Daily Archives: February 18, 2018

Super wood could replace steel | Stronger than many Titanium Alloys

Super wood

Summary: Engineers have found a way to make wood more than 10 times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys.

Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have found a way to make wood more than 10 times times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that … Read More

AAI takes steps to enhance passenger convenience at Goa International Airport

AAI takes steps

With an objective of improving overall efficiency of airport operations for the benefit of passengers and other stakeholders, Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India inaugurated an Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) and a help desk at Goa International Airport .

Goa airport has become the 12th airport to have an AOCC. This… Read More

Body size does matter when it comes to extinction

body size matters

Summary:Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth — something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can survive. This week in Nature Communications, an interdisciplinary team of scientists proposes… Read More

India and Iran ink agreements in different areas

India, Iran ink nine agreement

India and Iran on Saturday signed nine agreements in different areas after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New Delhi. The fields in which the agreements were inked include extradition treaty, Chabahar port, medicine and agriculture. In a joint statement, Mr Modi said, he had a fruitful… Read More

PM to Inaugurate the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai

Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Fourth Container Terminal (FCT) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai  tomorrow. With this, JNPT will  nearly double its container handling capacity . The new FCT will add a capacity of 24 lakh containers per year in Phase-I and after completion of Phase-II in 2022, the capacity of JNPT will be 100 lakh… Read More

562 Ekalavya schools to be set up in tribal areas

Pareeksha Par Charcha

The Centre will set up 562 more Ekalavya Model Residential Schools in tribal areas of the country. Briefing media in New Delhi on the budgetary provisions of his ministry, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said, 271 such schools have already been sanctioned out of which, 190 are currently operational.

Mr. Oram said the government is committed to providing … Read More

Radha Mohan Singh addresses the National Banana Festival-2018

Radha Mohan Singh

The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed at the National Banana Festival, 2018 held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala . Text of Shri Radha Mohan Singh’s speech is following:-

Banana and plantains major staple food crop for millions of people in tropical developing countries, have a history of over 4000 years,… Read More

Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates CPA Conference

Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates CPA Conference

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 6th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) of India Region in Patna today. The 2-day conference will discuss subjects of ‘Parliament’s role in the development agenda’ and ‘Legislature and Judiciary’. Over 100 delegates from India and abroad, including… Read More

L&T Construction bags orders worth 1,585 Cr

Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Thursday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,585 crore across various business segments.In a regulatory filing to the BSE, L&T said its construction arm has won an order worth Rs 513 crore in the transportation infrastructure business.“The business has bagged a new order from… Read More

Over six lakh attend the Auto Expo- 2018

Auto Expo 2018

Over six lakh people visited the 14th edition of the “Auto Expo — The Motor Show” which ended on Wednesday.“We had 6,05,175 footfalls during this edition of the Auto Expo, as was expected. The extension of the Auto Expo by one day has been welcomed by visitors and manufacturers alike,” said Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile… Read More

SBI launches Global NRI Center to enhance customers experience

SBI launches Global NRI

State Bank of India,  launched its Global NRI (GNC) center at Kochi, Kerala – the state that receives highest number of remittances in India. The Global NRI center will be a one-stop customer service center for all NRI banking related services. To further enhance the service experience for NRIs, the bank also launched other related services such as Wealth… Read More