Daily Archives: February 11, 2018

Commitment to provide electricity to un-electrified households by 2019 | R K Singh

MoS RK Singh

Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri R K Singh said that the government was committed to providing electricity to un-electrified households by 2019. He said that out of the 18,450 villages without electricity, more than 16,800 has been given power supply till now.

Speaking to reporters at Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Mr… Read More

Study finds that many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans

Many parents of children

Summary:Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make advance care plans in the event of the parent’s or other caretaker’s death or disability, according to a new nationwide U.S. survey.

Fewer than half of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their… Read More

Emirates Group expected to invest 30,000 Cr in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday signed a MoU with the Emirates Group which is expected to bring in investment of Rs 30,000 crore to the state, officials said.The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board and the international aviation holding company during Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s… Read More

How does the brain construct the world

Summary:How are raw sensory signals transformed into a brain representation of the world that surrounds us? Investigators have now uncovered the contributions to perception of a brain region called posterior parietal cortex. They show that posterior parietal cortex contributes to the merging of signals from different sensory modalities, as well the … Read More

NLCIL CSR dedicates paver block road at Auroville Foundation in Pondicherry

NLC India

Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD, NLCIL has dedicated a new road/walkway, parking area and pedestrian way laid under CSR initiatives of NLCIL at Visitors Centre, Auroville, Pondicherry on 10-02-2018.

Considering the request of the Auroville Foundation, NLC India Ltd. has laid the paver block road  for a length of 950 meters, a parking facility with an area … Read More

Coal India net profit rise 4.21% in Q3

Coal India

Coal India on reported a 4.21 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 3,004.79 crore during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, as compared to Rs 2,883.27 crore in the year-ago period.

Its revenue from operations during the quarter under review was at Rs 21,643.28 crore, down by 1.6 per cent from Rs 22,000.79 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2016-17.… Read More

NHPC organizes Free Medical Camp


Shri S.R. Roy, Executive Director (Geology) and Shri S.K. Jain, Executive Director (CSR) and inaugurating free medical camp organized by NHPC at Bhim Basti, Sector-18 Faridabad

Under its CSR-SD Scheme, NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company in association with Department of Health, Faridabad, Batra Hospital, Delhi and ICARE Hospital, Noida

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Obesity driving US Healthcare costs by up to 29 percent

Obesity driving

Summary:Recent research provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S., but there has been little information about the economic impact of this trend for individual states.

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management

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RBI still processing returned notes |15 months post ‘notebandi’

RBI still processing returned notes

The RBI has said that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, returned to banks when the government demonetised high value currency 15 months ago, are still being “processed for their arithmetical accuracy and genuineness”.This is being done in an “expedited manner”, the central bank said.

“Specific bank notes are being processed for… Read More