TBI Bulletin: Automatic LPG Cylinder Booking and Leakage Management System + Measuring Pollution in Ganges + Proposed Ban on Tobacco Products + More! (18.06.2012)


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1. She will be able to study in a condition better than the existing struggle on the street! Inspired by a news-story carried by The Hindu on June 5 (highlighted in TBI Bulletin), the Indian Bank has offered financial help to S. Divya, a homeless 16-year-old who topped her school in the class X examinations.

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2. What four students have achieved for the safety of homes should have been done by the cash-rich public sector cooking gas suppliers long back! The students of Department of Telecommunication of P A College of Engineering have developed ‘Automatic LPG cylinder booking and leakage management system’. It alerts the consumers when the gas starts leaking by sending SMSes.

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3. They sailed 2,525 kms in a raft and a rubber boat in topsy-turvy, full-of-boulders and dangerously high-speed water flows and currents of River Ganga, tracking downstream from its source at Gangotri in Himalaya to end at Kolkata. Their mission: to document the contribution of each city to the pollution of the Ganga!

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4. For the first time in Asia, a 2.2 km long and 135 metre wide Rowing Channel has been developed the Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In phase II, the channel will have a start tower, aligners hut, timing hut, 600-people viewers’ gallery, finish hut, boat sheds and jetties!

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5. As an ideal gesture to World Anti-Tobacco Day and Campaign, the Maharashtra government is all set to ban gutka and paan masala in the State. We certainly hope it comes through.

Read more here.


Compiled by Devdutt.

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