Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Increasing number of women over 60 years of age and older are drinking

Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by 2050, reaching 112 million, in the future, there will likely be many more older drinkers in the United States than currently. Importantly, older individuals are more sensitive to alcohol’s effects than their younger counterparts, and are… Read More

Release of the INDIA RANKING 2017

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing at the release of the “INDIA RANKING 2017”, in New Delhi on April 03, 2017. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, the Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Shri Kewal Kumar Sharma and other dignitaries are also seen.… Read More

NBCC Services Limited distributes Aids to Differently Abled

NBCC Services Limited (NSL) – a wholly owned subsidiary of NBCC (India) Limited, under its CSR initiative, distributed aids and assistive devices such as Motorized Tricycle, Smart Cane, Hearing Aid etc. to 15 Beneficiaries identified by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO). The aids distribution ceremony held recently… Read More

AAI celebrates 22nd Annual Day with cultural programmes

Airports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of Civil Aviation in the Country celebrated its 22nd Annual Day on 1st April, 2017 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with full grandeur.  Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation was the Chief Guest and Shri Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation … Read More

Aruna Sethi appointed Chief Adviser-Cost, Ministry of Finance

Ms. Aruna Sethi ICoAS (1985)  has been elevated to the position of Chief Adviser (Cost) in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.  She is the first lady ICoAS officer who has reached this position.  Earlier, she headed ICoAS from 1st February, 2016 , being the senior most Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS) officer.… Read More

Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurates National Conference on Autism

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated a “National Conference on Autism” organized by The National Trust for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment here today. Ministers of State for Social Justice… Read More

New discovery about Bird Evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (all in China) described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date.

The new specimen from the rich

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R K Chander appointed Ambassador & Permanent Representative to UN

Shri Rajiv Kumar Chander IFS(1983) presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, Vancouver, has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Offices in Geneva. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Shri Chander earlier served as Deputy Permanent Representative in the Geneva office from 2006… Read More

Wi-Fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloaded

Slow Wi-Fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the Wi-Fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only … Read More

PFC contributes 56.43 Cr to Swachh Bharat kosh

Shri Rajeev Sharma, CMD, PFC presented a token of remittance for Rs 56.43 crore towards “Swachh Bharat Kosh” to Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) Ministry of Finance, GoI and the Chairperson of the Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK). The amount of Rs 56.43 crore also includes contributions by PFC Subsidiaries i.e. PFC Consulting… Read More

P V Sindhu to become career high World No 2

Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu produced a superlative performance to beat reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 21-16 to lift her maiden India Open Super Series title. In front of a cheering home crowd at the Sirifort Sports Complex, the third seeded Indian dominated the match from the start. Sindhu had last defeated Marin in the… Read More