Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

New material may help cut battery costs for electric cars and cellphones

Summary:In the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion, powering that cellphone in your pocket as well as an increasing number of electric vehicles on the road. But a novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material might become a contender, offering a potentially lower-cost, more ecofriendly option to fuel next-generation… Read More

Environment protection should mass movement | Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said scientific research should reach the public and asked scientists to solve the basic issues like water and sanitation confronting the common people.Launching the National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme Project (NCAP) on Carbonaceous aerosol emissions, source apportionment and climate impacts (NCAP-COALESCE project)… Read More

Banks not to take coercive steps against farmers | Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Financial institutions should not resort to coercive action for recovery of loans from farmers in case of crop failure and the government should intervene in such cases, the Supreme Court said.The apex court said the government’s approach should be preventive rather than compensatory and it should “travel the last mile” to reach out … Read More

Food Processing Ministry organises roadshow in Chandigarh

Food Processing

Union Ministry of Food Processing organised a roadshow here ahead of a global food fair to be held in November this year to provide a platform to Indian farmers and manufacturers to showcase their products and explore partnerships with foreign companies.

The three-day ‘World Food India 2017’ will be organised in November by the Food Processing… Read More

First Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre inaugurated in Hyderabad

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here that besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affairs will also offer certificate course in Goods and Services Tax accounting/programming… Read More

Government aims to make India self-sufficient in energy sector

Govt Aims

Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas  Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has said that India needs clean and cheap energy for creating employment through Industrial development. He was speaking at the inaugural function of two days Bio energy Urja Utsav organised by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in Pune.

Mr Pradhan said that we have achieved… Read More

Centre proposes scheme to open residential schools for SC girls

Centre proposes scheme

Centre has proposed to introduce a scheme to open residential schools for scheduled caste girls in educationally backward districts. The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot was speaking at a regional conference of social welfare ministers from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and officials… Read More

Falls lead to declines in senior citizens

Summary:More than half of elderly patients (age 65 and older) who visited an emergency department because of injuries sustained in a fall suffered adverse events — including additional falls, hospitalization and death — within 6 months. The results of a study examining how risk factors predict recurrent falls and adverse events were published… Read More

Trai invites firms to be part of paid public wi-fi interface


Telecom regulator Trai invited interest from firms to set up on a pilot basis public wi-fi hotspots that will be available for public at a starting price of Rs 2.The public wi-fi hotspots are proposed to be set up on the lines of yesteryear’s PCOs that were used for making phone calls by public on paid basis.

“Trai invites all interested entities to… Read More

Air India to add Los Angeles, Houston in its list of US destinations

Air India

Air India said it plans to expand its base in the US by adding Los Angeles and Houston as new destinations, a day after launching the state-carrier’s first direct flight from Delhi to Washington DC.”We are looking at connecting two more cities – Los Angeles and either Houston or Dallas,” Air India Chairman and MD Ashwani Lohani said… Read More

Vijay Goel and Jayant Sinha Flag off 6th Slum Yuva Daud

Vijay Goel

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel here flagged off the 6th Slum Yuva Daud with Minister of state of Civil Aviation shri Jayant Sinha, Shri Parvesh Verma, MP, Cricketer Ishant Sharma and several other dignitaries. Today’s Daud started from Hari Nagar Bus Depot and ended at DDA Staff Club Janakpuri with participation… Read More