Kerala’s famed ‘Nendran’ bananas are all set to be shipped to London in March next year. The plan is to deliver the Nendran bananas to London in 20-25 days through an export agency in the State.
The trial export to London is in accordance with the sea-shipment protocol of the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council, Keralam (VFPCK), a company established to bring about overall development of the fruit and vegetable sector in the State.
Nendran is a banana variety originated and cultivated in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala state of India.
Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world's first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation.
Hyperloop envisions a future where floating pods packed with passengers and cargo hurtle through vacuum tubes at 600 miles an hour (966 kph) or faster.
In a hyperloop system, which uses magnetic levitation to allow near-silent travel, a trip between New York and Washington would take just 30 minutes. That would be twice as fast as a commercial jet flight and four times faster than a high-speed train.
The company is working toward safety certification by 2025 and commercial operations by 2030.