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Capt lauds top ICAR ranking for GADVASU

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lauded Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, for being top ranked among all State Agricultural Universities by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), besides ranking third amongst all component institutes of National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in the country. GADVASU Vice-Chancellor Dr AS Nanda will receive the Award at ICAR Foundation Day Award Ceremony on July 16 in New Delhi. GADVASU has been recognized for its innovation as well as research and development activities in the field of livestock and fishery sector, which contributes nearly 36 percent of the State Agricultural GDP.

HP Health Min seeks Cancer Institute at Shimla

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar on Wednesday met the Union Health Minister JP Nadda requesting the Centre to sanction State Cancer Institute at Shimla. Parmar also discussed various issues pertaining to Health Ministry. Informing that presently, ASHA workers were being paid Rs 1,250 monthly over and above norms fixed by Central Government, he also requested for Rs 9.5 crore from the Centre to meet out this expenditure, besides requesting for the release of funds for IGMC Super Specialty Block which is under construction at Shimla.

Three-day training prog on ECBC takes off

Chandigarh: A three-day capacity building training programme on the Punjab Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was held at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, attended by 100 professionals including architects, engineers, builders, developers and officers of urban local bodies and various other government departments. NITTTR director Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik, the chief guest on the occasion, lauded Punjab Energy Development Agency’s (PEDA) efforts for promoting the cause of saving energy consumption in buildings. PEDA assistant general manager (AGM) Balkar Singh highlighted the incentives given by Punjab Government for following the building code.

Haryana has 37 dark zones

Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department’s principal secretary Dr Abhilaksh Likhi on Wednesday said that presently, there are 37 dark zones in Haryana where there is shortage of water and Department has been providing up to 85 percent subsidy in these areas. For these schemes, the Government has provided Rs 435 crore to the Department, said Dr Likhi while interacting with a group of farmers at Nizampur in Mahendragarh district. He added that the Department has been providing subsidy on micro irrigation schemes such as drip irrigation and underground pipeline, and the farmers should avail benefits of these schemes.

NIT’s Dr Jain gives internship to German student

Kurukshetra: NIT Kurukshetra’s Dr. Sarika Jain is hosting a German intern this semester from July 1, 2018, to September 30, 2018. “About 49 countries from around the world have applied for interns from the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD this year. Under this, a total of 700 German students applied, out of which only 270 have been provided internship, and only five of them have received this opportunity across India,” said Dr Jain, who is one out of those five researchers from India who have been honored from DAAD Rise Worldwide program. Anastasiia Kysliak, who is a student at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, has been selected for the internship.

IKGPTU VC opens youth leadership training camp

Jalandhar/Kapurthala: An eight-day youth leadership training camp was inaugurated on Wednesday by IK Gujral Punjab Technical University’s vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Ajay Kumar Sharma who stressed that for an industry, it is very much important to recruit all rounder candidates for its establishment and growth. “All rounder candidates are on evergreen demand of every industry. By following this high demand, IKG PTU is focusing on overall development of its students so that they can easily perform as an all-rounder,” he said while addressing 100 students from IKGPTU main campus, its constituent campuses and affiliated colleges at McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh) during the inauguration session.

Work on Chakki-Katori Bangla NH soon

Chandigarh: The Chakki-Dhar-Dunera-Katori Bangla road up to Himachal Pradesh boundary, having length of 39.36 km, has been declared as national highway-154-A. Keeping in view the fact that this is an important stretch of road which connects Punjab with  HP and Jammu and Kashmir, the Punjab Government is keen to commence work at the earliest, said the state PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla. He said that work of feasibility study and preparation of detailed project report (DPR) for the improvement of geometrics and strengthening of existing road has been proposed in annual plan for 2018-19.

 MFI honours dignitaries of Pb, Hry, UT and HP

Chandigarh: Media Federation of India (MFI) on Wednesday organized Entrepreneurs Leadership Summit and Awards 2018 at Hotel Mount View here in which 35 personalities from various fields were awarded for their contributions in respective areas.  President of MFI, Arun Sharma, talked about the work and achievements of the Federation and Adviser, MFI, Rupesh K Singh, welcomed the dignitaries and also announced formation of MFI Punjab and Chandigarh Chapters.




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