To promote and popularize bamboo for industrial and domestic application, a workshop was organized at Pragna Bhavan in Agartala on March 1. The workshop was organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal, and Tripura State Council for Science and Technology organized the workshop. Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura Jishnu Dev Varma inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp in presence of other dignitaries. During the workshop, scientists and researchers interacted with bamboo growers and producers beside various entrepreneurs. Demonstrations were given on sustainable utilization of bamboo through the integration of the environment, society, and economy. Tripura is one of the major growers of bamboo that has tremendous untapped potential for transforming the rural economy. The state under the Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) has been working on propagation, cultivation, processing, value addition, and product development from bamboo.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on March 2 planted a sapling at Shymala Hills in Bhopal. With a view to conserve environment due to increasing climate change, CM Chouhan has pledged to plant a sapling daily, and also urged everyone to do the same for at least once a year.
On the face of it, Scotland’s Orkney Islands have been a safe haven from the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic.In the 13 months since the UK’s first two COVID-19 infections were identified, Orkney has had just 70 cases. Its infection rate – 314.3 per 100,000 people – is by far the lowest in the UK.For a place where so few have caught the virus and people still have a degree of freedom, however, islanders say life has been much less “normal” than you would perhaps expect.
Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh warned of action against violators of Covid guidelines. Shaikh said even though Covid guidelines are in place, some violations have been observed. Amid rise in Covid cases, some Mumbai pubs were recently seen violating Covid protocols. “Detailed guidelines of Covid-19 are in place in Mumbai owing to rise in cases. However, violations of protocols have been observed in restaurants and pubs. Strict action will be to be taken against violators of Covid-19 guidelines,” Mumbai Guardian Minister, Aslam Shaikh said. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has over 86,350 active Covid-19 cases. So far, the state has recorded more than 20,49,480 recoveries and 52,340 deaths.
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