VA Tech Wabag Wins Global Water Award
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VA Tech Wabag Wins Global Water Award

Pioneer in water treatment Va Tech Wabag has won the prestigious Global Water Award for its 45 MLD (million litres a day) Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) Plant at Koyambedu, Chennai. The TTRO plant bagged the distinction award under ‘waste water project of the year’ category. The plant was built by a consortium comprising Wabag and IDE Technologies for Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and is one of the largest and technologically most advanced water reuse plants in India. The Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) plant uses a multistage treatment scheme,

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Bayern Munich Wins UEFA Champions League 2019-20
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Bayern Munich Wins UEFA Champions League 2019-20

The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 trophy was lifted by Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich defeated Saint-Germain by 1-0 to lift the trophy in Lisbon. The European football club was crowned as champions for a record sixth time in history when it defeated first-time finalists Saint-Germain of Paris at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon. In this season, the football club made it 11 out of 11 in the competition and become the first team ever to do so. The 59th-minute header from Kingsley Coman created the difference that resulted in a historic victory. The victory came in the second half when Bayern dominated

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Google Announces New Digital Education Tool ‘Assignment’
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Google Announces New Digital Education Tool ‘Assignment’

Google recently launched a new education tool for teachers and students to facilitate learning in the virtual education space. It is going to roll out the new tool through its existing Google’s various products such as Meet, G-Suite, Classroom, & Assignment. A few of the features will be launched in the coming months while the rest will be available later this year. The Assignment is an app for educators to distribute, analyze, and grade student work, and will be part of the learning management system (LMS). It brings the shared power of G Suite into your LMS. With this, one can automat

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First World Solar Technology Summit Held In New Delhi
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First World Solar Technology Summit Held In New Delhi

The first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) was held virtually and was organized by International Solar Alliance (ISA) along with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). It served as a convenor of ISA Global Leadership Taskforce on Innovation and to focus on new technologies and innovation in the field of solar power. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the session was addressed by luminaries such as Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Commerce and Industry Minister & Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Presiden

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Behroz Boochani, Iraninan refujee wins Australia’s richest literary award
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Behroz Boochani, Iraninan refujee wins Australia’s richest literary award

Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker detained in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea has won Australia’s richest and most prestigious literary prize, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019. The Guardian columnist has won the top prize for his non-fictional work “No Friends But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison” sweeping $100000 for Victorian Prize for Literature and another $25000 for first place in the category of fiction. Boochani wasn’t allowed to attend the award ceremony which was held on 31st Jan 2019, as he was detained in the Manus Island and has been den

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PM Narendra Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize 2018
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PM Narendra Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize 2018

On Friday, 22nd Feb 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the distinguished 2018 Seoul Peace Prize in recognition to his efforts in international cooperation and promoting the economic growth in the world’s fastest growing large economy. The award committee had assessed over a hundred candidates proposed by over 1300 nominators worldwide. It is awarded biennially to the individuals who have contributed to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. The Seoul Peace Prize Foundation presented the award to him at a grand ceremony. The life and achie

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The Nobel Prizes 2019 Announced
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The Nobel Prizes 2019 Announced

The Nobel Foundation has announced the names of winners of 2019 Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Prizes for 2019 in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economic sciences, peace, and literature have been announced. The awards are recognition of work that advances each of the respective fields. A medal, certificate and a cash award of about $ 900,000 are given to the winners. Some of the winners include the following: 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology is bestowed upon William G. Kaelin Jr., SirPeter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza. The trio won the prize for ident

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Saudi Arabia Started Offering Tourist Visa For First Time
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Saudi Arabia Started Offering Tourist Visa For First Time

In September 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the first time, started offering tourist visas. It is for the first time that the ultra-conservative country has opened its gates for holidaymakers. This diplomatic move is a part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil. The initiative of starting tourism is one of the focal points of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform program to prepare the biggest Arab economy post-oil-era. The announcement came at a critical time when the country witnessed a devastating attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. Ahm

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World Tourism Day Celebrated With A Focus On Innovation
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World Tourism Day Celebrated With A Focus On Innovation

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the prominent international organization in the field of tourism, is the UN agency accountable for the promotion of responsible and viable tourism, and considers tourism as a dynamic force to foster economic development, inclusive growth and environmental sustainability and offers headship and direction to the sector in promoting knowledge and tourism policies world over. In the 38 previous editions of World Tourism Day, the focus had been made on Peace and Dialogue, Energy, Accessibility, World Heritage, Water and Tourism and Sustainable Tourism.

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New Chief Justice Of India
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New Chief Justice Of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken over as the new GJI on October 3, 2018, after succeeding former GJI Dipak Misra, who retired at the mandatory retirement age of 65. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s name for the post to the government, who took oath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Ranjan Gogoi became 46th Chief Justice of India. His tenure is slated to complete on November 17, 2019, a day before turning 65 years of age. He belongs to Assam and is the son of former Assam CM Keshab Chandra Gogoi. He started practicing a

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