Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

Could concrete help solve the problem of air pollution?

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Summary:Sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces, new research shows.

New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher Alex Orlov, PhD, and colleagues discovered how concrete interacts… Read More

TCS Q1 net profit falls 5.9%

TCS

 India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported a 5.9 per cent decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 5,945 crore for the April-June quarter, hit by currency volatility.It had posted a net profit of Rs 6,317 crore in the corresponding three-month period of the 2016-17 fiscal, the Mumbai-based firm said in a BSE … Read More

Prize distribution of 29th National Youth Parliament Competition 2016-17

29th National Youth Parliament Competition 2016-17

Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri S.S. Ahluwalia, presided over the Prize Distribution Function of the 29th National Youth Parliament Competition 2016-17, for Kendriya Vidyalayas and 51st Youth Parliament Competition, 2016-17 for Delhi Schools, held here today. Students, Principals and teachers… Read More

Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates various passenger initiatives

Suresh Prabhu

Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ms Uma Bharti, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Jual Oram, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas(I/C), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain, MP, Loksabha Shri Nagendra Kumar… Read More

DIPP to set up India’s first TISC | Punjab

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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi today to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the … Read More

NHPC shuts down hydel power plant after mob gheraos plant

NHPC

The Nation Hydel Power Corporation has shut down its hydel power plant at Ramdi in Darjeeling hills after a mob of over 600 people began agitation outside the plant site, a NHPC official said.”We had shut down operation of Teesta Low Dam III plan of 132 MW as a precaution after a mob over than 600 people gheraoed the site and began agitation,” the NHPC… Read More

Guidelines for Maharashtra farmers’ loan waiver

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The Maharashtra government is planning to come up with a fresh set of guidelines for an effective implementation of the loan waiver scheme for farmers, an official has said.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had last month announced the “historic” loan waiver of Rs 34,022 crore for farmers and subsequently laid down the eligibility criteria … Read More

Legal cannabis laws impact teen use

Legal cannabis

Summary:A new study has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries.

A new study by researchers at Dartmouth has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana… Read More

Inauguration of language centre | NLCIL

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Smt. Yogamaya Acharya, President, Neyveli Ladies Club inaugurated the “Language Command Centre”  in the presence of Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD, and Functional Directors of  NLCIL on 08-07-2017. The Centre is established to familiarize the young women of the peripheral villages to converse in English Language through Spoken English Classesto… Read More

Indian Railways reducing dependence on coal

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Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu said, Railways is reducing dependence on coal and moving towards cleaner fuels. Speaking at a conference in New Delhi Mr. Prabhu said, as both traffic and freights are going to increase in the future, railways face twin challenges of mitigating the Green House Gas emissions and meeting the market demands.

Apart from … Read More

No-Development zone near river Ganga | NGT

No-Development zone

National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared 100 metres from the edge of River Ganga as a ‘No-Development Zone’ in the stretch between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.

The NGT in its 543-page judgment said, there shall be no dumping of waste of any kind within 500 metres from the edge of River Ganga. Taking steps towards cleaning the… Read More

Government empowers Army to procure weapons for short intense wars

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Government has empowered the Army to directly procure critical weapons systems and military platforms to maintain combat readiness for short duration intense wars.  Sources said, the Vice Chief of Army has been given the full financial powers to procure ammunition and has been empowered on a routine basis to review the optimum holding state and maintaining… Read More