January next year. In the Feature films section, 23 films are selected that include Kripal Kalita directed Assamese movie Bridge, Hindi Films Saand Ki Aankh and Chichhore, Govid Nihlani’s English movie Up Up & Up, Nila Madhab Panda’s Odia movie Kalira Atita, Marathi Movie Prawaas, Sanskrit Movie Namo and Malayalam Movie safe directed by Praddep Kailipurayath. In non-feature films, 20 films were selected that include Ankit Kothari’s Gujarati movie Panchika, Bimal Poddar’s Bengali movie Radha, English movie Ahimsa-Gandhi : The power of powerless directed by Ramesh Sharma and Manipuri movie Highways of Life directed by Maibam Amarjeet Singh

ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020

Prime Minister Modi addressed ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020

Delivering the keynote address  virtually at ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020 the Prime Minister asked the Indian industry to increase their investments in Research and Development especially in sectors like agriculture, defence, space, energy, construction, pharma and transport. Mr Modi also urged  all the companies to earmark a certain amount for Research and Development in every …

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