Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

Deciphering how the body controls Stem cells

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounders, and what factors decide whether a stem cell will differentiate, for example, into a blood, liver or nerve cell. Researchers from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems… Read More

PMAY-G- From Houses to Homes

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on November 20, 2016.  The new Rural Housing programme is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of households.  With a higher unit cost, it allows for construction using local materials and local house designs. Homes will have cooking area, toilet, LPG … Read More

36000 MUs 2017 Target for Nuclear Energy Generation

The electricity generation from nuclear power in the last two years i.e. 2014-15 and 2015-16 was 37835 Million Units (MUs) and 37456 MUs respectively. The generation in 2014-15 comprised of 35592 MU of commercial generation and 2243 MU of infirm (non commercial) generation, while the entire generation in 2015-16 was commercial.

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Drug Testing Labs at Airports & Ports

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have informed that as part of the Scheme for strengthening of drug regulatory structures, mini labs have been approved to be set up at Airports and Ports through which drugs are imported. Necessary sanction has been issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to set up these Labs.… Read More

64th National Film Awards, 2016 announced

The 64th National Film Awards 2016 were announced today by the Chairpersons of the juries on Feature Films, Non Feature Films, Best Writing on Cinema and Most Film Friendly State Award. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Priyadarshan, an eminent Film filmmaker popularly known for his Malayalam movie Kanchivaram. The Chairperson for Non – … Read More

NPCIL JVs with PSUs for Nuclear Power Generation

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) of the Department of Atomic Energy has entered into Joint Ventures with some of the PSUs for setting up nuclear power projects.

The details of the Joint Ventures are as follows:

JV Name Incorporated


JV Partner Shareholding


(NPCIL : JV Partner)

Anushakti Vidhyut Nigam
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Utilization of Budgetary Allocation by the Ministry

Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti  has informed that the financial requirement of various schemes and activities of the Ministry is worked out on the basis of the funds required for the ongoing projects depending on their progress as well as fund requirement for the new projects and activities planned in a particular… Read More

Mega Food Parks in Tamil Nadu

Mega Food Park

The State-wise details of the number of Mega Food Parks approved by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in the country including Tamil Nadu is at Annexure-I. MoFPI has accorded ‘in-principle’ approval on 03.01.2017 to M/s Ratnatray Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. for setting up of a Mega Food Park at Village Akkarai Sengapally, Annur Taluka, District… Read More

Environment education to be compulsory subject in Schools

Environment education is already an integral part of school curriculum. The National Curriculum Framework (NCF)-2005 infuses the components of environmental education as part of different disciplines in the treatment of content in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Political Science, Health and Physical Education, Art,… Read More

Potential breakthrough in determining who’s at risk for heart attacks


Researchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart health. Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a “game-changer” for determining who’s at risk of a heart attack, they say.

The notion that soft plaque is

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