TEDx Unplugged is coming up on April 25 at 91 Springboard, for those who have an interesting idea to share and wish to get a chance to step on the main stage of TEDx Panaji 2019 on April 28. Most people fancy the opportunity of standing and speaking on the red circle of a TEDx event as a speaker. However, the chances of getting selected as a speaker of the main event are few and far. The Unplugged event is open to aspirants who register for it online. Each speaker will be given five minutes to speak about his or her idea. This idea needs to be submitted during the registration process. The speakers are not allowed to use slides, multimedia, props etc. Aspiring speakers event will be judged by a panel of judges from TEDx, Panaji and three best ideas will be selected to be presented on 28th April. The selected ideas will also receive some tips and coaching by the TEDx Panaji team. TEDx main on April 28 will have 14 speakers and 2 performing artiste groups and will be at Kala Academy.
Get set to avail the opportunity to win a return ticket to Switzerland, as the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai is organising ‘Swiss Science Slam’ competition, open to participants of all nationalities and research fields (including social sciences, humanities, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering) from the states of North, East, Central and West India (including Goa and Telangana). All you have to do is produce a five minute video (maximum file size 20 MB), introducing any research or science project of their choice. The video should be done in English and start with the statement of the author’s name, research position and name of college/institution. Participants are free to choose presentation styles and equipment as they see fit. Submissions must clearly show the participant presenting his or her research in a manner chosen by her or him. Using only animation alone is not permitted and participant may work with other individuals as supporting cast. Videos can be shot on smartphones, webcams or any video recording devices. Eligible participants should be 18-years-old or older and should be BA/BSc/ MA/ MSc/PhD candidates in India. Only one entry per person will be permitted. To enter the competition, participants are invited to […]
Goa Tourism in association with the Goa Feni Distillers and Bottlers is all set to organise the second edition of The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019 from April 26 to April 28. The three-day event revolves around Goa’s much loved possessions: the coconut and cashew, in a variety of products, cuisines, beverages, handicrafts, etc showcasing the traditional aspects and the goodness associated with this produce including homegrown spirits ranging from local brews, homemade wines and more. The festival will also have live demos on distilling of the cashew juice into Goa’s much relished heritage brew, feni. Besides authentic Goan food, coconut and cashew will also be the key ingredients in the cuisines and beverages prepared and served during the three-day festival. A cashew stomping competition will also be organised along with masterclasses and cooking demos conducted by mixologist Karl Fernandes and chef Avinash Martins and Tiz Martins who will showcase some authentic yet innovative Goan cuisine. A variety of exciting programmes, workshops, competitions and more will be scheduled to enthrall the audience. From timeless Konkani and Portuguese classics to modern day English Latin styles with jazz and funk rhythms, the festival’s lineup boasts of well-curated large format ensembles with full […]
BITS Pilani in collaboration with IHE Delft, Netherlands has launched a new ME programme in Sanitation Science, Technology and Management for this academic year. The research track programme entails that the student pursues two semesters of coursework, initiates his/her ME dissertation in the third semester (concurrent with remaining coursework), while the fourth semester will be entirely allocated for pursuing the dissertation. The curriculum will focus on on-field best practice aspects to impart skills to the students. The programme will be run at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus and the degree will be awarded by BITS Pilani. BITS Pilani has been recently recognised as Institute of Eminence by MHRD, Government of India. It is also India’s highest ranked non-Government Institute as declared in various reputed world rankings of 2019 such as QS BRICS, QS Asia, and QS India. This programme, in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands is part of the Global Sanitation Graduate school. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IHE Delft launched the new programme in sanitation. The Delft-based postgraduate programme in Sanitation was then made available to universities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa as part of the recently established […]