The Federation of Indian Publishers chose ‘Himachal Birds’, compiled by former Himachal DGP Somesh Goyal, for the ‘Best Table Book’ award. Guest of honor Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, presented a souvenir, certificate and shawl to Goyal, also founding president of Himachal Birds, a forum dedicated to conservation of bird habitat. The book details 672 birds and 31 important birding areas in the state.
Opening of B.Tech admissions to the ITU
The admission process for B.Tech at the University Institute of Technology (ITU), Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, is underway. Some seats in the SC / ST categories are in the process of being converted to a general category and ITU is willing to conduct a round-the-clock round on October 5 to fill the seats, a spokesperson said. Interested candidates, who have passed the class XII exams with physics, chemistry and mathematics with the second division, are eligible to attend the admission to the competition.
Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Training
The three-day online training program on ‘Geohazards and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in the Himalayan Region’, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Technology, HPU and the National Institute for Disaster Management ( NIDM) ended here. Such programs should be organized regularly to promote awareness of disaster resilient infrastructure, especially for the Himalayan region, said ITU Director Prof. PL Sharma.