Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment

Killing cancer

Summary:Researchers have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nanorods, making them more efficient in transporting cancer-killing genes into cells.

Mineko Kengaku, Tatsuya Murakami, and their colleagues from Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have developed a new method that modifies… Read More

Manoj Kumar Singh repatriated to parent Cadre

Manoj Kumar Singh IAS

Shri Manoj Kumar Singh IAS (UP 1988) presently Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has approved the proposal for premature repatriation to his parent Cadre without imposition of extended cooling Off condition.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Manoj Kumar Singh the very best.… Read More

Rajesh Kumar Chauhan appointed OSD to Arjun Ram Meghwal

Rajesh Kumar Chauhan

Shri Rajesh Kumar Chauhan RAS (Rajasthan Administrative Service) (1999) has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty(OSD) to the Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs (Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal) in the Department of Economic Affairs at Deputy Secretary level for a period of 4 years.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Rajesh Kumar Chauhan the very… Read More

Snakebites cost Sri Lanka more than $10 million annually

Snakebites cost

Summary:Snakebites are a major public health problem in many rural communities around the world, often requiring medical care and affecting victims’ ability to work. Every year, snakebites cost the Sri Lankan government more than US$10 million, and lead to economic loss of nearly US$4 million for individuals, according to a new study.

Snakebites… Read More

World Population Day being observed today

World Population Day

World Population Day is being observed today. The objective of the day is to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues. The theme of this year is Family Planning- Empowering People, Developing Nations.

Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of pregnancies. The… Read More

Civil Aviation Ministry to upgrade its AirSewa web portal

air sewa portal

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was launched in November last year to make air travel convenient and hassle-free.  Nodal Officers of all stakeholders like Airlines, Airports, Immigration, Customs,… Read More

Import duty on sugar increased to 50% to support domestic prices

sugar

Government has increased import duty on sugar to 50 per cent from 40 per cent, to restrict cheap inward shipments and maintain domestic prices.Food Ministry had proposed increase in import duty on the grounds that fall in local prices will affect millers’ capacity to pay cane dues to growers.

Finance Ministry in a notification said, that import duty … Read More

Show cause to 5922 Associations for cancellation of FCRA registration

Home Ministry

Centre has issued show cause notice to 5922 associations for cancellation of FCRA registration. Home Ministry said, in spite of sufficient and adequate notice, these associations have not uploaded their annual returns for three or more than three years within the stipulated time given in the notice.

The Ministry yesterday asked them why their registration… Read More

Home Minister calls meet on Kashmir situation

Rajnath Singh

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, interacted with Chief Secretaries of States and Union Territories. This interaction was part of the National Conference of Chief Secretaries on the theme of “States as Drivers for Transforming India.” This is the first time, that the Prime Minister has addressed such a gathering, at such an event.

Chief… Read More

An Update | Indian Power Sector

Power sector

All India Statistics of Indian Power Sector are released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The main highlights are as follows:-

Generation Capacity Addition target during the period 2012-17 from conventional sources was 99,209.47 MW against a target of 88,537 MW, over achieving the same by 112%. Conventional generation capacity addition achieved… Read More

EESL to invest 11,000 Cr in Tamil Nadu

EESL

Union Minister for Power Piyush Goel has said the Central Public Sector Unit Energy Efficiency Services Limited will invest 11,000 crore rupees in Tamil Nadu over the next three years. He reviewed the power sector projects in the state in Chennai yesterday along with his state counterpart Mr Thankamani.

Later, he told the press, the scheme of giving solar pumps… Read More

7 Amarnath pilgrims killed, 21 injured in terror attack in J&K

Amarnath pilgrims

In Jammu & Kashmir, seven Amarnath pilgrims including six women were killed and 21 others injured when a bus they were traveling in was caught in crossfire between terrorists and security forces in Khanabal area of Anantnag in south Kashmir late last evening. A police official in Police Control Room Anantnag told that all the injured are stable.

Security… Read More