Daily Archives: April 8, 2017

IIITs can award degrees now

There is a proposal for introduction of an Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 (IIIT-PPP Bill, 2017) for which Union Cabinet has given its approval in the Cabinet meeting held on 15.03.2017. The IIIT-PPP Bill, 2017 inter-alia provides for granting degrees to the passed out students from IIIT-PPP. Presently,… Read More

Application for Autonomous College Status

Medical Colleges

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has implemented the scheme of Autonomous Colleges with a view to bring in quality reforms in higher education. The Scheme of Autonomous Colleges offers academic and operative freedom to the Colleges. The autonomy so awarded under the scheme enables a College to determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi… Read More

Mite proof bedcovers may reduce Asthma flare-ups in children

Summary:Your watch might be able to tell you it’s time to call in sick. Researchers have revealed the ability of wearable biosensors, similar to the Apple Watch or Fitbit, to detect physiological changes that may indicate illness, even before symptoms appear.

Your watch might be able to tell you it’s time to call in sick. Researchers supported by the… Read More

Financial Assistance for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan from IDA

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

For the Centrally Sponsored Scheme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Government of India has signed a financial agreement with the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) for an amount of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 651.00 million (equivalent to US$1006.2 million) on 29th May, 2014. The IDA credit is effective from 27th August, 2014 till… Read More

Disbursement of fellowships under Direct Benefit Transfer Mode

The University Grants Commission (UGC) implements various fellowship schemes on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. UGC has intimated that it has brought all fellowship schemes under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode with a view … Read More

NHAI Hybrid Annuity Model

The National Highway Authority of India has so far awarded 30 highways projects of total length 1821.54 kms and total cost Rs. 28162.13 crores. The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation has also adopted Hybrid Annuity Model for Namami Gange program. Tenders for three Sewage Treatment Plants under this program have been … Read More

Flyovers on NH-8 Delhi-Jaipur Highway

The 6 laning of Delhi (Gurgaon)-Jaipur Expressway which inter alias includes flyovers has been awarded on BOT (Toll) mode. Out of 41 no. of flyovers, 38 have been completed and three flyovers (at Manesar, Paota & Shahpura) are scheduled to be completed by December 2017. The project is being executed on BOT (Toll) mode with funding by the Concessionaire … Read More

544 ULBs Signs MoU with EESL for Led Street Lights

544 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have entered into an implementation agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for replacement of street lights with LED street lights till 03.04.2017. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha… Read More

The English language organized itself

Summary:A study of the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organised than linguistics have previously thought.

A Stony Brook University-led study of the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organised… Read More

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese cases

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery.

The study was presented at the American Academy

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ICAR institutions gear up to help raise farmers’ incomes

Technology and its dissemination to farmers’ fields plays a crucial role in Indian agriculture. Recognising that scientific research will be critical to doubling farmers’ income in the next five years, institutions under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) are gearing themselves to deliver.

In the horticulture sector that involves… Read More

Steps to Strengthen & Modernize Powerloom Sector

In order to strengthen and modernise the Powerloom Sector, Government has launched Power Tex India, a Comprehensive Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development w.e.f. 01.04.2017. Under the scheme there are several interventions. Under In-situ upgradation of plain powerloom scheme the subsidy amount has been enhanced from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 20,000(GEN-… Read More