The inspiring story behind India’s first solar ferry

12-06-2017

Despite having 14,500 km of navigable waterways, water transport remains highly underutilised in India; additionally, only 0.5 percent of movement occurs in inland waters. This is a fraction of the water transport that exists in countries like China, Bangladesh and Germany, where the inland movement is in excess of 10 percent.One of the main reasons for this shortfall is the huge amount of energy that is usually needed to support water transport, and the skyrocketing costs associated with it. A solar-powered ferry that comes with low operational costs and does not in any way pollute the water is among the most feasible solutions to combat this problem. Although solar-powered ferries are a

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Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the 29th Convocation of Goa University
April 25, 2017

At the outset, I would like to express my gratitude and deep appreciation for conferring on me the Honorary D. Litt. Degree. I deeply appreciate this gesture shown to me and accept this distinction with all humility.  I take this opportunity to congratulate degree holders and award winners for their hard work and toil over the

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Prakash Javadekar inaugurates National Consultation on revised Accreditation Framework Suggests more Agencies for Accreditation for Ensuring quality Education
April 25, 2017

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar today inaugurated the one day National Consultation on Revised Accreditation Framework here in New Delhi. Highlighting the importance of quality education the Minster said any accreditation process or any certification or assessment process must also take into account the final

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PFRDA smoothens the Process of Registration of Retirement Advisers; Process of submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode.
April 25, 2017

In order to smoothen the process of registration of Retirement Advisers, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has transformed the process of submitting application from physical mode to online mode. The applicants can now submit their application online and upload scanned images of all the required documents. This will

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NITI Aayog – Draft Three Year Action Agenda
April 25, 2017

In May 2016, the Prime Minister’s Office advised the NITI Aayog, its premier, independent think tank, to prepare a Fifteen Year Vision, Seven Year Strategy and Three Year Action Agenda. The Fifteen Year Vision and Seven Year Strategy document spanning 2017-18 to 2031-32 is in progress. The Action Agenda covers the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20,

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Married Couple Struggling To Conceive Discover They Are Twins
April 17, 2017

The two were adopted by different families after their parents died. WASHINGTON: A married couple in the US shockingly discovered that they were biological twins after getting a routine DNA test done at an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive naturally. The couple, who met in college, had attended the clinic in Mississippi in the

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अनुसूचित जातियों और अन्य पिछड़े वर्गों के 3.54 करोड़ विद्यार्थियों को डिजिटल भुगतान के अंतर्गत 14 छात्रवृत्ति योजनाओं का लाभ
April 17, 2017

अनुसूचित जातियों और अन्य पिछड़े वर्गों (अपिव)/विमुक्त, घुमंतु और अर्द्ध-घुमंतु जातियों के विद्यार्थियों के लिए 14 स्कालरशिप योजनाएं

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