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START-UP INDIA FOR A PROSPEROUS INDIA
The new policies and initiatives commissioned at the Start-up India Movement launched by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi put forth massive propositions and hopes in the IT future of India.
The government programme aims to fill gaps in the economy for the growth and development of startups and will aim to boost digital entrepreneurship at the grassroots. The government is expected to earmark around Rs. 2,000 Crore for the initiative.
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UNION HR MINISTER ADDRESSED TECHIES
As part of National Youth Day celebration, Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development addressed the entire Technopark, Trivandrum family at Bhavani Atrium on 14th January, 2016. The event ‘Techies for Better India’ was organized by Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) – the socio-cultural organization in Technopark. VSC presented memorandum based on inputs taken from the Technopark fraternity comprising of IT employees, campus authorities and ancillary support staff. Prathidhwani, another major socio cultural organization of Technopark employees put forth a plea to the Union Minister with regard to inclusion of more stops at Kazhakoottam Railway station. 
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A DISABLED FRIENDLY MAKEOVER
Technopark, Trivandrum, the largest and greenest IT Park in the country, is all set for a disabled-friendly makeover. The park is constructing ramps for its buildings, to ensure smooth movement of those using wheel chairs in the park premises. Work to construct the ramp has already completed at Nila and Bhavani buildings. Ramps will soon come up at other buildings also.
THE HEALTH HACKATHON
Kerala Start-Up Mission in association with SCTIMST-TIMed, country’s first technology business incubator exclusively for medical devices and bio-materials is conducting a Health Hackathon on 30th and 31st January 2016.
Venue: SCTIMST-TIMED Bio-medical technology wing, SCTIMST,Poojapura, Trivandrum.
To apply, please check: https://startupmission.kerala.gov.in/healthhack/
After an impressive first three editions of Qisa’12, Qisa’13 and Qisa’14, socio-cultural organization of Technopark employees – Prathidhwani is back with its magnum opus, Qisa 2015. 'Qisa 2015' is the short film festival to be conducted for the fourth time in Technopark, Trivandrum. The film festival, slated for 2016 February 6th, Saturday in Travancore hall of Park Centre, is intended to provide a platform for film-makers and film enthusiasts to explore short cinema in Technopark.
It is the greatest opportunity for all the techie film makers to show case their work in front of the whole Technopark community. The movies will be reviewed by a judging panel headed by film critic Shri. M F Thomas, a national award winner and a member of national award jury innumerable times.
Registration will be closed by 31st January.
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ART BLOOMS AGAIN IN THE CAPITAL CITY
Nishagandhi blooms again in the heart of capital city, spreading its fragrance and rejoicing all art lovers. The magic of art is in the air of the city from January 20, 2016. In addition, the 56th state school youth festival kicked off on 19th January 2016 keeping the vibrant aura of art fleshed out. Now, art lovers of Technopark Trivandrum have an incredible feast to get them on the threshold of bliss.
Technopark Premier League (TPL) 2016, the annual cricket tournament of Technopark, Trivandrum, will commence from the third week of January for a span of 3-4 months. The organizer of TPL, Sportz4you has published the list of teams, groups and schedule of the tournament. 
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PEN YOUR THOUGHTS 
TECHIE'S CREATIVE COLUMN
  WATCH YOUR WORDS
(A Small Thought)

 
Author     :   Sujith Dan Mammen
Company :   UST Global
Email      :   Sujith.mammen@ust-global.com
 
We all love to discuss many things, be it in personal life or professional life. Many times we find it hard to strike up a conversation or are not sure what topics to talk about and what not, especially when talking to a person we are not accustomed to much.
Let us see five subjects that are cool to discuss and five that are not (and better be avoided).

Kicking off a cool talk 

 
  1. Likes and dislikes - This is by far the easiest as you get to know people better and it is always interesting to see another person’s point of view on different matters. From favorite songs/TV shows or actors to scientific discoveries, anything that can interest both parties is a great topic to start and continue a conversation.
  2. The experiences one encounter - People love to share their experiences, especially achievements they have come across. We can always gain from someone’s experience. Make sure we do not bring unwanted topics that may hurt others or is not beneficial to us.
  3. Vacation questions - People just love vacations. Moreover, they enjoy discussing about them and even show interest in showing photos, so this topic can never go wrong.
  4. News events - This can strike up conversations once you have something that is interesting to both parties; moreover, it increases knowledge and broadens our understanding.
  5. Technology - We live in a tech savvy world, so be it latest fashion trends, latest supercars or gadgets, people are mostly interested in this.
A second thought before spitting out
  1. Illness - We all love to live happy and all have their own personal share of difficulties, so it is better to avoid talks about illness/sadness in general. Nobody likes negative vibes.
  2. Job issues - No job is easy or hard and it is our mindset, which makes it so. Better, avoid discussing job issues especially with people who can’t make a difference to that and can make matters worse. Think others might not even have a job or half the facilities you are enjoying.
  3. Religious issues - All are entitled to follow their religion and nobody has the right to criticize the same. These discussions are generally not productive and can start serious misunderstandings and hatred.
  4. Political issues that we disagree on - Another big no-no if you aren’t fully aware of what is happening and who you are speaking to. These talks can worsen depending on the situation and the person you are talking to.
  5. Creepy subjects - It is always better to avoid all creepy subjects that make others uneasy even though it may sound ‘cool’ to you. This includes talk about ghosts, serial killers etc.
 
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THE FASTEST GROWING IT HUB
No wonder, Technopark is emerging to new unexplored dimensions at no time. The fastest growing IT hub has acquired more than IT power, the bond of being in a single family, sharing a common roof has eventually made this place a different world of happiness and excellence.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
In perfect harmony with nature
At Technopark, Trivandrum
Photo: Ratheesh Sundhram
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