Surgeries performed later in the day have more complications


Summary:A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared to patients with a surgical start time earlier in the day.

A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical… Read More

Melting ice around Greenland making the sea less saline

Melting ice

Summary:For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.

For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland… Read More

CII Awarded Grant from USTDA for standards promotion

CII Awarded

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been awarded a grant from  the U.S. Trade and Development Agency in partnership with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to  support six standards and conformance workshops in India. The workshops would focus on three critical sectors of  smart and sustainable cities, water and sanitation, and cleanRead More

Feel Good factor returning amongst Indian companies doing business in Europe


For the first time in two years, Indian companies doing business in Europe have shed their pessimism and see a rebound in their business prospects in the region. The gradual turn-around has been achieved by Indian corporate by successfully re-positioning and re-aligning their operational capabilities in one of the most demanding and organized markets in… Read More

Taking Care of Artisans and Weavers

Parul Chandra

India boasts of a rich tradition of hand-woven textiles and skilfully made handicrafts that draws appreciation and buyers not only from within the country but also abroad. Be it the intricately woven Ikats from Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, the Patan Patolas from Gujarat, the fine Benarasi weaves from Uttar Pradesh, the gossamer-like Maheshwari weaves of Madhya… Read More

Homegrown Technologies need to be given top priority

Homegrown Technologies

Import of Defence technology may kill innovation in Indian companies and it should be allowed only when there is no homegrown technology available, according to Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri.

Dr Reddy said this while speaking at the DEFTECH 2017 conference – Realising Make in India through Defence R&D. The conference… Read More

Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts mandatory | RBI


Reserve Bank of India today said biometric identity number Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory.The RBI clarification followed media reports quoting a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application that suggested the apex bank has not issued any order for mandatory Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts.

“The Reserve Bank clarifies that,… Read More

Relationship between sugar and cancer

Scientists reveal

Summary:A nine-year joint research project has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts… Read More

Inauguration Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet and Expo 2017

Global Renewable

The 2nd edition of the Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet and Expo (RE-INVEST 2017) will be held from 7 to 9 December 2017 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, & National Capital Region of Delhi. The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, is likely to inaugurate the event. RE-INVEST has been envisioned as a global event where strategies for development… Read More

Climate action window could close as early as 2023 | Beyond EPA’s Clean Power decision

Beyond EPA's Clean Power

Summary:As the Trump administration repeals the US Clean Power Plan, a new study underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions — from both environmental and economic perspectives.

As the Trump administration repeals the U.S. Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse… Read More

Examining full range of post-stroke visual impairments | Study

New study

Summary:Researchers have examined the visual impairment screening/referral forms from 915 post-stroke patients from 20 NHS hospital trusts. Overall 84% were visually symptomatic with visual field loss the most common complaint followed by blurred vision, reading difficulty, and diplopia.

A new University of Liverpool study, published today in … Read More

Banks to provide funds at 7% to women SHGs under DAY-NRLM | RBI


The RBI today said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal. The central bank issued the revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme under DAY-NRLM, as received from the Ministry of Rural Development… Read More