SJVN Signs Rs.4913 Crore term loan with SBI led consortium for its upcoming Hydroelectric project in Nepal

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: SJVN has signed a MoU with State Bank of India led consortium of banks  for a term loan of INR 4913 crores (NPR 7860 Crores) for its upcoming 900 MW Arun 3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal. The MoU was signed on Sunday at Kathmandu, Nepal in the presence of former Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Finance Minister of Nepal Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN, Nand Lal Sharma and Deputy Managing Director of the State Bank of…

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Severe Thunderstorm In Nepal Leaves 31 Dead, Over 600 Injured

KATHMANDU: At least 29 people were killed and over 600 others injured as a massive storm lashed Nepal, authorities said on Monday.Pre-monsoon thunderstorms are common in Nepal during the spring season, but are rarely of an intensity that causes high casualties. The storm destroyed hundreds of houses, uprooted tress, electric poles and damaged over 12 passenger buses, the police said.The storm accompanied by hail and heavy rain struck the two districts on Sunday night. Security agencies, including two battalions of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force of…

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Career Selection-A Basic Insight: Part 28

By: Satyendra Kumar Singh, Editor-ICN DAIRY TECHNOLOGY This again is a booming sector for employment and is basically a fusion of engineering, biochemistry, bacteriology, and nutrition. It takes care of production, processing, packaging, storage, transport and physical distribution of milk and its products. An expert in dairy technology can take up consultancy, teaching, research or can start their own milk or ice cream plants. Courses The major courses in this sector are: B.Sc. Dairy Technology B.Tech. Dairy Technology Diploma in Dairy Technology M.Sc. Dairy Technology M.Sc. Dairy Technology and Agricultural Extension…

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ISRO Launches EMISAT Defence Satellite, 28 Others

SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation launched (ISRO) the country’s newest satellite, EMISAT, from Sriharikota launch station on Monday.The EMISAT was released into its planned slot from the fourth stage or PS4, 17 minutes into the launch. The PSLV-C45 successfully injected EMISAT into sun-synchronous polar orbit. EMISAT and the 28 other satellites were successfully placed in the orbit, the space agency said. The mission will mark several firsts to the credit of the space agency as it would manoeuvre satellites in various orbits and orbital experiments including on maritime satellite applications. Speaking about…

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Islamic Extremism: Myths and Realities

By: Tehmeena Rizvi, Bureau Chief, J&K Extremism as a concept is not easy to define. It is a subjective term, what is considered extreme by one group or society, may not be considered so by another (Wintrobe, 2006). However, an extremist is generally viewed as ‘someone whose views are outside the mainstream on some issue or dimension’ (Wintrobe, 2006). Extremists are often people on the extreme left or the extreme right of the political spectrum, or hold radical views in relation to nationalism, religion or any other politically important dimension…

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What Can We Learn From The Enigmatic, Jacinda Ardern, PM Of New Zealand ?

By: Dr Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN Group NEW DELHI: Every other day, there is a news almost from every part of the world that something ignominious has struck to humanity. Most of the time, it is brutal terrorist attacks which attract our attention. A few weeks back, two nuclear armed nations had also locked horns on the same issue and a military show off was witnessed as two belligerent wrestlers have suddenly challenged to each other in the ring. Fortunately, it did not turn into a deadly fight, though, opportunistic…

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