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Himachal girl bags POSOCO Power System research award

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Himachal girl bags POSOCO Power System research award

Pooja has completed her PhD in the field of Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. She hails from Lajhiani village, 3 km from Bhoranj tehsil of Hamirpur district. She completed her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from NIT Hamipur and M.Tech. from SLIET Longowal, Punjab.

SHIMLA – It is a great moment for Himachal as one of its young scientists, Dr. Pooja Sharma, has received the prestigious Power System Research Award during the function organized by Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), a subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation at IIT Delhi on 17th March 2015. Dr. Pooja Sharma was second in the list of top ten students invited to present their work and also receive the prestigious research award. The award consisted of a citation certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000.

This award has been instituted by POSOCO as an initiative to recognize and reward the innovative technical research excellence in the field of power system by discovering and encouraging fresh Doctoral/Masters research accomplishments in the field. The award is a joint venture of Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), a subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (POWERGRID) and Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT, Delhi.

The award was instituted with an aim to (a) Discover innovations in Power System (b) Reward excellence in the area of Power System & related fields (c) Motivate students to undertake further research & innovation in the power system (d) Collect and disseminate successful technologies for possible industry adoption.

Dr Pooja Sharma who has completed her PhD in the field of Electrical Engineering on Maximum power tracking from shaded photovoltaic modules in 2014 from IIT Bombay, was placed second in the overall merit list of the award indicating the level of innovativeness contribution of her research work to the field. The awardeeswere chosen by a panel of experts drawn from all over the country and they decided based on the contributions made by a PhD student towards the innovation in research, its application impact and improvement in the performance of various engineering systems.

Ms. Pooja Sharma, who hails from a non-decrepit village – Lajhiani, 3 km from Bhoranj tehsil of Hamirpur dist. has completed her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from NIT Hamipur and M. Tech. from SLIET Longowal, Punjab. Subsequently, she joined for PhD in IIT Bombay and made significant contributions to the field of photovoltaic systems to efficiently generate electric power from solar energy. For her outstanding contributions in the field of electrical engineering, DrPooja Sharma was also awarded the ‘Excellence in PhD thesis award last year for best PhD thesis by IIT Bombay during the annual convocation.

Awards like POSOCO PhD thesis awardand Excellence in PhD thesis will motivate engineering students to pursue higher studies and carry out cutting edge research in the field to make India a progressive and self-sustainable country in the near future.

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

HP Police Presidents Colours award ceremony

The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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