Powergrid restores energy to Diu after Tauktae cyclone

PowerGrid has restored 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Sa-varkundla-Dhokadva transmission lines feeding power to Diu after extensive damage due to Tauktae cyclone. Its personnel worked round-the-clock for early restoration of the lines in which around 33 towers were collapsed.

M&M launches ‘Krish-e’ to improve farm mechanisation

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector has launched Krish-e across the country. With the tag line ‘Expert Takneek. Naye Upay. Parinaam Dikhaye’, ‘Krish-e’ is a new business vertical that provides technology driven services which are progressive, affordable and accessible to farmers.

IDP launches study abroad application for students

Researching and applying to world-class institutions is now faster, easier, and simpler with IDP Study Abroad app. It helps students to explore their institutions and courses with just a few clicks. It provides real-time updates about the student’s university or institution application status.

Avon unveils collagen-restoring plumping shots for healthy skin

Avon has unveiled Protinol — ANEW skin reset plumping shot to restore collagen 1 and 3 found in healthy skin. These potent single-use shots help in restoring seven years of collagen loss in just seven days.

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop 4 in India on Amazon

Microsoft has launched Surface Laptop 4 in India via Amazon.in. It features a built-in HD front-facing camera with incredible, low-light capability and a studio microphone array, to enable enhanced meeting experiences at work.

Riverdale Aerovista unveils ‘Home and Happiness’ offer

Real estate project Riverdale Aerovista has unveiled ‘Home and Happiness’ offer to make buying a home easier. It is offering a discount of Rs 2.5 lakh on independent duplex villas and Rs 1.5 lakh on 3BHK flats. Freehold residential plots are also available.

ICICI links UPI ID facility with ‘Pockets’ digital wallet

ICICI Bank has launched a facility of linking UPI ID to its digital wallet ‘Pockets’. It enables users to undertake small value transactions directly from their ‘Pockets’wallet using UPI in a safe and secure manner.

Chandigarh University launches industry-driven programmes

Chandigarh University has introduced industry-driven programmes in emerging fields of blockchain technology, electric vehicles, digital marketing and data sciences. The new programmes are in the field of engineering, management, sciences, paramedical, humanities and computer applications.

Rayat Bahra varsity opens career counselling centres

Rayat Bahra University has opened career counselling centres, admission offices and student help centres across the country to help students seeking admission to different courses. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, chancellor, said the centres had been opened in view of the curbs imposed in view of the Covid pandemic.

WhatsApp chatbot to access Covid-related information

A WhatsApp-based chatbot was recently launched by Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd in Chandigarh. It is aimed at easing information access about anti-Covid vaccines, relief schemes for individuals and MSMEes, health insurance, and settlement of claims. It can be accessed by sending a message at 9307305995.

PCCI extends helping hand to Red Cross Society

The Panchkula Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) led by its chairperson Arun Grover recently donated 51 ration kits and 200 surgical gowns to Ms Rathi, SDM, and Ms Savita, secretary, Haryana Red Cross. PCCI president Amar Nath Goyal, general secretary Rajan Nanda and joint secretary Sanjeev Talwar were also present.

Srinagar-Leh transmission system given to PowerGrid

The Ministry of Power has transferred 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India. Built at a height of around 3,000-4,000 metres, this 335-km long transmission line traverses snow-bound difficult hilly terrain.

First oxygen-from-nitrogen plant installed in Punjab

As per government mandate, the first oxygen-from-nitrogen plant in Punjab has been installed and made operational with a capacity of 15Nm3/hour — equivalent to continuous supply for 50 beds — at Covid Care Centre, Sohal Patti, Barnala, with the CSR initiative of IOL Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited, a Trident Group company.

The project was executed with the support of Punjab Pollution Control Board and the local administration.

Former DU Vice Chancellor joins Shoolini University

Former Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dr Dinesh Singh has joined Shoolini University as an adjunct faculty and Director of the Innovation in Education Centre. Dr Singh, a Padma Shri, is a distinguished fellow at the Imperial College, London, and has been an adjunct professor of mathematics at the University of Houston.

IFFCO introduces world’s first nano urea at Rs240/500 ml

Leading cooperative IFFCO has introduced the world’s first ‘Nano Urea’ for farmers across the world. The indigenously developed ‘Nano Urea’ is in liquid form and is priced at Rs 240 per 500 ml bottle, which is 10% cheaper than the cost of a bag of conventional urea, it said.

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