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President of India visits Andhra University and opens Centre for Defence Studies 7.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, visited the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam today (December 7, 2017) and opened the Centre for Defence Studies. He also laid the foundation stone for the E-Classroom Complex and Incubation Centre.
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Speech by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of inauguration/foundation stone laying of various projects of Andhra University 7.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
This is my first visit to Visakhapatnam since assuming office as the President of India. I am glad it has brought me to this well-known and well-respected institution of higher learning. Andhra University has a proud legacy in our country.
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CRFI best cancer research award for staff of IIT-Bombay 7.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
CRFI best cancer research award for staff of IIT-Bombay
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Low cost fruit solar dryer launched 6.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Low cost fruit solar dryer launched
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Medical graduates should transform their medical practice into an ethical practice: Vice President 5.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that medical graduates should transform their medical practice into an ethical practice keeping the welfare and well-being of the patients. He was delivering the 2nd Convocational address of Swami Rama Himalayan University, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand today.
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India fines Monsanto for delays in answering anti-trust questions 4.12.2017 Sify Finance
By Aditya Kalra and Mayank Bhardwaj
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Why you should avoid consuming vegetable oil at all costs 3.12.2017 DNA: India
I, like billions around the world, got trapped in the con of vegetable oil. There was competition among oils, “oh canola is better than sunflower”, “no safflower is much better than corn” etc. The best part is that none of these “vegetable” oils is vegetables and all, with the exception of coconut oil, are extremely dangerous for you. People are misled into buying canola because the commercials blatantly lie by telling you that canola oil is healthier for you than olive oil. We’re constantly being persuaded to believe that these oils are healthy, thanks to in part to the work of the Canola, Corn, Soybean Associations, their effective lobbies and their industry-funded research.  In fact, all these oils have been marketed as being “healthy” largely based on biased research. All these cooking oils are processed to death with chemical solvents, steamers, neutralizers, de-waxers, bleach and deodorizers before they are bottled. If you read the label of any of these oils, you will find the quantities of ...
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R-U HAPPY? 28.11.2017 DNA: Money
A team from the University with Potential for Excellence, a UGC project, visited the Centre of Converging Technology, University of Rajasthan, and observed the researches on Nanotechnology, on the first day of their three-day visit. Various departments of the university have prepared a presentation on the usage of the grant received from the government body.  As many as nine groups gave their presentations of focus area on Nanotech on Monday. The team of five is visiting the university for a mid-term review of the Rs 25 crore grant provided by the University Grants Commission of India. This grant is a part of the Rs 50 crore grant approved by the body. The team includes former UGC vice chairman, H Devraj, joint secretary of UGC, Dr Uma Bali, along with three experts, namely, VK Jain, expert of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science, S Manocha, expert of Physics, and SS Narayana from Bio Technology. “The purpose of the visit is to assess the quality of working and ways of spending the money by the ...
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Graphene's infusion in textiles is the future of wearable electronic clothing 13.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have successfully printed washable and stretchable electronic circuits into fabric, paving the way for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were made with cheap, safe and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional inkjet printing techniques. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK showed how graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon - can be directly printed onto fabric to produce integrated electronic circuits which are comfortable to wear and can survive up to 20 cycles in a typical washing machine. The new textile electronic devices are based on low-cost, sustainable and scalable inkjet printing of inks based on graphene and other two-dimensional materials, and are produced by standard processing techniques. Based on earlier work on the formulation of graphene inks for printed electronics, the team designed low-boiling point inks, which were directly printed onto polyester fabric. Additionally, they found that modifying the roughness of ...
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IITG students’ Research Conclave in March 6.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
IITG students’ Research Conclave in March
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Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Maha seeks CBI probe 3.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Maharashtra government on Thursday appealed to the Centre to initiate inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the farmer deaths caused due to pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal district. The government, which had come under flak from opposition, has sent out a communication in this regard to the Centre. Following the deaths of 19 farmers owing to an alleged exposure to a toxic pesticide, a detailed study was done by Central Institute of Cotton Research (CISR) and the report was submitted to the state government. CISR in its report had said that Herbicide tolerant genes were found in the BT cotton seeds of five branded companies and it was not permissible under the provisions of Environment Protection Act, 1986. An FIR has been registered against those five companies. A government officer said, "The CISR study also revealed that such types of seeds are being produced in many other states also. In view of the seriousness of the issue, the government has sought CBI probe.'' The ...
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JNU exhibit hooks school students 28.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Hundreds of students from schools across the Capital participated in the second Open Day — ‘Jan Jan JNU’ — conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday. The university set up several stalls and galleries which exhibited various research material carried by its students. The aim was to give school students a first-hand experience of things like the inner cells of the human body, technological advances in designing drugs, linguistics, and other social sciences. Addressing the gathering of students, JNU Chancellor VK Saraswat urged school students to adopt a cycle of learning and unlearning to keep pace with the changes that technology brings. “Education is in the third version of changes where connecting dots is more important than collecting the dots,” he said. School students and teachers, who had accompanied them, lauded the initiative of the University. “We have learned several aspects of science like nanotechnology and the new developments in medical science. We have also come to know ...
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Potholes on 27 km roads fixed in city, but no guarantee of its sustainability 19.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Authority at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is proudly claiming that they have fixed the bad roads which were washed away during the last monsoon. After Gujarat High Court slammed civic authority over the bad roads and failing to provide basic infrastructure to the citizens, AMC has mulled a new policy and technology for the roads. The civic body had fixed around 185 km of road network using this technology. However, now the stretch lies completely damaged. Out of this, the 27-km stretch is partially damaged with life-threatening potholes. The patchwork was repaired. But, now there is no guarantee if the roads would not break after monsoon. They have introduced Silane Nanotechnology by using anti-stripping agent in hotmix material of bitumen. AMC has started fixing the roads by using this method. The technology was recommended by Planning Commission in 2014 for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, for the village roads which are not repaired every year and this technology gives sustainability. "In ...
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Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 17.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Mayank Bhardwaj
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India's NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto 14.10.2017 ET: Agriculture
Acting on complaints by some local seed cos that MMB's royalties were too high, the farm ministry last year cut the fees these local firms paid to Monsanto.
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Monsanto settles Rs300cr royalty dispute with 3 local seed cos 12.10.2017 ET: Agriculture
Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd (MMBL), a joint venture firm of Monsanto, has sub-licensed Bt cotton seed technology to various domestic seed companies since 2002.
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Indian state to inspect cultivation of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 6.10.2017 ET: Agriculture
The illegal sale of the seeds violates India's environmental protection rules, said C.D. Mayee, president of the South Asia Biotech Centre, a not-for-profit scientific society.
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4G coverage to surpass 2G in 12 months: Mukesh Ambani 27.9.2017 DNA: Money
Indian economy will grow to $7 trillion in the next ten years from $2.5 trillion now and be among the top three economies in the world, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday. "Data is the new oil. India does not need to import it. We have it in super-abundance. It will be a new source of value and will create opportunities and prosperity for India and millions of Indians," he said at the Indian Mobile Congress in Delhi. India has leapfrogged from a lowly 155th in mobile broadband penetration to being the world's largest mobile-data consuming nation in just one year. The mobile market is now overflowing with data and a robust digital circulatory system has to be created to carry data to the 1.3 billion Indians. "4G coverage in India will become larger than the 2G coverage within the next 12 months," Ambani said. "Data is the oxygen of a digital economy. We cannot deprive Indians of this vital life-sustaining resource. We have to provide ubiquitous access to high-speed data at ...
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Gene editing used to alter DNA of human embryos 21.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists in the UK have for the first time used genome editing to study DNA function in human embryos, an advance that could help better understand the biology of our early development. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in the UK revealed the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. They used genome editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 to stop a key gene from producing a protein called OCT4, which normally becomes active in the first few days of human embryo development. After the egg is fertilised, it divides until at about seven days it forms a ball of around 200 cells called the 'blastocyst'. The study found that human embryos need OCT4 to correctly form a blastocyst. "We were surprised to see just how crucial this gene is for human embryo development, but we need to continue our work to confirm its role," said Norah Fogarty from the Francis Crick Institute. "Other research methods, including studies in mice, suggested a later and more focused role for ...
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Not in a hurry to take decision on GM mustard, says environment minister Harsh Vardhan 20.9.2017 TOI: India
The government on Wednesday said that it was not in a hurry to take a call on commercial release of transgenic oilseeds as the concerns expressed by both the anti and pro GM groups were “equally strong” and therefore it needed to be examined thoroughly before arriving at any decision.
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