Daily Archives: November 19, 2017

Almost half of the people resolving a drinking or drug problem, do so without assistance

Moderate drinking

Summary:A study has estimated, for the first time, the number of Americans who have overcome serious problems with the use of alcohol or other drugs.

A study from the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has estimated, for the first time, the number of Americans who have overcome serious problems with the use of alcohol or other… Read More

210 Government websites made public Aadhaar details | UIDAI

UIDAI

More than 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries, the Unique Identification Authority of India has said.The Aadhaar issuing body added, in response to an RTI query, that it took note of the breach and got the data removed from those websites.

It did not specify when the … Read More

Railways not to seek more funds from Budget | Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways is not looking at more funds in the upcoming Union Budget for 2018-19 as it is focussed on monetising assets within, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.The Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents on February 1 next year will be the second after the railway and Union budgets were merged in a break with the colonial-era tradition.

“Frankly,… Read More

New products, 10% exports, retail thrust SAIL’s new marketing mantra

SAIL’s new marketing mantra

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Chairman Shri P.K. Singh interacted with the Company’s entire marketing team and employees of local SAIL units at Kolkata .Acknowledging the efficiency of SAIL’s new marketing strategy aimed at gaining a competitive edge in the market he said, “For SAIL, the new marketing strategy, with customer retention through… Read More

Chances of confirmation of wait list tickets during holidays now high

confirmation of wait list tickets

Have a wait listed ticket for your next trip during holidays? Not to worry, you might just be able to make it on a confirmed ticket.A study by a popular travel portal has said that while the cancellation of wait list tickets was as high as 25.5 per cent during the Diwali of 2015 because of non-confirmation, the number has been stable at 18 per cent in 2016 and 2017.

This… Read More

Magnetic system that transforms heat into motion

magnetic system that transforms heat into motion

Summary:Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices – which could revolutionize future generations of data storage and sensors.

Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices — which could revolutionise… Read More

Government seeks 13,000 Cr surplus from RBI

RBI

The government has not asked the Reserve Bank to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said.In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ended June 2017. It was less than half the Rs 65,876 crore it had paid in 2015-16.

The … Read More

Banks allowed to hire machines, staffers for Aadhaar enrolment

Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has provided some relaxation to banks in procurement of enrolment machines and hiring private data entry operators for their Aadhaar centres. Talking to news agency PTI, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said, the relaxation will speed up the opening of Aadhaar enrolment and updation centres at bank premises.… Read More

Fisheries being given solutions to address over harvesting

Fisheries

Summary:Many commercial fisheries are threatened by overharvesting. However, they can’t address the problem because of inadequate scientific information, from overall population numbers to data on how fast fish grow and reproduce. Researchers have developed a model using information about landed fish catches and prices for any species. This… Read More

Government commited to improve sanitation facilities | PM

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reaffirmed the government’s commitment towards improving sanitation in the country. In a video posted on Twitter on the occasion of World Toilet Day today, Mr Modi stressed the need to end the concept of open defecation saying that this is the best gift that can be given to women.

The Prime Minister complimented all those… Read More