As part of strengthening the source waste treatment activities, the corporation will provide bio-composter kitchen bins free of cost to all the houses in the city, said Thiruvananthapuram Mayor K. Sreekumar. The mayor said the new decision comes at a time when the threat of covid and contagious diseases remain the same in the city.
Tourist buses in the state have been made mandatory by the colour of white. The outer body was allowed to be white and the centre a darker colour. No other colours, letters, paintings or decorations. The front should only be written as a tourist. The name of the operator can be written at a maximum height of 40 cm on the back. 
The decision to upgrade Kerala Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Thiruvananthapuram as a digital university was taken at a Cabinet meeting held today. The meeting also decided to recommend the Governor to issue an ordinance for this purpose. The university's new name will be "The Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation and Technology".
The 12th Basheer Award of the Vaikom Muhammed Basheer Memorial Trust at Thalayolaparamba was awarded by T. Padmanabhan's 'Maraya' for the story collection. The award carries 50,000 Rupees and a sculpture designed by Karunakaran. The award was decided by the judging committee comprising Dr Thomas Mathew, K.C. Narayanan, KS Ravikumar and the chairman of the trust, VVK Harikumar. The award will be presented at the Basheer Memorial Hall, Thalayolaparambu on January 21st, the birthday of Vaikom Muhammed Basheer.
First Clean Street-Food Hub will come in the Alappuzha beach Shanghumughom, Fort Kochi, Naalumanikkattu, Kozhikode beach, and Munnar among other destinations. They are essentially more hygienic versions of the ‘thattukada’ Promising clean and safe food to tourists and motorists, the Kerala government is setting up Clean Street-Food Hubs in popular destinations in the State.
Go Trivandrum, a travel video does just that; it gives viewers glimpses of Thiruvananthapuram through the eyes of Scarlett Pigot from Ireland. The genre of this video is about a foreigner woman’s quest to inner peace and how God’s own country paved way for her by experiencing the real beauty of Trivandrum city. This film displays and explores the prime tourist attractions of the city. The quality of the audio and visuals enhance the realism and emotions.
‘Athijeevanathinte Keralam’, a book on survival written by 11,212 students in 212 volumes, tells the tale of the State surviving two floods in successive years through the eyes of students. It will be released on Wednesday in connection with Children’s Day. In the book, students of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, many of whom have been directly affected by the rising waters this year and in 2018, have attempted to pen their thoughts on the dire situation faced by State and how it overcame the obstacles through sheer determination.
As the grand old College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, (CET), turns 80 on Wednesday, one could go down memory lane to reminisce its contributions in producing numerous scientists, technocrats and academicians who have made Kerala proud across the globe.
The city Corporation is moving into cloth bag manufacturing with the opening of four manufacturing units in the city on Monday. After the civic body imposed a ban on plastic carry bags in 2017, it has been trying to popularise alternative products in the market. The Corporation even organised a month-long mela with manufacturers of cloth and paper bags participating. But the lack of its own facility has prevented it from pushing the products in a big way.
Governor P.Sathasivam will inaugurate the 12th edition of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala( IDSFFK), organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, at the Kairali theatre at 6 p.m. on June 21. Culture Minister A.K. Balan will preside over the function. The festival will be held from June 21 to 26.