Better understanding seismic hazards


Summary:The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. Researchers have now discovered complex relationship between major earthquake faulting and mountain building in the Himalayas.

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Texting a million people in India improves diabetes prevention

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Summary:A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, reports new research. This effort is the first to use the power of mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors in a large number of people … Read More

Indian Industry and institutes need to be in equilibrium on R&D


Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet delivered the First Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture organised by CII and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation, in New Delhi. He outlined future areas of research such as big data analytics, high-tech startups, etc and stressed that industry… Read More

Credibility of Information Dissemination needed says Venkaiah Naidu

The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu chairing the review meeting of the Doordarshan Kendra- Hyderabad on August 22, 2016.

Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, stressed the need for upholding credibility in dissemination of information by public broadcasters. “Public service broadcasters have a great responsibility on their shoulders to ensure credibility in the era of competition.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu visited All India Radio and Doordarshan… Read More

N P S Monga given extension of additional charge as HDCPL CMD

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Extention of additional charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director has been given to Shri N.P.S. Monga for Hindustan Diamond Company Private Ltd. (HDCPL) entrusted  for a period of one year w.e.f. 09.01.2016 to 08.01.2017, or till such time that the winding up of HDCPL is completed or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.… Read More

Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government Stocks

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Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i) “7.68 per cent Government Stock 2023” for a notified amount of Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “7.59 per cent Government Stock 2026” for a notified amount of Rs. 8,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iii) “7.50 per cent Government Stock  2034”… Read More

Flood rescue & relief operations by NDRF in full swing


The rescue and relief operations by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the flood affected various districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are in full swing. 56 flood rescue teams of NDRF are operational in various flood prone areas of the different states to assist the respective state administration in rescue and… Read More

Thousands of new cancer cases in Ontario due to environmental exposure

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Between 3,540 and 6,510 new cancer cases in Ontario each year result from environmental factors, says a new report from Cancer Care Ontario and Public Health Ontario (PHO).

The report, Environmental Burden of Cancer in Ontario, estimates how many new cancer cases occur each year in the province as a result of exposure to cancer-causing agents, or carcinogens,

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NTPC bags two Top PSU Awards


NTPC , the largest power utility has been bestowed  The Best Maharatna PSU and Top Performer in the Power Generation Sector Awards by the leading Information Service Company Dun & Bradstreet. The Awards were received by Shri K. Biswal , Director ( Finance) NTPC from Shri Anil Swarup, Secretary, Coal , Govt. of India  at a function held in New Delhi. … Read More

Swachh Bharat Short Films Competition to encourage participative approach


The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organising a Short Films Competition on the theme “Swachh Bharat” that showcases inspiring stories and helps generate awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health. The winning entries will be announced in a special felicitation programme to be held in New Delhi on … Read More

RECPDCL signs MoU with REC for 2016-17


REC Power Distribution Company Ltd. (RECPDCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of REC, a ‘Navratna CPSU’ under the Ministry of Power has signed an MoU with REC for the FY 2016-17 on 11.08.2016. Shri Rajeev Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director-REC and Dr. Dinesh Arora, IAS, CEO, RECPDCL signed the MoU.

All Senior Officials of REC and RECPDCL were present in … Read More

CII – IBA Financial Conditions Index improves to 61.1 in Q1 FY 2016-17


The CII – IBA Financial Conditions Index at 61.1 for Q1 FY 2016-17 shows healthy improvement in the overall financial conditions in the Indian economy vis-à-vis the previous quarter (47.8) reflecting from strong expectations of leading banks and financial institutions of reduction in cost of funds, comfortable liquidity position and better external… Read More