Thiruvananthapuram

Jan 302020
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.
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.
കുടുംബശ്രീ ജില്ലാ മിഷന്‍ ജില്ലാ ലീഗല്‍ സര്‍വീസ് അതോറിറ്റിയുമായി ചേര്‍ന്ന് നടപ്പിലാക്കുന്ന നിയമസഹായ ക്ലിനിക്ക് സ്‌നേഹിതയുടെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം സബ്ജഡ്ജ് എ.വി ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍  നിര്‍വഹിച്ചു. കുടുംബശ്രീ സ്‌നേഹിത കേന്ദ്രത്തില്‍ ഇനി മുതല്‍ സ്ത്രീകള്‍ക്കായി സൗജന്യ നിയമസഹായം ലഭ്യമാകും. കോടതിയുടെ ഇടപെടലില്ലാതെ സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ എല്ലാ ഭാഗങ്ങളിലേക്കും നിയമസഹായം എത്തിക്കുകയാണ് ജില്ലാ ലീഗല്‍ സര്‍വീസസ് അതോറിറ്റിയുടെ ലക്ഷ്യം. കുടുംബശ്രീ യുടെ പിന്തുണയോടെ മാത്രമേ ഈ ലക്ഷ്യം പൂര്‍ണ്ണതയിലെത്തിക്കാന്‍ സാധിക്കുവെന്ന് സബ്ജഡ്ജ് എ.വി ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. 
The State government is establishing a Remote Sensing enabled Online Chemical Emergency Response System (ROCERS) to make industries safer and less hazardous for workers and residents in the neighbourhood. The Department of Factories and Boilers has tied up with the National Remote Sensing Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) to establish the decision support system for chemical crisis management.

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