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Punjab delegation secures commitment from UPL group to set up five projects

Davos, Jan 24 (UNI) Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday secured commitment from the fifth largest manufacturer of generic agrochemicals in the world, the UPL Group to setup five state-of-the-art projects in the state.
This assurance came during the high level bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum at Davos between the delegation from Invest Punjab led by Manpreet Singh Badal and the Vice Chairman and MD UPL Limited Jai Shroff.
According to an official spokesperson, these proposed projects across the state in the field of state-of-the-art technology for real time monitoring of multiple soil parameters including moisture, requirement of fertilizer, status of plant health, pests etc would enable the Punjab farmers in curtailing input costs and most importantly, water. Notably, it a sensor based technology in fields with central control room and use of AI for monitoring and guidance on suggested interventions. In addition, UPL proposes to introduce Laser scanning of horticulture crops to predict the quantum of produce that farmers can expect from their fields. UPL also expects to employ 2000 rural youth by 2021 for providing these services to the farmers.
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Covid scare: Saudi Arabia suspends air travel from three countries including India

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Riyadh, Sep 23 (UNI) Saudi Arabia suspended air travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday.

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Political decisions should be taken in parliament, not GHQ - Maryam Nawaz

23 Sep 2020 | 4:59 PM

Islamabad, Sept 23(UNI) Pakistan Muslim League(PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday said that political decisions about Pakistan should be made in the parliament, not at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

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Medicines to cost higher in Pakistan, Remdesivir price reduced

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23 Sep 2020 | 2:35 PM

Islamabad, Sep (UNI) Pakistan government has decided to increase price of 94 lifesaving drugs while the cost of Remdesivir, an experimental drug used for the treatment of Covid-19 was reduced to Rs 8,244 from Rs 10,873, reports said on Wednesday.

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Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

23 Sep 2020 | 2:25 PM

Berlin, Sep 23 (UNI) Russian opposition politician Alexei Anatolievich Navalny, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Germany since August 22, was discharged from inpatient care, the hospital said on Wednesday.

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Biden praises Indian-Americans for their contribution to US, exhibits interest in Indo-Pacific region

Biden praises Indian-Americans for their contribution to US, exhibits interest in Indo-Pacific region

23 Sep 2020 | 1:48 PM

Washington, Sep 23 (UNI) Democratic presidential candidate and US former vice-president Joe Biden has appreciated Indian-American community for its hard work and entrepreneurship for boosting the economic growth of the country and said that his administration would address the concerns regarding H-1B visa and the legal immigrants.

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