Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

Tough human made rubbers for future Soldier Protection Systems

Tough human

Summary:Researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials… Read More

50 Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal

50 Indian peacekeepers

Fifty Indian peace keepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country. UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Commander General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi awarded the UN Medal to the officers serving with the Indian Battalion,… Read More

M Venkaiah Naidu asks corporate bodies to promote science & tech research

M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has asked corporate bodies and private agencies to have a separate corpus for promoting science and technology research. Addressing the valedictory function of the four-day India International Science Festival in Chennai on Monday evening, he said India had a glorious tradition in science and technology and asked the … Read More

Equitable access to assets, technology, infrastructure and training vital for economic empowerment of women


Women’s economic empowerment needs to be addressed holistically to ensure that they have equitable access to assets, technology, infrastructure, tailor-made training and constant back up support, said Mrs. Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawo, Minister for Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare (Mauritius), while addressing the Indian Ocean… Read More

Heads-up CEOs | CSR may get you fired

Heads-up, ceos

Summary:Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a chief executive — or get them fired — according to new research.

Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate… Read More

PM Modi to inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi

All India Institute of Ayurveda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi today on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day. The First ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has been set up along the lines of AIIMS. Set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, the institute will bring synergy between the traditional… Read More

Women Bio-tech incubator inaugurated at Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society

Women Bio-tech incubator inaugurated

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator at Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society during IISF, 2017 in Chennai today in the presence of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, Women Biotech Park,  and State Minister of Industry, Government of Tamilnadu – Shri M C Sampath.

Dr. Harsh… Read More

69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with 2690 Cr contribution

Atal Pension Yojana

Atal Pension Yojana currently has over 69 lacs subscribers with contribution of Rs. 2690.00 crores. Chairman, PFRDA Shri Hemant G Contractor however emphasised the need of increasing the pension coverage in India at a recently concluded conference on Atal Pension Yojana. The conference organised by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)… Read More

MoS Health and Family Welfare releases FSSAI report on Food Fortification


Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released a comprehensive report on “Large Scale Food Fortification in India – The Journey So Far and Road Ahead” at the national ‘Conclave on Nutrition Security: Partnership & Convergence’ organised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on the… Read More

FICCI welcomes Commerce & Industry Minister initiative Boosting business confidence need of the hour


The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry(FICCI) welcomes the initiative taken by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu to convene a meeting with Industry Associations to discuss issues effecting industrial growth.
FICCI submitted to the Minister that the key to arresting the long term decline in the rate … Read More

1st Investment agreement signed between NIIF and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

1st Investment agreement signed between NIIF

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mobilise long term investment into National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), the first investment agreement between NIIF Master Fund and a wholly owned subsidiary… Read More