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Indian Railways to deploy EMU train sets before going fast track with bullet trains

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The bullet train enthusiasts may have to wait for a little longer as Indian Railways is planning to fix in the creaking system before going fast track.

The government is planning to purchase the cheaper, safer and smarter options of the train sets before the bullet trains make way in India.

The railway ministry in this regard has announced global tenders for purchase of train sets called Electrical Multiple Units (EMU), and is looking at European countries, especially Germany, France and Spain, where such trains are popular.

The train sets will consist of driving cabins at both the ends like the suburban trains and will have the capacity to carry more passengers. These train sets are also safer as they have lesser tendency to turn turtle in case of an accident.

The country officials of France are keen to offer their expertise in semi-high speed rail technology once Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the country on his way to Germany for Hannover industrial fair.

 

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India And Germany Collaborate For Research in Biological Applications

"The topics of this research training group are highly relevant for developing the biotechnology industry in both countries," Michael J. Winckler, Programme Coordinator at Heidelberg, said in a statement. 

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The six institutes -- Indian Institutes of Technology at Guwahati, Kanpur and Madras, University of Allahabad, University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University -- will partner with Germany's Heidelberg University, and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Pixabay

In a bid to promote the use of big data methods in biological applications, six Indian institutes of higher education on Wednesday established the first joint Indo-German research training group (RTG).

The six institutes — Indian Institutes of Technology at Guwahati, Kanpur and Madras, University of Allahabad, University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University — will partner with Germany’s Heidelberg University, and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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The first funding of the programme will be between 2019 and 2025 with an investment of three million euros each from Heidelberg and DBT, the statement said. Pixabay

The programme aims at setting up as many as 50 Ph.D. projects, on “Bio Big Data Science”, which will be supervised by research teams consisting of leading Indian and German scientists.

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“The topics of this research training group are highly relevant for developing the biotechnology industry in both countries,” Michael J. Winckler, Programme Coordinator at Heidelberg, said in a statement.

The first funding of the programme will be between 2019 and 2025 with an investment of three million euros each from Heidelberg and DBT, the statement said. (IANS)