Monthly Archives: August 2017

Algae fortifies coral reefs in the past and present

Algae fortifies

Summary:The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research has found that ancient coral reefs were also bolstered by their bond with red algae, a finding that could help scientists better understand how reefs will respond to climate change.… Read More

Swachhta Pakhwada celebrated successfully by MoPNG

Swachhta Pakhwada

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG), its attached offices and Oil & Gas CPSEs under the administrative control of MoPNG celebrated Swachhta Pakhwada fortnight with full zeal from 16th July 2017 – 31st July, 2017.

A kick-off meeting to review the Swachhta Pakhwada action plan of MoPNG, its attached offices and CPSEs under administrative… Read More

MoU on India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund approved

Cabinet approves India-Israel Industrial R&D, Innovation fund

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on “India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)”. The MoU was concluded in July, 2017

India and Israel will make an contribution of four million US Dollars each for the Fund, both … Read More

Kanika Tekriwal CEO, JetSetGo awarded with Women Transforming India 2017

Women Transforming India

Ms. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Co-founder of JetSetGo Aviation Services Private Limited received the “Women Transforming India-Breaking the Glass Ceiling” award that was launched by NITI Aayog; Government of India’s premier policy think tank formed in January 2015. The group set up this award to recognize powerful women of India’s workforce, who… Read More

Anita Praveen gets additional charge as CEO | Price Stabilisation Fund Trust

Anita Praveen IAS

Ms Anita Praveen IAS (TN 1989) presently Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce has been given  additional charge as Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Price Stabilisation Fund Trust (PSFT), under the  Department of Commerce for a period of six months from 01.07.2017. wishes Ms Anita Praveen the very best.… Read More

India, Swiss Confederation to sign MoU on railway infrastructure

MoU railway

The President of the Swiss ConfederationDoris Leuthard, on Thursday said that both countries will sign trade agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding( MoU) on railway infrastructure.

Leuthard said this after she was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as she arrived in New Delhi on her three-day visit to India.She also… Read More

Maneka Gandhi to give National level Awards to Anganwadi workers

Maneka Gandhi

The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi gives away National Level Awards to anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary service in the field of child development and related areas under the ICDS Scheme, at New Delhi . The scheme for awarding anganwadi workers at the National and State levels was formulated in the year 2000-01.… Read More

NDRF mobilised 10 teams to Mumbai


Extremely heavy rains for the last two days have created water-logging in several parts of Mumbai & its suburbs and disrupted the normal life in several areas. As per IMD, city will experience intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy rain fall in a few places in the city and suburbs over the next 24 hours.

Three (03) NDRF teams already prepositioned in Mumbai… Read More

R P Sharma appointed DGP, Odisha

Rajendra Prasad Sharma

Shri Rajendra Prasad Sharma IPS(Odisha 1986) presently Director of Vigilance Department, the Anti-Corruption Wing of Odisha Police has been appointed the new Director General of Police of Odisha vice Shri K B Singh .

R P Sharma served as head of the anti-corruption agency of the State government since last year. “It is an honour as well as a huge responsibility.… Read More

Benefits of waste to energy technologies | Trash to Treasure


Summary:Using landfill waste to produce energy generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights the benefits of food waste as a potential source of energy.

Instead of hauling food waste to landfills, we might want to use that organic waste to power garbage trucks, your car, truck or SUV while at the same time potentially… Read More

K B Singh appointed CMD | Odisha State Road Transport Corporation

Kunwar Brajesh Singh

Shri Kunwar Brajesh Singh IPS (Odisha 1985) presently Director General of Police of Odisha has been posted as chairman-cum-Managing Director of the state-owned Odisha State Road Transport Corporation(OSRTC). wishes Shri Kunwar Brajesh Singh the very best.… Read More