Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

Head and face pain causes more suffering | Neurons tap directly into brain’s emotional pathways

Head and face pain

Summary:Scientists have discovered why pain from the head and face can be more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body. The team found that sensory neurons from the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain’s principal emotional signaling hubs, while sensory neurons from the body are connected only indirectly.… Read More

S K Chourasia appointed DGOF & Chairman | OFB

S K Chourasia

Shri Sunil Kumar Chourasia, IOFS, has been appointed as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) w.e.f. 1st December, 2017. Previously, he was Member, OFB and was in charge of Material & Components division.

Graduating in Mechanical Engineering from Jabalpur and thereafter earning an M Tech… Read More

Tree Plantation drive by AAI & GRIHA

Airports Authority of India

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has always been committed towards its social responsibilities along with its primary objective of ensuring safety for air travellers. In association with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Council, an autonomous body jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and… Read More

Nand Lal Sharma takes charge as CMD | SJVN

Shri Nand Lal Sharma has been appointed Chairman & Managing Director of public sector SJVN Limited by Govt. of India. Prior to this Shri Sharma was holding the post of Director (Personnel) since 22nd March 2011.  He succeeds Sh. R.N. Misra who superannuated on 30th November, 2017.

Shri Nand Lal Sharma joined SJVN in July 2008 as Executive Director (HR). … Read More

PFC raises USD 400 Million through Its Maiden Green Bond issue


PFC, a Navratna, Govt. owned NBFC, raised US$ 400 million through its maiden Green Bond issuance. The bond issuance saw diverse participation from high quality investors across Asia and Europe. PFC has successfully priced this 10 year Reg S Green Bond at a fixed rate coupon of 3.75%. The pricing of this bond saw the tightest ever spread of 157.5 bps over 10 Year… Read More

It gets warm on Earth when continents break | Rift zones release large amounts of CO2

warm on Earth

Summary:The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the interplay of geological and biological processes, the global carbon cycle. This study shows that the break-up of continents –… Read More

FICCI comments on WPI inflation data


Both wholesale and retail prices edged up in the month of October. The increase was led by firming up of food prices with vegetables segment remaining a key stress point at this juncture. However, this is
due to adverse weather conditions and the situation should ease out in the coming months”, said Mr. Pankaj Patel, President, FICCI.
“FICCI would like to… Read More

Selection for the post of Director-Planning | Andrew Yule & Co. Limited


The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking qualified candidates for the post Director(Planning), Andrew Yule & Co. Limited(AYCL).

Last Date of Receipt: on 04th December 2017.

More:http://pesb.gov.in/Vacancy/AYCL-DIR-PLNG.pdfRead More

Taking Care of Artisans and Weavers

Parul Chandra

India boasts of a rich tradition of hand-woven textiles and skilfully made handicrafts that draws appreciation and buyers not only from within the country but also abroad. Be it the intricately woven Ikats from Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, the Patan Patolas from Gujarat, the fine Benarasi weaves from Uttar Pradesh, the gossamer-like Maheshwari weaves of Madhya… Read More

15000 scientists from 184 nations warn about Negative Global Environmental trends

84 countries warn

Summary:Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn.

Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm,… Read More