Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

In a diagnostic revolution, targeting tuberculosis and other deadly diseases

Diagnostic revolution

Summary:Researchers describe the development of several new methods for TB diagnosis that improve the speed, accuracy, and cost of TB detection.

Skeletal remains dating to the Neolithic era in Egypt bear tell-tale traces of tuberculosis (TB) — a disease that is estimated to have killed a billion people in the last two centuries alone.

The bacteria

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President gives away National Child Awards 2017

Ram Nath Kovind presenting the National Child Awards

 The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Child Awards 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day in New Delhi today.  The Awards were given in the presence of Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar. The National Child Awards 2017 are given to celebrate the exceptional achievements of children; as well… Read More

National Power Portal | A single point interface for all Power Sector

National Power Portal , A single point interface for all Power Sector

Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the National Power Portal (NPP)here today. The portal may be accessed at http://npp.gov.in.

 NPP is a centralised system for Indian Power Sector which facilitates online data capture/ input (daily, monthly, annually) from generation, transmission… Read More

Hardeep Puri asks HUDCO to prioritize affordable Housing

Speaking at the interactive session on “Nourishing the Food System” at the India Economic Summit 2017 organized by the World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 5 October in New Delhi, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries, stressed on the importance of technological innovations in the food industry. “Technological innovations play a very important role in addressing key issues like ensuring that there is less wastage, better hygienic food availability, addressing farmers’ distress and creating more jobs,” she said. The Minister outlined the Government’s recent technological initiatives like eNAM, or electronic agricultural market, and special Soil Health card schemes for farmers. She noted that Industry needs to partner with farmers in bringing latest technology to improve farm productivity. Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, said that India’s massive food wastage can be avoided if innovative agri technologies can be brought to farmers. On the question of developing incentives for all stakeholders, he said that both the State government and the Central Government will have to offer incentives to the corporate sector as well as work in tandem in PPP mode so that new technologies can be brought to farmers to improve farm productivity and also increase farmers’ income. Mr. Amit Mehra, Founder, Reuters Market Light said the biggest challenge for a start-up in this space is to have a sustainable business model for the long term as the end customers are small farmers. “To get the farmers to try even one new service is a big barrier. The Government needs to create awareness about new products and also incentivize the private sector to offer these," he suggested. Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India, talked about Nestle’s renewed focus on wellness food and food enriched with nutrition and health-benefits. The recently launched Nestle Food Safety Institute in Manesar will conduct training programmes on food safety management systems, testing methods and regulatory standards, he said. Mr. Jai Shroff, Global Chief Executive Officer, UPL said that while there are technologies available for increasing farm productivity, there are no technologies available for increasing farmers’ income and that can only be done by helping farmers connect with the right value chains.

Shri Hardeep S Puri, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister has asked HUDCO to prioritize Affordable Housing in all its endeavors to contribute to Housing for All by 2022. He was speaking at the inauguration of HUDCO Build Tech– 2017 pavilion at ITPO here today. Sh Ravi kanth, CMD, HUDCO was also present on the occasion. Addressing on the occasion, Sh Puri lauded… Read More

EdCIL pays 10 Crore dividend cheque to Prakash Javadekar

EdCIL pays 10 Crore dividend cheque to Prakash Javadekar

Shri Diptiman Das, CMD, EdCIL handed over the dividend cheque of Rs 10 Crore for the Financial Year 2016-17 to Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister in the presence of Dr Satyapal Singh MoS, HRD, Shri K K Sharma, Secretary (Higher Education) and Shri R Subramanyam, Additional Secretary (Technical Education).

The Dividend matches the highest-ever dividend… Read More

R Rajagopal repatriated to his parent cadre

R Rajagopal IAS

Shri R Rajagopal IAS ( Tamil Nadu 1984) presently  Adviser, Inter State Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs has been given  premature repatriation to his cadre without imposing the condition of ‘extended cooling off’.

Shri R. Rajagopal IAS served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Cement Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI)… Read More

Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase I to be ready next month | Nitin Gadkari

Delhi-Meerut Expressway

The first leg of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which includes India’s first 14-lane highway and 2.5 metre cycle track, will be completed by next month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said .It is being completed in a record 14 months as against the scheduled 30 months, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said.

On completion, the expressway will reduce… Read More

Wholesale Price Index rises to six month high of 3.59 % in October

Wholesale Price Index

Wholesale inflation rose to a 6-month high of 3(point)59 per cent in October this year, as prices of food articles, led by onions and vegetables, climbed. Inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index had stood at 2.6 per cent in September this year, and 1.27 percent in October last year.

Government data released today showed that inflation in food articles… Read More

Over 100 trains delayed, 10 cancelled due to fog in northern India

Northern India Trains

At least 118 trains delayed, 34 rescheduled and 10 were cancelled due to fog in northern India.

According to the Delhi International Airport Limited, no flights were delayed or cancelled.… Read More

Ravi Bangar concurrently accredited as next Ambassador to Ecuador

Ravi Bangar IFS

Shri Ravi Bangar IFS (1982) presently Ambassador of lndia to Colombia, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to Ecuador, with residence in Bogota.Shri Ravi Bangar was appointed High Commissioner of India to Cyprus in 2013 and arrived in.Cyprus on 13 December 2013. He presented his credentials to H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President… Read More

Sunil Gautam appointed PS to Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

In an Indian Bureaucracy appointment news update, Dr. Sunil Gautam IRS (IT 1999) has been appointed as Private Secretary to Minister for Minority Affairs (Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi) in Ministry of Minority Affairs at the level of Director for the period of five years upto 02.02.2020.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Dr. Sunil Gautam  the very best.… Read More

Riding bike to work is just as effective as a leisure time exercise

Riding the bike

Summary:A new study shows that inactive, overweight people can lose fat mass just as effectively by riding the bike to work than by exercising in their leisure time. It is a time-effective solution if you want to be physically active, but lead a busy everyday life, the researchers say.

Jump on the bike and enjoy the morning ride to work. If you are overweight and… Read More