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Find scientific solution for development of backward districts": Dr Harsh Vardhan 18.1.2018 General News
Find scientific solution for development of backward districts”: Dr Harsh Vardhan
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73% Indian organisations believe user identity management difficult on Cloud 17.1.2018 General News
Seventy-three per cent organisations in India, another 73 per cent in the US and 82 per cent in France, believe that user identity management is more difficult in the Cloud than the on-premises environment, said a study by digital security giant Gemalto and the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.
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No-fishing zones may help endangered penguins 17.1.2018 General News
A recent study suggests that small no-fishing zones around colonies of penguins can help in conserving the struggling species.Researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Cape Town tested bans on catching "forage fish" such as sardines and anchovies - key prey for the endangered penguins - from 20km around their breeding islands.The body condition and survival of chicks improved when the no-fishing zones were in place.Study author Dr. Richard Sherley from the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall said, "The amount of forage fish caught worldwide is increasing and - although the effects are disputed - the impact on marine ecosystems could be severe".Forage fish are a key link in the food chain as they eat plankton and are preyed on by numerous species including tuna, dolphins, whales and penguins."We need to do more to understand the circumstances in which small no-fishing zones will improve the food available to predators, but our research shows this is a promising way ..
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Water supply in Mumbai homes set to increase 17.1.2018 Hindustan Times - mumbai
The civic body also aims to achieve equitable water distribution to even the slum areas
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In 50 years, there’s been no new neuropsychiatric drug: David J. Anderson 16.1.2018 Hindu: Interview
Humans are not the only ones privileged to have emotions; mice and fruit flies also do, says the neurobiologist
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Some 10,000 Daimler employees strike in push for higher wages 16.1.2018 General News
BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week.
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'Ensure efficacy of existing technologies to forecast 16.1.2018 General News
Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam today emphasised the need for ensuring the efficacy of existing technologies used for forecasting natural disasters like Cyclone Ockhi. Citing the controversy which erupted over the warning of Cyclone Ockhi, which hit the Kerala coast on November 30, he said an introspection was required to understand what actually happened with the warning. The Kerala government had claimed that a delayed warning had been issued, but the Centre had said that it was given on November 29 itself. "Cyclone Ockhi has taken many lives in the coastal region. What is more disturbing is that we still do not know the accurate number of people who lost their lives owing to the disaster," Kannanthanam said. "An introspection is required to understand what has actually happened with the cyclone warning",the minister said. He was speaking at the second international symposium of the Societal Applications in Fisheries and Aquaculture using Remote Sensing ...
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How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs (Book Review) 16.1.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Book: "From Lehmann to Demonetisation: A Decade of Disruptions, Reforms and Misadventures"; Author: Tamal Bandyopadhyay; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 348; Price: Rs 599
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INTACH to document heritage sites along Mahanadi river 15.1.2018 General News
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH chairman Maj Gen(Retd) L K Gupta said the tangible and intangible heritage along the river will be documented and the important heritage structures will be photographed and video-graphed. It will be a road map for the conservation workers, historians, students and researchers. While the tangible and intangible heritages along the course of Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh will be documented by the team of INTACH there, teams from Odisha INTACH will list and document the heritage along it in Odisha. Gupta, who flagged off the teams, said that civilisation had grown on the banks of the river and asked the teams to document them so that the ..
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KSEB geo-maps distribution network 15.1.2018 Hindu: News
11 kV network spanning 60,000 km and covering 14 lakh electric poles across the State
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'Refine tec'logies to improve forecasting in fisheries sector' 15.1.2018 General News
A top official of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) today stressed the need to focus on refining technologies to improve the forecasting system in the fisheries sector. "Technology is moving very fast. Scientists should ensure the existing forecasting system in fisheries and agriculture sectors is accurate and authentic", Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Director General of the ICAR said. He was inaugurating the second international symposium of the Societal Applications in Fisheries and Aquaculture using Remote Sensing Imagery (SAFARI), organised by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here today. Mohapatra said remote sensing techniques could effectively be used to develop proper technologies to maintain accuracy in a slew of activities like weather warning,real-time advisories on nature of the sea and forecasting various ocean phenomena. "Scientists should be ready to improve the ...
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DU student in speeding BMW mows down a man, held 13.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A Delhi University student has been arrested after he mowed down a man with his speeding BMW car here, police said on Saturday.
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Childs Rights Panel Urges Govt to Map Minority Schools, Remove Immunity From EWS Reservation 13.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The commission has suggested that there should be some deliberation to ensure that kids studying in these institutes get the benefit of Article 21 (A), which provides the right to education, while keeping Article (30) of the Constitution in mind.
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An Interview With A.S. Kiran Kumar on Recon, Satnav and Image-Processing 13.1.2018 The Wire

Kiran Kumar is set to retire as the chairman of ISRO on January 14. In his time, he oversaw the development of the IRNSS, Cartosat, cryogenic engines and reusable launch vehicle technologies.

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Isro successfully launches PSLV rocket, 100th satellite Cartosat-2 placed into ... 12.1.2018 Hindustan Times - topnews
Cartosat-2 will boost data services for users that will be used in urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, monitoring of road networks, water distribution, land use mapping.
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Audi, BMW workers stage strikes amid talks over wages, hours 12.1.2018 General News
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at German companies including premium carmakers Audi and BMW are staging further walkouts on Friday amid labour talks seeking higher pay and shorter working hours which are set to continue next week.
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Scientists working to predict fish-rich areas much in advance 12.1.2018 General News
Scientists are working on a project to accurately predict areas of abundant fish in sea well in advance. Researchers from the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO) are using satellite imagery and underwater gadgets to come up with correct forecast - nearly one month in advance - about locations of shoals of fish in sea waters. The fishing industry currently banks on daily advisories to fisher folk provided by the Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). "To enhance the fishery sector, we are working in a direction to see how we can predict the presence of fish in the ocean on one month time scale or even longer duration using physics, chemistry and biology," CSIR-NIO Director Sunil Kumar Singh told PTI. The researchers feel long-term predictions would help in rationing the fishery resources and their harvesting in a sustainable manner. He said, "The fishing industry is currently getting prediction on a daily basis. ...
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Top European chefs take electric pulse fishing off the menu 12.1.2018 General News
More than 200 top chefs across Europe have pledged to stop sourcing seafood obtained by electric pulse fishing, days before an EU vote that could expand the use of the controversial technique, an ocean advocacy group said today. "We refuse to work with seafood coming from a fishing method that condemns our future and that of the ocean," said the text written by Christopher Coutanceau, whose restaurant on the Atlantic coast in La Rochelle, western France, has earned two Michelin stars. The practice involves dragging electrically charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets. EU rules allow member states to equip up to five percent of their fleets with electrodes, and the method has been adopted in particular by Dutch vessels fishing for sole. On Tuesday, the EU is to vote on the practice, which critics say harms too many fish that are left on the seabed, as well as those that are harvested. "Electric trawlers ..
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NSDC signs MoU with McKinsey's affiliate 12.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 11 (ANI): Adding impetus to its endeavors to provide world-class skill training to the Indian youth, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), on Thursday signed a memorandum of
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2017 was a great year, say publishers 11.1.2018 General News
For publishers in India, 2017 was a great year an amazing range of books, new imprints, rewards and recognitions and prized acquisitions. The year saw numerous autobiographies and biographies, and books related to business, commercial and mass market fiction, besides literary fiction, sports, self help, chik-lit and culinary works. There were a number of works by new and little-known authors too. Penguin celebrated its 30th anniversary in India and HarperCollins India its 25th year. Bloomsbury India marked five years of its launch and the quarterly The Equator Line magazine completed five years. "We had a great year at HarperCollins. It was our 25th anniversary year and was really special. We celebrated the occasion with newly designed special editions of our 25 most iconic titles, launched an imprint for business books Harper Business," says HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan. "We also launched a brand new children's publishing program in November and a range ..
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