Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has sought applications from 100 academia, Research and Development organisations, start-ups and MSMEs under its Chips to Startup Programme. The Chips to Startup, C2S Programme aims to train 85 thousand high-quality and qualified engineers in the area of Very large-scale integration and Embedded System Design. This will be a step towards leapfrogging in the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing space. The programme would be implemented at about 100 academic institutions across the Country, including IITs, NITs, and IIITs. The online applications are open until January 31.
-In Bihar, eleven people have died due to consumption of spurious liquor in Nalanda district.The incident occured at a locality under Sohsarai police station of the district. District Magistrate Shashank Subhankar said that three people are undergoing treatment in hospital and two of them have lost their sight. Family members of the deceased said that the victims, who worked as construction labourers, had consumed spurious liquor together on Friday night and fell sick after reaching home.The SHO of Sohsarai police station of Nalanda district has been suspended and combing operation is on to unearth the illicit liquor activities. Bihar is a state where production, importation and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law.
-A young Lavni artist from Maharashtra has won a gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai. Artist Sumit Bhale from Pathri of Fulbari taluka led the entire state of Maharashtra in the International Folk Art Festival held in Dubai. With his splendid performance Maharashtra's splendor has been widely appreciated at the international platform.
-Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday virtually inaugurated two football pitches developed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) at the Centre of Excellence in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. These pitches will be used by the teams, which will be competing in the upcoming AFC Women's Asian Cup beginning January 20.Speaking on the occasion. Thackeray expressed confidence that Kharghar will soon evolve as a sports city, while Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to provide facilities for all sports.All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and Chairman, LOC, AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Praful Patel thanked CIDCO for taking up the initiative for developing world class infrastructure. He said, it is very good to see the first world-class FIFA stadium coming up in Navi Mumbai which also played host to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 and will continue to do so for the Women's Asian Cup 2022 and the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in October. The Centre of Excellence is being developed over 10.5 hectares and the stadiums and pitches are being built in compliance with FIFA standards. The stadiums will have a seating capacity of 40,000 visitors. Work is also underway for a golf course and rugby stadium at the Centre of Excellence.Of the four pitches for international football matches, three will be of natural grass and one will have an artificial turf. Along with professional sports training, there will also be an independent space for clubhouse.
-The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that international passengers arriving from UAE including Dubai in Mumbai will be exempted from compulsorily seven-day home quarantine and RT-PCR test on arrival. The BMC in its directive stated that guidelines applicable to international travelers arriving from “countries other than at-risk nations" will be made applicable to travellers arriving from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Dubai.These directions will be enforced with effect from Sunday midnight. The decision was taken after BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal chaired a virtual meeting with civic officials, deans, and medical superintendents of hospitals.