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Investment in 17 entities under shipping ministry hiked to Rs 5,778 crore for FY’20

The government has increased the proposed investment in 17 enterprises under the shipping ministry to Rs 5,778 crore for 2019-20 in order to boost the ‘blue economy’. The estimated investment in these enterprises that include 12 major ports is Rs 5,548.12 crore in 2018-19, according to the revised numbers in the recent budget document. The government had proposed an investment of Rs 5,079.80 crore in the Budget for 2018-19. Aspiring to be a $10 trillion economy in the next eight years, the government plans to harness India’s long 7,500-km coastline…

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Kerala makes it to CNN Travel’s list of 19 places to visit in 2019

Soak in the beauty of Kerala in 2019. (Source: Instagram/KeralaTourism, Designed by Gargi Singh) Kerala became one of the 19 places shortlisted by CNN this year for travel enthusiasts to visit in 2019. Stating that Kerala lives up to its moniker, God’s Own Country, the reports says, “This area of India has it all: sun, sea, sand, good food, houseboats, culture and wildlife. Its spectacular natural landscapes — think palm trees and sprawling backwaters — lend the region the nickname “God’s Own Country.” The report also mentions the floods that wreaked havoc in…

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Finally, Justice Served: 2 Nursing Students Arrested For Beating 16 Puppies To Death In Kolkata

You probably have come across the heart-wrenching. Two unidentified women brutally attacking puppies. It launched a FB page asking for justice for the puppies and sparked a social media outrage. After 16 dead puppies were found wrapped outside a Kolkata hospital earlier this week, two nursing students have been arrested in connection with the case. Moutushi Mondal and Shoma Burman, both in their early twenties, were arrested after the video went viral on social media. The puppies were found dead at the parking lot of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital….

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India Is Addicted To WhatsApp More Than Any Other Social Media, And Knows It Can Be Dangerous

We spend a lot of time everyday on your smartphones, a lot of which might be across various social networks. Particularly WhatsApp. These come with their own problems of addiction, fake news, and online harassment, and India is no exception when it comes to dealing with these issues. That’s why public opinion data analytics firm YouGov conducted a survey of Indian smartphone users, to see how we deal with everything we’re exposed to on social media platforms daily. And the results are pretty interesting to say the least. For one thing…

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Future Group to diversify into cloud kitchen business

In a cloud kitchen concept, operators prepare, package and deliver food without providing any dine-in facility to end-consumers. SHAMBHU KALAN: Future Group will soon venture into the delivery of cooked foods from its kitchens as part of consolidation of food business, according to its Chief Executive Officer Kishore Biyani The group is looking to leverage its digital wallet FuturePay to deliver affordable meals at the doorsteps of consumers under the cloud kitchen concept. “Now, we are talking about cloud kitchen and ready-to-eat food at customers’ home at Rs 40. That is another project…

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Michael Phelps to be honored for destigmatizing mental health

Famed Olympian Michael Phelps is about to add yet another accolade to his trophy room, and he’ll be coming to Boston to accept it. The Ruderman Family Foundation, a locally based nonprofit whose work advocates for disability inclusion, just announced it has named the repeat-gold medalist as the newest recipient of its annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion. The highly decorated swimmer has been selected as this year’s honoree because of the strides he’s made in opening up about his personal battle with depression and anxiety, encouraging others to seek help and exercise…

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