Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Tobacco industry steps up strategy to reduce impact of display ban

Tobacco industry

Summary:Tobacco manufacturers are offering retailers incentives to promote their products in a bid to mitigate the effects of the advertising ban, a new study has found.

Tobacco manufacturers are offering retailers incentives to promote their products in a bid to mitigate the effects of the advertising ban, a University of Stirling study has found.


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Glaciers may have helped warm Earth


Summary:Weathering of Earth by glaciers may have warmed the planet over eons by aiding the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A new study shows the cumulative effect may have created negative feedback that prevented runaway glaciation.

It seems counterintuitive, but over the eons, glaciers may have made Earth warmer, according to a Rice University… Read More

Measles Rubella vaccination 2nd phase campaign rolled out

Measles Rubella vaccination 2nd phase campaign rolled out

India, along with ten other WHO South East Asia Region member countries, have resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. In this direction, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has initiated measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years in a phased manner … Read More

3rd National Handloom day celebrated


The Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Irani has announced that weavers will henceforth be able to avail a wide array of Government services from Weavers’ Service Centres (WSCs). The Minister said that besides providing technical assistance, the WSCs will serve as a one-stop centre for weavers, providing various services, including banking, passport,… Read More

12 PSU banks firming plans to raise funds from markets

Bank of India

As many as 12 public sector banks including PNB, Bank of India and Indian Bank have lined up plans for raising funds from markets to shore up their capital base to meet global risk norm, Basel III. About 6-7 lenders including Andhra Bank expect to close their capital raising plan by the end of the current fiscal.

The remaining would raise funds through follow on … Read More

ISRO and CSIR-NPL sign MoU for time and frequency traceability services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Ministry of Science and Technology, in New Delhi today.

The MoU … Read More

National Mission for Clean Ganga approved 425 Cr worth Projects

National Mission for Clean Ganga

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga in its 4th meeting held here approved seven projects worth Rs 425 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructure, Ghat development and research.

In sewage sector, three projects each in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been approved. For Uttar Pradesh, interception, diversion and STP projects for Unnao,… Read More

Two IPS Officers removed for Non-performance in Chhattisgarh


Senior IPS officers Shri AM Juri IPS (Chhattisgarh 2000) and Shri KC Agrawal IPS (Chhattisgarh 2002) were dismissed from the service following a recommendation of the Chhattisgarh Government as they were found to be “dead wood”.

The order of removing them was issued by the home ministry yesterday, after an approval of the Appointments Committee of Cabinet,… Read More

Inauguration of National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest & Climate Change inaugurated the new Administrative and Research Buildings of two national institutes under the administrative control of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India namely National… Read More

Test and treat Policy for HIV Patients

Test and treat Policy

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated that the Government has launched the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients’ in April 2017. As per this policy all people living with HIV (PLHIV) are to be treated with Antiretro Viral Therapy regardless of CD4 count, clinical stage, age or population. The National Strategic Plan… Read More

Steps to improve Services and Facilities to Railway Passengers

Indian Railways

Improvement to Passenger amenities on Indian Railways (IR) is a continuous process. Present day passengers expect visible and qualitative improvement in public utilities and amenities provided at the Stations. With a view to meeting the expectations of the passengers, Indian Railways is making all out effort to provide improved facilities at the stations… Read More