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In collaboration with DSDE, GIM training course upskilled over 400 ITI staffers in Goa!

In a collaborative effort, the Directorate of Skill Development (DSDE)- Government of Goa and Goa Institute of Management (GIM) jointly organised a dedicated training session for the staff of Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) in the state. Spanning over a period of four months, this training session was organised at the GIM campus in Sanquelim.

Notably, more than 400 employees across the hierarchies of 10 ITIs, including instructors, non-teaching staff and senior office holders were upskilled under the ambit of this scheme. As per the press release, the module of this skill training program included sessions on pedagogy, health, nutrition, communication, and entrepreneurship, among other critical aspects.

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52nd Edition of IFFI goes live in Goa today! Check highlights here

A cinematic treasure trove, the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is now live in Goa. Titled to be Asia's oldest and India's biggest film festival, IFFI celebrates the excellence of wold cinema annually in the coastal state. The event is notably Goa's first global-status programme, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has notched up the excitement and thrill by manifolds. This year, the international film festival will extend till November 28, 2021, ringing in a loud cheer to acknowledge film cultures around the world!

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Goa-based green startup bags first prize at 'ClimateLaunchpad 2021'

Brining worldwide acclaim for Goa, a resident of Ponda and his startup bagged the top prize in a global green business ideas competition the "ClimateLaunchpad 2021". Powered by Europe's main climate innovation initiative EIT-Climate KIC, the international platform saw the participation from 2,136 climate tech start-ups from 55 countries to encourage business development opportunities for aspiring cleantech entrepreneurs. Reportedly, the overall winner, Vishwesh Bhat of Goa and his SMDPower Solutions is a means to cool rooms sensibly, in a more environment-friendly manner than the existing technology.

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Built in Goa, the Indian Coast Guard’s newest ship ‘Sarthak’ sets sail!

Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Sarthak' was commissioned and dedicated to the nation by the Director-General of Indian Coast Guard, K Natrajan, at Goa on Thursday. The ship is the 4th in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the ICG. It will be based at Porbandar in Gujarat and will operate on India's Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest).

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E-commerce & food delivery firms in Goa may soon deploy an all-electric fleet

In line with its electric mobility plans, the Goa government is mulling over a new policy for amplified electrification of vehicles. As per reports, the state administration is planning to direct food delivery and e-commerce companies to deploy electric vehicles for their daily operations. According to the plan, such firms will be asked to upgrade to an all-electric fleet, within a period of next two to three years.

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