Padre Conceição College of Engineering,
Address: Agnel Technical Education Complex, Agnelganv,
Verna Goa, 403722 INDIA
Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan region, geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is located between the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and its fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times as high as the GDP per capita of the country as a whole. The Eleventh Finance Commission of India named Goa the best-placed state because of its infrastructure, and India's National Commission on Population rated it as having the best quality of life in India (based on the commission's “12 Indicators”). It is the third-highest ranking among Indian states in the human development index.
Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margão in Goa still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first voyaged to the subcontinent in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it soon thereafter, whereupon Goa became an overseas territory of the Portuguese Empire, part of what was then known as Portuguese India, and remained as such for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Goa's official language, which is spoken by a majority of its inhabitants, is Konkani.
Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year because of its white-sand beaches, active nightlife, places of worship, and World Heritage-listed architecture. It also has rich flora and fauna because it lies very close to the North Western Ghats rainforests, one of the rare biodiversity hotspots of the world.
Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with lower tourist activity inland. In 2010, there were more than 2 million tourists reported to have visited Goa, about 1.2 million of whom were from abroad. As of 2013, Goa was a destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists, particularly Britons and Russians, with limited means who wanted to party. The state was hopeful that changes could be made which would attract a more upscale demographic.
Goa stands 6th in the Top 10 Nightlife cities in the world in National Geographic Travel. Notable nightclubs in Goa include Chronicle, Mambos and Sinq.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Goa is water sports. Beaches like Baga and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, water scooter rides, and more.
In order to ensure the complete well-being and protection of all those who are both partaking and organizing the 43rd World Conference on Applied Science, Engineering &Technology” to be held from the 29th - 30th of December 2022 in the Goa, IFERP has put in place stringent health & safety protocols that will be followed to the tee. Some of the social distancing protocols that will be in place include -
Two-meter spacings between all those standing in registration lines and other queues anywhere during the conference (both inside and outside the conference venue);
Seating arrangements that comply with the six-feet rule of social distancing;
Mandatory mask compliance for all organizing committee members, guest speakers, presenters, and participants;
A no handshake policy throughout the entire conference (even for those receiving accolades)
Other preventive-hygiene measures that will be implemented unwaveringly by the health & safety protocol implementation team, include -
Regular sanitization of chairs, floors, doorknobs, carpets, microphones, cafeteria/dining & washroom facilities, rest areas;
The setting up of multiple washrooms, cafeterias, dining spaces, and other amenities to prevent congestion and crowding;
Stringent temperature, oxygen levels & testing measures in place for all those involved with the conference (including cafeteria staff, guest speakers, presenters, organizers, volunteers, and others);
A team of doctors, nurses, & emergency aid specialists on constant standby (to serve those in need).
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