Monthly Archives: March 2017

Solar panels study reveals impact on Earth

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Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and better land management.

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology monitored a large solar park, near Swindon, for a year.

They found that solar parks altered the

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Regional Connectivity Flight set to take wings


In an Indian government news update, Airports Authority of India (AAI),the implementing agency, will issue Letter of Awards for 27 proposals received under RCS-UDAN. Key features of the proposals awarded by AAI include:

  • Airports to be connected: 27 currently served airports, 12 currently underserved airports and 31 currently unserved airports (for a
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CMD, NLCIL Commissions the Rejuvenated BWE 1572

In an Indian Bureaucracy PSU news update, NLC India Limited has successfully rejuvenated a Bucket Wheel Excavator 1572,  which has been in service for the past 27 years. Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD, NLCIL commissioned the machinery at the Specialised Mining Equipment (SME) Erection Yard of Mine-I, Neyveli on 31.03.2017.NLCIL Inauguration of rejuvenated BWEIndianBureaucracy

The 700L Bucket Wheel Excavator… Read More

S K Pandey appointed PS to Arun Jaitly

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey presently Director (Law), Competition Commission of India has  been appointed as Private Secretary to Defence Minister (Shri Arun Jaitly) in the Ministry of Defence. wishes Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey  the very best.… Read More

Arvind Kathpalia appointed as Director- Operations, Air India

In an Indian Bureaucracy PSU news update, Capt. Arvind Kathpalia presently Executive Director, Air India Limited has been appointed as Director(Operations), Air India Limited for a period of five years. wishes Capt. Arvind Kathpalia the very best.… Read More

Ongoing Food Processing Projects

The status of ongoing food processing projects in the country and funds released to these projects, State/UT-wise is given in the Annexure.

The Government has approved setting up of 42 Mega Food Park projects, 133 Cold Chain projects, 38 Abattoir projects, 101 Food Testing Laboratories and assistance to 7381 food processing industries for technology up-gradation/… Read More

International Standards in Food Processing Sector


In an Indian government news update, Standards for processed food industry are laid down by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI have issued various regulations such as:

i. Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011

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13,002 villages electrified till date under DDUGJY

13,002 villages have been electrified till date under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram JyotiYojna (DDUGJY). Out of remaining 5450 un-electrified villages, 835 villages are uninhabited. All the remaining 4615 un-electrified villages are to targeted to be electrified by 1st May, 2018 .

In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done … Read More

Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-2017

The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-2017 will be hosted on April 1 & 2, 2017 by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management & Technology (GIMT), Guwahati, along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Minister of State (Independent… Read More

Pinaki Majumdar appointed Director- HRI

Prof. Pinaki Majumdar has been appointed as Director, Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad as per the Rules of the HRI, for a period of 05 years w.e.f. the date of his assumption of charge . wishes Prof. Pinaki Majumdar  the very best.… Read More