PPK Selama to kick off first e-satelite farm project in Perak

LARUT, Dec 3 — The Selama Area Farmers’ Organisation (PPK) has been selected to implement the first e-satellite farm project through smart fertigation in Perak using digital technology known as Internet of Things (IoT) next year.

Farmers Organisation Authority (LPP) director-general, Azulita Salim said the RM200,000 project would involve the cultivation of various crops including chilli, cucumber and long beans in an area covering 2.02 hectares in Kampung Damak, Selama, here.

She said through IoT, farmers would not have to be at the farm the whole time, instead they could monitor the farm via their smartphone which could also be used in the aspects of care, watering, fertilising and pesticide spraying through smart fertigation.

“Young people are now more interested in IoT and we believe IoT can increase agriculture output,” she said at a press conference after a working visit by state Agriculture, Fisheries, Plantations and Food Security Committee chairman, 

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Sidewalk chosen to host Sundance Film Festival as a satelite site

Sidewalk welcomes Sundance Film Festival
Sidewalk Cinema at the Pizitz. Photo by Matthew Niblett

This is a match made in heaven and a big coup for the Magic City.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema and the Sidewalk Film Festival announced yesterday that they have been selected to host the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as a satelite location. Birmingham will be one of only thirty locations nationwide partnering with the prestigious  festival. 

Sundance to Sidewalk

Birmingham, Sidewalk Film Festival
Don’t worry, concessions will still be available for your movie snack. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Here is Sidewalk’s statement about the partnership and what to expect in 2021.

“Sidewalk is thrilled to have been selected as one of only 30 sites across the country to partner with Sundance, a leader in the independent film industry for over 40 years, for their unique 2021 Festival. Our organization has a

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Winners and losers: Will big firms benefit from the Covid-19 crunch?

ANALYSIS: As the prospect of a widely distributed vaccine draws nearer – AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced results for their jab last week, bosses and investors are turning one eye away from the immediate struggle of coping with the pandemic and looking instead at the longer-term competitive picture. Who has won and who has lost?

Like viruses, recessions usually come for the weakest first. Companies with sickly balance-sheets or frail margins quickly succumb. As promising startups become crushed closedowns, it is often the incumbents that have the resources to wait it out.

Yet the Covid-19 recession has been sharper than normal, and more complicated. The world economy is expected to shrink by over 4 per cent this year, the deepest downturn since the second world war, and there is still a risk of a double-dip recession

Bail-outs, central-bank stimulus and forbearance by banks and landlords have slowed the process of

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Lockdown imposed in 12 areas


The Rawalpindi district administration, acting on the advice of the Punjab Health Ministry, imposed smart lockdowns in 12 more areas of the district on Monday. Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Secretary Muhammad Usman has issued a notification in this regard too.

According to the notification, the 12 areas including eight in Rawalpindi city, three in Gujjar Khan and one in Wah Cantt have been sealed from November 29 midnight till December 8.

These areas include Airport Housing Society ,Mirza Colony, Tench Bhata, Street 3, Block A, Tehmasamabad, Block D, Sattelite Town, New Malpur 7th Road, Satelite Town, Shaheen Town Phase II, Dhoke Kangal, Gulzar Quaid, Street 17, and Farooq Azam Road in Rawalpindi, Barki Jadeed, Jermote Kalan and Mohalla Zargaran in Gujar Khan and Lalarukh area in Wah Cantt. The notification said that the decision was taken in larger public interest and was taken in exercise of powers conferred

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Badminton: Give me a year, and I’ll catch up with my seniors, says Letshanaa

PETALING JAYA: Promising shuttler K. Letshanaa (pic) is giving herself until the end of next year to be on par with the seniors.

The 17-year-old believes she is trending in the right direction despite her results suggesting otherwise as there is still a wide gulf between her and senior teammates in the women’s singles department.

Letshanaa has been part of all the four internal meets since August including last week’s BAM Mixed Team Championship where she played a total of seven matches against three seniors – Soniia Cheah, Lee Ying Ying and Eoon Qi Xuan.

She lost all of them in straight games.

“There’s certainly some catching up to do, but I don’t think I’m too far behind, ” said Letshanaa, who first gained prominence when she was crowned the national Under-18 champion in 2017 when she was just 14.

She is convinced that her game has gone from strength

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Standard Shoe Sole & Mould India reports standalone net loss of Rs 0.01 crore in the September 2020 quarter

Reported sales nil

Net Loss of Standard Shoe Sole & Mould India reported to Rs 0.01 crore in the quarter ended September 2020 as against net loss of Rs 0.20 crore during the previous quarter ended September 2019. There were no Sales reported in the quarter ended September 2020 and during the previous quarter ended September 2019.

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Mission to launch Spain’s first Earth observation satellite fails after rocket veers off course

El cohete que transportaba el satélite español Ingenio se desvía de la trayectoria y la misión se pierde



The Vega mission VV17 to launch Spain’s first Earth observation satellite, SeoSat-Ingenio, failed on Tuesday after the rocket transporting it deviated off its trajectory. The rocket was launched from the Guiana Space Station in Kourou in French Guiana at 2.52am (Spanish mainland time), but malfunctioned eight minutes after liftoff, following the first ignition of the engine of the Avum upper stage, said experts at the space station in a transmission broadcast by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Before the transmission ended, the experts said that they were waiting to obtain more data to find out what went wrong. The rocket was also transporting the French satellite TARANIS. The Vega is a rocket developed by the Italian Space Agency and ESA to put satellites into orbit. Its first

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Nairobi’s sleepiest and most boring estates

There are certain ‘dead’ estates that are perpetually under the radar.

There’s hardly any news about something out of the ordinary in these neighbourhoods – not insecurity, not water shortage, not power outages. Nothing.

Everyone seems to be unfamiliar with nightclubs in these estates. Woe unto you if you stay past 9pm in these hoods, even if you had to wait for three hours for the nightclub to fill up. After 9pm, all matatus in these areas are parked for the night.

Matatus plying such routes are mostly old ramshackles that are not roadworthy. While some of these estates are somewhat affluent, they are lackluster with no character or personality.

Here’s the list of ‘zombie’ estates:

1. Ngumo

 When was the last time you met someone from Ngumo? Other than non-residents, no

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Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand IFSC Code VIJB0007190

The IFSC Code of Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand branch is VIJB0007190. The branch is located in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. For address and phone numbers, scroll down.

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Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand IFSC Code: VIJB0007190

Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand MICR & Contact Info

Address, MICR code, branch contact number etc of Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand branch is given below. You may contact the branch or the Customer Care number of the bank information relating to your Vijaya Bank account.

Branch Name Vijaya Bank Satelite Bus Stand
IFSC VIJB0007190
Satelite Bus Stand, Satelite Bus Stand, Bareilly, U P, Bareilly,U P

City :
Bareilly,u P

District : Bareilly
State : Uttar Pradesh
Branch Phone Number
Customer Care Number
1800-425-5885, 1800-425-9992, 1800-425-4066 – General
1800-103-5525 – Balance Enquiry
1800-103-5535 – Mini Statement


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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils Anti-Satellite Missile model in DRDO Bhawan

Rajnath Singh smiling for the camera

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New Delhi: A model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Monday (November 9, 2020).

Rajnath Singh appreciated the innovative accomplishment of the team of scientists.

Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy was also present and stated that the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in future.

This is to be noted that the ‘Mission Shakti’ was country’s first-ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on March 27, 2019, from Dr AP J Abdul Kalam

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