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Vol. 03, Issue No. 13 March 29, 2019.

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Vol. 03, Issue 13, March 29, 2019.

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Consul General Visit to University of Calgary (March 22, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi visited the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) team at University of Calgary on March 22, 2019. SICI promotes partnerships and academic engagements between top Canadian and Indian universities.

Consul General Visit to IndOil Montney at Calgary (March 22, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi visited the IndOil Montney office at Calgary which has stake in PNW project in BC in partnership with other Oil majors.

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Consul General Visit to the Indian Ex-Serviceman Association of Calgary (March 23, 2019) Consul General Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi visited the Indian Ex-Serviceman Association of Calgary on March 23, 2019. A great organization doing yeoman service for the community.

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Cultural Heritage - Festivals of India Tulip Festival (April 1 - May 05) The tulip festival of Srinagar is truly one of its kind events and one needs to witness this at least once in their lifetime! Celebrating the blooming season of the gorgeous tulip flowers, the Tulip Festival in Kashmir is an add-on to the already naturally blessed Srinagar. It is an annual festival, famous worldwide with people coming here in large numbers to witness the breathtaking sight. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar, nestled in the foothills of Zabarwan Range, is the place where you can witness the colourful tulips bloom in the beautiful backdrop of Dal Lake. A seven-layered garden is built here for the purpose and to promote floriculture in the state of Kashmir. Visit to read more‌

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News from/of India 1. India, Bangladesh to start cruise service through Sunderbans from Friday: MEA India and Bangladesh will start a cruise service from Friday that would take passengers through the Sunderbans to Dhaka, a senior MEA official said. Addressing a conference on Multipolarism in Asia: Issues and Challenges, Vikram Doraiswami, joint secretary at the External Affairs Ministry, said the move was aimed to strengthen inland waterway routes between the two countries. Read more… (News Nation, Updated : 26 March 2019, 11:40 PM)

2. India's telescope detects monstrous thundercloud A record-breaking thunderstorm electric potential of about 1.3 billion volts detected by a telescope in south India's hill resort Ooty has stunned scientists. The thunderstorm potential – 10 times greater than the largest value ever reported – has been recorded by the GRAPES-3 Muon Telescope (G3MT) operated by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)1. Read more… (Nature Asia, 26 March 2019)

3. ISRO’s women scientists who busted ‘Mars is for men’ and other such myths with MOM From the feasibility study’s institution in August 2010 to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s announcement of the Mars mission on 15 August 2012 and the actual preparations, the MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) journey took 15–18 months. A team of 500 scientists from ten ISRO centres were roped in, with at least 27 per cent of the key executive positions being held by women. Read more… (Minnie Vaid, The Print, Sunday, 24th March 2019, 10:24 am)

4. Researchers at IIT-Delhi develop AI-based detector for malaria, TB, cervical cancer Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based low-power electronic hardware systems that can help detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasite and cervical cancer in mere milliseconds. The research focuses on building a neuromorphic system which can be used for healthcare access in resource-constrained areas with limited access to human specialists. Read more… (First Post, Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:06 am)

5. India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Jumped 45 Gigawatts With This Decision After three years of first floating the idea to classify large hydro power projects as renewable energy power plants, the Indian government has finally approved the measure. The announcement will result in India’s installed renewable energy capacity crossing the milestone of 100 gigawatts. Read more… (Saurabh , Clean Techinica, Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 8:33 am)

6. Artificial Intelligence in Indian health space could help unravel breakthrough in cancer detection The Indian health sector has seen significant developments through the help of artificial intelligence (AI), experts said. Progress was felt particularly in the cancer treatment and detection segment. India's health space has started benefiting from the implementation of AI in treating cancer patients, Senior Correspondent at Entrepreneur India, Madhurima Roy, wrote. Read more… (The Business Times, Friday, 22nd March 2019, 10:02 am)

7. This Indian community welcomes leopards The odds of seeing a leopard in Bera, in northwestern India, are 90 percent, says Shatrunjay Pratap, a wine-maker-turnedconservationist and wildlife cameraman. At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking he was off his trolley. Not only is this not a wildlife reserve, it’s a region teeming with villagers and livestock—not the usual compadres of large predators. Read more… (Isabella Tree, National Geographic, Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 10:28 am)

8. A soil-free success: Aquaponic agriculture on the rise A mid stories of agrarian crisis everywhere, Anubhav Das has a happy tale to tell. The founder of Red Otter Farms in Kotabagh village at the foothills of Nainital has no problem selling 125-150 kgs of green exotic vegetables he produces every day, that too at a premium. His clients include Taj Hotel, Modern Bazaar and families in South Delhi and Gurgaon. Read more… (Madhvi Sally, Economic Times, Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 10:42 am)

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Vol. 03, Issue 13, March 29, 2019. 9. Ancient Indian game of tag gets pep in step from inspired manga No ball, no net, no special equipment. Kabaddi is essentially a game of tag, with teams, and you're encouraged to hurl yourself at your opponent. The ancient Indian sport is growing in popularity in Japan, thanks to a manga themed on the interesting but lesser-known sport.. Read more‌ (Takuya Kado, The Asahi Shimbun, Sunday, 24th March 2019, 10:47 am)

10. Mission Shakti: India's 'space missile' technology was developed by DRDO in Hyderabad The Anti-Satellite Missile System (ASAT) used by the DRDO to test fire on a low-orbit Indian satellite was fully developed at the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) facility in Telangana. Speaking to TNM, DRDO officials said the ASAT technology was developed over the years and the missile system used is a new system which was developed using existing ballistic missile technology. Read more‌ (The News Minute, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 17:34)

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