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IIT Kanpur & Ficci join hands to set up an outreach excellence centre in Noida, soon!

IIT Kanpur & Ficci to set up an AIIDE excellence centre in Noida under the UP Startup Policy 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved the proposal by IIT Kanpur and Ficci (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) to set up an excellence centre in Noida. Included under the banner of the UP Startup Policy 2020, this institute will pivot around the programmes of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE), the IIT announced in a tweet. As per reports, the centre will be established as an outreach programme of the IIT Kanpur and the centre's new building in Noida.


New excellence centre in Noida will support 50 startups annually

The state of Uttar Pradesh has announced the establishment of three excellence centres under the scope of its startup policy. These will primarily ace in research and development, promoting best practices and incubation. The first of these centres will be set up in the medical electronics field in Lucknow's SGPGI with the help of Software Technology Parks in India. The second instalment of the scheme will specialise in artificial intelligence and innovation-driven entrepreneurship (AIIDE) at the Noida campus of IIT Kanpur.

As per reports, this Centre of Excellence in AIIDE will support around 50 startups every year, with key focus on the development and promotion in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT). With this mission, the centre envisages providing assistance to about 250 startups by the end of 5 years. It will also harness investment for the top 20 of all these business models, based on their viability.

It will develop the landscape and culture of new and indigenous industries in North India, creating an ecosystem of self-reliant economic models. The idea is to promote the growth of businesses of the future with the right funding and assistance.

UP Cabinet approves to run 6 ITIs & 6 Polytechnics

Besides this, the state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to adopt the new regulations of the All India Council for Technical Education (AITCE). In accordance with this, all appointments to senior profiles will be provisioned under the authority of the service norms. With this, the state has decided to grant the Public-Private Partnership status to 6 ITIs and 6 Polytechnics here. None of these 12 institutes is currently operating and would be run by private ventures, said an official.

He also informed that the bids for another 38 such setups are presently being finalised. This approach will help to revive those institutes which have been lying dysfunctional for many years.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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