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New York: Haryana and the US state of Connecticut have agreed to develop long-term partnership for sharing economic, social and cultural experiences.

The agreement was reached during a meeting on Tuesday between visiting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy in state capital Hartford, near New York.

Malloy assured Khattar that he would take up the issue of investment with Fortune 100 enterprises, 17 of which are located in Connecticut, according to a Haryana government media release.

Malloy accepted Khattar’s invitation to visit Haryana. He will be visiting Haryana early next year to scout for investment opportunities in the auto and precision engineering sector.

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Dannel P. Malloy

Earlier, Khattar and Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Abhimanyu met seven prospective investors in New York to discuss the possibility of investment in projects and joint ventures in the power and renewable energy sectors, the release said.

Clutch Group founder and CEO Abhi Shah accepted Khattar’s request to start a power project in Haryana and make investment on the pattern of Gujarat, for providing modern facilities like gymnasium, and smart teaching aids.

ThermoAura Inc co-founder and president Rutvik J. Mehta expressed his intention to enter into a joint venture for establishing facilities for manufacturing solar thermal generators.

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Manohar Lal Khattar

Ducon Group of Companies chairman and CEO Aron Govil, who was born in Hisar in Haryana, evinced keen interest in setting up a 100 MW solar power plant in the state.

KPM Assets Alliance managing director Maheshwar Saladi expressed desire to bring a delegation of investors from the US for exploring possible avenues for investment in different sectors in Haryana.

New Silk Route CEO and Vedanta Capital co-founder Parag Saxena discussed issues relating to the deepening of the bond market for financing infrastructural projects.

The Haryana government also signed an MoU with Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of United Technologies Corporation at Pratt and Whitney Plant, for setting up an additional plant for manufacturing air-conditioning devices in Gurgaon.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Khattar and Abhimanyu at Hartford.

The proposed manufacturing facility in Gurgaon will provide employment to more than 2,000 people besides bringing in investment worth $50 million.

(IANS)

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The "We do" module lets educators and students learn together. And the "You do" is designed to help students practice their new skills

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Facebook has launched in the US free online education programme CodeFWDTo to increase the numbers of underrepresented and female students interested in pursuing computer programming.

“We’re working on a number of initiatives like CodeFWD to widen the pipeline of diverse talent studying computer science so the next generation of tech innovators reflects and incorporates diverse perspectives, building a future that benefits us all,” Lauryn Ogbechie, Education Partnerships Director at Facebook, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Created in partnership with connected toys maker Sphero, CodeFWD by Facebook, has been designed for both English and Spanish speakers.

It is a three-step programme where educators and organisations introduce computer programming to 4th to 8th grade students.

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With the first module “I do”, CodeFWD prepares educators to introduce the basics of computer programming to their students, even as they may be discovering the concepts themselves.

The “We do” module lets educators and students learn together. And the “You do” is designed to help students practice their new skills.

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“After completing these three steps, educators who want to continue developing their students’ coding skills using a tangible, hands-on product can apply to earn a free classroom set of programmable robots from our partners at Sphero,” Ogbechie said. (IANS)