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बाल वैज्ञानिकों के लिए शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ में शुरू होगी अटल टिकरिंग लैब

शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ में बनेगी अटल टिकरिंग साइंटिफिक लैब

नगीन   सिटी ऑफिस   में आयोजित प्रेसवार्ता को संबोधित करते हुए प्रधानाचार्या विभा गुप्ता ने  बताया कि विद्यार्थियों में वैज्ञानिक सोच विकसित करने के उद्देश्य से केंद्र सरकार के नीति आयोग द्वारा  मेरठ से शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ को अटल टिकरिंग साइंटिकफिक लैब के लिए चयनित किया गया है। कक्षा छह से 12 वीं तक के बच्चों में इनोवेशन का बीजारोपण करने के लिए देशभर के स्कूलों में शुरू हुए अटल इनोवेशन मिशन में मेरठ को भी लैब मिल गई है।

शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ  में अटल टिकरिंग लैब स्थापित की जाएगी।  अटल टिंकरिंग लैब के जरिए उक्त कक्षाओं के बच्चे अपनी सोच और कल्पनाओं को मूर्त रूप दे सकेंगे। बच्चों में नई सोच, कल्पना और खोज के विचारों को आगे बढ़ाने के उद्देश्य से स्थापित होने वाली इन लैब में बच्चों को प्रयोग करने के लिए सभी सुविधाएं मिलेंगी। प्रदेशभर में इस चरण के लिए नौ सौ से ज्यादा स्कूलों ने आवेदन किया था। स्कूलों में स्थापित होने वाली इन लैब के लिए नीति आयोग पांच वर्षों के लिए विभिन्न मदों में करीब 20 लाख रुपये की फंडिंग करेगा। साथ ही बच्चों के सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रोजेक्ट को राष्ट्रीय स्तर तक पहुंचने का रास्ता भी मिलेगा।

जिले के यूपी बोर्ड, सीबीएसई, आईसीएसई आदि बोर्डों के 800 विद्यालयों में से  शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ को  लैब के लिए चुने जाने पर विद्यालय मे प्रसन्नता की लहर व्याप्त है।

Inter Milan leave it late to stay top in Serie A

Inter Milan left it late before sealing a fourth consecutive win in as many games to sit top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory at Crotone on Saturday.

Finance committee meet ends in chaos

Members of the finance committee, clearly miffed at the way the meeting went, said the CoA and Johri need to clarify once and for all if the committee is still in place or has been disbanded for reasons unknown to BCCI members as well as Supreme Court, which is overseeing the matter.

I don’t want any break, says Rohit Sharma

The 2013 India-Australia ODI series earned Rohit Sharma ‘The Hitman’ tag – his maiden ODI double-hundred in fact sealed it for the hosts on a Diwali night. Four years later, Australia are back again and Rohit is keen to “repeat” the heroics.

वाको राष्ट्रीय किक बॉक्सिंग प्रतियोगिता में नगीन ग्रुप आफॅ स्कूल के खिलाड़ियों ने कांस्य पदक जीतकर विद्यालय को गौरवान्वित किया।

Anirban Lahiri to get four full rounds in Chicago

Anirban Lahiri will get his last hit before the President’s Cup when he tees up at the BMW Championships, the third of the four legs of the FedExCup Play-offs.

Mumbai lad Rishabh wins two bronze medals at chess event

Rishabh Shah from Mumbai won two bronze medals in the under-14 rapid and blitz formats of the 2nd Western Asia Youth Chess Championship which recently concluded at Waskaduwa in Sri Lanka.

Bank employees call for protest march on September 15

DHARAMSALA: Bank employees will conduct “March to Parliament” on September 15 to draw the government’s attention towards various issues, Deepak Kumar Sharma, General secretary of SBI Officers Association, Chandigarh Circle, said.

Sharma added that as regards the banking sector there is a long list of issues like shortage of staff, real recovery of NPAs, withdrawal of FRDI Bill, increase of service charges of public, Compensation of Demonetisation etc.

He also raised some issues of SBI like merger of associate banks and said that a number of irritants in the area of implementation of merger have come before the association like placement of officers, relocation of offices and structural changes as the number of branches and new regional offices been increased.

The workforce of banking industry is preparing for a strong protest action during the next couple of months in order to convey their resentment over such issues, he said.

Sharma was visiting the city in connection with opening of the Officers Guest House at Dharamshala.

Sharma said in an official press release that “after a successful all-India strike on August 22 this year, the officers and workmen in banking industry have given a call for ‘March to Parliament’ on September 15, 2017”.

Sharma drew attention towards the huge NPAs created by the corporate sector, helplessness of bankers in recovering the loans in the absence of strong political will and stringent legal frame work.

He said, “The government has been continuously complaining about the performance of banks by highlighting the growing NPAs with a sinister design to privatise the banking industry.”

Sharma said the new wage revision is due from November 1, 2017 and the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) is yet to commence dialogue with seriousness.

No margin for error in indoor ties: Mahesh Bhupathi

Captain Mahesh Bhupathi says the Indian team will have no room for error when they take on Canada in a World Group playoff clash in Edmonton this week.

E-vehicle drive: Centre may take Elon Musk’s Australian policy for a spin

NEW DELHI: India is working on an Elon Musk-inspired policy to challenge global and Indian firms to set up manufacturing facilities for electric vehicles, batteries and charging infrastructure in an ambitious time frame with the help of assured policy and regulatory support along with help in getting land and other infrastructure.

The move follows Australia’s decision to award Tesla a giant contract against stiff competition after Musk promised to build a grid-scale battery in 100 days and deliver it free if he overs hoots the deadline. The lithium-ion battery, which can light up 30,000 homes if there is an outage, will prop up Australia’s plan to help relatively erratic wind and solar plants replace thermal power stations in the country.

Niti Aayog, which is working on an electric vehicle policy, has already sounded out car-makers about the open challenge. The think tank has interacted with many Indian and international car, battery and charging station equipment companies in the past month, said sources with knowledge of the development. The scale and schedule for projects have not been worked out yet.

The government is determined to put its best foot forward to facilitate investment. “The government is looking at fast adoption and absorption of mature electric vehicle technologies. It is studying global parameters and how well they can fit into the Indian scenario. The open challenge would be aimed at establishing mature technologies in a limited period, say 100-200 days. Carmakers will benefit as they get all regulatory support through the initiative, which otherwise is a time-consuming task,” a person close to the development said.

“The government is looking at many options. The open challenge to international car manufacturing companies is likely to have a mention in the draft electric vehicle policy that will be circulated for inter-ministerial consultations this month-end,” a senior government official said.

The government has already tendered for 10,000 e-vehicles and plans to buy many more battery powered auto rickshaws and buses as it seeks to reduce dependence on oil, a big drain on the country’s foreign exchange reserves. It is also considering tax breaks to support e-vehicles.

Niti Ayog is in the process of drafting the country’s first policy on electric vehicles. The policy will help prepare the roadmap for achieving India’s target of shifting to an all-electric fleet by 2030. The policy proposes gradual conversion of public transport to a battery operated fleet and then targeting personal vehicles. Another programme — Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric (FAME) vehicles — has been shifted to Niti Ayog from the Department of Heavy Industries and is expected to dole out limited fiscal incentives to manufacturers of electric vehicles and attached infrastructure. Countries including China, Norway and the US offer thousands of dollars in subsidies for the adoption of electric vehicles to reduce carbon footprint.

ET had on April 24 reported that the government is looking at limited tax breaks along with a battery swap strategy for affordability. The country proposes to promote sale of battery-less vehicles to cut costs. India companies including carmakers, battery manufacturers, public sector enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and energy companies have drawn up ambitious plans without waiting for a formal policy and incentives from the government.